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Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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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... 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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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.

FEATURES

Realistic tube overdrive 
Responsive
Versatile
Level, Tone, and O.D. (Overdrive) knobs
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One year parts and labor warranty on guitars and amps.


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DanelectroD-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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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A little disappointed

The excellent reviews prompted me to try this product. However I find it rolls off the highs too much, even with the TONE turned all the way up. The tone it does produce...Read complete review

The excellent reviews prompted me to try this product. However I find it rolls off the highs too much, even with the TONE turned all the way up. The tone it does produce is decent and very usable, but not what it could have been. I don't think it could be used for country as the twang is removed from a Tele.

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(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Blues OD!

By Electric Bill Pylon

from Pearl City, IN

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

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.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fab2

By lostart

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!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Pedal for Overdriven Sounds!

By rock4jc

from Raleigh, NC

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

This pedal is one of my favorites. It has 3 knobs, it's very simple to operate. The overdrive this pedal creates is amazing. You won't find any beter tube sounding overdrive pedal for anywhere near this price. This pedal won't do metal but it will do anything from classic to modern rock. The pedal is made out of plastic but it is very thick, you would have to run it over with a car to break it. The bottom of the pedal is metal with a rubber grip on the bottom to keep it from moving on slick floors. The only part I would worry about is the footswitch which is plastic and fairly weak, but it won't break unless you do something like jump on it with all your weight. This pedal will last pretty well on batteries but I reccomend getting a 1Spot ac adapter as they are really convienient.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best deal on an overdrive

By ANTHONY L

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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive

By Pablo

from Glendale, CA

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

This overdrive pedal does its job. It's not fancy or anything like that, but it works well. I like using this pedal along with the overdrive on my amp, it makes a great sound. This pedal feels a little cheap, but it seems sturdy and reliable.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprising find!

By William

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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice pedal

By Brian

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.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A decent overdrive at a price that cannot be beat!

By Bluesbird54

from Guilford, CT

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

The Fab Overdrive is worth every penny. The pedal is made of strong durable plastic and the indicator light is bright blue and easy to see. There are 3 adjustment knobs, one for O.D., one for Tone and one for Level. You can go from a very light, subtle overdrive to a screaming blues-rock sound with the turn of a knob. This pedal doesn?t get muddy sounding unless you turn everything up all the way. In comparison to the Fab Distortion and Metal pedals this pedal is just about silent while the other two were pretty noisy. I play the pedal through a 120 watt Roland Jazz Chorus with a little reverb and it sounds really amazing. I highly recommend this pedal to anyone because of the low price. Add it to your arsenal!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Pedal

By Thomas Greenhalge

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

True overdrive

By Big Mac

from Orlando, Fl

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  • 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.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Tone

      By GibsonKerrigan

      from Medford, MA

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

      I bought this based on the many 5-star reviews. I would say this is a very good overdrive for the price. It misses the tube sound however - that is nearly impossible to get with solid state. Still this is a good sounding pedal - better than the circuit that is in my practice amp (also solid state). I reserve 5 stars for the best putting this one at 4 to 4.5. I would replace it if I lost it and the fun part is I can share it with other musicians and not worry about the cost if it breaks. Some concern about the plastic construction.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for the money

      By Randy

      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      OK overdrive for little money

      By Anonymous

      from Yardley, PA

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

      You can't beat FAB pedals if you are just starting off and want to try some different sounds or if you are on a tight budget. This pedal is a bit noisier than its more expensive counterparts, and yes, it's made of plastic, but what do you want for this price? You can buy all the FAB pedals for the price of one Boss or Ibanez, experiment with what you like, and upgrade if it makes sense. If not, you still have a very usable board. That said, I switched to a TS9 Tube Screamer and there is a world of difference (in both price and sound quality). This pedal was worth the price to let me know I like the overdriven sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      can't beat it

      By SamO

      from Malden, MA

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

      This is a great pedal, for the price you cant beat it. I was very surprised the such a cheap pedal had such great tone. I works very well to play it through a clean amp or you can use it to give a little boost to an already distorted amp. it is not quite as versatile as I would have liked, but its worth double the money. I would recommend this pedal to anyone who wants to get a great overdrive sound without having to spend alot of money

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for the Money

      By Gettinbetter

      from near Chicago

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

      Ok, maybe this dosn't sound like a vintage Tube Screamer. But do you really expert a pedal under $20 to perform like high end gear? This is the perfect overdrive pedal to get you started. You could beat the features on this pedal, but you're gonna have to pay 2-3 times as much as what this will put you out. I liked the overdriven sound this pedal puts out so much, I went out and bought by first tube amp. I still use this once and awhile to give lead lines a little more boost. If you're just starting to play, buy a few of these Dano pedals to play around with. They may not be the last pedals you ever buy, but they'll help you figure out what tone is "just right" for you.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Buy

      By Robert Mabry

      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.

       
      4.0

      Average drive at a great price.

      By Stephany

      from undisclosed

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

      A very average drive pedal for an outstanding price. Great first drive pedal.

       
      3.0

      A little disappointed

      By FingerPickingTed

      from Palm Harbor, Florida

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      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        The excellent reviews prompted me to try this product. However I find it rolls off the highs too much, even with the TONE turned all the way up. The tone it does produce is decent and very usable, but not what it could have been. I don't think it could be used for country as the twang is removed from a Tele.

         
        5.0

        Massive sound for the price

        By Sonny Blues

        from Grafton Ohio

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

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

          This pedal is by far the best bang for our buck

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not worth the money

          By matt1

          from New Jersey

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

          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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