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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 
Killer sustain
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DanelectroD-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

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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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(67 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Crunch, Bad Quality

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

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.

(25 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good, want to get the other one's also.

By Capz7809

from S.I, New York

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

If you are a new guitar player or even an veteran player this is a good pedal. I first found the pedal when I was at the counter placeing my item of the counter and saw in big letter's FAB pedal with a big 14.99 on top of it. I asked one of the workers if I would be able to try it about and he glady said sure. Once playing for a couple of minutes I said to myself "what the heck" why not get it. Once I got home I checked on FAB's site and found a whole bunch of other pedal sound's as well. This is an over all great item that I would give to anyone. Only thing to caution is try not to really be rough on it. It is made of plastic. But that is the absolute only flaw in the product!

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing pedal for the price!

By Me

from Iowa

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

When I bought this pedal I didn't expect it to be quite as good as it is. I got it as a mess around pedal. So her it goes. It adds lots of gain, and is great for not only metal but hard rock, and if you have a stratocaster and turn the gain knob down it gets a great blues tone! I love it! and well...as for being made out of plastic, I got over it. Just be gentle with in. THIS IS NOT A STOMP BOX!!!! I can't stress that enough! All in all it is a good starter pedal!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

this pedal is pretty cool

By geddy reyes

from las vegas nevada

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

i think that this pedal is realy cool if you have a small amp that doesnt have lots of gain on the distortion..this pedal has lots of gain and squeel harmonicks sound awsome..the only thing i dont like about it is that it sounds too trebblely and doesnt have enough bass.. other than that this pedal is realy good for 15 bucks..

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Love the sound, but be careful.

By Barren

from Pembroke Pines,FL

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

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.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Waste of 15 bucks

By Blake

from ann arbor, MI

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

Junk, pure junk. Dont waste your time, save another 25-30 bucks and get a boss. Sounds horrible, crackly, and it hums like hell. I cant believe i wasted the effort to get this. I had sold my old metal master a long time ago cuz i was strapped for cash, so i said screw 15 bucks reviews arnt bad ill giive it a shot. Wow was i wrong. I know its not my equipment either.....Jackson soloist and marshal amp....

(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

im ashamed to saiy i have this

By skippmiester

from RI

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

when i bought it i had to paiy 20 bucks but i had no clue on the prices of things in guitar stores it wasnt bad at first but as i started listening to my self i heard the color in the distortion and wayyy too much feedback and it ate up batteries like nothing i wouldnt recommend goin on stage with this unless you aim for a huge buzz when you play

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice pedal to start on, but it won't last you long

By Arkady

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

I bought this pedal when I was first trying out effects on my electric violin. I needed sometime cheap and easy, because I wasn't sure how it would sound. This pedal gave me exactly that. It has a decent crunch, but it tends to sound messy. My biggest problem was that it didn't even last me 6 months. It can't take much abuse, so if you play hard and you play a lot it won't last. It's a decent pedal if you're just starting out on effects and aren't sure what you want, but overall I'd say go with a better quality pedal. They are more expensive, but I really think you get what you pay for.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Affordable Mayhem

By Magoo59

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

Danelectro has come up with a line of effects pedals that EVERYONE can afford. The FAB Metal distortion pedal will help you get your mayhem on. The Level and Gain controls helps you to adjust your level of "ugly". The tone control gives a wide tone sweep, from murky to brittle and everything in between. Pinch harmonics are a breeze if your style ranges from Zakk Wylde to early Billy Gibbons. This pedal will give you major attitude when you plug in. However, two small drawbacks; the pedal is a little noisy and though the housing is made of rugged plastic, it probably won't last through a national tour. But at this price, who cares? However, if you love to jam in the garage, basement or do the occasional local gig, this is a fun pedal loaded with aural malice.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bad Sound Quality

By onemanband464

from Glenside, PA

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

This pedal is a great deal moneywise. You probably won't ever find another pedal this cheap. However, it is not a good sound quality. It is not a full tone. There is not much effect on the sound of the guitar. This pedal is too good to be true.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shockinly Great

By Derek Dittberner

from Mazomanie, WI

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

i got this pedal free when i bought a crybaby so i was figureing hey its plastic its prolly not so good but i was really shocked when i plugged it in and played it has great sound and is really easy to figure out id definatley reccomend it and as cheap as it is anyone can afford it and i guarantee you wont be disapointed

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

BEGINERS PEDAL

By ROCK STAR!

from CHICAGO! IL

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

This pedal is for beginers who want just to check it out and fiddle around with it. It's worth the money though. If you only have 20 bucks to spend on a pedal than get it, but if you want something good spend a little more money and get some thing else. THE GOOD:) It's a GREAT value and is good for starters. THE BAD :( It's WAY too loud and the volume is very hard to controll. It somtimes sounds like a tin can rattling. In conclusion, this a great pedal for beginers but only worth what it costs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome pedal

By bass man

from new york

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

i got this over a boss distortion i play 5 and 4 string basses it works great you do have to unplug to keep battery life up great sound

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(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.

 
4.0

Would totally buy again.

By Robert

from undisclosed

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Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

Sounds awesome for the price. I use it a lot. But, just a heads up, don't leave it plugged in when you're not using it if you're running it on battery power. It drains fairly quick that way. Also, it does not come with a DC 9V thingy, so that's a bit of a bummer. But, aside from that, awesome pedal.

 
5.0

Good deal

By Ken

from undisclosed

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Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

Really not a metal guy, but like to experiment. For money, good deal!

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