MI USA. Good condition with player wear.
DOD introduced the FX52 Classic Fuzz with three other distortion pedals (FX53, FX58, FX59) in early 1990, although serial number data imply the first few pedals were built at the end of 1989. Sonically, DOD described the FX52 as a mix of three different "classic" fuzz pedals -- the Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz Tone, the (Dallas-) Arbiter Fuzz Face, and the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff -- but to our ears the FX52 is closest to a Big Muff. Although the FX52 is no match for a Big Muff's gain, its fuzztone is similarly thick but more controllable and musical, and we feel it is one of the more underrated/undervalued pedals of DOD's early 1990s lineup. The FX52 was produced through at least late 1996.