Today on PedalsAndEffects we have a very special pedal review! We’re proud to showcase the reissue of the highly coveted DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Synthesizer/octave pedal.
The original issue of this effect has had mostly downs but that was then and this is now. Today, all musicians know the value of bass and there is no better way to slam the PA system at a festival then plugging in a sub harmonic synthesizer pedal!
Photo Credit: DOD
Now, at this point, DOD is only capable of doing a limited 3000 unit run of the new Subharmonic Synth Meatboxes. They revamped the chassis to match their reissue line’s aesthetic and has tricked it out with some of today’s modern advantages.
Digitech managed to uncover 3000 of the Mitsubishi chips that make up the heart of the original pedal. There was a bit of a back and forth about what type of chip it was. Tom from DOD had said that it was a Samsung chip, but the guys at Mantic Conceptual stated that it was actually a Mitsubishi chip. I relayed that back to the guys at DOD and they managed to open up a reissue Meatbox and it was indeed a Mitsubishi chip that appears in the original release. We mistakenly say it’s a Samsung chip in the video but it is indeed a Mitsubishi chip!
The DOD Meatbox v2 stays true to the original while expanding upon an already great pedal. The settings go even further than the original and it is also now true bypass! In addition to being the raddest sub pedal around, the DOD Meatbox v2 can also cut frequencies and produce an over the top distortion!
The DOD Meatbox v2 has a TRS output:
Tip = Octave + Sub
Ring = Dry
Sleeve = Ground
The TRS output can run the tip wet/effected signal to the PA and the ring/dry signal back to your rig!
The DOD Meatbox reissue is very faithful to the original with the addition of some improvements to bring the classic pedal into the modern climate of effects pedals. The reissue is everything you could want and more, with the flexibility of additional functions to make this pedal even more innovative!
I’m very proud to be a part of getting this beloved pedal a second life! Shout outs to DBX, Mario Caldato Jr, The Beastie Boys, Tim Commerford, GGGarth Richardson, Joe Barresi, Jason Lamb, Tom Cram at Digitech, Jonathan Hischke, Mantic Conceptual and all sub harmonic fanatics.