DOD 280 Compressor Pedal

Even out your pick attack and manage dynamics with compression and output controls. True bypass allows your tone to stay uncolored while the pedal is off.

Fresh squeezed. With the DOD 280, you can tame the wildest peaks and even out 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 goin' deep country with spankin' clean tone or rattling teeth with 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. This is a big difference from the original, which would color your bypassed tone. Also, the 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 read more 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.


- True bypass
- 9V DC power supply jack
- Crisp blue status LED
- Lighter aluminum chassis
- Output (1) 1/4" Instrument
- Uses 9V Alkaline Dry Battery or optional PS0913DC power supply
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- Dimensions: 4.68" x 2.63"x 2.25" (L x W x H)
- Weight: 0.62 lbs. / 0.281 kgs.
- Input: (1) 1/4" Instrument
- Input Impedance: 470k Ohm
- Output: (1) 1/4" Instrument
- Chassis: All Metal
- Power Supply: 9V Alkaline Dry Battery; PS0913DC power supply (sold separately)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DOD280-14-U

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 801-566-8800

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 10, 2015 by w y in Joshua Tree, CA


Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Simple operation. To my ears very transparent. At lower setting (below 12:00) you can hardly tell its on except for the balance on your strings and longer sustain. I have had several compressors. You name it. This one is for sure a keeper.

Musical Background:

Play professionally

Musical Style:

Country, blues,
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