JHS Pedals introduces the Overdrive Preamp pedal, inspired by a DOD 250 “that didn’t exist”

JHS Pedals Overdrive Preamp
(Image credit: JHS Pedals)

JHS Pedals has unveiled the Overdrive Preamp pedal: a clone of a classic DOD preamp/overdrive pedal circuit – one that predated the famous DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 – that brand owner Josh Scott says “didn’t exist."

Scott first stumbled upon the mystery pedal – which, despite the presence of a DOD logo, had a metal enclosure more akin to an Electro-Harmonix fixture – in 2019. Further inspection revealed “DOD Electronics Company” on the backplate, the home address of company founder, David Oreste Di Francesco, and the number 75.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.