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Distortion from Danelectro belonging to the FAB series.

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  • Faber_FDMFaber_FDM

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 04/14/06 at 04:48
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It is a small plastic pedal effect sold for a small fee in Germany or the United States (18-20 euros). In France, it costs almost double. Why so much hate? Shame importers ...
    The plastic is very hard, the switch is reactive, it is much more robust than one might think at first. In any case, it's the strongest air mini-pedals the same brand (pastrami, Grilled Cheese). For my part, I do not support it like crazy. So I do not see why that fart.
    The buttons are placed at the back, it's a good thing because there is no risk of disrupting the stepping on it. However, they walk in the opposite direction of the knobs (roughly, when you look pedal is EVRS left it to turn the knob to get more ga…
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    It is a small plastic pedal effect sold for a small fee in Germany or the United States (18-20 euros). In France, it costs almost double. Why so much hate? Shame importers ...
    The plastic is very hard, the switch is reactive, it is much more robust than one might think at first. In any case, it's the strongest air mini-pedals the same brand (pastrami, Grilled Cheese). For my part, I do not support it like crazy. So I do not see why that fart.
    The buttons are placed at the back, it's a good thing because there is no risk of disrupting the stepping on it. However, they walk in the opposite direction of the knobs (roughly, when you look pedal is EVRS left it to turn the knob to get more gain, treble or volume). Well, the first time it will surprise you, but it should go ...
    Little more has its charm, the blue LED ... class.

    USE

    Three knobs: Level, Gain, Tone. What more?

    SOUND QUALITY

    Essentially was an attack.
    It is a generous distortion, natural, hyper reactive to the game of the person using it. It smashes any pedal that costs six to seven times more expensive ... basically, forget the distortion Boss. The Boss has a nice sound, certainly, but it often lacks natural, then, when you press it, you just feel like you just mounted the gain of your amp. It's amazing that a small pedal with such a low price so sound that is as respectful of the guitar and the amp. There are not that impression as the Boss that the sound comes from elsewhere. So the transition from clean to distorted sound will be smooth. I find that it does not make much noise, even with my single pickups (but they are very quiet) ... Anyway, it's happiness, gold bar. Bass and treble are respected, and of course like any pedal such that respects, it injects a bit of midrange in the sound.
    At the palette, it will cool the distortion has the big rock that task. It is still very musical, very slightly compresses the sound, so it's not a dirty pedal, and you can not therefore be compared to a Big Muff - in this genre, I would recommend the Pastrami more magnificent Overdrive just as dirty must ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Value amazing.
    Frankly, I do not know how they do, at Danelectro. In a metal case, such a pedal easily sell in 150 euros, and everyone would cry genius. I even sold my Boss to make room for this little wonder in my Pedal Board. I played on dozens of pedals overdrive and distortion, and when I say that it is truly exceptional in any category, I'm not exaggerating. If after playing it, you prefer to opt for a Super Distortion Boss, well ... sorry, I can do to convince you nothing! Anyway, it breaks all the distortion pedal from 60 to 150 euros ... to find better, it is better now invest in a lamp pedal.
    I read also that the Overdrive is just as well. frankly, I want to believe!
    TO SUM: you buy it FOR THE PRICE AND YOU keep for QUALITY !!
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  • peenduitrepeenduitre

    all depends on the amp!

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 10/30/13 at 11:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    small plastic distortion pedal
    inexpensive
    Made in china

    UTILIZATION

    1 switch
    3 settings, inconvenient location
    no need for manual, quickly found its config

    SOUND QUALITY

    I met this pedal by chance, a few years already, given as a gift at a sale in Cygnus ... I already have everything we need, but I plugged "to see" .. Finally, to listen, rather
    the first time on a Marshall JCM 600 head lamp full, clean channel.
    And then .... the slap! A sharp crunch, rich bass in definition, very decent medium. If I dared ... I would go: a sound close to the JCM 800. Pure Marshall. The good "Roar!" But that was already duplicated the overdrive channel head.
    Then this ped…
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    small plastic distortion pedal
    inexpensive
    Made in china

    UTILIZATION

    1 switch
    3 settings, inconvenient location
    no need for manual, quickly found its config

    SOUND QUALITY

    I met this pedal by chance, a few years already, given as a gift at a sale in Cygnus ... I already have everything we need, but I plugged "to see" .. Finally, to listen, rather
    the first time on a Marshall JCM 600 head lamp full, clean channel.
    And then .... the slap! A sharp crunch, rich bass in definition, very decent medium. If I dared ... I would go: a sound close to the JCM 800. Pure Marshall. The good "Roar!" But that was already duplicated the overdrive channel head.
    Then this pedal is broken down ... (?) Management trash.

    4 years later, having good memories of this tupperwaere distortion, I am redeemed a OCCAZ to power a CRATE V18 (all lamps) upgraded (see forum) that I wanted to find the "Roar".
    And there ... the big disappointment! Sound flat, bland, dynamic type DS-1 anemic ...
    So she left on the second hand market.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What améne me to say that this pedal will sound FAB completely differently depending on the amp.
    You may say "like any pedals!" and indeed what is particularly striking!
    A trial is therefore required before purchase.
    At the same time, given its argus OCCAZ not take on too much risk ...
    So the question "With experience, you do again this choice?"
    and saw that the first one gave me: YES!
    ;-)
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  • MGR/Michael MarchMGR/Michael March

    Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 10/18/06 at 15:00
    I've been playing guitar for over 30 years, took my first lesson at age 10. I play guitar and mandolin. Currently I play in a folk/bluegrass trio, and a four-piece rock band. I listen to all kinds of music.

    I bought this pedal new on-line at Musiciansfriend for $14.99! I was looking for a good sounding distortion pedal but am on a budget.

    This pedal is another hit from Danelectro! The unit is plastic, but very sturdy, and well made for the price you pay. Easy to use, with controls for level, tone, and distortion. A bright blue light tells you when it's on. The sound really surprised me. It's got that fuzzy, 60's distortion that's great for a variety of music styles. It's held up well for …
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    I've been playing guitar for over 30 years, took my first lesson at age 10. I play guitar and mandolin. Currently I play in a folk/bluegrass trio, and a four-piece rock band. I listen to all kinds of music.

    I bought this pedal new on-line at Musiciansfriend for $14.99! I was looking for a good sounding distortion pedal but am on a budget.

    This pedal is another hit from Danelectro! The unit is plastic, but very sturdy, and well made for the price you pay. Easy to use, with controls for level, tone, and distortion. A bright blue light tells you when it's on. The sound really surprised me. It's got that fuzzy, 60's distortion that's great for a variety of music styles. It's held up well for me so far. A good value for the price!

    The plastic housing may not hold up over the long run, but for $15, it's easily replaced! For the price, you could buy a spare!

    I was surprised at how sturdy this unit was considering the plastic housing. The footswitch is smooth, and the 1/4" connectors seem quite sturdy.

    If you're looking for that fuzzy, 60's-style, Cream 'Wheels Of Fire' type sound, for under $20, the Fab Distortion pedal is the right choice !

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Anonymous

    it going!

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 12/06/11 at 07:00
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    knob right =) + or - disto
    In the middle tone
    left volume

    UTILIZATION

    use simple
    no manual included

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use it with a Fender amp and a vintage Tlcaster Italian TEX 100w

    OVERALL OPINION

    When it activates the pert roundness in the bass and the tone knob does not change the problem, if it is turned over to the grave is lost in acute mdiums a problem but insolvent that can be offset by the choice of microphones and a good guitar amp rglage on leaving the tone knob end at noon, which I think is the best compromise.
    The person who sold it to me it is 10 dbarrass by what he did not like him at all, I understood why, because when you try it on a …
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    knob right =) + or - disto
    In the middle tone
    left volume

    UTILIZATION

    use simple
    no manual included

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use it with a Fender amp and a vintage Tlcaster Italian TEX 100w

    OVERALL OPINION

    When it activates the pert roundness in the bass and the tone knob does not change the problem, if it is turned over to the grave is lost in acute mdiums a problem but insolvent that can be offset by the choice of microphones and a good guitar amp rglage on leaving the tone knob end at noon, which I think is the best compromise.
    The person who sold it to me it is 10 dbarrass by what he did not like him at all, I understood why, because when you try it on a mid-range amp transistor was a distortion of espce destroy that breaks the ears, punk kind of pimply teen, just to caricature, we feel set in motion the channel saturated with a bad transistor amp modern, but this can have its charm for those who love the sounds crados well.
    Now let's talk about now ... I kept my positive test, but this time on a vintage amp, so needless to say that the distortion knob of donf sound is undrinkable, the POS I question of what I was going to cum and comments of the pedals slowly regret my purchase, APRS multiple combinations ... miracle:
    Pickup on the guitar, a little more gain on my amp and pedals vintage fab with just a chouilla of distortion (not more than 1 / 4), with the band cho Danelectro and more I a nickel a good rock and roll of the derrire Fägt.
    I think it's just the right chemistry between the gain of my amplifier transistor 60's vintage and the grain of the modern pedals for distortion, it is aintent integral part of my sound!
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  • LopsidedLopsided

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 02/03/07 at 10:26
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    Distortion pedal, which is distorted, and nothing else!
    I guess it's digital, but I really know, so ...
    It comes in the form of a plastic pedal, not super-strong but not over until you jump in with both feet you should be fine!
    The pots work well in the back, you risk not fuck up the settings to kick unhappy.
    The switch is pretty decent, hard enough to trigger, press it must be what!
    LED lighting is blue, it can be the first class, but I ended up fucking the blundering on, she farted my eyes and distracting ...
    To change the battery (9V), unscrew the whole back plate, it is easy thanks to a big screw, I just hope that it will not let go one day ...

    UTILIZATION

    Simple …
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    Distortion pedal, which is distorted, and nothing else!
    I guess it's digital, but I really know, so ...
    It comes in the form of a plastic pedal, not super-strong but not over until you jump in with both feet you should be fine!
    The pots work well in the back, you risk not fuck up the settings to kick unhappy.
    The switch is pretty decent, hard enough to trigger, press it must be what!
    LED lighting is blue, it can be the first class, but I ended up fucking the blundering on, she farted my eyes and distracting ...
    To change the battery (9V), unscrew the whole back plate, it is easy thanks to a big screw, I just hope that it will not let go one day ...

    UTILIZATION

    Simple distortion pedal with knob Level, Tone and Dist; should be a handle to not know how to use!
    The sounds come out easily, the knob tone is really effective, that level too. The distortion I always put in the bottom, but I do not think it can vary too.
    Manuel? What manual?

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound is pretty good, not brutal but not soft either, a nice little distortion ... At that price should not ask for the moon either.
    I use it with a MIJ Mustang Cube30 Roland, to play in my room. It costs less than a footswitch ...
    No sound I hate, changes in tone are good enough, you can go from a completely smothered her with a kind of trick type radio. It's useless but it's still funny ... I use to 13 hours personal.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for about 2 months. I bought it for a basic distortion at that price I might not have much ... Ordered from Thomann course.
    I like his mouth, although I expected more "round", it looks like a small car!
    Not tried other distos before, not felt the need.
    The price / quality ratio is excellent! € 20 Thomann, it's really given ...
    I do referrer probably not the choice, if I would loose one day see other disto for testing, and finally it is not there ...
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  • BoukovBoukov

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 03/30/07 at 10:02
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Of distortion pedals very nice.
    The battery is located below, normal, but simply remove a screw to change it, and it plutt practice.
    Trslgre the Casing is plastic. We must therefore avoid the bully.

    UTILIZATION

    Perfect for rock / blues, a little or rtro latest issue.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I have the pedals for two weeks, and this is my new toy. It offers a wide range of sounds, almost all efficient trs. It really adds a lot of sound dj EHJV a little dirty. We can even take it far enough, a ring, and it's never dirty. The sound is warm but bite, and above standard quality rpond it perfectly the nuances of the game is going pretty faile dun a pretty sweet crunch gueulerie al…
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    Of distortion pedals very nice.
    The battery is located below, normal, but simply remove a screw to change it, and it plutt practice.
    Trslgre the Casing is plastic. We must therefore avoid the bully.

    UTILIZATION

    Perfect for rock / blues, a little or rtro latest issue.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I have the pedals for two weeks, and this is my new toy. It offers a wide range of sounds, almost all efficient trs. It really adds a lot of sound dj EHJV a little dirty. We can even take it far enough, a ring, and it's never dirty. The sound is warm but bite, and above standard quality rpond it perfectly the nuances of the game is going pretty faile dun a pretty sweet crunch gueulerie all break, it's a real pleasure. It sounds pretty rtro. A Telecaster plugged into a Marshall, and the pedals in the middle is a vritable pleasure.
    SETTING THE The tone is nice, but can become dull spent half the race to the grave. The volume adds SETTING THE REALLY volume.
    Light the blue LED is really pretty.
    The price is a joke, and I try hte Overdrive his girlfriend.
    In résumé that good, and for almost nothing.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A marvel. This PDAL respects the attack, it sounds, it has a EHJV exciting.
    I love, I want more!
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  • victhebigvicthebig

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 06/07/07 at 11:38
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    Analog distortion
    Volume, tone, distortion>>> a kind of sister ptite RAT PROCO / / D1 BOSS! A watch and will be more prs ... it looks like a big ERRF also ... LOL

    UTILIZATION

    ditions easy, when you lower the tone was full of "low-end" incredible, and the same adpasse drive my amp (not the grain attention, but certainly richer in bass).

    Ah, the harmoniqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee adorable ... what Japanese SPECIFICATIONS SOUND

    SOUND QUALITY

    >>> In excellent rponse frquences low, and since c is just a distortion, I'll buy the rest of Danelectro distortion, a must for dchirer metal pieces!

    OVERALL OPINION

    TOO GOOD GOOD BOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

    But I must also p…
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    Analog distortion
    Volume, tone, distortion>>> a kind of sister ptite RAT PROCO / / D1 BOSS! A watch and will be more prs ... it looks like a big ERRF also ... LOL

    UTILIZATION

    ditions easy, when you lower the tone was full of "low-end" incredible, and the same adpasse drive my amp (not the grain attention, but certainly richer in bass).

    Ah, the harmoniqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee adorable ... what Japanese SPECIFICATIONS SOUND

    SOUND QUALITY

    >>> In excellent rponse frquences low, and since c is just a distortion, I'll buy the rest of Danelectro distortion, a must for dchirer metal pieces!

    OVERALL OPINION

    TOO GOOD GOOD BOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

    But I must also prciser I play on a small VOX, I keep tjs its gain knob to the max even if the drive is disabled ... and has given a EHJV to sustain Hell!
    So here's what I add to the FAB D1 .... Nirvana!
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  • afrohair2004afrohair2004

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 06/14/07 at 12:37
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    A nice little distortion pedals of any plastic, an instrument between jack, output jack to the amp; knob 1 volume, 1 Tone knob of a knob of distortion. Probably not super strong, despite the robust aspect: that of the plastic! Look cool, futuristic-style rtro (that's what Danelectro!).

    UTILIZATION

    A PDAL everything from classic, a manual pokey but fawn all useless.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Whether with single or double coils, was a sound simply fabulous! It is both crmeux, full of punch, but still limited dgoulinant hyper musical trs typ seventies, a brief gniale pedals to boost an amp and play rock lamps p chu or gritty blues. Genre Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top or the latest Jack Whi…
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    A nice little distortion pedals of any plastic, an instrument between jack, output jack to the amp; knob 1 volume, 1 Tone knob of a knob of distortion. Probably not super strong, despite the robust aspect: that of the plastic! Look cool, futuristic-style rtro (that's what Danelectro!).

    UTILIZATION

    A PDAL everything from classic, a manual pokey but fawn all useless.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Whether with single or double coils, was a sound simply fabulous! It is both crmeux, full of punch, but still limited dgoulinant hyper musical trs typ seventies, a brief gniale pedals to boost an amp and play rock lamps p chu or gritty blues. Genre Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top or the latest Jack White in the White Stripes or the Kills or why not Gary Moore for the incredible sustain, harmonics which fuse ... Terrible!

    OVERALL OPINION

    On my Vox AC-30, with the sound of the amp, and this one Tubescreamer Fab Distortion, I have three basic sounds I need. And for a little more than the price of one CD, it would move bte ct!
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  • Chief RuckusChief Ruckus

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 09/17/07 at 23:47
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    Small pedals, 3x less space than a big muff.

    The bypass seems good.

    plastic box, plastic switch, do a will held up in 10 years?

    UTILIZATION

    Must get used to grate on the mountains with small knobs like a Roger Mayer ...

    The blue LED is too bright can.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Oula!

    the price is not croyab '. I know of pedals distos March 5 times Chres are incapab 'to produce a sound of that quality.
    Good potato, transparent, it is CAPAB 'out 2-3 DIFFERENT sounds as rglages.
    FOR-MI-DAB '!

    a little breath, but still properly '.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For now it's the pedals that the report qualitprix most INTERESTED I conaisse.
    To buy the closed eyes.

    Fo…
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    Small pedals, 3x less space than a big muff.

    The bypass seems good.

    plastic box, plastic switch, do a will held up in 10 years?

    UTILIZATION

    Must get used to grate on the mountains with small knobs like a Roger Mayer ...

    The blue LED is too bright can.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Oula!

    the price is not croyab '. I know of pedals distos March 5 times Chres are incapab 'to produce a sound of that quality.
    Good potato, transparent, it is CAPAB 'out 2-3 DIFFERENT sounds as rglages.
    FOR-MI-DAB '!

    a little breath, but still properly '.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For now it's the pedals that the report qualitprix most INTERESTED I conaisse.
    To buy the closed eyes.

    Forget distos behringer shit, go for a real sound.

    I start m'intresser more Danelectro brand, I want to try other pedals FAB.
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  • Marty62100Marty62100

    Danelectro D-1 Fab DistortionPublished on 10/05/07 at 01:42
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    1 volume
    Tone 1
    A gain.

    9 volt battery or power supply.

    Plastic housing, solid, but plastic.

    All the cblerie and knob are concentrated on the top, which offer no pratica, it's hard to see where it is to race the knobs, especially they are too small! To turn them need to be taken at your fingertips.
    The power supply jack is entangled in short, not great.
    The accsa against the stack under the pedals is advisser prvus with a button for this purpose: it's going!

    UTILIZATION

    Extremely simple, 3 knobs.

    SOUND QUALITY

    (Tests on Jcm 900)

    A distortion. simply. A little too simply for my taste.

    It's too dborde beginners race to speak of overdrive, we speak …
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    1 volume
    Tone 1
    A gain.

    9 volt battery or power supply.

    Plastic housing, solid, but plastic.

    All the cblerie and knob are concentrated on the top, which offer no pratica, it's hard to see where it is to race the knobs, especially they are too small! To turn them need to be taken at your fingertips.
    The power supply jack is entangled in short, not great.
    The accsa against the stack under the pedals is advisser prvus with a button for this purpose: it's going!

    UTILIZATION

    Extremely simple, 3 knobs.

    SOUND QUALITY

    (Tests on Jcm 900)

    A distortion. simply. A little too simply for my taste.

    It's too dborde beginners race to speak of overdrive, we speak of a small plutt dito. In the middle of the race or is it gives full grain and spent half was definitely more attack with a dirty cot trs (dplaisant for me.)

    As the fab mtal I possde, but less obvious, the tone knobs of Ragit Strange to. It is not quite optimum setting in a register.

    the LED has aa it does what it do, but a lack of characters, the personality.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A friendly disto for the price, which is pretty dbrouille in its range, but still quite far from a rat and other compression.

    It was a severe lack of personality and practicable in the connector.
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