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Overview

  • Realistic tube overdrive
  • Responsive
  • Versatile
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $25.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $13.01
  • Your Price:
    $1199

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Coveted overdrive sounds in a fab little pedal.

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

Seriously saturated tube amp tone in a sweet Dano box. How can you go wrong? Order the D-2 today!

 
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DanelectroD-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One Year Later :~)

This is by far the very best OD pedal I've ever used - but only with tube amps.

With Solid State Amps - not so good - Noisy, Hissy,...Read complete review

This is by far the very best OD pedal I've ever used - but only with tube amps.

With Solid State Amps - not so good - Noisy, Hissy, Crackly... (not the pedal's fault, as I am of the opinion that Danelectro may have made the D-2 FAB pedal specifically for/to drive tubes).

But pushing "Tubes?" - Ooooohhhhhh yeah...!

BTW - Was thinking of swapping out the pups on 2 of my guitars before getting this pedal in order to get a hotter tone/sound. But with this little baby, that is no longer necessary I am very happy to say :~)
Exactly what it should have, which is exactly what I needed, delivering it all in supreme style.

Feel free to call it a "Steal of the Century" at this price.
Not made of metal, but the plastic is stout and sturdy, the controls taut, but fluid.

I hope for it to one day to be made of metal so I can get a couple more if so (they are definite keepers).
I use this pedal on my Carvin MTS-3200 100W Tube Head loaded with JJ ECC83's / E34L's. Not only does it push these tubes terrifically, but with zero noise and mud, with absolute, stellar clarity, no matter the settings.

How great is that...?

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't get it

Yes, it's cheap. Yes, it adds some overdrive vibe. Maybe I just don't get what overdrive is. The problem is that I'd need to use an outboard eq after the D-2...Read complete review

Yes, it's cheap. Yes, it adds some overdrive vibe. Maybe I just don't get what overdrive is. The problem is that I'd need to use an outboard eq after the D-2 to keep it from drastically altering the tone. I like the fuzzy quality of an overdrive but I don't want to lose the high end sparkle that I lose when I use this. Any guitar amp that has an overdrive channel is going to do a better job of keeping your tone where you want it. But in a pinch this will do. To get an idea of what I mean compare this to just using a tube preamp and you can tell right away how much the D-2 changes the overall tone.

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4.0

worth the money spent

By Joe

from New Orleans

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Sound Easy To Use

Cons

  • Doesn't Work On Battery

Best Uses

  • Live Setting

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

probably won't use it on battery but would like the option.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice

By Frank B

from Huntington, NY

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Limited Selection Of Effects

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

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

Good device does the job for the cheap.

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5.0

Great pedal and awesome price

By Joe

from Bridgeport ct

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Great pedal even better price. You can't go wrong with this

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      4.0

      Great pedal for the money. Got another.

      By wade

      from columbia, sc

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      Pros

      • Cheap Works Easy To Use
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

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

      Buy one or two. Really good for xmas gifts to grandkids, if they play.

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      4.0

      Awesome!

      By GregS

      from Lufkin, TX

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

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

        For the money one can't go wrong. Perfect for practice, no, I probably wouldn't go on the road professionally with it. I can't speak for everyone else, as I have read some bad reviews on this product, but I am happy with my purchase. No it's not a high end effects pedal so don't be expecting high end results and you'll be very pleased with this pedal.

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        5.0

        Excellent pedal

        By Gary-gR_gO

        from South Carolina

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I use this pedal for a lighter distortion, and I use the FAB metal for the heavier stuff. This pedal comes very close to a tube screamer, and I love it.

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          4.0

          Good value

          By mjg10x

          from Atlanta, GA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

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

            This was my first effects pedal, so I was not sure what to expect. I purchased the Danelectro based on price and reviews. I am not disappointed because of the value but I have not found the right sound with it yet. This may be due to using it with smaller solid state amps or a lower-end guitar. I plan to try it on a friend's tube amp and see if there is a difference. Still worth buying to add effects to your repertoire.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hits Way Above Its Weight!

            By Cosmic Fox

            from Milwaukee, WI

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Selection Of Effects
            • None

            Best Uses

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

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

            Playing live is where the rubber meets the road with mass produced gear. Got huge response to the tone of this little guy! Added nice, rounded, bell-like tone to a Texas Special loaded Strat played through a small tube amp. Quiet too! Concerns about durability of on-off switch don't apply, as I set this on the amp and leave it on all the time. Huge bang for the buck!

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            3.0

            D-2 Fab Overdrive

            By mudpuppy

            from Tennessee

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Not Responsive

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            Overral good quality;does not come with battery;access to battery not good but for the price,really cool!

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            5.0

            good overdrive

            By T.J

            from wv

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

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

              this is a good overdrive doesn't effect the sound of you rig does what it ment to do sounds good can't beat the price

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