The DOD 280 Compressor Pedal is a reissue of the classic 280 Compressor Electric Guitar Pedal, featuring updated components, controls for compression and output, a 9V battery or DC power supply, and true bypass. With the DOD 280, you can tame the wildest peaks and dynamics between single notes and chords. Deftly tear your way through licks that blend fretted notes and open strings without dramatic changes in volume. Whether you’re going country with clean tone or staccato-driven riffs, the DOD 280 will add finesse to your picking attack for consistent performances.
The DOD Compressor 280 will help you manage the dynamic range of the input signal from your instrument. Compressing your dynamic range will make notes sustain longer, the sound seem tighter and help you avoid clipping the signal going into other effects or your amplifier. Like its predecessor, the DOD Compressor 280 (2014) offers independent Compression and Output controls. However, there are some improvements over the original design. The DOD 280 (2014) features true bypass which allows your guitar tone to remain pristine even when the DOD 280 is off. Also, the new DOD 280 features a modern 9V DC power supply input that makes it more pedalboard friendly.
The Compressor 280 employs an electro-optical circuit that varies the amount of the pedal’s dynamic compression using a light-dependent resistor and internal LED. At lower settings the “Comp” knob adds a subtle volume-leveling effect that adds a touch of evenness to the guitar’s signal, bringing up the level of low-volume playing and limiting the maximum volume of harder-hit single-note passages and chords. At higher settings the Comp knob “squashes” the initial attack and raises the level of notes and chords as they decay. The "Output" knob controls the overall volume of the effected signal and can act as a volume boost if desired.
The main features of the DOD 280 Compressor Pedal include:
- True bypass
- 9V DC power supply jack
- Crisp blue status LED
- Lighter aluminium chassis
- Dimensions: 4.68” x 2.63”x 2.25”
- Weight: 0.281 kg
- Input: 1/4” Instrument
- Input Impedance: 470k Ohm
- Output: 1/4” Instrument
- Chassis: All Metal
- Power Supply: 9V Alkaline Dry Battery; PS0913DC power supply