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Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal  

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Overview

  • Level, Tone, Gain controls
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $27.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $12.01
  • Your Price:
    $1499

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Plug into the FAB Metal and hear your tone erupt!

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.

Features

  • Level, Tone, Gain controls

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DanelectroD-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (9)
    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    D-3 FAB Metal

    This pedal is a giant killer. As I've had the opportunity to try out other (higher priced) dirt boxes (particulary from boss and other danos), I've only grown to appreciate it...Read complete review

    This pedal is a giant killer. As I've had the opportunity to try out other (higher priced) dirt boxes (particulary from boss and other danos), I've only grown to appreciate it more. By itself it doesn't provide a whole lot of low end, but It does pump out searing, cutting mid range and top end, and offers up great harmonics... great for blistering leads. This is definitely a metal pedal, not a grunge pedal, with a grit free, piercing distortion. With the gain rolled back you can also get very competant classic rock and 80's metal tones

    It also plays well with other distortion pedals. For a heavier, chunkier, warmer sound, I put a cool cat metal I after it. For a grungier, dirtier, "jar of bees" sound, I put a cool cat fuzz v2 before it.

    Overall, I highly recommend it.
    It's got the basics... gain, level, and tone... no more... no less.
    Yes, it does have a plastic case, but it's solid and the knobs although not particularly heavy duty, are decent quality. Overall, the build quality of the FAB series pedals seems better to my eyes, than that of the higher priced dano mini pedals.
    This pedal would be a ridiculous bargain at twice the price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worth the Money

    You can't beat the price on these. I only use these for writing while I'm sitting aroud so I don't have to turn on my whole ProTools Rig. I own other Fab pedals...Read complete review

    You can't beat the price on these. I only use these for writing while I'm sitting aroud so I don't have to turn on my whole ProTools Rig. I own other Fab pedals & I intend to buy more of them.They seem pretty sturdy so they might hold up to the road, I can't comment on that. But for writing at home they're very nice!
    As far as the idiot on Youtube that smashes one with a hammer, Grown up Dude! Any pedal is going to break.
    All in All these are well worth it. Skip the 12 pack of Budwiser one night & buy one. You can't go wrong! I'm goning to buy more of the other Fab Padels as well.

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    5.0

    Very good unit for the price

    By Deyroo

    from Madisonville, Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

      Not much needs to be said when something does what it is advertised to do. This line of effects are made of heavy plastic but should still perform well with the smallest of care.

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      3.0

      Worth the Money

      By studioguy

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

        You can't beat the price on these. I only use these for writing while I'm sitting aroud so I don't have to turn on my whole ProTools Rig. I own other Fab pedals & I intend to buy more of them.They seem pretty sturdy so they might hold up to the road, I can't comment on that. But for writing at home they're very nice!
        As far as the idiot on Youtube that smashes one with a hammer, Grown up Dude! Any pedal is going to break.
        All in All these are well worth it. Skip the 12 pack of Budwiser one night & buy one. You can't go wrong! I'm goning to buy more of the other Fab Padels as well.

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        5.0

        HEAVY distortion !

        By Gary-gR_gO

        from South Carolina

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

          If you want extreme overdrive, this pedal is for you. For the amount of gain it will achieve, it's very quiet, and I can't say enough about the entire FAB line of pedals.

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          4.0

          Nice Pedal for the Money!

          By GregS

          from Lufkin, TX

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good sound

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects
          • No Ac Cord

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Practicing

          Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

          Nice pedal for the money. I think I paid under fifteen for mine. So I wasn't expexting an expensive pedal for fifteen big ones, therefore, I'm pleased with my purchase. Pleanty of gain & volume in this little dude. Would I take it on the road with Corey Taylor, probably not, but it works fine in my practice room...did I mention it was less than fifteen smackers delivered to my front door!

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          5.0

          Impressive for very little

          By Bo

          from Vancouver

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

          I must say I'm impressed and I was shocked really. I use a rack effects and boutique pedals etc. The fact that I replaced a Vox Cooltron Brit Boost with this pedal is really crazy. Don't be fooled by this little pedal. Its very inexpensive yes but I own a battery of pedals ranging from thirty to several hundred and this guy is fantastic as a boost. I have use very little gain or tone with volume at max but the tone I get is tight and fat. For what I play(Trash) its wonderful.

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          5.0

          Great buy

          By Travler

          from Dover OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

              Amazing sound at a wonderful price. Makes great gift

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              5.0

              The well priced distortion that could.

              By Hollowpoint 737

              from New York

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Jams
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

                what can I say its a nice little distortion and for the money its well worth having even if you only intend to use it at home.

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                5.0

                Amazing

                By CIC guitarist

                from Akron, Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

                  I've never thought something so cheap could sounds so professional , my brother actually had this and I wanted one for a while so I bought it. I've never been disappointed its distortion is good for all types especially nu metal or metalcore

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                  4.0

                  FUn to play with

                  By Jered McKenna

                  from Greenville, SC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording

                    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

                    fun pedal to play with. cranking it all the way up will not get you a great sound...because they let you crank thinks "too high", verses the boss pedals which protect you from over doing things. I like that about this pedal. you can find the sound that it just right for you. I keep the gain at aroudn 3/4, and the tone at around 1/4, and get a nice, crunchy sound (with bridge pickups on) for this price, this is a steal!

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                    4.0

                    Good Quality For Price

                    By Malkavian

                    from Urbana, IL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

                      Although not that awesome in sound quality. This unit gives out pretty good range of sounds. I can get from nice overdrive to death metal distortion with playing a bit with the knobs. But keep in mind that even though it is good with band practice and your own recordings, it don't think that it would sound that good in performances.

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