Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive

Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive

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D-2 Fab Overdrive, Overdrive pedal from Danelectro in the FAB series.

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Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Danelectro
  • Model: D-2 Fab Overdrive
  • Series: FAB
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 06/27/2005
Coveted overdrive sounds in a fab little pedal.

Danelectro puts the D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal in your hands without wiping out your financial portfolio. History was made in 1975 when a mom-and-pop store in California commissioned the production of just 200 of what is perhaps the best guitar overdrive effect ever. Unlike any other effects unit, that pedal authentically simulated the breakup that occurs when a tube amp is run at full volume. You will occasionally see an original in the stage rig of a major artist. IF you could find an original offered for sale, you should probably sit down before inquiring about the price . . . The Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive pedal features Level, Tone, and O.D. controls.

  • Realistic tube overdrive
  • Responsive

The Danelectro D2 Fab Overdrive gives you realistic tube overdrive, responsive and versatile sounds. It's equipped with level, tone and O.D. controls. The Danelectro FAB Overdrive is an overdrive Pedal with the Sound of a tube head.


Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 10 reviews )
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mooseherman's review

Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive
This is a very simple, analog distortion pedal. It's just input and output, quarter inch cables for both. It runs on a 9-volt. No mac/pc editing capabilities, no audio/midi connections, and it's not rackable.


The setup couldn't be simpler. It's a pedal with in/output, and three knobs: There isn't too much in the way of sound/effects editing. The manual is pretty clear considering how basic it is.


This pedal doesn't really sound that great. It sounds like a cheap imitation of a better pedal like the Tube Screamer (which, at $20, it basically is.) It's noisier than most overdrive pedals (which is pretty noisy in my opinion). I used a Fender Strat with this, running it through a Fender Deluxe. It wasn't quite what I expected. It sounded like they were going for a more natural, output distortion sound. The reality is, it just makes your amp a little more gritty and a lot noisier. When added to a distorted channel, it didn't make it sound any better. It just made it, again, noisier. I appreciate how cheap this pedal is, but it doesn't really justify how bad the pedal is. I'd rather pay a lot for a good pedal than spend a few bucks on a bad piece of gear, which is what this thing is.


You can't beat the price, but you can easily beat the sound. Stick with natural distortion, just by turning the amp up; it sounds better than this. If you have an amp with two channels, this thing is pretty much unnecessary. Some people might think the added push that an overdrive pedal provides is necessary. I personally agree, however, this pedal is not that pedal simply because you'll get more noise than anything else. I didn't have to use this for more than a week to realize that it's not a good pedal. I didn't really like anything about it at all, and it ended up just being a waste of time since I returned it promptly. I wouldn't recommend this pedal to anybody.

pearljam76's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive
overdrive for his blues rock (see above)
greasy and moualleux to perfection
Fully analog
on battery and power supply (9V)
(With a beautiful blue LED on)


volume, tone, overdrive
"Not easy to reach but if done!"


I use an old Fender amp sidekick 10 and a les paul usa victoria (unknown to the battalion scratch)
recovered microphones mounted with a gibson sg.
0 to 10 it reacts very well
and is easy to find the desired sound.
a fat sound typed 60/70
on the edge of a very heavy rock.


buy 12 euros (a misery for an American brand!)
I look there kept
and recommended for any guitarist seeking his old blues rock vintage.

Noukie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not what you think ... otherwise used"

Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive
Analog Overdrive while transistor. Gain, a tone, a drive, nothing but normal. Not heavy, cheap and unpretentious.
A nice blue light that does not spoil the pedal board.
2 Jacks
A switch ... that is not "True Bypass".
It is this feature that makes the whole point for me (or the disadvantage of this little pedal).


3 buttons.
They are placed on the back of the pedal, which is not very convenient, but it avoids the unwanted maladjustment.


First of all, I think this pedal sounds better with single coils than double, with which the sound quickly becomes fuzzy (I have a good US Start and a Les Paul that is not in the least home, I can compare). I play more blues, and I'm looking for sounds that make it rather well defined and the expressiveness of the game
Used on a tube amp on the OD channel of the amp overdrive mode, the range is wide enough so we do not insist too much on the drive (it is better to push the volume and reduce the drive). The tone can be shades of fat (I find that happens quite well to approach sounds a little liquid appreciated by Ben Harper when he plays saturated). Otherwise, I find that it still lacks definition, even if the sound is distinctive and it lives (which is a good sign!).
On the clean channel of the amp, it's blah. Draft, artificial, but like many pedals of this type.

Good real surprise is that this pedal is not really "true bypass". It colors the sound even disabled. And then the surprise is that the effect is rather flattering, adding harmonics, much like an Exciter that one is on the clean channel or channel of the amp OD. Actually I use it now to color my sound slightly. I reserve the other OD pedals less fuzzy, and then for the solo parts.


This will be 3 years that I have. She finds a place in my pedalboard next to a TS9 and a Banzai Fireball.
It's a great value, including the misuse that I do.
Definitely recommended, as I think a lot of products in this range of Danelectro Fab.
My opinion is very positive, but only the prospect of a diversion for use as mine. I also think it can hurt to ring at almost anything ... and that the reverse is also true. But for that price, we have the right to be wrong!

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

Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive
Ben is in the overdrive



Jack 1 / 4 "or 9 volt batteries



Yes that is very simple one knob for each, Level, Tone, Overdrive

Ben for the level and the overdrive seems when you ca move the knobs for tone ca not a very big change in sound is easy but yes c

It is not big manual is not much to say lol


Ben c alone is not terrible for those who love the big sound, but with the added distortions c j is the foot I plug in my Peavy Bandit ca Sheffield United States
simulation lamps very well am the way and I put the overdrive ca buche I am very happy with the results with my amp build an EQ is terrible devastating ahhh c

I play with a small cheap Yamaha I quietly renipe micro Godin


It's been a week and go around ca c is not too long
J likes the look and sound beautiful light blue lol
d in many even got the Boss that J have all sold the Boss does not agree with the Bandit has finally my taste has got me j OD 1 and 2 and MD2 SATIF never been the result

hh I have to pay the $ 10.50 on EBAY a US Deals in Quebec it sells $ 30 + tax

so for what I wanted to make this pedal and have to build an old amp distortion

And I've recently purchased a Danelectro Wasabi Distortion really cheap which I'll talk about the bietot because I have not received even go to the website Listen to his terrible

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