DOD Meatbox SubSynth

DigiTech brings back the DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer with improved reliability and connectivity.

DOD Meatbox SubSynth

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This is a modern reproduction of the pedal released back in the '90s, carrying over the same thick massive low-end synth sounds while updating the design to meet the standards and demands of today's players.

The new DOD Meatbox SubSynth pedal is designed to add subharmonics and enhance the low-end power of your bass guitar and it can work with down-tuned guitars, synthesizers and even drum machines.

It follows after the original DOD pedal, having the same core circuit design but using updated components that address the issues found on older pedals. Modern improvements include TRS output, true bypass, 9-volt power supply input and a bright blue LED indicator. When engaged, this pedal will provide varying amounts of deep bass enhancement, from subtle to insane, and it will do so more reliably and consistently than its vintage counterparts.

DigiTech Marketing Manager Tom Cram said, "The Meatbox is much more than just a simple octave divider-type pedal that adds just an octave down, the Meatbox also adds additional subharmonic synthesized note an octave below that. With 1990s originals becoming more and more sought after and harder to find, our updated DOD Meatbox lets a new generation of players add beef and unmistakable low-end impact only the Meatbox can dish out."

The controls for the pedal is straightforward, most familiar of which is the Output control that adjusts the output level of the signal when the effect is engaged, you can even use it to add slight distortion when driven hard. A Sub knob lets you boost or cut the subharmonic frequency, while the Low knob lets you adjust the the bass frequencies to your preference. With these controls, the pedal has gone beyond being a low frequency booster, allowing for precise tone shaping.

Another nifty feature of the new DOD Meatbox SubSynth is the addition of a TRS Jack, allowing the effected and un-effected signal to be split. You can use this to send the wet (octave+up effect) and dry signals separately to a PA or a sub-woofer.

To make the old circuit more compatible with the needs of today's players, DigiTech equipped the pedal with a 9-volt power supply jack and adjusted the circuit to accommodate modern true bypass operation. Finally, the pedal features a compact metal chassis that follows the same format as the other DOD stompboxes.

The new DigiTech DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer is scheduled for release in August 2015, with a suggested retail price of $187.44 Head over to DigiTech for further details.

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