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Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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  • Level, Tone, Gain controls
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DanelectroD-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (18)
  • Responsive (14)
  • Excellent sound quality (13)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Good selection of effects (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (18)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Performances (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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4.0

Adds a nice bite to the sound.

By JMT

from Tucson

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    On it's own it's crunchy and loud. That's what it should be. If you set it over halfway on the gain it really hums loudly. Good thing I run it lower.
    But I mixed this with a fuzz pedal and I can crank out some really rich, beefy riffs with the combo.

     
    4.0

    Surprisingly awesome

    By Nathan

    from Michigan

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive controls
    • Retains clarity with heavy gain

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

      I recently joined a progressive metal band and decided to try this pedal out as an alternative to my usual high gain tube sound. I haven't tried other "metal" pedals but I really think this is a great sounded pedal. I used it at practice the other day and it made a noticeable impact on the heavier/ nastier parts of our newest song. For an easy 15, it's definitely worth a try. You will most likely love it.

       
      4.0

      Great for the price

      By Immiscible

      from Aurora

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Great Price
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

        The product is cheap, and amazing for the price

         
        4.0

        Good pedal

        By Immiscible

        from Aurora

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

          This product is best used to get low distortion from a clean sound

           
          1.0

          I was looking for crunch... but all i got was hiss.

          By Heavy

          from Ames, IA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality
            • sounded like a transistor radio between stations

            Best Uses

              Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

              right out of the box it was all hiss. I might have got a bad one, sent it back. I received the fab echo and the fab chorus at the same time and was very happy with them. The cheap Dano's seem to be hit or miss. For the money it was worth a try.

               
              5.0

              works great

              By Michael

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

              Perfect for my needs.

               
              5.0

              PERFECT

              By Ramsey

              from Lynchburg, VA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

                This pedal is perfect for what i needed

                 
                5.0

                Forget "Great For The Price" this is just GREAT!!!

                By 665.....Almost Evil!

                from North Hollywood California

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Brutal
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Great "Mids"
                • Metal Up The Ying Yang!!!

                Cons

                • Knob orientation takes some getting use to.....

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

                Love how the "Mids" are set, no scooped mids, but not too much!

                 
                5.0

                Just what I needed

                By Builder Rob

                from Beech Island SC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

                  Good tones

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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