"We all have different ideas of what constitutes the ultimate overdrive, and every overdrive and amp combination behaves somewhat differently but, even so, I think DOD and Shoe Pedals have produced something a little bit special here, and the ability to tailor the pre- and post-drive EQ sets it apart from most other models”.
The Looking Glass Overdrive is collaboration between DOD and the boutique pedal company SHOE Pedals. Christopher Venter of SHOE Pedals is known for his unique circuits, colourful perspective on classic effects, and minimalist design aesthetic. Sound on Sound magazine cast their verdict in the new issue of the magazine.
"The impressive thing is that using the three tonal controls, it's possible to dial in pretty much any sensible overdrive sound you may need, regardless of your guitar's type of pickup”.
"It also responds very favourably to picking dynamics or to using your guitar volume control to regulate the amount of drive. If you set your amp up on the edge of starting to overdrive, then the Looking Glass works nicely to give you a combination of amp drive and its own voice. Using more gritty EQ settings take you into aggressive territory, confirming that you can go from classic to punk all in one pedal”.
The full review can be found in the September issue of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now. The DOD Looking Glass Overdrive is also available now priced at £129 RRP inc VAT.
DOD is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/digitech.