Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone

DD-1 Fab Tone, Distortion from Danelectro.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 10 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Joe's review"Danelectro Fab Tone"

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
I bought it off ebay for 25 bucks

I love the incredible punch and tone it puts out, I've been using it for over a year and its amazing.

This is probably caused from the past owner but I had to re-soder the peice that grabs onto the ac adaptor because if it wasnt completely level there would be a horrible connection and mess with me.

the construction is road worthy, hard-ass casing, the knobs are easy to take off but eh.

If its the best deal around, take it, brand new it should rip for years to come

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MGR/Mo Montana12/29/2002

MGR/Mo Montana's review"Danelectro Fab Tone"

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
I purchased an entire Nam Danelectro package via e-bay last year...I had to because I'm a vampire and always get the good deals when the auctions end around 4:00pacific time...at any rate..that deal came with an assortment of Danelectro's best pedals...but it was missing something...overdrive!!!

I was just in a new music store and saw this unit sitting all by it's lonesome...so I bought it..with out even trying it...It was selling for half of the MSRP.

So I went home and tried out the pedal...it just was the missing link I needed...and it sounded great...I play the effect with an American Nashville 5 switch Tele and a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe... 2 words - It rocked.

The smash box itself...is really durable...the controls are very simple...which I think is a good thing...as I honestly can't play 100% sober...have to have a few cold ones...and sometimes it's very nice to have things simplified rather than trying to launch the NASA challenger from one of those run 10 effects in real time deals...

Solid steel...very durable.

Final thoughts...everyone has their own sound...and I just gave the danelectro a go..as I am really a "BOSS" player...but for the price...it really does the job...if you complain...you have to be one of those cats who claims they can hear a g strin bend when you play a Am or something...meaning you have ears like a peruvian bat...but for all the rest of you normal cats...it can't do you no wrong.

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MGR/Jeffery Wheat11/17/2002

MGR/Jeffery Wheat's review"Danelectro Fab Tone"

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
I Bought the fab tone from AMS for about fifty dollars. I liked the way it looked and some people told me it was a good pedal to own.

Iliked the way it looked and that was about all.

This thing is a piece of junk! I figured with a name like Fab Tone it was geared towards guitarist looking for a great distortion tone. But when I played though it the distortion overpowered everything even when the distortion knob was turned all the way down. It also came with different settings to emulate different distortion sounds. They all sounded the same, either too much high-end or not enough there is no middle ground for any of the settings.

It is contructed well, and it looks great I guess I could mount it on my wall or something. It also eats batteries and the sound gets even worse when the batteries are low. The adapter is a must.

This pedal sucks don't buy it!

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MGR/Joe of Zinc.10/03/2001

MGR/Joe of Zinc.'s review"Danelectro Fab Tone"

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
I bought this ay my local music shop for 80 bucks NZ. It would usually be about 200 bucks but i got it cheap.

Light nirvana bleach style to hardout Smashing Pumpkins style. It look's good and sounds good. When you crank up the Dist. and Treb. it supplies high power distortion for hardout Billy Corgan style solo's. Excelent pedal. Good colour scheme.


Hardout strongness and wickedly thick die-cast body. Good metal and rubber bottom.

Excelent pedal for people on the road. Good for just about every style of music. Great durability.

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MGR/Anonymous's review"Danelectro FabTone"

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
Mars Music

Las Vegas Nv $60

The fab tone sounds pretty good when you first try it all that you seem to be able to get is really fuzzy heavy sounds but as you play with it you learn to get pretty good low gain stuff. The trick is not the run the bass and treble controls real high start with them both a zero (which isn't really zero) and turn the bass up but leave the treble down (turning the treble above 5 makes the fabtone sound like paper thing screechy fuzz. But keeping it down and it sounds good. The distortion control should be labeled sustain because that pretty much what it controls which I think is pretty cool. The volume is cool to turn up really high and leave the fab far left the treble about 1/4 and the base about 2/3 or a little less It gets a cool classic rock sound with the neck pickup. Its very quite unless the volume is way up (its not too bad with single coils as long as the volume is down) One on the coolest things about this pedal is when the fab (sustain) control is all the way up (hard right) when you hole a note after a few seconds the oscilating (sp?) effects comes in before the note feedsback It sounds really cool

The knobs are plastic turing the treble to high and it sounds like crap. I don't like how

the knobs are so close together. It looks really strong on the outside but when I opened it up I was very dissapointed cold solder joints all around some one even left a piece of solder connected to 2 different connections!! (I broke it off tho) All the knobs/pot shafts are plastic the smooth footswitch everyone likes the internal switch part is plastic and I doubt could stand up to the abuse

But it did only cost 60 bux. Its diffentally worth 60 dollars the sounds is pretty good (not really like a tube amp tho) I'm really fond of the plastic parts but If it really worried me I would replace them. I don't play out or anything so its not that big a deal. I think its worth the price Just try it out It sounds pretty good.

I use an Ibanez RG470 with seymour duncan pickups

for an amp I use a Crate GX 2-12 I also played it with a Peavey Transtube Special 2-12 (which I used to own) and it sounds good with both but I really need to get a tube amp

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MGR/Anonymous's review"Danelectro Fab Tone"

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
I puchased this unit in a quaint little guitar shop in Kansas for about $75.00 and change. I was in desperate need of a new distortion pedal after my last one took one stomp too many.

I think it was love at first sight. The Danelectro's retro styling and solid metal chassis were almost enough for me to throw caution to the wind and buy it right then and there. Then I plugged it in and knew it was the one for me! Even with the gain turned all the way down this beast growls. Crank it up and hear it roar! The controls are very basic. ( Volume, Bass, Treble, and Fab-"distortion"). This little stomp box can go from balls to the wall low end rumble to spine tingling treble and everything in between!

My only complaint about the Fab Tone is the lack of a mid control. I think that would give it alot more tonal flexability.

This is one solid stomp box! As road worthy as they come.

I have to say that this is one of the finest distortion units I have ever abused! The name says it all... Fab Tone!

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Monsieur.Cieux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad, not bad!"

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
Quite variable metal distortion for some knobs.
Ideal for punk / grunge, metal or rock chic.


It's a small detail, but the grip knobs is not terrible ... Yet if I do not have big fingers! Activation meets the finger and the eye, no problem there, I would say it is perfect.
Configuration, let's talk. Like the treble? You will! Personally, I prefer to very low, or even try to cut them because they attack and eat the rest. The distortion knob is well known, it is not very helpful on this pedal. I prefer to reduce the background to have a clear minimum.
Basically, here are my settings: Vol = 10h, 12h = Bass, Treb = 7:30; Fab = 7h
With that, I play like NOFX Red Fang and it goes very well!


Very good sound quality. The presence of the buzz does not exceed.


I use it for some and I am totally satisfied. I have not yet done scene with the beast but is widely expected to be the case. The affected Dave Grohl will enjoy!

miconmac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
It's a big pedals, mtal hull, very heavy.
All air trs tough but I enjoy myself not jump with both feet.
Battery power (with a space to store a spare battery: well done!) Or 9V power supply.
4 knobs: volume, bass, treble, Fab
"Fab," that is roughly the knob-merdo parachve that the gradual transition of an effect "distortion" effect "fuzz"
(Used in conjunction with three other knobs, of course)
The four knobs are amazingly ractifs (nothing to do with a TS9 for example). Amme is almost too sensitive to the rglages really require a lot of finger.
In the end, it's a distortion / fuzz that provides opportunities for rglages trs powerful it is rare for such purpose.


No need to mod job ... Prior although a small cost of the Stooges or the Ramones can help ;-)


The sound quality is excellent if you search for sounds Disto-Fuzzy.
The PDAL is effective for a range of sound that s'tend the Fuzz distortion of the 60's post-punk 80's (and thus Grunge 90's).
It sounds a hell of a Vox AC30 and a Tele. The texture of the effect plutt takes full account of the grain of the guitar pickups.


The Fabtone trs is versatile even if it is type "vintage" ... apparently too "vintage" sound for those looking for Hard-Core, Metal, or TrashMetal.
So, it is found easily OCCAZ trs good price (thank you friends mtalleux!).

Danelectro offers us the pedals which is still a pretty darn efficient and super enjoyable to use.

Jaeckel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
It's a distortion pedal to 4558 chipset (the one who tripper aficionados of Ibanez 808), red metal strong enough.

The switch seems a little soft knee but it is its design, in reality it is rather hefty (from the inside anyway).

The buttons also seem a little fragile, but this time they are really plastic. That said, for the use that was made (by the other guitarist in my group), without any damage, we can say that it is very strong!

Input and output jack, everything is simple.
A 9V power jack compatible with everything that is done as alim 'pedal.

The battery compartment is easily accessible from below, and there is an additional cavity cleverly designed to accommodate a spare battery (in case).

All this gives a fairly substantial weight, but not exaggerated.


Pretty easy to use:
- A volume knob for volume
- The EQ (Bass and Treb) is fairly accurate, I think, but enough to change the sound to taste.
- The button FAB, meanwhile, has a rather questionable usefulness. It appears to boost the sound (gain) in the treble. But I can not tell. Anyway, when I turn in a clockwise direction, it tends to feedback a lot.

I did not have the manual, so I can not judge the intentions of the designers.


Here we touch the sensitive side of the Corny:
It has a unique sound (as said before), but rather I would apply a style grind, grunge trend noisy. It produces a distortion creaking and tearing, especially with the button FAB increased. It looks like a wasp upset, a big wasp almost black ...
I would compare it to a chain of overdrive (like 5 or 6, one behind the other, with the gain all the way!). it's a pretty special one (I want to say "zzzzzz"), not uninteresting, but it should be tame.
I think she has little "potato", or "punch" (hard to describe) compared to the Big Muff (including bass literally explode) or distortion of a tube amp (which a lot of momentum).
In short, I'm not a fan at all. So bad point.


I tried to diversify my sound. So compared to a Big Muff (Russian), in my amp (lamps) at a Dod Metal Maniac (bcp's warm), even the distortion of the AdrenaLinn II (amp simulations).
So I do not care (she returned to her owner). I would recommend to a solo guitarist in a style rather dirty and noisy (grunge, punk, etc.).
At first glance, 95euros I would say that is very expensive. I would take maybe if it was my style, for 50 euros.

logan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone
A lightweight metal distortion pattern and clean
Tone 2 button 1 button 1 boutobn volume distortion, but there is little diffrence


Trs easy to use, the pedals dlivre sound and practically one, but the sound is good quality as trs beuacoup of Danelectro pedals


Trs good quality sound for a small pedals. Lovers of hard metal distortion should try it.
For c not against a pedal for rock and blues ...


Good pedals, value quality price if you like the sound.
For me it sounds too metal aprt my taste but good stuff c.