DOD Chthonic Fuzz Pedal

Ready to hear its call? DOD's Chthonic fuzz pedal delivers fat, sludgy fuzz tones that harken back to 1970s DOD fuzz circuits that used 2N2222 transistors.

The Chthonic Fuzz (pronounced: Thawnic) creates fat, corpulent, fudgy, sludgy, fuzz tones that pair perfectly with single-coil, P90, gold-foil, and De-Armond style pickups. It also works great with PAF-style humbuckers, but this fuzz was designed with brighter guitars and amps in mind.

Starting with a beloved a single-knob '70s fuzz circuit, DOD experimented with adding a subtle tone control (Lustre), and then a separate gain control (Fuzz). This yielded a simple yet powerful fuzz with an earthy, dark flavor. Straight-up transistor clipping using a pair of 2N2222 transistors allows guitar volume knob clean-up like other classic fuzzes, but the Chthonic comes from a different dimension. Think of it as a kind of Colorsound Overdriver from an alternate universe.

The Chthonic's Kraken/Cthulhu graphics are courtesy of the same artist that did the Carcosa Fuzz art. The Chthonic is a psychotic dizygotic dark companion to the Carcosa Fuzz.

Twin suns sink behind the lake...

Fuzz Control: This control is used to control the intensity of the fuzz. Turn left for less fuzz, right for more
Lustre Control: This control allows the player to turn down high frequencies after the main distortion stages of the pedal.
Output Control: This control is used to set the output level of the pedal.

Placement of the DOD Chthonic Fuzz:
Most guitarists/bassists will favor placing the Chthonic Fuzz at the beginning of their chain effects, so start with that placement.

A typical effect signal read more chain will consist of Overdrive/Distortion Effects first, then Modulation Effects (Chorus, Flanger, Phasor) and finally Time-based Effects (Delays, etc).

Placing the Chthonic Fuzz toward the front of your chain of effects will "preserve the vibe" no matter the pedal combination. That being said, you may wish to experiment with effect placement.

Setup of the DOD Chthonic Fuzz:
Start with all the controls at 12:00, their midpoint. Then adjust to taste. If the result is too extreme, then turn the Fuzz and Lustre controls down to a lower setting.

All settings will be heavily dependent on the output level of your instrument, your amplifier and playing style.


- Unique Lustre Control
- Fat, corpulent, fudgy, sludgy, fuzz tones
- Based on the beloved a single-knob '70s fuzz circuit
- Transistor clipping with a pair of 2N2222 transistors
- Lightweight all aluminum chassis
- Crisp blue LED
- Modern power jack
- True Bypass
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.67 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DOD-CHTHONIC-U

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


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