DOD compressor 280

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  1. mr natural

    mr natural Friend of Leo's

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    A180A542-4DEB-47ED-A8E1-6043651D3152.jpeg Dayum. This thing. I traded a book about Eric Clapton to a friend for it in the 80s because he really didn’t care for it. Built like a tank. Does the chicken pickin’ thing well. Does the clean Jimi sound well and has a **** ton of gain so it makes a nice colorless boost. Does the sustained distorted lead thing as well. Eats 9v batteries like Pez though. Gotta get the proprietary power jack changed so I can run it off a 1-spot. Why has this been in a drawer for 10 years?
     
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    Interesting timing! I've got the reissue coming tomorrow.

    A buddy of mine in my teen band years had an original one as a boost on his board, so I've been privy to these for a long time. Surprised it took me this long to get one. They're one of my favorite compressors ever.
     
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  3. dukewellington

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    The DOD reissue by Tom Cram (the one with the red metal flake paint) is stupendously good. It’s a versatile a natural sounding compressor, it has a very natural release time. And as you mentioned, it works great as a boost. Likewise the Preamp 250 and everything else in that reissue series.
     
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