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

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.

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  • 600ms delay time
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DanelectroD-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (18)
  • Compact (17)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Good selection of effects (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (18)
  • Performances (15)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Professional recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), 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

Best Delay within $50+

By Evan Implode

from Illinois

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Limited Selection Of Effects
  • Plastic casing

Best Uses

  • Performances

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

I was slightly skeptical about this little pedal, especially after the redesign of the casing. It is a really inexpensive pedal that does exactly what I need. I have had more expensive pedals with tap tempo or really nice ones like the big green Line6. If you don't want to go down the road of of tap tempo or don't have the necessity for having multiple types of delay... This little guy right here will do you a solid. If you are playing live and adding it in when you are doing lead and want a little more dazzle/sustain to your notes, I would not look any further. I am really happy with the sound.

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2.0

Very affordable, but barely usable

By Montana Ax-Man

from Montana

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

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

      On the positive side, this pedal does have a long 600 ms delay, is low-noise with a decent power supply, is about the most inexpensive delay pedal available, and does not color your tone when off. Now for the negatives… The biggest one: it has very poor sound. Tested side by side with 2 other budget delays (albeit still costing more than 2x what the FAB costs) and my studio amp's on-board delay effects, the inferiority of the FAB was obvious. The delay range is long, but the sample window is very short and the pedal only repeats about the last 100ms of the sample. Used with a distorted input signal, it wipes out half the gain on any repeats. Another big minus is the position of the knobs (a problem on all these FAB pedals) meaning you have to pick the thing up to see or adjust the knob settings. Like all delays, it's also a major battery hog, with max 2 hours of use per battery. I also don't like this style of non-tactile switch, you have to look down at it to tell if you turned it on or off. It's so inexpensive there's no point returning it; when I find a better replacement I will probably donate this to the local kids rock camp.

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      5.0

      A Better Buy Than Many

      By Snail

      from Tucson Az

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

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

      I bought this to add some extra boost an sustain to my tube amp with the recommendation of others who had replaced pricey rack mounts with it. Running this thru the effects loop on a G5 produced the wide band boost to the clean channel I was hoping for and more. The tone quality is exceptional and the controls are highly sensitive to the amps signal chain. The characteristics of my guitars have been retained while adding a singing harmonic to everything coming thru the amp, This unit is as effective with active as with passive pickups.

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      5.0

      Excellent pedal, especially for the price!

      By BlacKingCoal

      from Some dark holler, WV

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

      Great sounding. Built like a tank.

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      5.0

      Nice for price

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about D-8 FAB Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Works very well.

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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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          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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