SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced that it is now shipping its DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201, re-introductions of two of the most renowned guitar pedals ever created. Marking the rebirth of the legendary DOD brand, the Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201 retain all of the sonic magic of the originals while incorporating improvements like true bypass, 9V power adapter jack and other refinements.
“Even though they’ve been long discontinued, these pedals have never lost their desirability and are still sought after by players worldwide,” said Scott Klimt, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “Now, musicians everywhere can enjoy these classic sounds once again.”
The pedals are not strict re-issues; their paint jobs, graphics, functionality and sounds pay homage to the vintage pieces, while incorporating improvements that better accommodate the needs of today’s players.
The DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is one of the most all-time coveted overdrive pedals in rock and roll history, thanks to its ripping, crunching tone, tons of boost and ability to push an amp into the edge of breakup…and far beyond. The new Overdrive Preamp 250 captures the sound and wild heart of the original yet is even better than before with true bypass, a blue LED indicator, clearer tone, and a modern9-volt DC power supply input. As if that weren’t enough, the Overdrive Preamp 250’s output is significantly higher and cleaner than the original, giving the new 250 an incredibly polished sound. Even the familiar yellow finish has been upgraded to a striking two-tone metallic flake and matte black paint job.
The Overdrive Preamp 250 offers Gain and Level controls. Gain controls the amount of distortion from just a touch of grit to all-out grind, and Level dials in anything from a subtle enhancement of body and girth to huge amounts of boost for standout soloing. While the original would color the sound even when off, the new pedal’s true bypass makes the Overdrive Preamp 250 far more performance and pedalboard-friendly.
The DOD Phasor 201 was one of the first phaser pedals ever made, and the new Phasor 201 brings back that classic analog phaser “swirl” that can’t be duplicated by any other effect. The new pedal is better than ever with true bypass, a crisp blue LED indicator, 9-volt power supply input and sleek two-tone metallic flake and matte black finish. Like the original, it’s simplicity itself to operate – just one knob to control the speed of the phasing effect, with stellar sounds at any range.
The DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 and DOD Phasor 201 will be available for a limited time only at a suggested retail price of $149.95 each.
HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.