DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 8 reviews )
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racetucker's review"Sound/loudness issues"

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
I am using a Ibanez Roadstar 2 guitar with a Peavey microbass amp.
I just got this the other day from an online purchase.
I have never been around this type of pedal set-up.
I am finding that in using the pre-set effects that I have to monkey with the volumn control with every pedal step. Sometimes it is so dang loud if I have the headphones on I go deaf and the next set of effects are quite the opposite.
My patch cables are great and nothing wrong with my guitar because it sounds great without the FX7 hooked up.
Anybody have suggestions or ideas or comments?
I like the unit but my neighbors 6 houses away at 10 pm do not like it, as don't the other 5 closer neighbors.
MGR/J R01/09/2004

MGR/J R's review"DOD FX7 Multi-Effects Guitar Processor"

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
Initially I borrowed it from a friend and found it so good that I bought it from him for £120 as he hadnt got to grips with the programing as he had lost the instructions booklet.

With some careful selections of chorus you can get some nice sounds of Pink Floyd or U2 and also the Heavy distortion as well if you choose.You can also select the same sounds on the 3 different pads within a bank but set the volume different so you can switch volume by foot during a song.

You can step up through the program banks by foot but you cannot go back. So once you have clicked forward, to go back you have to keep stepping on through the 9 banks until you get there again.

The unit is gigged and is robust for my use, but I have treated it with respect.
I have kept it as found some good sounds in this unit and good and I have found it has many choices of sound and is simpler to use than some other pedals on the market.

Once you play around with the sounds and get to know it, I have found it to be an excellent unit for the Rock scene.

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MGR/Alex Kozdra01/04/2004

MGR/Alex Kozdra's review"DOD FX 7 Guitar FX Processor / Pedal"

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
I got this fx pedal off of ebay for 42 bucks total. I got this pedal because I tried it once and I loved the different options and the amount of different fuzz and noise types.

I like the sound emitted from this unit. It provides a lot of different outputs and is easy to carry.

I don't like the way you have to bank every so often. I wish it was made of metal alloys instead of hard plastic.

It is about the size of paper 11" X 8.5".

I couldn't live w/o this fx processor/pedal

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MGR/galen's review"DOD FX7 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor"

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
$350 CAN in 1997. Wanted a good deal on multi-effects.

All the choices for effects.
Ping and pong delays. Play along input. Stereo output. Nice EQ.

Wah seems weak. Can not combine WAH, phaser, chorus, flange effects together. Gate feature is a bit weak. No swell. Can not feedback (cos it's digital, not the unit's fault). Octave down is poor. Unit picks up hum from A/C lines but strangely good around dimmers.

Fair. 1st unit was returned after it failed on 2nd day of use. Foot pedal's switch can get sticky (not for bar use). Unit 2 has developed a hum in distortion circuitry and the compressor has since failed.

Was a good deal and a great intro into effects. Unit was used with a hollow body, single coils strat, 6-string bass and Ovation. Just treat it little a computer quality part that will last 4yrs.

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MGR/Ty LT01/10/2002

MGR/Ty LT's review"DOD FX7"

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
$500, about a995

Simple, very easy to use. Has all the basic effects you would expect, eg chorus, phase flange, delay, gate etc.

NOISY!!! No joke, this has the worst hiss I have ever heard. I had people coming up to me after a gig (about 1000 people) telling me they could hear this incredible hiss coming out when I played...very annoying!

The effects are not very flexible. For example, you cannot choose a delay time, there a ten levels: 100-200ms, 200-300ms, etc.

pretty poor, it's really just a toy.

Great for the bedroom, no good for the stage. Not flexible enough for serious use, and has terrible noise, which really makes it unusable professionally.

A good unit if you just want something to play with or get started with, though.

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MGR/Anonymous's review"DOD FX7"

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
i found the dod fx7 at a local music store in Newmarket for 100$ used.
I bought the pedal for it's delay and heavy distortion and fuzz. The pedal
kicks a#@.

I love the 9 user bank and 90 presets. I can store all my own sounds in diffrent
banks for differant songs. I like some of the wierd effects for korn and bizkit.

I hate the way the pedal is made out of hard plastic because u have to be carefull
not to step on the pedals to hard like i did, and break one of them. Other than
that it is great.

The effects are amazing,
The banks and presets are great,
The scroll wheel is cool and faster,
The led lights really help to see when dark.

The fx7 is all around for effect, sound, and quality,however if this item broke i would
probobly get a differant effects board.

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MGR/Anonymous's review"DOD FX-7"

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
I purchased it about 5 yrs ago at the Guitar Center,Sherman Oaks. Price:$200 running Condition:good quality of effects:good

I enjoy the distortion and the chorus channels.There are 30 programmable effects.

The detune/pitch in effects group and the gate are the low quality parts. Sounds like shit if plugged into a Fender strat, unless it has active pickups.

Well, It's a 3"x2" product. Has purple and blue sticker on it.Sounds great through any solid state or tube amp.

This product sounded excellent when I purchased it. But I didn't use it as much as my fuzz unit.The Hyper Fuzz sounds great with a strat. Anyway,I've been using often now. I recommend it for playing live.

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SlapKid's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

DOD FX7 Guitar Processor / Preamp
I have this thing since its release in '95, works every time (the footswitches are a little hard sheet with time ...).
This is the multi I use most, others are just passing fancies in the end.

So it is a hybrid device, analog input, compressor and distortion ditto, then it is digital. It makes a big difference in the end, these analog stages. What's great is the input adjustment with LED signal and clip, imperial to know where you are going, and fit any guitar multi-effects (and not vice versa!)

Zero setting! If you've read, very strange as a concept explanation. You have eight blocks accessed directly (no menu, etc.) on the unit, Compressor (3 levels point bar), Distortion (8niveaux only for overdrive, or 8 levels for the only disto !!!), Equalizer (15 presets no manual selection type lo-mid-hi is a pity), and Gate (8 gate levels, plus 3 violoning faster, 3 of violoning slow).
Then the modulation block, again zero parameter (each effect is proposed in 3-4 variants) but well made specific effects (eg octaver).
The delay block provides a set Multitap / pingpong and a single whole, the times are fixed, some time with 8 possible variations of feedback / intensity.
Finally the reverb block 3 times with 3 different reverb (hall room arena), and the master volume.


It's very simple, apart from the coch ... EQ! The solution is to turn it off for overdrive, and put in position 1 (bass boost) for clean and distortion. Any other attempt is doomed to fail for lack of flexibility, unless you use one type of sound and the bypass.
Changing preset foot is very fast, very nice.

No tap tempo of course it did not exist, but all the presets are arranged well done, I smell a job as a musician to fine tune.

The rapid editing is unbelievable, you press the button on the desired block and turning the wheel basta ...

Low weight for no flat pedal down the banks of presets, not practice it sounds restricted to three situations.

The device is stereo jack 2fois more lineout more LineIn minijack headphone minijack and separate entry for passive expression pedal (wah-volume), that want?


Good flexibility of the compressor and overdrive, we are far from digital competitors. The distortion is warm and massive, very compact, a real headbutt in the belly is the effect it produces! It is marked grunge, I think it's the same as the name of the pedals (digitech dod then), then it does not figure ...

The gate is quite effective and shrewd, the modulations are great, the octave is also better than usual, the delays are quite varied (in stereo is great) anyway and I'm especially frappadingue the arena reverb (not found nicer way).

In short it is a shame for the equalizer that would give more flexibility to the FX7.

Imperial clear sound, very bluesy owl, and if it is the client for the Maousse beefy distortion is very compelling.

The lack of parameters is most apparent at high volume because any effect is too measured, but in practice if we play hard we do not need effects ...


I love this stuff, its simplicity makes me make choices once and for all and play it all. No room for dispersion, no offense to our friends painters.

The overall sound is quite wide and let the guitar breathe, I use the FX7 as much at home and at local repeat on my bassman (which also annoys me, see my review on it) to simplify history maximum while having something very correct anyway.

I also used my headphone interface triac SansAmp, adding nice effects in passing.

In short it is my tag a little guidance!

It sounds more natural than-zoom-digitech ibanez korg-(AP3 and pt3dx) that I and many others have done a little tour and left. The FX7 is him.