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Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The D-8 FAB Delay guitar effects pedal boasts up to 600ms of delay at a price that can't be beat. Simple but effective Delay, Time, and Repeat contro...Read More

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The D-8 FAB Delay guitar effects pedal boasts up to 600ms of delay at a price that can't be beat. Simple but effective Delay, Time, and Repeat controls make it easy to find the sound you seek.

600ms of delay at this price? You got it!

FEATURES
  • 600ms delay time
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DanelectroD-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Compact (15)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Good selection of effects (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (17)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Performances (14)
  • Professional recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Delay Pedal

This pedal has been on my board for many years now.

I can't say anything bad about it - I keep trying to replace it but there is very little that...Read complete review

This pedal has been on my board for many years now.

I can't say anything bad about it - I keep trying to replace it but there is very little that sounds better.

It'll get short slap back delays all the way up to Pink Floyd "Run" style delay - and it sound AWESOME!

I am building another pedal board and this pedal made it again - it sounds so good I can't go without it. It has become part of my sound.

FYI - if you can't get a good sound out of this pedal you are doing something wrong - this is an easy pedal with only three knobs - an IN and an OUT - and power - how can it be hard?

Buy one - NOW!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Experianced Player Review of D-8 Fab Delay

I've been playing electric guitar 48 years. I have nice professional delays on my pedalboard but wanted a knock around delay I could sit on an amp without hooking up a pedalboard--since...Read complete review

I've been playing electric guitar 48 years. I have nice professional delays on my pedalboard but wanted a knock around delay I could sit on an amp without hooking up a pedalboard--since a delay and a good tube amp are my main sound. All I was wanting was a slap back delay that I found with the repeat set to lowest setting (1 repeat), time set=10:00 and Delay=2:00 perfect for my delay needs. As far as the sound the pedal seems to add a bit of treble to the signal--so in my opinion the pedal does color the signal in that way a bit. It does sound kind of digital or a little sterile. All and all I can live with that for my purposes--it sounds overall pretty good to me. I hate a dry amp and this provides the extra bounce I need.

The disappointment to me was when I hooked it up to my power supplys and got a loud humm. I get my power supplys from flea markets like for a dollar or 50 cents, rewire it for the negative center pin and positive outer and make sure I match the voltages and mA for each application. This has worked well with every pedal I've got except this one. I had to order the Dano DA-1 power supply because delays eat up batteries like crazy and batteries are very expensive these days. The DA-1 claims to be "hum free" so I haven't got it yet--so I hope it delivers hum free service. If I knew I was going to have to purchase a special power supply, I probably would have bought another pedal and spent the extra money on a higher end pedal. Since I discovered my mistake after the fact, I will live with it and mark it off as experiance.
With Delay, Time and repeat settings, 9V adapter jack, on/off light and switch you got all the features of just about every delay. The controls are responsive to provide just what it says in the 600 ms range.
Lets be honest, you can't provide a quality product for a very budget price. This is a platic housing and who knows how delicate the inputs, controls and switch is. Time will tell. I plan to handle this very delicatly and hope I get many years of use out of it. Last cheap Arion Delay I bought lasted about 3 years. I hope this one does a lot better.
I chose this delay because I was looking for the most features for the least bucks. After very much research on the net I decided on this one. After using it I can say it pretty much delivers what it says. There were a few suprises listed in the overall rating below.

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4.0

Good pedal for price.

By TJS

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I didn't give it five stars because of the location of the control knobs. You have to pick the pedal up to see where the knobs are pointing to.

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      5.0

      I would buy again

      By Tracy

      from martinsburg W.V.

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Perfect short delay that you can just leave on a

      Cons

      • Dosen't have long delay

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Very cheap but works great

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      5.0

      Great product bad service

      By Done with MF

      from You guys don't know

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        You guys suck as usual

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        5.0

        Big bang for the money

        By Kevin in McMinnville

        from McMinnville, TN

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I was recently a victim of theft and I couldn't find a replacement Delay pedal like mine for under 130...and I didn't have the cash to replace all of my pedals. I thought I would give this Dano a try. I am VERY pleased with it! The knobs are a little hard to adjust, but they don't get knocked around while playing. This is an excellent pedal for the money.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product over and over

          By The shred-master

          from Mn

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Great for the price-beautiful with the danelectro fab metal pedal

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would definitely buy again!

            By Ben

            from Lexington, KY

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Surprisingly Solid for $$

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Personal Enjoyment

              Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I was hesitant to buy this because the price was so low, but it's a great little pedal! Much more sturdy than it looks in the picture. Should hold up fine for home use and even more if handled with even the slightest amount of care. (i.e. not dropped on concrete from 10 feet up). Good sound. This was my first of the cheap "Fab" series but I like it so much I've got the D-2 overdrive ordered now.

              p.s. Works well with Dunlop ECB-003 AC adapter. (not included)

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              5.0

              Excellent basic delay pedal

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              By Dalimoman

              from Napa, CA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This is a nice basic delay pedal that works well. Simple, easy to use and adjust and you cant beat the price. Here's the interesting thing...My fancy (and expensive) rackmount Yamaha digital delay that I use for vocals decided to stop working in the middle of a gig. So I hooked this pedal up. It worked so well that I just ordered another one. The audience doesn't care about fancy as long as the sound is good. I highly recommend this.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great!

              By MTP04987

              from Undisclosed

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Great basic delay! Not noisy and has good delay options.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great For Slapback, But Not Much Else

                By Artie Fisk

                from New Paltz, NY

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                Pros

                • Basic
                • Cheap
                • Compact Design
                • Great For Slapback
                • Simple

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects
                • Only Good For Slapback

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                The Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay is fine for what it is: a cheap delay pedal in a plastic housing. It isn't an Echorec, or even a Carbon Copy, and you shouldn't expect that for what you spend. Rather, what you should expect is given to you in spades by this insanely cheap little delay pedal: a nice little slapback echo for retro stylings. Will this replace any other delay pedals? Well, no. It's OK, but I'd never use it for anything other than a leave-it-on slapback sound. Luckily, what I'm doing right now requires that. I dial in the delay time to around 80 or 100 ms, set the repeats to 1.5 or 2, and the delay to somewhere near the top of its range. There, it gives the slapback I want, and doesn't color my sound too much.

                Yeah, it's digital, but it sounds OK for a cheap digital delay. I didn't expect very much and it far exceeded my expectations. It will never sound like a tape echo, or even a mid-priced analog delay, but the D-8 has a nice warm sound, and only adds a bit of color to your tone. It does what it does well. Just don't expect it to be your main delay pedal. Definitely a good choice if you already have a delay pedal that you plan to use as your "real" delay. Set this one permanently as your slapback, towards the end of your signal chain (but before your "real" delay) and have at it.

                I like it for what it is and what it does. It gave me one of the things I want out of my rig for what I paid. How much more can you ask? It showed up in pefect working condition. I have no idea how it does with batteries, since I never use them. I can't imagine anyone getting uptight about how many batteries one of these goes through when the danged thing was so cheap, and you can easily use a 9-volt adapter.

                I'll be gigging with it, and expect no problems, based on what I've seen. It seems sturdy, as plastic pedals go. I tend not to throw all my weight on pedals while wearing iron boots, so I have a hard time understanding how anyone breaks a pedal that way, to be honest. I'll update this review if anything funky happens at a gig.

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                5.0

                Battery Monster

                By Animal

                from Laurel MS

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • Hungry For Your Batteries

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Danelectro D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Best sounding delay I've come across! It loves batteries though, then again . what delay doesn't?! For the money you just can't beat it!

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