FX15 Swell Pedal

FX15 Swell Pedal and its original box
(SN 408k, but component date is August 1984)

The FX15 Swell Pedal was introduced in late 1984, and was designed to help guitar players approximate backwards guitar sounds (where a note's amplitude swells rather than decays) in real time. DOD's circuit used a minimum of parts and appeared to be utterly unique compared to the Boss SG-1 Slow Gear. However, like the Boss SG-1, the DOD FX15 was a slow seller (partially due to its somewhat counterintuitive design -- see below), and it appears to have been discontinued by late 1986.

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