Beautifull howling distortion with long straight sustain. Very ajustable with five knobs, to let you create just the sound you want. I clames "vintage" sound. I dont really know what exactly they mean, but it does sound mean. From a slightly edgy sound for blues solos to a roaring distortion for metal, this pedal has it all.
after thinking long and hard i really wouldnt be able to say something bad about this unit
This is one strudy box. Stomp on it, kick it around the stage, do a little dance on it (could be very experimental ballet) this device doesnt bulge.
If you are thinking what distortion you want, stop. Run to the store. Buy this pedal. Play like hell and enjoy the beautifull sound this pedal spits out. An absolute winner.
I got this one second hand at a local guitar shop for about $100 AUD.
This pedal is a good one if you want something that produces a smooth and classic sort of distortion sound. It's good how the level of overdrive can be pulled right back, so it can be used just to give some crunch, without being too distorted.
Three EQ controls (Treb,Mid,Bass) is excellent because it gives you a lot more controlthan just a tone knob. The sound from the Daddy-O can be quite 'middy' so it's helpful in that way too.
I find that the Daddy-O keeps the original feel and sound of the guitar, unlike other distortion units which sound like its taken your signal and processed it into something else.
The Danelectro classic styling is also a cool feature.
Don't buy this one for a really 'modern' sound, its much better for a retro feel. I've tried studio recording with it but it just doesn't have the quality to be a top level pedal.
Better to use at home and small gigs.
Generally the Danelectro's are solid and look good. Their one flaw is the switches- these can tend to have problems, as I've found with my Danelectro tuner.
The Daddy-O is good fun at a pretty good price. It is a lot better than other pedals I've used in this price range- the sound is far more 'real' with much more body and tone. It can be pulled right back which is really important, which makes it very useable. The sound is fairly 'genre-specific'(classic/retro), however, but if this is your style, you'll probably like it.
I bought this pedal from my uncle for $30 around february of 2000.
I abslutely adore this pedal. First, it's rock solid. The case isn't made out of that puny kind of aluminum that others are made of. Considering I am a very active player when I play live, I NEED strong gear like this. Secondly, the tone is great for most genres of music, but it specializes in scooped mid heavy metal work. It makes bad amps sound great! I play speed/death metal at the fastest speeds possible, and the tone stays defined even with the mid scooped and everything else maxxed out.Finally, a lot of people automatically dismiss it because of its retro 50's design, but who cares! The only thing you should look for when judging a pedal is tone, baby!The tone is comparable(not better than, however)to the overdrives from fulltone, the best pedal company on earth!
The knobs are a bit small, but that shouldn't stop you from buying one.
As I said earlier, it will NEVER break!
The tone is great, the case is great, the prices on them arent bad at all if you look really well. Usually, when they're brand new, they cost around $60-$70.
I bought the unit over the Internet from PieDog.com (a UK Internet only instrument dealer) for the princely sum of GBP 40
It is controlled using the normal drive and volume pots, as well as a full three band EQ.
The overdrives produced by the Daddy-O are some of the most manageable and useable I have come across to date. In tone, it is fairly similar to an Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer (although only half the price)
The build is fantastic - mine's been dropped at least 100 times over the 12 months I've owned it, and I've hardly even managed to knock the paint off it!
The only thing I'm not too keen on with this pedal is the closeness of the knobs. My fat little fingers sometimes have trouble getting in there.
Build quality is fantastic - made out of some sort of cast metal which appears to be 1/8 inch thick.
While not suitable for all applications (especially metal and that sort of thing) all round it is a fantastic overdrive pedal. You really can't buy better for this sort of price.