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Loads of midrange and high-frequency output will take your metal tone to wicked new levels. Unleash harmonic squeals and massive amounts of sustain with ease. Level, Tone, and Gain knobs provide simpl... Read More

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Loads of midrange and high-frequency output will take your metal tone to wicked new levels. Unleash harmonic squeals and massive amounts of sustain with ease. Level, Tone, and Gain knobs provide simple yet effective control.

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DanelectroD-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 56 reviews)

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Nice Crunch, Bad Quality

This pedal sounds as awesome as some of the other leading brands' metal pedals out there. It's got a great crunch and very severe sounding distortion. It's got a significant volume boost too,...Read complete review

This pedal sounds as awesome as some of the other leading brands' metal pedals out there. It's got a great crunch and very severe sounding distortion. It's got a significant volume boost too, so there's no mistaking the thick meaty tone coming out of this thing. However, it is probably the epitome of mediocre craftsmanship. Mine started breaking after about a month, because it started adding this nastly buzz just by being turned on. The footswitch button is really cheap and flimsy. This is definitely not intended to be used as a "stomp" box, if you know what I mean. I tried slamming my switch with my shoes on and the plastic broke. For the price, however, you cant really go wrong, especially if you are experimenting with new sounds. But more something more permanent, go for a boss or digitech.

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Love the sound, but be careful.

This pedal has amazing tone for different purposes like those fade out guitar parts to just the average Pantera sound, but the price tells a lot about the endurance of the pedal. Mine fell...Read complete review

This pedal has amazing tone for different purposes like those fade out guitar parts to just the average Pantera sound, but the price tells a lot about the endurance of the pedal. Mine fell once, and just once and it gave me this screeching feedback-like sound which I liked for certain songs, and a few days after the volume was normal then it slowly went down to nothing and my pedal didn't work anymore so you have to be careful with it like other Dan-O Pedals made of plastic.Other than that it is an awesome pedal I do recommend it, to who every plays metal or just want to get a nice fuzz with their distortion.

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5.0

PERFECT

By Ramsey

from Lynchburg, VA

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

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    This pedal is perfect for what i needed

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    4.0

    Gets the job done

    By Keith

    from Nashville, TN

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    Bought for my 8yr old aspiring guitarist who wanted more of a 'crunch' sound. The pedal definitely adds the distortion he wanted and at a good price. The item did NOT come with plug-in cord, but will run on a 9V battery. Unfortunately, it eats batteries within a few days, so I ended up buying an $8 cord from Radio Shack.

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    4.0

    Good for the price, but not incredible

    By Taner

    from Womelsdorf, PA

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    While this pedal is adequate for the size, it is not a phenomenal pedal in disguise. The gain and tone cannot be up together while it is on, it creates a nasty hiss/ scream in the background of each note. That being said, it is not an awful pedal in any way, but turn the drive down on your amplifier before turning up the gain.

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    4.0

    Can't ask for much more value.

    By Joshua Booty

    from Houston, TX

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    Looking at some of these negative reviews makes me wonder what kind of sound quality they were expecting out of a 20 (actually 15) dollar effects pedal. It worked for what I needed it for, a cheap way to add some latency free distortion to my bass. Not gonna start a rave about it's sound quality, or "pure distortion" but it's good enough for me.

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    5.0

    Sick

    By Joshua G

    from Sidney, Ohio

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    I just got the Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal pedal and the tone is just sick. Sounds like real distortion. I now prefer Danelectro over my Boss Metal Core pedal. I've also used DigiTech pedals before as well and I didn't like those too much either but Danelectro is the best pedal I've used so far. The FAB Metal pedal is also good for drop tuned metal, I play in drop d. (D-e). Sounds killer in standard tuning metal too. I recommend getting this guitar pedal all the way.

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    5.0

    good for the price

    By jacob

    from gaylord, MI

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    its an amazing pedal for the amazing price, i bought this today hopeing to make my amps distortion sound better... and i got exactly what i was looking for... dont waist your cash on a pedal that costs 40, 50, 60! bucks when this one is just as good if not better than the others, well i guesse what im trying to say is this is the best for the price hope you enjoy it as much as i do.

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    5.0

    nice pedal

    By Chris

    from Las cruces, NM

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    I got this pedal a couple weeks ago. It has dramatically improved the sound of my guitar. All I have at home to play on is a fender sp-10 and using the drive button on it was the only way to get distortion. That was ok when I was just playing on my Starcaster that the amp came with, but after I got my RG2EX1 I felt like I needed something to kick up the quality a bit. This pedal did the trick. I think my next step will be getting a better amp. With my cheap amp I have now I can't turn the gain up much, but it still makes that RG sound like a beast. Even though it is made of plastic it feels really sturdy. I wouldn't start stomping on it or anything but it is durable and easy to use. I would absolutly recommend this pedal to any one that needs to get good metal sound on a budget.

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    4.0

    Awesome Pedal

    By Jimmy Dean

    from Nashville, IN

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    This pedal is amazing i just got it the other day. At first i thought there was a problem with the pedal. Turns out that the knobs were just different then my other pedals, i thought that i had turned the volume all the way down when in actuallity i had the everything turned up all the way. if your pedal starts to screech really loud just turn the knobs to the right not the left. but over all this is an amazing pedal for the price.

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    5.0

    this pedal is the $#:+

    By guitar pro

    from del city, oklahoma

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    this pedal is great and has an amazing distortion sound I recommend using a power supply though because 9v suck!!! and even though this pedal is made of plastic I still stomped on it and it never once messed up on me.......i have had it for over 4 months now!!!! but this pedal!!!

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    3.0

    okay

    By Dan

    from Girard,OH

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    good pedal and nice distortion. woudn't recomend for a stratocaster style guitar with single coil pickups. only humbuckers. its made of okay plastic but if you take care of it it won't break. very edgy distortion.also boosts the volume up ALOT. i almost blew my amp when played at high volume. shook my house. neighbers weren't very pleased. i put it at three because i have single coil pickups and doesnt sound good. would be good for humbuckers though. overall good quality for certain guitars.

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