I’m sorta loving the new DOD reissues. They sound great, and I love the retro look. Last week or so, I posted the stupid deal on the DOD 201 Phasor, and was particular stoked to see a deal this morning on the DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250!
The reissues replicate the original circuit design to get that original tone, but with modern upgrades like true bypass switching, 9V power and LEDs. It’s amazing how the original old pedals like MXR had no LEDs back in the day. Original pedals were usually battery powered only, so these improvements make these pedals *usable* on our modern pedalboards.
Here is the official description of the DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250:
The legendary analog DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is back, with over 40 years of history and experience behind it. The 2013 version of the legendary DOD 250 captures of the classic tone and wild heart of the original but in no way tames its performance.
The 250 is better than ever before with true-bypass, a crisp, blue LED indicator, gobs of output, and modern 9V DC power supply input. Redesigned with a lighter aluminum chassis, sleek yellow metallic flake and flat black matte bottom paint job, the 2013 DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 pedal is the perfect sonic foundation to carry on the legacy of DOD.
The DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 (2013) has Gain and Level controls, like its predecessors. Gain controls the amount of distortion, from just a touch of grit to all-out grind. Level dials in some subtle body for “always on” performance or huge amounts of boost for boosting solos above a dense stage mix. With the Gain all the way down, crank up the Level to boost your sound and cut through during your solos.
True-bypass allows your guitar tone to remain pristine even when the DOD 250 is off. This is a big difference from the original which would color your bypassed tone. The modern 9V DC power supply input make the pedal more pedalboard friendly.
Check out this great demo by Brett Kingman:
Okay.. let’s get into the deal. On today’s Stupid Deal of the Day at Musician’s Friend, the DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 lists for for $150, and is usually available for $100, but is currently on sale (today only) for a great low price of $49.95. That’s 50% off the going rate! Hard to beat this, and this includes FREE shipping!
Musician’s Friend Stupid Deal of the Day is a daily sale on a single item as long as the unit stock count is available. Once the stock is run out, another item will be selected for the Stupid Deal. I’ve seen sales on a single item last an entire day, and I’ve seen them change the item after an hour, so if you’re liking this pedal… jump on it!
Let me know what you think by commenting below!