Daily Archives: September 23, 2009

AXL DP-1 Distortion Pedal

DP-1 Distortion Pedal (AXL) - Top

This is a nice little pedal with an aggressive look, three control knobs, one switch and a led. The controls are named Tone, Distortion, and Level, and there is a switch to select between “Warm” and “Heat” positions. The shipping box is really funny with its “Slash!”, “Rock!”, “Twisted!” headlines as you can see in the next photo:’

DP-1 Distortion Pedal (AXL) - Box Top

The effect box is all-metal (erm…) apart from the plastic battery container on the right side, which you can see on the next photo. However I’m not sure this pedal would survive the treatment some of my other pedals had. The anti-skid rubber under the box is a nice touch.

DP-1 Distortion Pedal (AXL) - Battery compartment

I don’t think this unit is still in production, since on the official site www.axlguitars.com there’s only an analog multieffect board available, no stompboxes.


- Input impedance: 470 kOhm

- Output impedance: 1 kOhm

- Current draw: 6 mA