Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo
Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo

DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo, Tremolo pedal from Danelectro in the DJ series.

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Eightknot 04/14/2005

Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo : Eightknot's user review


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An effect available: the tremolo.

Connector jack (in / out) + 9V battery or transformer type boss.

Controls: Rotary 2 (speed and depth), and a waveform selector (smooth / hard).

In short, not the characteristics of insanity in terms of quantity. Neither too much nor too little. Anyway this is the kind of pedal ultra-simple, we buy because it does not take place, does his job and more ... is the least expensive of which is done.

Small detail: the pedal comes with a removable cap, tranparent plastic, which protects the knobs. I leave it permanently.


His biggest asset is his practical size, especially when you start to have a lot of pedals, and you must carry around a whole with each repetition.

Use can not be simpler, if only because it has only two buttons to turn to adjust the sound (+ selector waveform).

The issue is not so easy because of the size of the pedal and dials: it is very small, so go with tweezers. In my case it's not a problem because I found a setting that I like and since I do not touch anything except the on / off. For those who want to change settings on each piece that can be + binding.

My biggest negative on the switch on / off, too prominent and a little cheap: sometimes I support but the effect does not engage. The ideal would be for me the same pedal (size, number of knobs, sound) with a switch on / off Inrate (style ones on the pedals vox, rat, voodoolab ...). Perhaps I'll install one.


Effective, responsive, realistic? yes, yes, yes.

I was previously a Nobel, who had a bit disappointed (I could not find a convincing setting, and the sound was too colorful).

This is exactly what I was looking for. The tremolo is warm and does not alter the sound (the two together is a feat). Great.


I love the tremolo effect. I noticed the pedals that are worth 4 or 5 times more expensive (dunlop, voodoolab), it's hesitation. I tried the boss tr-2 in store, without being convinced. I bought the Nobels, used deception too.

In fact I was intrigued by the Danelectro long (small, cheap) and I realized that Dominique A fairly picky about sound, used for 1 year, whereas before he had the Dunlop TS- 1. So for the original price (49 euros in Paris, 29 euros + 10 port on thomann) I thought it was well worth the coup attempt. And I'm not disappointed.

Really excellent sound quality, small, practical ... its weak point: the switch on / off. As for life, we'll see.