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Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal  

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It faithfully re-creates the Foxx Tone Machine from the early '70s, the best 'octave up' effect of all time. For piercing, shrieking, scalp-searing solos, you NEED this machine.

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It faithfully re-creates the Foxx Tone Machine from the early '70s, the best 'octave up' effect of all time. For piercing, shrieking, scalp-searing solos, you NEED this machine.

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DanelectroDJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Great Pedal and Great Look

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from California

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

I got this pedal from a friend pretty cheap and he hadnt used it yet. The minute i plugged this pedal in I fell in love with it. I was gonna get as Boss DS-1, but this pedal is pretty great. Its my first pedal and so far i really dig it. I would recommend it. Ill most likely look into purchasing some more Danelectro Pedals.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

those seeking sonic adventure

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from Boston, MA

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

I became interested in buying a fuzz pedal mainly because I was getting tired of having two overdrive/distortion pedals which didn't offer enough contrast. Granted, there was a difference, but when playing live it really just sounded like I was using "drive, and more drive". I realized that what I needed was something that actually sounds drastically different in order to convey a contrast in sound when performing. By itself it might sound a little bit disgusting to some players, when cutting through the mess of a live situation, it actually makes sense to have something sounding a little weird in order to stand out. Now, as far as the pedal itself. I find it very versatile tonally. The "tone" knob changes the sound from super thick, to thin and raspy and all places in between, you will find a spot that works. The octave mode actually tracks notes well, and when playing chords and intervals gives you a really radical, out of control, almost ring modulated sound which is great for freak out noise generating fun! Unlike other vintage modeled fuzz pedals, which I think some people won't like, is the fact that it's not very touch sensitive and doesn't "clean up" well when rolling down your volume knob. It just works best cranked up. The pedal's gain range is more in the heavy end of things, but you can get some less maxed out sounds at the very beginning of the gain range. the more obvious things about this pedal are that it's cheap and cheaply made and probably won't survive as long as more expensive pedals due to it's fragility. That of course is also it's appeal because you won't have to pay much to get the sounds of a vintage fuzz box!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Screaming Distortion! *NOT* an octave pedal though.

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from Bay Shore, NY

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

The French Toast pedal has distortion that cuts like a knife. It puts out a ton of treble and the distortion it does is very old-school, which is a plus if you're into that sort of thing (and I know I am!) Flipping down the Octave switch will turn on the "Octave up" effect, which makes the tone even more piercing and gives it a bit of a more synthetic sound. The octave up effect is cool but it's mixed in a lot lower than the dry signal, so it's not at all like something you'd get from using a Digitech Whammy Pedal or an Electroharmonix Micro POG. Basically it's just a distortion pedal. That being said, it's a really cool distortion pedal, it's dirt cheap, and I highly recommend it.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little fuzz pedal

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from Madison, Wisconsin

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

This pedal is definitely a good one for the price. you can put the EQ down and the Distortion up for a cool low fuzz, or put the EQ all the way up and turn on the octave for a very Jack White-sounding guitar solo. If money isn't an issue, one would be better off getting the Electroharmonix P.O.G. but if your looking for a bargain, this is definitely a B+ pedal.

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(20 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Look elsewhere...

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from Dallas, TX

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

If Boss pedals are built like tanks, Danelectros are built like Ford Pin. The first day I bought this, I was adjusting the knobs, and I heard something funny...kinda like the radio. I found that if I touched the metal switch, I could actually make out what they were saying on a local station. This thing is made of plastic, so NO SHIELDING whatsoever. Plus, it sounds really terrible. Heck, even Danelectro makes much better pedals, like their regular overdrive. For $40, your money is best spent on a different pedal.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A wonderful sounding octave fuzz

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from Amherst, MA

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

The fuzz from the French Toast is fantastic. I was shooting for the fuzz tone in George Harrison's "What Is Life?" and this gets me much closer than most pedals in the same price range (I went through an Ibanez FZ-7 and a DOD Flashback Fuzz, but neither sounded very natural, or good, to me). I don't use the octave effect much, not because it doesn't sound good, which it does, but because I don't have as much use for it. Every once in a while I'll flip it on to give a little edginess to my solos (although I wish they'd given it a more robust switch so I wouldn't have to worry about breaking it when I try to switch it with my foot). Construction could be better; the housing and footswitch both don't seem like they'll take a lot of abuse, and it would be really nice to have an LED, but overall I really can't complain about it. As with most of the other Mini series pedals, I think Danelectro really got this one right.

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(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Muddy sound

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from Reno, NV

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

I own several Danelectro effects pedals, and I have been impressed with the others. The French Toast Octave Distortion was not that impressive, however. The distortion lacks the drive that I like and you can hardly hear the octave in the mix. It mostly just sounds like a muddy distortion. If you are looking for an octave/distortion mix, buy the Danelectro Chili Dog Octave pedal and mix it with a good distortion pedal. This is definitely not Danelectro's best pedal.

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yeah!!!

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from Cary NC

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

This danelectro octaver/fuzz pedal is awesome! It can give you a wide range of sounds many of which are reminiscent of the music of Jimi Hendrix, it can also give you very different fuzz sounds to make all your own. It is a very cool pedal and not very expensive, it is next on my to buy list.

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