The DOD Grunge Distortion Pedal (First Generation FX69)
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  • This seems to be the problem with other DOD pedals with the same casing and toggle switch as well

    • by 6Clix

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      I borrowed this pedal from a guitarist friend of mine years ago. We were playing metal and heavy progressive rock at that time so I needed a pedal with lots of distortion. It was the first generation DOD Grunge Distortion Pedal. It had four knobs and instead of having regular labels like level, tone, etc., it had labels like loud, face and grunge. The labels sound cool but they did tend to confuse especially if you’re not familiar with the pedal and you haven’t read the manual. Playing with the knobs, however, would instantly give you the idea what they’re for.

      The DOD Grunge Distortion Pedal has a

      metal casing and has a rugged construction. It’s pretty well built but its on/off switch which is made of plastic doesn’t seem to be durable. The pedal I used had a malfunctioning on/off switch. This seems to be the problem with other DOD pedals with the same casing and toggle switch as well. The battery compartment though is easy to access making replacements a breeze.

      The DOD Grunge Distortion Pedal has four knobs. Its very easy to use though the labeling of these knobs as I mentioned tends to confuse first time users of this pedal. The newer models now have regular labels which make them much easier ...

      • to use but the new labels have diminished the pedal’s coolness a bit. I do admit that I personally prefer the old labels since they make the pedal cool and unique.

        This pedal has very heavy distortion. The DOD Grunge Distortion Pedal is perfect for playing metal and other extremely heavy genres. This however limits the versatility of the pedal. Even at low levels, the DOD Grunge Distortion Pedal still delivers lots of distortion. Feedback occurs even if the distortion is at less than 50%, though this would also depend on the guitar and amplifier used. This distortion is not recommended if you’re playing genres other

        than thrash/death metal or the very heavy new metal stuff.

        Overall, the DOD Grunge Distortion Pedal offers good distortion if you play extremely heavy metal genres. However, it’s not versatile enough to be of use for other genres. Distortion is still heavy even at lower levels. Its on/off toggle switch also tends to malfunction sooner than other distortion pedals but if you don’t step on it too hard, it should probably last a bit longer. If you’re looking for a very heavy distortion pedal, then this is for you. If, however, you’re looking for a distortion pedal that will also suit other genres, then you should look for other pedals.

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