Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone Overdrive Pedal

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This affordable overdrive pedal delivers customizable vintage distortion, thanks to the EQ and tone controls.

One of the best selling pedals in the world, the Danelectro Fab Tone, produces vintage distortion with incredible tonality. Dial in any distortion sound, old or new thanks to the great EQ with the 2 tone controls. It has been used by top pros on many recent recordings.

Operates on 9 volt battery or optional AC adapter.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 805-389-4605

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (47 ratings)
Submitted February 9, 2004 by a customer from guntersounds.com
"Great pedal with an original sound, at half the price."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Great pedal, with a distinct sound. No amp seems to do what this pedal does. It's a keeper, and most pedal collectors should really like this one. If you like RAT and Electro Harmonix, you'll like the Dano Fab-Tone. I use this pedal in my studio, and most guitar players that record here end up plugging into the Dano sooner or later.

This pedal has a sound like no other. New pedals are either trying to emulate a vintage amplifier, or just over-distorting the circuits to achieve the over-the-top metal sound. The Dano Fab-Tone speaks for itself. The overall sound of the pedal is quite fuzzy, but not near as thick as the Electro Harmonix Big Muff. The pedal is great for guitar solos, as the amount of overdrive is quite high. The pedal also has a combination of low end frequencies, combined with high ends. There is not a whole lot of middle frequencies available, as the EQ settings are conducted with a bass and treble faders.

The main feature on this pedal is the "Fab" feature. It is mearly an adjustment to the overal distortion sound.

The pedal I own is about three years old, and is equipped with metal casing and a good thick coat of paint. Durable enough for a road trip.

The pedals seem to hold their value, but at the same time, they're very inexpensive. They lose about 10 to 15 dollars after purchase.

Manufacturer read more Support
I've never had to contact Danelectro. All of the products I've purchased from them have never broken down. So it would be wrong to downgrade their service when I've never had any problems with this company whatsoever.

The Wow Factor
This pedal has the look of an old 50's rocket car. It's more "cute" than "sexy."

Musical Style:
Anything with a little rock, and a little roll (Both can be combined at any time).
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