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Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • Realistic tube overdrive
  • Responsive
  • Versatile
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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
 
4.5

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Excellent sound quality (13)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (4), Novice (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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5.0

Great Danelectro Pedal!

By JoeKroll57

from Dayton, OH

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      A lot of the music I play is 70's classic hard rock. As I've developed as a guitar player I've realized that using straight ahead distortion is the wrong sound for certain songs. I realized that what I needed to add to my arsenal was a nice overdrive sound that gave me some breakup and boost but without crossing the line into distortion territory. Since I already own two Danelectro pedals (the FAB Distortion and FAB Chorus-both of which are awesome pedals, BTW) I decided I would buy the FAB Overdrive. This pedal was exactly what I was looking for. This pedal gave me some great classic rock tones when used with my Epiphone G-400 and Epiphone Les Paul Special I. (This pedal along with the P-90's in my Les Paul are an especially tasty combo!) All of the Danelectro FAB pedals are made of a tough plastic which I have found to be very durable. I see no need to jump down on and try to smash my pedals when I hit the footswitch as some other people must do, so I have never had a problem with the shells of these pedals breaking or cracking. I also like the bright LED lights on the Danelectro pedals. They leave no question as to whether or not the pedal is on. All in all I highly recommend this pedal if you are looking for a nice overdriven classic rock sound. For that matter, I recommend all of the Danelectro FAB pedals. They sound great and are affordable to boot. What more could you ask for?

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      5.0

      Nice Crunch

      By Todd

      from Verona, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        I bought this for my son to learn with. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but wanted something that would give a good crunch. The D-2 Fab met both criteria! For the price you really can't go wrong. I may buy some other effects from Danelectro. Nice product.

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        4.0

        Does What It Should for a Modest Price

        By Casino Boogie

        from Annapolis Maryland

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Inexpensive
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        I bought this to warm up a small solid state practice amp and it does that nicely. It would be no substitute for a better OD pedal on a more powerful amp. It's really, really cheap but made of plastic rather than metal.

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        5.0

        Great O/D pedal

        By patt murphy

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

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

          I bought this for boosting leads with a minimal amount of O/D. It turns out that when the gain is turned up, it delivers a nice heavy classic rock midranged sound.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Unusable

          By The Big Dipper

          from SLC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • METAL
          • Super Noisy

          Cons

          • Noisy
          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Super Noisy
          • Unusable

          Best Uses

          • Gag Gift
          • Holding Down My Papers
          • Holding Down Papers

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

          Bought this during the Memorial Day sale 2014 when it was marked down a lot. Instead of returning it, I'll just take the loss. Maybe I'll take it apart and try to get it to work.

          It is ridiculously noisy and unusable.

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          4.0

          worth the money spent

          By Joe

          from New Orleans

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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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              Verified Buyer

              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

              About Me Novice

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              Verified Buyer

              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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