DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue

250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue, Overdrive pedal from DOD.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 2 reviews29 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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moosers's review

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
The DOD 250 is an overdrive pedal designed for use with electric guitar but suitable for any electronic instrument.  It is an analog pedal that has a 1/4 inch input and a 1/4 inch output.  It can be powered by either a nine volt battery or power supply and isn't rack mountable as it is a foot pedal.


Using the DOD 250 couldn't be any easier than it is as it only has two parameters in total.  The pedal simply has a knob for gain and a knob for level and that is all of the parameters that the pedal has to offer.  Even though this makes it an extremely easy pedal to use, it does take away from the versatility of the pedal in terms of different tones.  I don't believe that a manual is necessary as it is easy enough to use without one.


The sounds that are possible with the DOD 250 are pretty cool overall.  While I'm not blown away by the sound of this pedal, it is usable pedal and does have a vintage overdrive vibe to it.  It is definitely better suited as a pedal for live shows rather than in the studio because it isn't all that expensive and can take some wear and tear and is probably best suited for a simple boost of overdrive.  I've used the pedal mostly with a Fender Strat and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb, so I think I'm getting an accurate depiction of what this pedal sounds like.  There are definitely some better sounding overdrive pedals out there, but if you are looking for a good sound overdrive pedal that won't cost you too much money, the DOD 250 will definitely get the job done.


All in all, the DOD 250 isn't my favorite overdrive pedal but definitely isn't bad and is useful to have around.  I would definitely recommend an Ibanez Tube Screamer over this pedal, but I would encourage those interested to try out a few of the top overdrive pedals out there to see what will work best for you and the sound that you are going for.  The reissue of this pedal is a bit cheaper than the older one, but both won't cost you too much money and are definitely a good deal for an overdrive pedal.
Maurice Gentil10/23/2014

Maurice Gentil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The sound of a good distortion"

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
Pedal overdrive / distortion modified by Analogman. Here the components are changed to the original, where the price of the change.


Two buttons to adjust the level of distortion (gain) and output level (Level). Simple and precise use. No dial tone, you have to play with the tone of the guitar.


The sound resembles quite closely to my MXR distortion + period rather than an overdrive, but less fat. This pedal is very responsive to attack, very clear to the chords, in the fine nuances. She starts in overdrive to finish on a distortion. As it is difficult to find the distortion sound you want, we are forced to have several. This one is very clean, it can also serve as a booster if the distortion is adjusted to zero. Analogman also proposes to add a diode that lights up when switching the pedal. Mine does not have one, it's not embarrassing. I also have an MXR overdrive, it's not the same thing.


A very nice little pretty heavy still pedal. We feel the quality of the housing. She is special, as its color, and this version "prepared" is a good answer. The price meets the requirements.

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

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
What are the effects or types of effects available?
What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)
Are ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC?
What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Is this a rack or rack MODEL?


Configuration gnrale Is it easy?
simple and clear

The edition of sound effects or is it easy?

simple c is not possible
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...


The effects are they effective, suitable and adequate ralistes?
Which instruments do you use?

Start and tube amp
What are those you prfrez, you dtest?


How long have you use it?

1 year
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

How do you report qualitprix?

good price <img class="smiley" src="" alt="" />
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...


Marty62100's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
Preamp, overdrive pedal format.
analog, 2 knobs: one level, a gain.

No LED (damage)
no true bypass (damage)
difficult access to the battery, unscrew the bottom plate. (Damage)
Alim mini jack. (Damage)
For case against very robust, compact and pleasant.

I put 9 for small "injury", but that does not bother me I have one spot with a mini jack tip ... There may be led ...


Very simple, there's two buttons ...


I was really surprised by this little pedal. I expected a good effect, but not something totally top.

I did a little comparison with a boss sd1 japan black label that I own and I put just after the dod.

The sound is very very close to the sd1 but what is even harder is that I find even better! We are in a register that goes from clean to hard rock sound (the greatest example is AC / DC everyone sees what it is.)
The grain is changing depending on the volume and also allows great flexibility in relation to the volume of the amp. (Useful for 100w all-tube, one can raise and lower the amp without a pedal it's mouth while keeping the potatoes)

The sound is "square" very muscular, rich bass has a tendency, when you put a lot of gain, to overflow a little and I must say that this is what convinced me right away. With a wah wah is happiness, back to the 70's with Hendrix. The boost in distortion is terribel it gives a clear shot of a great amp! In short its a very, very, good and thicker than his colleague from home boss.

I also compared this model to the MXR micro amp in my guitar and he has kindly lent me. I find the mxr more "neutral" (in sound and more transparent for the bypass), it is not really made for the overdrive and I found the use of the pedal for this purpose so-so. the boost in distortion is effective but does nothing more than a little momentum. DoD brings a little "heat" I find it more "vintage" can be.


In the end a very good choice!

Both for itself as the overdrive to boost your solos. A pedal that deserves to be recognized under the TS9 and other rat and sd1. In a ruthlessly efficient and robust one worthy of our oldest pedals, a very good choice. for a ridiculous price! (35 euros used)
FEE DEE10/13/2007

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

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
Analog overdrive pedals with two buttons and gain level


Could not be more simple


The clarity of sound and especially transparency Sidre me, the sound of the guitar is totally respect, I play on a guitar luthier baritone 7 strings with two humbuckers Benedetti, I have no signal loss in the down and bottom there! gain a quarter and when the triggers is not no one even aperoit unless we start attacking the strings a bit, a crunch, the gain for MIDI and the c ' is pure blues, while crmeux BEYOND increases the saturation to the lead and still Dfine. Frankly costs 39 euros Thomann well go ahead with eyes closed if you like that kind of sound Obviously!
I upstream of the pedals in the LPB1 rissue of electro harmonix, the two engaged is a pure joy!
Any takers


oh yes I have a ProCo Rat 2 which is crushing bass when I started, that's why I have a preferences for dod pedals but those are two high class!
I compared with the rat's guitar rig 2 and it's really not the same thing, finally biting the roundness of sound in the treble with the pedals, you can look far with numrique ! (ie not found)
sorgen  :shoot:09/18/2006

sorgen :shoot:'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
Little yellow pedal (size of a MXR), enough to look vintage.
Knobs on, there are not many, of a "gain" and "volume".
The rest is simple, one input, one output and a power supply 9v format mini-jack (Grrr)
7 / 10 format for power ...


I bought this for me as a clean boost with my Telecaster and crunch to my other guitars.

In my line of effect:
Guitar -> Dunlop Cry Baby -> DOD OD250 -> Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (Russian) -> DOD FX87 "The Edge" -> MXR M134 Stereo Chorus -> Guyatone 107 "Moving Box" -> Amp


My settings are used regardless of the guitar:
2 / 3 of the gain and volume at noon.
With the Telecaster, it can boost the volume of clean with a very light crunch if you really attack the strings (in a very nice solo ...).
Lead to a channel, it really boosts the gain, we see the difference altogether, it really gives a grain "70 Rock" '.
Indeed, this pedal is not very neutral, but its texture is quite nice, it amplifies a lot mids and bass and treble makes it less aggressive, more whistled.
With my ESP EC-1000, the 250 allows for a super good bluesy crunch when it is switched on clean, a crunch that responds well to attack the game really well.
The lead, it's downright huge, to make a heavy amp JCM800 this type should be the ideal ...

In short, I really appreciate this little pedal, I thought it would be against by far more neutral than that ... but hey, its texture does not displease me.


Just fine for the use I want to do ... a bit feeble to be used as a clean OD ...
I think it's a copy of the MXR Micro Amp (although the pattern is almost identical to that of a Dist +).
For the price it's worth (€ 41 on some German sites VPC), there is not too much competition.
Its weak point, the power supply of P ***** format mini-jack ... but hey, it's not just making this DOD, Electro - Harmonix also ...

M.o.n's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
Bah is a fairly typical overdrive last 80 it's a great overdrive qyui price is great to have, they fully respect the color of the instrument and the nuance of game to play with one tit crunch and overdrive to the gro time.
It consists of a bypass, one of volumen and an adjustable gain. boiteir the metal is solid trs.
report quality great price 65 euro bought a guitar in the village Domont 95 d is also a super store, opposite the leclerc


Manual: useless
bah 2 portard a switch configuration is not complicated moinc


Its typical 80's the small crucnch the big overdrive (not too big either), can be Etra parraitre too flashy for some, personal me I love well, it requires to put in an intermediate position if one is in easel to another overdrive especially a lamp because the sound and full of serious acute but also
I ave the uses and Epiphone SG CUNE lp sg standard
uh I love all the same color


I USED THE 5 months
great price quality ratio
j save and buy when even one of vox pedal Cooltron