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Danelectro Daddy O. Overdrive Pedal   

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The ultimate tube-amp overdrive. It's been called a virtual "stack in a box." An unheard of 3 tone controls let you dial-in an incredible hollow midr...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Granddaddy of Overdrives.

The ultimate tube-amp overdrive. It's been called a virtual "stack in a box." An unheard of 3 tone controls let you dial-in an incredible hollow midrange and other sought-after sounds. Very smooth range of distortion density. Powered by 9V battery (included) or optional DA-1 power supply.


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4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

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Just played one of these last night...

Wow! It wasn't my pedal, but belonged to another guitarist at our church and I was in there doing some sound check stuff and didn't have my Line 6 Floor Pod with me,...Read complete review

Wow! It wasn't my pedal, but belonged to another guitarist at our church and I was in there doing some sound check stuff and didn't have my Line 6 Floor Pod with me, but I did have my Fender strat (loaded with DiMarzio HS-3's) and I found the other guys Danelectro Daddy O pedal so I just plugged it straight into a solid state amp and it blew me away. No, it's not a "metal" type distortion, but it's a totally rockin' overdrive that lets the tone of your guitar shine through, while giving you a good screaming lead tone. Sounds very much like a vintage tube amp, and the tone is so unique (and cool) that there's nothing in my Line 6 Floor Pod that can tough it. No, I won't be replacing my POD any time soon (it's too versatile), but I'm thinking of picking up one of these Danelectro pedals. It's built like a tank. Really, the tone can only be described as total coolness.

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They ain't kidding about radio interference

This must be a recurring issue with Danelectro pedals and DC adapters. I have a Daddy-O and Fab Tone, and my lead guitarist has a Daddy-O and a Cool-Cat. Both of us have...Read complete review

This must be a recurring issue with Danelectro pedals and DC adapters. I have a Daddy-O and Fab Tone, and my lead guitarist has a Daddy-O and a Cool-Cat. Both of us have had problems with these pedals picking up radio stations. Between the two of us, we have DOD, Boss, Dunlop, Visual Sound, Fender, and Arion pedals in our rigs, and as soon as either of us stick one of the Danelectros in the signal path, we get interference.My Daddy-O picks up country, and his picks up some Korean station...

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just played one of these last night...

By OldGuitarGuy

from Winchester, VA

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Wow! It wasn't my pedal, but belonged to another guitarist at our church and I was in there doing some sound check stuff and didn't have my Line 6 Floor Pod with me, but I did have my Fender strat (loaded with DiMarzio HS-3's) and I found the other guys Danelectro Daddy O pedal so I just plugged it straight into a solid state amp and it blew me away. No, it's not a "metal" type distortion, but it's a totally rockin' overdrive that lets the tone of your guitar shine through, while giving you a good screaming lead tone. Sounds very much like a vintage tube amp, and the tone is so unique (and cool) that there's nothing in my Line 6 Floor Pod that can tough it. No, I won't be replacing my POD any time soon (it's too versatile), but I'm thinking of picking up one of these Danelectro pedals. It's built like a tank. Really, the tone can only be described as total coolness.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice sound

By Eric E

from Pickerington, OH

I got this pedal from a friend when I first got a guitar as my first pedal. I got a different pedal since then and haven't used it really. I got it out recently and wished I had played it a lot earlier. This thing has somewhat of a distortion sound that the band Weezer uses. Very low and crunchy with nice sustain.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Danelectro Daddy-O.

By Lil Ang

from Lawrenceburg, TN

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I bought this little beauty at my local music shop. I had been eyeing it for quite some time, and decided to buy it. I got it home, and after some time of futzing around with it, running into my Fender Champion 30, I was sold on it. I mostly use it by itself on the clean channel with my Strat or Peavey, just to get a little bit of crunch. However, I do also use it as a signal booster with my Danelectro Cool Cat Distortion pedal. I mostly use the pedal settings that are in the instruction manual, such as the "60's British Crunch" or "Texas Blues" settings. All in all, while it may not exactly be the cheapest overdrive pedal, it is definitely worth the price of admission.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wicked!

By Andrew -Drbol

from ventura county

my step dad's friend let me barrow this pedal and when i was playing it i thought, damn thats a good pedal!! it was my number one favorite pedal! i love it. but when i had too give it back it i was a bit disapointed, but then i rememberd that i can by one of my own. ha i would recomened this pedal to anyone that wants a good raw overdrive sound. this pedal ranges in sounds with all the knobs too plus its cheap!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall Stack

By Big Gay Charlie

from The Woodlands, Texas

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I like it better than a Tube Screamer.
I like the 3 band EQ it makes the pedal versatile.
Built like a tank, I've had mine 15 years and it still works perfectly. Some people complain about the bit of plastic that the input, output jacks come out of, as long as you leave it on your pedalboard it should last.
I use it in front of my Front of my Hot Rod Deville. It almost sounds like a Marshall Stack. I've used it as a solo booster in front of a JCM 800 also.

 
1.0

what was I thinking?

By tele123

from NYC

This is a very fizzy, crackly fuzztone, three tone controls that do very little. The worst part is the plastic connecters break with little to no use and it is very hard to find parts or service. Do yourself a favor, at the first sign of trouble, throw it away and buy something else.

 
5.0

Desirable

By Mac-7soa.

from South of Boston

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This amazing pedal comes in handy a lot for me. I play in a blues/classic rock band that does a lot of covers to keep the older members of the crowd happy, and the Daddy O. gets it done nicely. Sure, you would want to play rock songs with it, but with 3 bands of EG, I can use it for pretty much every cover...and there's probably 30 or more of them. Recommended for blues and for those who love their mids!

 
5.0

not bad!!

By montster

from south dakota

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I play and have recorded music. I used this in the studio at one point in time and used it through a fender vibrolux. man was the sound amazing!! I had a ts09 overdrive and just couldnt get it to sound right! No slam to the ts9 though, just got more out this pedal. took it on the road and beat the hell out it. Never ever went bad on me! the sound was always consistent and still have it!! Don't be fooled by the price, this really is a very good overdrive, cant speak for the other danelectro products but this is a keeper. But remember the dials on this is what get you a some really good sounds! If you buy it play with it before you knock it! Awesome pedal!!!

 
4.0

Distortion, not overdrive

By Robert-IneF0

from VA

This is not an overdrive pedal. This thing is a distortion pedal. My DS-1 is more tubelike than this thing (not that that's necessarily a good or bad thing) and would definitely be closer to being a true overdrive pedal.Tube overdrive flexes with you playing; this thing has a more compressed sound not unlike the metal zone.As far as pedals go, this thing kicks serious tail. It is excellent as a clean boost behind your amplifier's overdrive, especially if you play extreme metal.

 
5.0

The only overdrive/distortion I use any more

By Journeyman-JO98B

from St. Louis MO

Long story short: I picked this up because I was broke and needed a cheap overdrive that still sounded good. I tried a few at the music store and, as soon as I heard this one, I stopped trying and bought it. That was about 7 or 8 years ago probably and I have beat the crap out of the thing since then. It's taken all that and still sounds great.Sound-wise, this is a very versatile pedal. It has a nice organic sound that ranges from just a touch of electricity on a clean sound to nice thick beefy Texas blues or grungy sounds. I play everything from country to heavy blues to punk through this, with a PRS and a Strat going into a Mesa Boogie Nomad 44 and Fender Deluxe Reverb. I like a WIDE range of sounds and tones and the Daddy-O fits right into every genre and style.Bottom line: reliable, great sound, cheap. What else do you want?!

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