Dophix Michelangelo Overdrive Plus review

Overdrive as art? Dophix presents a trio of voices for tube-style drive

Dophix Michaelangelo Overdrive Plus review
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Guitar World Verdict

This pedal’s sonic versatility and flexible boost options make it a practical solution for that empty pedalboard drive slot. Molto buono!


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    Three distinct drive voices.

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    Flexible options available for introducing boost.

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    Clean blend knob.


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    Layout and legending isn’t naturally intuitive.

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Dophix, an Italian company based in Florence, has been hand-building pedals to order since 2015. And the aim of its Michelangelo Overdrive Plus is to deliver valve-amp-style drive.

The circuitry is mainly based around JFET transistors but offers three different diode voicings with germanium and silicon sound represented as well as FET.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.