DC Overdrive (DCO)


High gain overdrive/distortion with deep lows and thick tone – The “Listen to me” tone.

The DCO started out as an experiment. And after hours of tweaking, listening and more tweaking it has become ourmost unique overdrive. The complex overtones and dense textures from this pedal will push small combo amps into half-stack fullness. It is thick, lush and creamy. But with the clipping lifted and the tone turned up it gets bright like a germanium fuzz. The fat boost will thicken up a Strat or Tele, or push a Les Paul to create a wall-of-sound. Be careful playing this pedal with other electric players … your tone will DOMINATE! This pedal is a must-have if you play in one-guitar bands.

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Our DCO now has a power-coated and UV printed enclosure. Note that the graphics may be different from the images on the website.

Sound Notes

Handmade with handpicked components and high quality pots, jacks and switches

Fat boost and compression lift switchable options

Gain ranges from almost clean to incredibly thick and creamy

Enters into the fuzz pedal territory

Tone control adjusts the overall tonal character of the overdrive (not a typical tone control)

A must-have for single electric players


Standard ¼” input/output

Powered with a standard 9V center negative DC supply, 20mA typical (no battery)

Lightweight 125B size aluminum enclosure

Special Features

Two cascaded opamps (four gain stages)

Opamps are socketed for you to try other dual-opamps (be careful, they may self-oscillate!)

Hand-picked, hand matched clipping diodes and other critical components

DBA Quiet True Bypass™ switching

100% created and assembled in the USA

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4.75 × 2.6 × 1.5 in