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Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion  

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In the late '70s a tiny effects maker in Japan produced a small quantity of what many believe is the definitive distortion box. It had delicious tonality and was highly responsive and versatile. Recen... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

In the late '70s a tiny effects maker in Japan produced a small quantity of what many believe is the definitive distortion box. It had delicious tonality and was highly responsive and versatile. Recently, a boutique pedal maker reissued that box at $300+. Danelectro offers you the D-1 Fab Distortion as a sonic equivalent to the prized original. It's equipped with Level, Tone, and Distortion controls. You'll adore it.

Features
  • Warm vintage distortion
  • Responsive
  • Versatile
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Mail-in defective pedals to manufacturer for replacement.
One year parts and labor warranty on guitars and amps.


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DanelectroD-1 Fab Distortion
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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The Perfect Pedal

I always wanted a distorsion pedal but I have a limited budget. I bought this pedal expecting the usual raspy high notes and muddy low notes, but was I completely wrong. This pedal...Read complete review

I always wanted a distorsion pedal but I have a limited budget. I bought this pedal expecting the usual raspy high notes and muddy low notes, but was I completely wrong. This pedal is amazing. It has a very clean distorted sound, not that sawtooth distorsion most low cost pedals have. The knobs are really a plus. You can't turn them by accident with your foot when you go to press the pedal, because they face toward the back. The controls let you choose from a variety of sounds and tones. This pedal is an awesome buy.

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good little pedal for beginners

i love this little pedal! My friend was a music director of my church and gave me this little pedal. Right now its the ONLY pedal i own.I've had it for some time now...Read complete review

i love this little pedal! My friend was a music director of my church and gave me this little pedal. Right now its the ONLY pedal i own.I've had it for some time now and i had to fix it a little bit here and there, but basically if you lack distortion get this lil guy. But bottom line is there is better out there!

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(41 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect Pedal

By SamO

from Malden, MA

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

I always wanted a distorsion pedal but I have a limited budget. I bought this pedal expecting the usual raspy high notes and muddy low notes, but was I completely wrong. This pedal is amazing. It has a very clean distorted sound, not that sawtooth distorsion most low cost pedals have. The knobs are really a plus. You can't turn them by accident with your foot when you go to press the pedal, because they face toward the back. The controls let you choose from a variety of sounds and tones. This pedal is an awesome buy.

(18 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dan-o D1

By Dillon

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

I dont know why but this pedal has a great sound. I have several other expensive distortion pedals, and still keep this pedal in my setup. It my be cheap but it sounds great!

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

IF YOUR POOR LIKE ME BUY!

By Jhoff10

from Your moms house

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

Great little pedal. Sounds good and really cheap. One thing is that the button is a little small and hard to get a clean switch in, also its plastic so don't slam on it. But for 15 bucks I'm plan on buying more FAB pedals.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pedal!!

By CamDJC90

from Soho, MA

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

i got this as a present last year, and i love it! Setting the distortion on a low setting gives off a good classic rock sound, and setting the distortion high makes this pedal great for all kinds of hard rock and even some metal. The only flaw about the pedal is that its made out of plastic, but it is very strong plastic. Other than that, i totally recommend this pedal.

(9 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Horrible Pedal!

By Metal Madness666

from Ny

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

This is the absolute WORST pedal I have ever played. The tone sucks, the distortion sounds like nothing but static. The only reasson I bought it to begin with is because my Boss Metal Zone broke, and I didn't have the money for another one. This seemed like a fair deal, but it is just so bad. The volume of Pinch harmonics are so low on this thing, plus the material is really cheap. Its such a shame too, becuase I've never wrote a bad review for an item. Horrible pedal. Think twice before buying. Done.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Good

By GibsonKerrigan

from Medford, MA

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

I play an Ibanez gax30 guitar (upgraded with a gfs dream 90 bridge pickup) into a vox vr30 with reverb. This pedal produces some nice tones but can be a little harsh if you're not careful. the 3 knobs it provides allows for plenty of tweakability ranging from a vintage fuzz to total distortion. It is definitely a solid-state sound so don't buy this expecting to get the warmth that a tube or tube-emulation pedal would provide. Otherwise, a great stompbox.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for Budget Players!!!

By DoubleRDiamond

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

The Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion pedal really surprised me! I was expecting very little when I bought this pedal because of the price. To say I was surprised is an understatement when I plugged it in. It has some really nice fat but warm distortion tones that are adjustable to your preferences. If you want a southern rock sound or a classic rock sound, this pedal will help get you there. I highly recommend the Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion pedal!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the price.

By SnakerJaker

from Indiana

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

I got this pedal because of the price and because I have the Fab Chorus pedal and really like it's sound and quality. the Fab Distortion pedal is a good pedal for its price, but when I try to do leads it sounds like a cheap pedal, it sounds fuzzy instead of a clear lead sound. overall a good pedal, I would reccomend it, but it should be used for riffing/chords, not leads.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By MET

from New Jersey

Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

This product performs as well as any higher priced models. You can't beat it for the price!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this pedal..great tone,..quiet,..ridiculously affordabl

By jvp

from central Ohio

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Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

everything great

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