DOD FX56B Super American Metal
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DOD FX56B Super American Metal

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FX56B Super American Metal, Distortion from DOD.


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DOD FX56B Super American Metal tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: DOD
  • Model: FX56B Super American Metal
  • Category: Distortions
  • Added in our database on: 03/23/2006

Introduced in 1990, the FX56-B Super American Metal was DOD's first distortion pedal to feature two-band (Low and Presence) e.q. controls. (In contrast, Boss had introduced the HM-2 Heavy Metal, with separate Low and High e.q. knobs, back in 1983.) While the FX56 American Metal sold well, at low Presence settings its distortion became somewhat muddy. With independent Low and Presence controls, the FX56-B could effectively provide a "scooped mids" sound even without a Mid e.q. control, and it was also better suited for drop-tuned guitars or bass. Although the FX56-B sounded great and was a worthy successor to the FX56, sales declined after Boss introduced the MT-2 Metal Zone (which offered three bands of e.q., including a parametric midrange control) in 1991, and the FX56-B was discontinued in 1994.

  • Controls: Level, Bass, Presence ("dual EQ circuit for enhanced mid and treble response"), Distortion
  • From DOD's FX Pedals Catalog (FXCat.91B): "The FX 56B delivers crisp highs and fat low end crunch for a fuller, more powerful metal distortion sound and sustain. With both Bass and Presence controls, guitarists have all the control they need to get that thick metal sound demanded by today's top metal guitar gods."
  • Instruction manuals: At least two different covers/versions of the instruction manual exist: FX56B V1 3/91 (left) and 18-0028B (right), from the two pedals shown above. Both otherwise contain the same (minimal) information.
  • List price (1992): $89.95
  • Technical info:

 

  • Specifications (1991): Input impedance = 1 M Ohms, Output impedance = 1 k Ohms; Gain = 1000 V/V; Maximum Output Level = 7 V P-P
  • Notable IC chips: three LM1458N op-amps
  • Component-side circuitboard image: December 1993

 

  • FX heritage: FX56 FX56-B
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DOD FX56B Super American Metal user reviews

Average Score:4.0(4/5 based on 1 review)
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fabguitare03/23/2006

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

DOD FX56B Super American Metal
The Dod Fx56-B american super distortion is - as its name implies, a distortion pedal. It is a model for transistor, power by 9V battery door located above.

UTILIZATION

DOD standard pedal configuration.

SOUND QUALITY

Well, that potato severe, and if you are looking for the type of tube or light screammer crunh, go your way, this little pink pedal SEND WOOD metalheads so excited! Not very polyvente - if any - but then, if you want a big sound (even in a small transistor amp, it ha llu ing it!) Type metal EQ "V" low acute bottom and middle to zero, you need one.

OVERALL OPINION

I must say that I have this pedal, which I used in my teens, there are a dozen years ... And I have never seen one since ... it is apparently rare. Any takers of rarities ... We note no versatility, but its a huge metal for such a small pedal.
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