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1st Pedal Design
 
Inside the Thinman OD
 
DDyna Music
Hello musicians and pedal hounds, Dan Simon here and the main force behind DDyna Music Company. I’m just a novice musician and songwriter that loves ‘wine, women and song’ as well as electronics and happy customers.
 
Originally, DDyna was slated to be a pro audio manufacturer (DDyna being short for Double Dynamic). My buddies and I could only muster up half the cash needed to make it a reality and the dream looked like it would fade away. As my friends headed off to greener pastures (ie, to earn paychecks), I refused to let DDyna slip away. Looking at alternative products, pedals (although there are a million of them) were perfect for introducing some 'new' sounds to the mix. Besides, supplying ‘Tools & Devices for Music Creators’ is what DDyna was all about anyway.
 
Work Bench
Drawing from 30+ years as a hardware product developer, I sat down to design an overdrive pedal. The standard back-back diodes around an op-amp (National Audio Handbook circa 1976) was far too common for a launch product (tons of tube screamers and derivates), so I really had to scratch my head. After countless hours of agony (and what seemed like a ream of paper), a non conventional, dual limiter concept was settled on.
 
Once tweaking on a ‘white board’ was complete, the first DDyna pedal was born, ‘The Creamer’. Personally, I liked it a lot, but a respected pedal enthusiast and guitar shop owner thought it was too thin to be taken seriously. It’s wise to listen to the pros and the grasshopper (me), sprinkled some color into the design, renamed it the ‘Thinman OD’ and (on speculation) built my first lot of pedals. Luckily, Tommy liked the improvements (chuckled at the name change) and became my first dealer.
 
The next two DDyna pedals were derivatives based on people’s suggestions, comments and feedback, but I had to stop short or have numerous, yet similar pedals to manage. Even so, the ‘Charlie Special’ and ‘Narlie! Dude’ both have their followings and fit unique genres.
 
Dan
At present, we’re not big advertisers and have relied primarily on lots of dialing, typing and getting pedals into people’s hands. You can find us in Premier Guitar and of course, on the web.
 
DDyna is located north of Seattle in the Bothell area and operates out of a modest, but adequate building that houses design and fabrication. We do use outside vendors for PCB’s, case machining and finishing, but everything else in done in house.
 
The next pedal to be introduced was going to be the long awaited ‘The Creamer’, but after prototype demos and the overwhelming response from bass players, it will be released as a bass pedal called BASS10. (Got a little over zealous making sure it would sound good on bass too.)
 
In conclusion, I’d like to thank everyone associated with DDyna, from the friends and family that help me, the dealers that have taken on an unknown pedal maker (est July, 2008), people like Mark (Stomp That Box) that have taken the time to let you know about DDyna and most importantly the customers that 'get off' on our products.
 
Thinman OD - LIGHT Dual Limiter Overdrive
Thinman OD - LIGHT Dual Limiter Overdrive
Players often call it a clean boost with great sound, but it’s actually a light to medium overdrive based on two forms of limiting. The first (Limit Control) has a medium-hard limit profile while the second (Bias Control) is a bias limiter. When mixed, the resulting output can range from light and bouncy to hard and gritty. Interplay between these two limiter types creates a complex range of subtle character not seen in typical overdrive pedals.
 
Settings can accommodate various electric, acoustic or bass guitar styles and can even be used as a front end for other effects.
 
Features unique illuminating controls, genuine Neutrik jacks, true bypass (TPDT), precision carbon film resistors and reverse polarity protection in a compact package.
 
Like all DDyna Music Co products, the Thinman OD carries a 2 year warranty from the date of manufacture and provisions for ownership transfer.
 
CONTROLS:
VOLUME: Sets the output level.
BIAS: Bias limiter – clean blend to starved bias.
LIMIT: Medium-hard limiter – clean to medium limit.
 
SPECS:
Switching: true bypass, TPDT
Supply Voltage Range: 7.5 to 12VDC, 9V Battery or Regulated Adapter (Tip Negative)
Current Consumption at 9VDC: 6.5 mA
Input Impedance: >300K Ohms
Input Jack: Neutrik 1/4 Inch Phone Jack, Switched
Output Impedance: 0-100K Ohms
Output Jack: Neutrik 1/4 Inch Phone Jack
Dimensions: 4.37” x 2.66” x 1.98”
Weight: 0.46 lbs
 
MSRP $159
Charlie Special - MEDIUM Drive/Overdrive
Charlie Special - MEDIUM Drive/Overdrive
Simply put, it’s a pre-amp, our signature limiter and a volume control. There are no markings of the controls or I/O, we feel anyone using this pedal will already know (or can figure it out very quickly) what it is and how it operates. For those that need a bit more information, there is a diagram in the manual.
 
Features genuine Neutrik jacks, true bypass (TPDT), precision carbon film resistors and reverse polarity protection in a compact, hardcoated case.
 
Like all DDyna Music Co products, the Charlie Special carries a 2 year warranty from the date of manufacture and provisions for ownership transfer.
 
CONTROLS:
DRIVE: Pre-Amp drive – 21dB to 39dB.
OVERDRIVE: Medium-hard limiter – medium to gritty limit.
VOLUME: Sets the output level.
 
SPECS:
Switching: true bypass, TPDT
Input Impedance: 300K (min)
Input Jack: Neutrik ¼ Inch Phone Jack, Switched
Output Impedance: Volume Dependent
Output Jack: Neutrik ¼ Inch Phone Jack
Current Consumption: (Operating): 10mA @ 9VDC, (Standby): 8mA @ 9VDC
Battery Type: 9V (IEC 6LR61), (Internal - Shrouded Battery Snaps)
External Power: 9VDC Regulated AC Adapter;
Voltage Range: 7.5VDC-12VDC
Connector: 2.1mm x 5.5mm, Tip Negative
Dimensions: 4.37(L) x 2.66(W) x 2.08(H)
Weight: 0.47 lbs.
 
MSRP $179
Narlie! Dude - HEAVY! 50dB of Drive/Overdrive
Narlie! Dude - HEAVY! 50dB of Drive/Overdrive
This Dude is most definetly one Narlie drive/overdrive pedal.With 50dB of gain and output volume to spare, overdrive lovers will love this pedal!
 
Features unique illuminated controls, genuine Neutrik jacks, true bypass (TPDT), precision carbon film resistors and reverse polarity protection in a compact housing.
 
Like all DDyna Music Co products, the Narlie! Dude carries a 2 year warranty from the date of manufacture and provisions for ownership transfer.
 
CONTROLS:
DRIVE: Pre-Amp drive – 32dB to 50dB.
OVERDRIVE: Medium-hard limiter – medium to gritty limit.
VOLUME: Sets the output level.
 
SPECS:
Switching: true bypass, TPDT
Input Impedance: 300K (min)
Input Jack: Neutrik ¼ Inch Phone Jack, Switched
Output Impedance: Volume Dependent
Output Jack: Neutrik ¼ Inch Phone Jack
Current Consumption: (Operating): 10mA @ 9VDC, (Standby): 8mA @ 9VDC
Battery Type: 9V (IEC 6LR61), (Internal - Shrouded Battery Snaps)
External Power: 9VDC Regulated AC Adapter;
Voltage Range: 7.5VDC-12VDC
Connector: 2.1mm x 5.5mm, Tip Negative
Dimensions: 4.37(L) x 2.66(W) x 1.98(H)
Weight: 0.46 lbs.
 
MSRP $179
 
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