J. Rockett Audio Designs has built a solid reputation for no-frills amp-in-a-box kind of pedals, and The Dude V2 is their (updated) four-knob Dumble Overdrive emulator.
Set your signal strength with the Ratio (gain) and Level controls, and adjust your EQ with Treble and Deep, whose unique sweep adds plenty of versatility. The left side of the dial scoops the midrange and emphasizes treble and bass frequencies, while the right side boosts the midrange and attenuates the highs and lows.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs The Dude V2, Builder’s Notes
The DUDE is designed to achieve the classic D style ODS sounds and feel. From Robben Ford to Larry Carlton to scorching gain, it is all there. The Dude v2 has a less aggressive volume control, new knobs that are easier to read and a noiseless foot switching system.