John Frusciante’s DOD Stereo Chorus

John used this pedal during the BSSM studio sessions to split the signal between a Marshall guitar and a Marshall bass amp that he used together for a lot of the recording (not all though, as he went straight into the board on occasion, and used a few more different Marshall amps). Although he does not mention the exact model, the most likely one is the FX65.

I used two Marshalls: a guitar head for edge and a bass head for punch and low end. I split the signal with a DOD stereo chorus pedal.

Guitar Player (USA), October 1991

Besides that, it is possible that John also used this pedal on Under the Bridge during the closing section, although that could’ve also been a Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble that he used around the same time. Also, given how the DOD pedal was never really seen on John’s pedalboard, and the CE-1 was used even before the BSSM sessions, there is a slight chance that John gave wrong information in that interview and that he actually used the Boss pedal (same can be achieved with both).

Another pedal is a Boss Chorus Ensemble, which I use to split the signal in my rig.

Vintage Guitar (USA), April 2009


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D aL
D aL
2 years ago

You can see the DOD pedal on the documentary Funky Monks on a couple of shots. I think he used a combo of the DOD and CE-1 on the album.

Mr Phono
Mr Phono
3 years ago

John used the DOD chorus on stage at the Pinkpop festival on June 04th, 1990. This is 10 months before they started recording BSSM. The whole story about his Boss CE-1 breaking down in the studio so he went to a music store where they only had the DOD so he bought that one seems to be false.

John Frusciante DOD chorus pinkpop June 04th, 1990.jpg