The Dark Mouse is based on one of the USA classics: LM308-based black classic distortion pedal. Onboard controls offer you wide tonal performances from warm overdrives to wild grinding solos.



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Power Supply

Always use a DC 9V center negative AC adapter. Use of an adapter other than that specified could damage the unit or cause malfunction and pose a safety hazard.
Always connect the AC adapter to an AC outlet that supplies the rated voltage required by the adapter.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the AC outlet when during lightning storms or not using the unit for an extended period.


Always turn off the power before connecting or disconnecting. Make sure to disconnect all cables and AC adapter before moving the unit. This will help prevent malfunction and damages.

Environment Considerations

  • Avoid using the unit in any of the following conditions that could cause malfunction:
  • Extremely hot or cold places
  • Under direct sunlight
  • Magnetic fields
  • Near heaters and other heat sources
  • Sandy or dusty places
  • Places that are extremely humid or exposed to splashing water
  • Places with lots of vibrations

Electrical Interference

Devices that are very susceptible to interference or that emits powerful electromagnetic waves (e.g. radios and TVs) should not be placed near this unit, as interference could occur.
Electromagnetic interference could cause malfunction and could corrupt or destroy data.
Always operate this unit at a suitable distance from these devices.


Do not apply excessive force to the switches and other controls, exposing the unit to strong impacts, which could cause it to break.
Do not put foreign objects or liquids into the unit.
Never open the case or attempt to modify the product in any way since this can result in damage to the unit.
Clean only with a soft, dry cloth.


Inspired By Classics And More

The Dark Mouse is inspired by the iconic, USA-made, LM308-based
distortion pedal, bringing you the real underground rock scene. Sweet overdrives, grinding rhythms and roaring solos.

Easy Controls, Wide Flexibilities

The Dark Mouse features an easy-touse three-knob tone control: LEVEL (output volume), FILTER (brightness) and DIST (distortion amount) for using in different scenarios. Each knob gives you a wide control range

2-way Tone Switch Connections & Controls

The Dark Mouse offers a the 2-way selector for choosing from two sound types for satisfying different musicians:
CLASSIC: Produces a classic, warm
distortion sound with some fuzz feel HYPER: Perform a more powerful sound with more edges and bottoms

Carefully Selected Components

The Dark Mouse is designed and built with carefully selected components to ensure best sound quality and road performance. The solid Aluminum-alloy chassis ensures touring reliability, and True Bypass design gives you a transparent tone.


  • Compact, dual-mode classic distortion
  • Represents the iconic LM308-based distortion sound with some fuzzy feel
  • Wide range tone controls suitable for both vintage and modern players
  • True bypass provides transparent tone
  • LED indicator shows the working state
  • Enduring, light-weighted Aluminumalloy chassis


Power Requirement: 9V DC center negative
Current Consumption: 10mA
Dimensions: 42×93.5x52mm
Weight: 220g

Connections & Controls


Note: This Owner's Manual is adapted from the official manual created by Donner in PDF format, without modification of the content. We just rewrite the PDF, into responsive mobile friendly pages.So, you can read this document anytime and anywhere.

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