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Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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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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Review Snapshot®

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DanelectroD-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

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 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 1 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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        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

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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