The Digitech DOD 280 is a modern version of the brand’s popular DOD compressor. It still has great functionality and musical sounds, but the pedal is now true bypass and it can be powered with a 9-volt power supply as well as a 9-volt battery. Over all, it has become even more versatile and it won’t color your sound when the pedal is switched off.
Like its predecessor, the Digitech DOD 280 features independent rotary controls for Comp and Output. When the Comp control is at the lower settings, a subtle leveling effect will even out the signal of your guitar. Low volumes get amplified a little and when you hit the strings harder the maximum volume will be slightly limited. A more even, balanced sound is the result. Turn the Comp knob up and the attack of your signal gets squashed, while the volume of decaying tones gets slightly louder.
The Output control of the Digitech DOD 280 allows you to set the overall level of the effect and you can use it as a volume boost as well. A balanced tone, and you are in control.