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Today’s giveaway is an exciting one because we are giving away one of the best re-issue pedals ever put back on the market and that pedal is the DOD Meatbox. This is the infamous speaker crusher pedal I have been yelling about all year. I love subharmonic pedals and this is by far the most terrifying low end bomb dropper out there.
Mario Caldato Jr had it right when he put the DBX subharmonic synthesizer on the Beastie Boys live mix. I remember seeing them at the Velodrome in Carson, CA and they had tons more low end than any of the other acts on that bill except Rage Against The Machine because Timmy C. was also using one on his bass. I tried many times back in the early 90’s to use one but I blew up so many speakers and at the time, I didn’t know of any plans for a pedal format sub pedal. When DOD decided to put subharmonic synthesis into a stompbox, the legend was made!
After witnessing Jonathan Hischke playing bass for Hella, I was sure he was using a DBX subharmonic synthesizer at the soundboard but he informed me it was his 40.00 dollar DOD Meatbox pedal that was dropping subs. I quickly got one and a few more but so did everyone other bassist and the price shot up to 300-400 dollars on eBay.
Luckily I convinced Tom Cram to reissue the Meatbox while at a NAMM show and I told him there was a market because these pedals that were 40-50 dollars on the used market, were now going for ten times that amount. Tom basically updated the box, gave it true bypass, gave it a little more sub juice and the legend was back! I was so honored to be able to unveil the DOD Meatbox reissue earlier this year right here on Pedals and Effects.
The DOD Meatbox is a bass subharmonic synth pedal, it significantly enhances the bottom end of your signal. The DOD Meatbox offers, Octave, Sub octave, Low Frequency, and output controls. The reissue also features the TRS output that everyone loves, Tip – Octave + Sub, Ring – Dry, Sleeve – Ground. The TRS output has the additional ability of being able to run the tip wet/effected signal to the PA and the ring/dry signal right back to your rig. The DOD Meatbox reissue is true bypass, and fitted in an up to date real estate saving enclosure. While great on bass, the DOD Meatbox adds such a beefy layer of sound and is completely compatible with synths, modular or otherwise. Check out the Pedals and Effects review below!
The DOD Meatbox is the definitive subsynth effect to boost the low of the low end. Keep in mind this updated version is limited. Tom Cram over at Digitech managed to only find 3000 of the original Mitsubishi chip that were in the original Meatboxes and I’m sure that number has decreased since the release earlier this year. Want to really bring out your low end? The DOD Meatbox is the pedal for you.
How to win:
Just click on the link below, follow the instructions and you’ll be entered!
All winners will be announced on my Instagram so keep your eyes peeled, and good luck!
Disclaimer: This giveaway is open to everyone internationally. If the winner of the day is located outside of the United States, the recipient is responsible for paying import taxes, and duties. Digitech and Pedals and Effects cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages, nor items returned by the customs department of any given country.