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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 p... Read More

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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.

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  • Realistic tube overdrive
  • Responsive
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DanelectroD-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Blues OD!

I've been using this for a while now. Let me tell you, you can't find a better deal. I've used a lot of pedals in my day, and this one has the sound...Read complete review

I've been using this for a while now. Let me tell you, you can't find a better deal. I've used a lot of pedals in my day, and this one has the sound I've been looking for all my life, not to distorted, just a nice warm overdrive, like early Stones. Yes, it's made of plastic, but if you don't abuse it, it will last you a long time. Mine is still in perfect condition, take care of your equipment, you'll be better off that way. Just try it for yourself, it's only $15.00.

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Not worth the money

This pedal is a discrace. First of all it is incredibly poorly made. The pedal itself is plastic and I feel as though if I were to "stomp on this...Read complete review

This pedal is a discrace. First of all it is incredibly poorly made. The pedal itself is plastic and I feel as though if I were to "stomp on this stompbox" it would break in half. Second off, the controls are unconventional and not the easiest to change. The button part of the pedal is small, making it hard when your rocking out and trying to turn it on. The sound, well lets just say its no Boss distortion or Tube screamer. Save your money, save your ears, buy a better pedal.

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5.0

True overdrive

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from Orlando, Florida

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Inexpensive

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      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is great for a classic rock or southern rock sound. Adds a lot of boost to your tone if you run it clean as well. Sweet tube overdrive sound. Similar to a tube screamer in my opinion.

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      5.0

      nice pedal

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      from salt lake city utah

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      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Let me start out by saying I am a seasoned beginner. My rig is one of the silvertone package deals and I wanted to get a better sound for my amp. The amp sounds decently clean but the distortion is not so great. I originally wanted to buy a new amp but with my money situation it is not on the menu right now. I had been looking at the Danelectro fab pedals for a while now and I thought I could maybe get a bit better sound with one. You really can't beat the price, and the reviews looked good. The pedal arrived 2 days earlier than expected and the packaging was good. The unit comes in a box inside a lightweight cloth bag. I thought this was a nice touch. I plugged it in using an old cable I had for a while. Unfortunately, the cable has a short and I was only able to get it to work for a while (need to get another instrument cable tonight). However, the sounds I did get were a big improvement from before. It sounded good with the amp on clean and it boosted the volume and added a nice overdriven sound. Just what I was looking for. I was after a nice classic rock sound and I got a decent sound with more character and sustain than before. I did not get much of a chance to use it with the amp settings on dirty but I will be playing around with it as soon as I get a new cable to see what I can get with different amp settings and pickup positions. I also have to say that my biggest concern before I purchased was the sturdyness of the unit, but was surpised that it seams fairly sturdy if not abused. For the price, I think it is a pretty sweet deal and I will be purchasing other Dano pedals in the future.

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      5.0

      Surprising find!

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      from Tampa, FL

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I was hesitant to buy this pedal because of the price, but I was pleasantly surprised when I received it. The heavy gauge plastic it is made from is very solid, you would have to stomp it like an elephant to break it. As far as tone quality goes it's great. Nice distortion effects without giving lots of excess noise in background. Almost sounds like a fuzz box from years ago to some degree. Pedal is powered by a 9v batter or you can get an adapter. Easy to use, easy to set up and easy to carry. If this is in your bag of tricks you won't be disappointed. For the money it's a good bang for the buck!

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      5.0

      Good Buy

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      from Huntland, Tennessee

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Pedal works great with my harps and you can't beat the price.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best deal on an overdrive

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      from WA

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Well Iv been on the market for a overdrive for awhile, I bought an OCD but wasn't impressed with it for the price and returned it. Well I stumbled upon the FAB Overdrive used at guitar center. It has the exact overdrive I'm looking for, not gainy at all, just the right amount of crunch and very warm. Only thing that's cheap about this pedal is its plastic but if you aren't ridicules and literately stomp on this thing you'll be good to go. I love this pedal, I haven't stopped playing with it since I bought it. This is worth every penny, try one of these before spending $140 on the popular OCD or the tube screamer. I recommend this for Blues. Grunge, Punk, Rock, definitely not for Metal or anything heavy like that, just keep that in mind.

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      4.0

      i dont own just tried

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      from gaylord mi

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      ive tried this pedal at the store and when i get the time and money to buy it IM GONA! its a wunderbar pedal and totaly worth the fifteen bucks to buy it. i recomend if your budget is low and you need an overdrive that you get it because you wont be let down. but it is plastic so thats the downside just dont abuse it and dont call it a stomp box.... because thats one thing it isnt.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Pedal

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      from Westminster, CA

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal works great for my OD needs. It's an inexpensive pedal, but works as well as pedals costing twice as much. I own several Danelectro pedals, and they all do what they're suppost to do. I consider them a great value. Thank you, Danelectro and Guitar Center for your support.

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fab2

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      from AC, NJ

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      A great overdrive pedal to compliment any amplifier package. The limitations are just within the players willingness to experiment all the possibilities. Can't say anything but the price is exceptional!

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for the money

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      from Tennessee

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      It has tons of volume gain and can be set from slight over drive to high gain. I use it with a small practice amp at the campground. Works great for this. Does not use battery when input is unpluged.

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      1.0

      Worse Pedal I've bought,only one good thing!

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      from Fountain Hills

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      When you play with it,there is constant "White Noise",Hard to perfect tone,hard to not hear "crisp" string noise (unless thats what your aiming for,I personally recommend using a regular wah-wah pedal set on high) Overdrive isn't too great,this pedal hasn't been in my loop since I can remember,only great for beginners,I suggest not realying on this pedal all too much...

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