DOD Metal Maniac FX58

DOD Metal Maniac FX58

Guitar players usually don't like this pedal because it is too noisy so they always try use a noise gate with it. But that would defeat the purpose of good sounding noise, wouldn't it?!

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User Reviews of the DOD Metal Maniac FX58

  • Submitted by Jon from Huntsville, AL (484 points) on Sep 24, 2009
  • I have one of the older versions of this pedal (with the non-italicized DOD logo). I really don't know if that makes a difference, but my FX58 seems to have a lot less volume than other pedals like the Grunge and Death Metal. Beyond that, it's got a pretty good, trebly "crunch"... but there is very little tonal variation... The PRESENCE knob is kind of a tone control, and it will change the sound some, but it's really the only knob that does anything very noticeable. Surprisingly, I actually like it more as a standalone guitar distortion (I like the "tone" of it, and it self-oscillates endlessly any time you aren't playing). It also works well right after a sampler or phrase-sampling toy, and perhaps for tapes, too. I don't really use it much *inside* a feedback loop, though. I can't really remember how much I paid, but I'm sure it was more than I should have. Still, I don't regret it.
  • Good Points: Has a good sound on it's own, though it's not something I'd consider "CRUCIAL" unless you just really like DOD distortions. It self-oscillates really easily like many (or all) high-gain DOD pedals. I really like the ridiculously-80's paint job... BLACKLIGHT TIME!
  • Bad Points: Lower volume than some of my other DOD distortions. Not a lot of tonal variation. It seems to be gaining a "collector's item" status on places like ebay, which means it's harder to find them for less than, say, 45-50 bucks now.
  • Price Paid: US$50.00
  • Purchased At: eBay
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  • Submitted by ryan from calgary (196 points) on Jun 17, 2007
  • I got this pedal off Ebay(of course) for pretty cheap. I used to have a hard on for my boss metal zone and digitech deathmetal distortions. After getting this i don't even look at my metal Zone anymore. This pedal shreds quite simply. The distortion has this awesome crackle that just rips through the noise. The distortion itself tends to lean more into the high register, it doesn't have the sick bottom end of a grunge or deathmetal. I for one prefer that ,nice and crisp without getting too muddy. I find that the presence knob is the action knob on this pedal, using it can really fuck with your sound. as with all older DOD pedals this has that lame 1/8 inch power adaptor shite. Overall it's built solid and has a funky nuclear green yellow puke I don't even know color to it. For the price you can't lose!!!
  • Good Points: Wicked harsh distortion three knobs that crackle dod tank like quality Neon green paint Cheap
  • Bad Points: Power supply (i just use a one spot adaptor) other than that not much it's a good cheap distortion
  • Price Paid: US$24.00
  • Purchased At: Ebay
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  • Submitted by Samuel from Vancouver, WA (92 points) on Mar 22, 2006
  • High pitched distortion, maybe the harshest "squeally" DOD distortion. Mine has a different silver "DOD" sticker across the in & out jacks on the front, "DOD" is a different font, not tilted like a computer word document italic effect, and has a solid band through the letters DOD like letters within the letters, instead of shadowing.
  • Good Points: Great high distortion for any chain. No confusing silly names for what the knobs do.
  • Bad Points: Only three knobs not the usual four of later DOD distortions
  • Price Paid: US$50.00
  • Purchased At: noisefx
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  • Submitted by grizzlor from Springfield, PA (696 points) on Feb 24, 2006
  • another great dod distortion, i'd say it's somewhere between american metal and the death metal, just crank it up and run a signal through it! i found no need to do otherwise. i use this mainly as an added distortion through feedback loops and such.
  • Good Points: dod quality metal box loud powerful grinding distortion cheap!
  • Bad Points: dod quality switch!
  • Price Paid: US$30.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by Mike from Rochester, NY (306 points) on Jan 13, 2004
  • What a great grinding little box. A lot harsher than my SuperAmericanMetal pedal. Even the color is extreme!! This box shines with everything turned up and the PRESCENCE knob creates some decent colors of sound while creating noise. A recommended pedal for your arsenal!
  • Good Points: sturdy DOD construction (I got mine used and it's seemed to hold up nicely for the past 10 years or so), variable DISTORTION/PRESCENCE/LEVEL controls, a nice addition to a noise set-up (tho' shouldn't be used as the only distortion/noise generator)
  • Bad Points: not available like it once was (thank you EBay!)
  • Price Paid: US$37.00
  • Purchased At: EBay
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  • Submitted by nkondi from Portland, OR (590 points) on May 31, 2003
  • this is alot more dayglow than the photo shows. but this ugly pedal was a blessing in disguise. this thing is loud...deffinately louder than the supra distortion. this is one of my favorite distortions...
  • Good Points: loud...got to love that pressence knob...solid dod construction. nice range of sound even for a distortion...
  • Bad Points: could we get an uglier color paint job? stupid power adapter.
  • Price Paid: US$30.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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