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Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal  

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Overview
  • Hard/soft switch for '50s-style amp tremolo sounds
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $49.00
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    - $10.01
  • Your Price:
    $3899

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Add some trem variations to your sound!

Features controls for speed and depth. A Hard/Soft switch gives you the trems from different '50s amps.

Features
  • Hard/soft switch for '50s-style amp tremolo sounds

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DanelectroDJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Dr. J.

    I had to write this review as I've made a recent discovery. I bought this pedal about two years to give me some old style tremolo like "Suzie Q" and...Read complete review

    I had to write this review as I've made a recent discovery. I bought this pedal about two years to give me some old style tremolo like "Suzie Q" and "Gimme Shelter". It did what I wanted. I have a late seventies Vibro Champ and it is similar. However, I got a new tube amp two months ago and had also bulit a new pedal board and rearranged the pedals. I was getting a noticeable noise just by turning on the amp which was making the drive channel disenchanting. I removed the tremolo pedal and noise gone. I still wanted a tremolo pedal and was looking online at different pedals, reading reviews, dreading maybe paying a lot more than I wanted. I finally came upon a review for a tremolo pedal where the owner said place the tremolo before your distortion /overdrive to eliminate noise. I put the Tuna melt third after my Boss tuner and my Cry Baby and problem solved. So now I'm going tuner, Cry Baby, Tuna Melt,Barber overdrive, chorus, MXR analog delay, amp and no problems. No noise. I still get a very slight volume increase when the pedal is engaged but it is something I can easily adjust with my guitar volume. So, save yourself a lot of money and go with this ,just watch where you place it in your chain

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A real lightweight

    I bought this pedal new for about 35.00 bucks and now wished I'd paid a little more and gotten something a little more substantial. It's plastic canary yellow housing is pretty wimpy, kinda cool...Read complete review

    I bought this pedal new for about 35.00 bucks and now wished I'd paid a little more and gotten something a little more substantial. It's plastic canary yellow housing is pretty wimpy, kinda cool looking. The insides arn't much better as the inlet jack has broken with minimal use. As some of the other reviews have stated there is a slight cut in volume which needs to be accounted for when switched on. Another pain in the butt feature to the Danelectro mini pedals the whole base has to come off to get a 9V battery in. On the plus side you can get some decent trem sounds if you mess with it awhile.The trem on my multi-effects pedal does sound better though.

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    5.0

    Best in Class

    By RockerDuck

    from Marietta, Ga.

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

    You can't buy a better tremelo for the price, and this one sounds as good as the best.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome pedal

    By Xaaron1377

    from Boston, MA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Recording

      Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

      Nice little pedal for what it does. There are more expensive ones out there but this one gets the job done right. I can't justify spending 100+ on something like a tremelo pedal. Danelectro pedals are a great value and have yet to let me down.
      Some people complain about plastic casing on these Dano pedals but that hasn't been a problem. I have an older version of the pedal (which is essentially the same, only there is a switch for the hard/soft instead of a knob) which I recieved second-hand. The guy gigged with it for several years and I have been using it regularly for a few years now, and it still holds up perfectly. No complaints here.

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      5.0

      Great for guitar AND bass

      By nstryker

      from Ventura, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

        Along with all the other positive reviews, I wanted to share that this thing sounds amazing with bass. A medium speed, hard cut on a bass riff gives a great electronic feel.

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        4.0

        Sounds Better Than It Looks

        By MarcDrumz

        from Madison, WI.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

          Can't beat the sound for this low price. Too bad they didn't make it in a metal casing but as long as you don't stomp your heel on it with combat boots it will work fine for you. It DOES look plastically cheap and the writing and graphics leave a lot to be desired but I didn't buy it for the looks. I keep coming up with a better sound than our lead guitarist. He is all Mr. Les Paul and Marshall with BOSS multi effects... Me? Just simple Strat, Artcore Hollow body and Fender; spending way less cash and sounding better. We make a good combo for the music we play though.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          tremelo

          By streetsurviver

          from fultondale, al.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

            good quality product for the money. sounds like my magnavox amp i had in 60s.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Only Pedal I Regret Selling

            By NotMozart

            from Austin, TX

            Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

            I used one of these for years and then got on a true-bypass kick. While true-bypass does sound awesome, I wish I had kept this pedal just for when I only play through my amp and don't bring my pedalboard. This little thing is a great tremolo pedal for the price. Good 50's and 60's vibe. I highly recommend it, I'm going in to see if I can work a trade for some amps today and I'm going to make sure that one of these is part of the deal. This is a great pedal for the price.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's a TREM!!!

            By HarrO

            from California

            Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

            OK, I've owned this bad boy for over 10 years. NO issues. Definitely one of my "go to" peddles. BUT, it's a trem. Set it and forget it. Nothin fancy. I don't get the complaints here. I don't jump up and down on my peddles with cowboy boots on, and this thing has been great!!! It does exactly what a trem does, no more, no less. Fogerty, Gilmore, Tommy James, Keith Richards - all those tones come out of this cheap little box. Batteries seem to last forever (DON'T leave cords plugged in when not in use, will drain battery) So I figure this thing has cost me about a $1.50 a YEAR since I have had it and it still plays like out of the box. Try this one first!!!

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A real lightweight

            By The Slider

            from Virginia

            Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

            I bought this pedal new for about 35.00 bucks and now wished I'd paid a little more and gotten something a little more substantial. It's plastic canary yellow housing is pretty wimpy, kinda cool looking. The insides arn't much better as the inlet jack has broken with minimal use. As some of the other reviews have stated there is a slight cut in volume which needs to be accounted for when switched on. Another pain in the butt feature to the Danelectro mini pedals the whole base has to come off to get a 9V battery in. On the plus side you can get some decent trem sounds if you mess with it awhile.The trem on my multi-effects pedal does sound better though.

            Comment on this review

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Dr. J.

            Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

            I had to write this review as I've made a recent discovery. I bought this pedal about two years to give me some old style tremolo like "Suzie Q" and "Gimme Shelter". It did what I wanted. I have a late seventies Vibro Champ and it is similar. However, I got a new tube amp two months ago and had also bulit a new pedal board and rearranged the pedals. I was getting a noticeable noise just by turning on the amp which was making the drive channel disenchanting. I removed the tremolo pedal and noise gone. I still wanted a tremolo pedal and was looking online at different pedals, reading reviews, dreading maybe paying a lot more than I wanted. I finally came upon a review for a tremolo pedal where the owner said place the tremolo before your distortion /overdrive to eliminate noise. I put the Tuna melt third after my Boss tuner and my Cry Baby and problem solved. So now I'm going tuner, Cry Baby, Tuna Melt,Barber overdrive, chorus, MXR analog delay, amp and no problems. No noise. I still get a very slight volume increase when the pedal is engaged but it is something I can easily adjust with my guitar volume. So, save yourself a lot of money and go with this ,just watch where you place it in your chain

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome for the price

            Comments about Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo Pedal:

            I got this pedal b/c I wanted a tremolo but didn't want to shell out an awful lot for one. It's perfect for what I use it for! The only complaints I have are that it's made of plastic and it does noticeably affect my signal, but not drastically. I would def. recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap but decent tremolo!

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