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The DOD FX ... fan thread!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Terrorstorm, May 27, 2007.

  1. So...
    First, I'll subscribe Bongomania and myself to this thread, because I know, he also likes old DOD pedals :)

    Yeah.. This is thread is for DOD pedals, especially the old, discontinued ones! They manufactured SOO many pedals...


    ...and now 95 % of them are discontinued! :crying:

    Of course they are not the most reliable, hi quality professional sounding effects, but they are way too underrated IMO.
    Especially if you're looking for some not typical out there effects, you should check out the old DOD stuff! They made cool things, like combinations of Ring Modulators or Octavers with extreme distortion....

    The noise commune seems to love them, because of their rough, lo-fi oldscool character, but among us bass players, they don't seem to be that popular. They seem to be getting more and more rare. The Buzz Box (which is one of my all time favorites now) sells on Ebay for 150$ +.

    Some reasons, why I love DOD.
    1. The sound quality (sometimes very LO-FI)
    2. The variety (There must be about 100 DODs around!)
    3. The cool paintjob
    4. The stupid knob-names (which I like, but no one else seems to like, because they are misleading, hehe)
    5. They seem to be pretty reliable to me (at least when you treat them right)

    enough said...

    So here we go! Everyone who owns a DOD pedal or has any experience with them, is invited to post here and share information!!!


  2. Here are my 6 DOD pedals! I also had a DOD Vibrothang Vibrato/Tremolo, but didn't like it that much...


    1. FX 54 Attacker - Compressor/Distortion
    2. FX 86 Death Metal - Distortion
    3. FX 32 Meat Box - Subharmonic bass generator
    4. FX 33 Buzz Box - 2-octave down/Distortion/Fuzz madness
    5. FX 13 Gonkulator - Ring Modulator/Overdrive/Distortion
    6. FX 67 Stereo Turbo Chorus - very thick chorus unit
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Right now I only have the FX25, but I also have owned and loved the Meatbox, 585A delay, 575A flanger, 595A phaser, Dimension 12 delay/looper, R-880 delay, and R-870 flanger. I also had their FX82 compressor, and that was the only one that disappointed me. The rest may have had flaws, but their super-funky/freaky tone was worth it!
  4. Sir Edward V

    Sir Edward V Not Actually Knighted... Yet!

    Dec 11, 2006
    i dunno, I think Boss has probably had more

    but the only DOD pedal I've owned was a multi-effects unit, and it pretty much sucked so hard I was impotent for two months
  5. I've just got an old FX60 Stereo Chorus, which really can't chorus a bass, but combined with fuzz or distortion and it sounds sweet as candy.

    I really want to pick up a Meatbox and Bassgrunge. Almost impossible to find them though!

    -Le Seaworthy Bassist
  6. My DigiTech delay has DOD on the 2 footswitches, does that count? :meh:
  7. since DOD stands for Division of Digitech, i'd say yes
  8. it does NOW, but it didn't before...

    here's a pic of one like mine -->

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  9. FX10 Bi-FET preamp - I have two!
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  10. 343 Salty Beans

    343 Salty Beans

    Jan 24, 2006
    I have the FX65 Stereo chorus, and I highly recommend it. It loses no low end, gets super-thick and swirly or subtle and shimmery, and can go really fast without losing any clarity (the sweeps don't run together, unlike my Boss CE-20 did). I hate the DOD bypass system (sucks quite a bit of tone to my ears), but it's a great pedal if you don't mind that. Also, the stereo function is quite neat (I only have one amp, but often use two when there's another available at the gig...one time I set up with 3 :) ).

    Also, my guitarist has the FX90 Analog Delay. Amazing oscillations, and you can tweak the trimpots inside to get it to self-oscillate with the slightest breeze.
  11. Yes... Digitech's are also welcome here :)

    Hey Sean S, what does that Multiplay do and what do you use it for? Looks interesting

    So I'll have to post my Digitech XP-300! (along with the DODs and some other stuff)

  12. It's a 2-second delay that has "width" and "speed" controls for what I like to call its auto-pitch-shifting. Width controls how much pitch shifting, speed is, well, pitch shifting speed. It's great for weird/noise music.

    It's kind of like sweeping a Whammy up and down a couple octaves both above and below the given input.

    It also has an infinite loop function (up to 2 seconds), but it's more like a "layered" loop, where to prior recorded parts decay as you add on...
  13. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    at the moment, i have a meatbox, octoplus, envelope filter (fx25 and fx25b), 250 preamp. i think that makes 5. i cant think of any more at the moment.
  14. idoru


    Dec 18, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    There's an FX54 at a local pawnbroker, real cheap. How's it go for bass distortion? I do need a comp to run in front of my SYB-3 also, but mostly I need another gain pedal ;)
  15. I thought you meant the old made in USA DOD pedals.
    Any way I love my 680 analog delay.
  16. 5stringwonder


    Sep 24, 2006
    I've had the FX-92 Bass Grunge which I sold off recently. Still have the FX-25B...
  17. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Cool thread!
    Right now I have a FX 25 on my board and I also have a FX 75 flanger, FX 86 and a PDS 1002 :bassist:
  18. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yeah, the oldest ones were the best, for sure. I liked the "Performer Series", as well as their rackmount units from that era, as much as I've liked any modern boutique pedal.

    Regarding the "Division of Digitech" moniker, it's worth noting not just the founder's name as Sean S pointed out, but that DOD was producing pedal and rack effects for a decade before they developed the "Digitech" brand as a subsidiary of DOD. It was the explosion of digital products in the 80's that made Digitech their big-selling and dominant brand, while the primarily-analog DOD fell to the background. The sad thing is they then made a bunch of really cheap digi stuff under the DOD label, diluting any value it might have had as a brand.
  19. I am quite a fan of DOD pedals. I had a bass grunge FX-92 which I loved but sold because I can get close to receating its tonal spectrum when using two or more of my other pedals combined. Board space was an issue too.

    Currently, I have a modded DOD flanger on my board which is one of my favorite pedals that I own. I would say it is in the top 3.

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