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DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 Reviews

5.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews
  • from March 10, 2014

    Very nice pedal

    Great character and nice tube amp type feel. Sounds great in-front of a variety of small tube amps. Can be used as a boost, add some grit to an already crunchy tone, full on overdrive. Roll the tone back on your guitar with the gain cranked and it starts to sound a little like fuzz.

    Nice amount of dynmics but still kind of smooth.

    Doesn't really change the EQ of your tone a whole lot.

  • from February 19, 2014Music Background:
    30+ year guitar hack!

    Long Overdue Return of the Original 250!

    Bought mine from Sweetwater. It was my first time buying something from them and the service was awesome!

    To the pedal: They hit a home run with this new version. There have been various reissue versions and the YJM308, but none of them really hit the target of the old late-70s grey version. This one seems to be very close. Apparently it uses a 741 op amp, like the gray version.

    It sounds great! Picture a post-1982 DOD 250 or 308 with less noise, more tubey character, a nice growl and a much better EQ. It has more bottom end and less of the thin top end. It is actually a pretty transparent pedal.

    As a bonus, they also added an LED indicator light and true bypass.

    The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because there is a pretty good pop sound when hitting the switch if the gain is set high. However, it's not a big deal if the gain isn't cranked. A noise suppression like an NS-2 kills the pop too. This is a very minor gripe.

    The pedal works very well with my Fender Malmsteen Strat, as well as my Strat Plus with a Chopper mini-humbucker in the bridge and my Gibson Les Paul Axcess.

    This new version is just coming out to the stores, so there wasn't a lot of info to base my purchase. I'm glad I took the chance! It's a keeper.

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