DOD FX69 Grunge Distortion

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by DOD

Description Grunge Distortion pedal. Four knob control, volume, high, low and grunge. Metal casing. Either battery powered or AC powered.
Posted By John Schell (6102)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
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On 1/1/2003, Chris Griggs (6) posted:
Overall Rating:
Not a bad littel pedal. sure there are other stomp boxes that sound a whole lot better, but it gets the job done
Model Year: 1998
Price: $40.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musciansfriend
Features:
Very easy to use
Sound Quality:
It is good more most types of metal and rock. Not bad for a cheap pedal. gives great sound for a first stomp box
Ease of Use:
4 knobs level, low, high, and gain what else is there to say
Durability:
Sum b---- has been through hell and back and still works like new
On 7/24/2002, Tristin Campbell (1139) posted:
Overall Rating:
I also tested a Boss Metalzone,a Boss Overdrive, a Danelectro Black Coffee, a Danelectro Black Liccorice, Marshall Jackhammer, and a couple Ibanez's. This one just had those highs that can cut kevlar like butter. Alot meaner sounding, and way more distortion. I can hit a single note on my low string and its distorted more than a full power chord on most other pedals. Infact one complaint I hear of my Grunge often, is that it has too much distortion. :) If it were stolen I just might cry till I died of dehydration . . :( I would definitely by another. Another 2 or 3!
Price: $30.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
4 controls: Level,Low,High,Grunge (level of distortion). Takes a 9 volt or a 9 volt adapter. That's it. Um, could have another treble boost, lol.
Sound Quality:
Its very open and razor sharp if you know what I mean. It's not noisy though at all. It produces very sharp highs :). The low end is perfect. Gives some oomph, and supports the highs nicely. Perfect lead pedal. This thing has 10x the balls that the Boss "Metal Zone" has.
Ease of Use:
You turn it on, mess with the simple 2 band EQ, and adjust level. Play. Simple as can be.
Durability:
Everyone tells me that DODs fall apart, but I've never had the problem. Had it for 7 months, and I've transported it several times by chucking it into a bag of chords and metal objects. I've also got it to smoke like a burning tire from accidently plugging it up into a very big power adapter. Twice. Still works like new! Guess I got a tough one! However, for it's repitation, ill give it a 4, sorry Grunge!
On 3/29/2001, Chris Saotome (115) posted:
Overall Rating:
This wasn't the effect pedel I was looking for. I was looking for the Death Metal, DOD pedel, but the store didn't have it in, and i didn't want to wait. This was the closest thing to it, and I haven't found a problem with it since i bought it.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $39.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Fairiview Music
Features:
It is battery powered, and has 4 knobs. One for volume(loud), one for low, one for high, and one for distortion(grunge). Since it gives you a knob for high and low, you can get a variety of distortion levels/styles.
Sound Quality:
I usually use an Ibenez guitar, with a peavey amp, with this pedel. I don't have a problem with volume level on it. Although the more volume you have the better the distortion, and more of it, but i guess that's true with most distortion effects. I generally play Metal/hardcore music, and this pedel isn't made for that style. But I find when i turn the low all the way up, and high half way, i get a pretty good "chrunch" effect going on.
Ease of Use:
This is a normal pedel. One input, an output, and a big button to switch distortion on and off. It didn't take me long to get the noise i wanted, probably 5 minutes total. It is real easy to use, just plug in, fiddle with the levels, and play away.
Durability:
This little pedel is a minature tank. As long as you're not dropping it off buildings or something, it should last you a long time.
On 3/19/2001, Dave posted:
Overall Rating:
I don't know where the other reviewer got his/hers, but i know you can get this pedal for $30 now. If you want a good quality pedal for garage, bedroom, basement, even small gigs, this is it, it is worth the small price you pay. However, if you are making mage money, you probably would want to pay the few extra hundred or so to get a top-of-the-line model.
Price: $40.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Volume, low, high and gain. AC adapter or battery, which they put in the back of the pedal, something i really like. 1 in, 1 out. If they had a noise reducing option, it would be perfect.
Sound Quality:
I love the sound, anything fromn nirvana to metallica can be spewed from it. i don't think it would work well with anything but rock, but if you turn down the gain it kind of sounds like a tubescreamer, which a lot of blues players use. It can be particularly noisy, especially when you use a single coil pickup, which is a huge peeve of mine.
Ease of Use:
This is nice and simple. turn the volume to the right volume, turn the 2 eq knobs for eq'ing, and then dirty or clean up your sound with the gain. step on it, pedal on, step on it again, pedal off.
Durability:
If you are playing live, this will work, but let's say you could do better. DOD is well known for very cheap pedals that sound close to the more expensive models. You can kick the snot out of this thing, it will thank you and ask for another. however, after a bit over a year it is finally starting to go. It has lasted way more than what i expected
On 3/11/2001, Chris Griggs (135) posted:
Overall Rating:
I mainly bouhgt the pedal because of the price. If it got stolen, I would by a differnt pedal like the boss metal zone
Model Year: 1999
Price: $40.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musicians friend
Features:
It has for knobs, level, low, high, grunge. It is AC powered and battery powered. I would recomend getting an AC power supply because it kill batteries real quick
Sound Quality:
I play a strat through a 100 watt amp and the pedal sounds great. It would be a perfect pedal for punk because if you have a lot of low end and grunge, it sounds too muddy. Its ok for playing metal but you then have to back off on the distortion.
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use find a good tone and stomp it on.
Durability:
One off the srtogest pedals i own. this thing is built like a tank.
On 6/26/2000, John Schell (6102) posted:
Overall Rating:
I love this pedal. The price was just right, which made buying it easier. If more money was available, I probably would have gone with a Boss or something a little bit higher end. For now, this pedal suits me just fine.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $80.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Family Melody, Patchogue
Features:
Your basic distortion pedal. 4 control knobs; Volume, High, Low and Grunge. able to be powered by 9v battery or an AC adapter. Single in, single out. Very easy to use and understand. The only thing I would change would be that it sucks up batteries left and right. Be careful not to leave your amp cord plugged into it, because even though your not using it, the batteries are still being drained.
Sound Quality:
Great pedal. I run my strat through it into a 10 watt fender vibro-champ tube amp and it sounds great. Has enough punch for punk and gets deep enough for metal. With the grunge knob turned down and the volume up, I can get a smooth bluesy type sound.
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use. Just plug it in, search for the settings you like and bang away...
Durability:
Looks very durable. The casing is made of metal and the pedal itself looks to be made of heavy plastic. The knobs look tough too. This thing looks like it could take a beating.