All user reviews for the Snarling Dogs Black Dog

Average Score: 4.0 ( 4/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Value For Money: Excellent
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goodbyebluesky 03/31/2008

goodbyebluesky's review

4
The Snarling Dog's Black Dog is an overdrive pedal. Its built like a homemade pedal and not not mass produced ones, with a 2 piece sheet metal angled box, generic push button, and classic chicken beak knobs for volume and gain. It also has a switch for "attack control" that lets you choose "snarl" or "bite". Fun, fun. But the coolest thing about this pedal is the dog's face staring back at you whose eyes light up red when you switch on the unit.

UTILIZATION

Its pretty simple to operate; no eq, just a volume and gain knob, and attack switch.

SOUND QUALITY

I like this pedal, it has a very classic sound to me. Its got more bark to it than my TS9 tube screamer, though not as much sustain. I find it perfect for nailing that AC/DC sound.
I eventually get a bit bored and it feels kind of like a one-trick-pony since I can't get creamy sustain for soling like I do from the TS9, and its not quite as warm.
But, since it has true bypass, where you can turn it off and its like its not even there (why can't more pedal makers spend the time to do that>!) then I like to keep it right there in my signal chain for that classic british bark once in a while.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had mine a few years, never had any technical problems with it which is great. I love the design and look of this pedal, it has its cool points just for being unique. I dig the sound, I just don't find it to be "my" sound. I can't even remember what I paid for this pedal though I bet they can be had pretty cheap now used. I reccomend picking one up, or at least trying out any of the other Snarling Dogs pedals. They are bound to make something for your style and tastes. I'm itching to try a Tweed Dog for some bluesy clapton licks.
8oris 01/25/2008

8oris's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Good big mastiff"

4
The Black Dog Surla paper mule sound amplifiers lamps Mountains in El 34! It is therefore a prsence pedals that offers a possibility to boost your sound, adding gain, add the grain.
All via a standard connector, a conventional power supply via AC adapter.
The case is massive and ultra stable and includes 2 large knobs: one for volume, one for overdrive and a small knob for Tone!
Interesting facts: 2 switch: 1 tone / 1 truebypass and Snarl / cock!

Dtails fun: the dog's eyes will light when the effect is on ... There's no wiggle is one of the pedals that gives your dog pdalboard! (Obligation to make a joke of style).

UTILIZATION

Configuration is done via a paramtres classic overdrive pedals, so affordable for the nophyte as the connoisseur!

The switch Snarl (Grumbling) / Bite (Biting) to switch from one color of its most aggressive biting more! ;)
The terms are more than adequate to Defines the pedals ...

No manual for my part, despite the original box.

8 / 10: It's classic, it is not lost, but the pedals is really too big my taste

SOUND QUALITY

My config:
RG270
OC3
XT2
MT2
Snarling Dog
JamMan
Valbee or MG30DFX or Peavey Studio Pro 110

Manir gnrale of this versatile pedals is trs. The switch Snarl / Bite really the difference, and the raction of sound to the attack is enjoyable trs.

I used it mainly to boost my sound for the story to get clean sounds sound more crunch. The Tone can play on the crunch (or dry crmeux). The knob of OD provides a more "aggressive" I think particularly suitable for the big rock but a bit light for the mtal (heavy, death metal, neo, etc. ..) but too heavy for blues / jazz ...
The tone seemed somewhat ractif, running quite short. Too bad ...

As for true bypass, RAS is transparent! No buzz, no breath!

OVERALL OPINION

Shopping on Ebay (for 40) 1 year ago, since sold.

Most: being able to significantly boost its sound, design
The least: the tone knob of AIM might have more influence, the ultra massive size.

I learned by chance, without knowing what it was!
She has a good value trs qualitprix but for my part, I did not need given my record as REQUIRING overdrive / distortion more aggressive.

I do not have that choice would do so but I would advise the person whose record is the type / Rock Hard-FM / HardRock / Rock / Grunge.