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Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal  

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Gives a new definition to the word "SCREAM"!

It faithfully re-creates the Foxx Tone Machine from the early '70s, the best 'octave up' effect of all time. For piercing, shrieking, scalp-searing solos, you NEED this machine.


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DanelectroDJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal
 
3.7

(based on 42 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Home studio (3)
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        • Experienced (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      JIggawhaaaaaat???!!!

      This pedal is simply amazing. Although you can drive the distortion and EQ to create an almost electricity-surging sound, I choose to keep them both low to get a deep, warm, HUGE fuzz...Read complete review

      This pedal is simply amazing. Although you can drive the distortion and EQ to create an almost electricity-surging sound, I choose to keep them both low to get a deep, warm, HUGE fuzz sound.

      Flip on the octave switch for that Hendrix tone with the same settings and your guitar will literally scream through your amp, simply amazing.

      If you look at my Cons bar, you'll notice I said "Almost too much insanity." To clarify - The pedal has such an outrageous range of distortion and tone that when you flip on the octave switch, chords become undistinguishable static.
      However, that is not ENTIRELY bad. Personally, I could see myself using that noise for experimental parts in the studio, but not live shows. The octave switch is a very powerful poison, one that must be used strictly for one note at a time solos or riffs. Unless you're playing octaves, two harmonies will completely clash because the extra octave the pedal adds almost sounds like a ring modulator at that point.
      Regardless of this fact, the octave switch has proven to be one of the best features on this pedal and I adore it all the same.

      It says distortion, but trust me, it's a fuzz, and a great one at that.

      Put the EQ at about 9 o' clock, as well as the distortion level, put the level knob up to about 2 or 3 o'clock, turn your volume knob down on your guitar to about 7 and be amazed at the warm crossroads-esque fuzz.

      Literally, this is my favorite pedal I have ever owned. I've been eyeballing it for quite a few months, but I finally paid the money and bought it and it has literally exceeded all the expectations I had prior to listening to it in person. I heard a few recordings and demos of it, but none of them did this pedal justice.

      Simply put - it's a gem. Definitely keeping this one for as long as it survives the road, and I may even consider putting it in a metal case, but the seafoam green is almost too gorgeous to not use.

      My youtube name is "hotgluefingerboard11." I haven't put up a video in a while, but be watching out for an extensive review on this pedal as well as some other Danelectro pedals that I love. Cheers!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Horrible pedal!

      French Toast is a 100% waste of your money. The tone is horrible, and just sounds like one constant kksssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhghghfhg sound that has NO flexibility. Flip it to octave up and your ears...Read complete review

      French Toast is a 100% waste of your money. The tone is horrible, and just sounds like one constant kksssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhghghfhg sound that has NO flexibility. Flip it to octave up and your ears hurt with the very trebley akksshshdhghfd. It drives me up the wall. I have a crust band, and a grunge/punk band, and this pedal is completely useless, and I'm asuming unless you want one constant, never changing "sound", it will be the same for you. Don't waste your money on this, go with the Fab Tone. French Toast sounds ok when you're playing it quitely with no sounds with it (ie. just you and your guitar, no band), but as soon as you turn it up or put another sound with it, the sound just goes to ****. Stay away.

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      4.0

      Budget emulator

      By Misterspockyall

      from Midwest USA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Bedroom
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

          My dad had a 70s Fuzz pedal that I loved (which shall remain nameless, but it's covered in actual fuzz). This pedal is a very affordable emulator of said pedal.

          I'm sure the cheapening of the internal parts has compromised the sound from the original, but it gets you into a very very close ballpark.

          This is a NASTY sounding fuzz. And that is a good thing. Most pedals don't go far enough with their effects, you will likely dial this one back. I love the tone, it inspires me to play for hours.

          The build quality is cheap. It is also very inexpensive. Keep in protected, or in your home, and it should last just fine. I've had no problems with mine.

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          5.0

          Good for price

          By Guitrplayer03

          from West Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

          For the price what more do you want. Turn the distortion and volume down, find your eq and then drive it with one of your OD pedals. Not a fuzz face. Not a foxx. Not 100-200. Just shut up and get it. 5 star. Btw, I drive mine with a boss dynadrive to a custom vibrolux reverb/mex or AM deluxe strat.

          Oh and it's a decent build. Don't stomp on it, take care of your gear and it will last.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          JIggawhaaaaaat???!!!

          By Bernie

          from Merica'

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Great Price
          • Responsive
          • Stellar
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Almost Too Much Insanity
          • May Not Withstand Touring

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Bluesfunk
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Live Shows
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

          This pedal is simply amazing. Although you can drive the distortion and EQ to create an almost electricity-surging sound, I choose to keep them both low to get a deep, warm, HUGE fuzz sound.

          Flip on the octave switch for that Hendrix tone with the same settings and your guitar will literally scream through your amp, simply amazing.

          If you look at my Cons bar, you'll notice I said "Almost too much insanity." To clarify - The pedal has such an outrageous range of distortion and tone that when you flip on the octave switch, chords become undistinguishable static.
          However, that is not ENTIRELY bad. Personally, I could see myself using that noise for experimental parts in the studio, but not live shows. The octave switch is a very powerful poison, one that must be used strictly for one note at a time solos or riffs. Unless you're playing octaves, two harmonies will completely clash because the extra octave the pedal adds almost sounds like a ring modulator at that point.
          Regardless of this fact, the octave switch has proven to be one of the best features on this pedal and I adore it all the same.

          It says distortion, but trust me, it's a fuzz, and a great one at that.

          Put the EQ at about 9 o' clock, as well as the distortion level, put the level knob up to about 2 or 3 o'clock, turn your volume knob down on your guitar to about 7 and be amazed at the warm crossroads-esque fuzz.

          Literally, this is my favorite pedal I have ever owned. I've been eyeballing it for quite a few months, but I finally paid the money and bought it and it has literally exceeded all the expectations I had prior to listening to it in person. I heard a few recordings and demos of it, but none of them did this pedal justice.

          Simply put - it's a gem. Definitely keeping this one for as long as it survives the road, and I may even consider putting it in a metal case, but the seafoam green is almost too gorgeous to not use.

          My youtube name is "hotgluefingerboard11." I haven't put up a video in a while, but be watching out for an extensive review on this pedal as well as some other Danelectro pedals that I love. Cheers!

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Am I missing something?

          By Younger

          from California

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Responsive
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

              Am I missing something? I tried everything I could think of to get a decent tone out of this pedal and it just sounded like fluctuating mush. I was very disappointed. Too bad, it's a really cool looking unit and it's built like a tank.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              this pedal is aptly titled

              By nervous jender

              from cathedral city

              Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

              this pedal may be a bit too refined for fuzz nuts. it's a distortion. it beats out the fuzz face reissue for sure and beats out anything boss is putting out. does not stand up in sound to my dwarfcraft devices, copilotfx, and noisemaker effects fuzzes.
              oddly enough, this pedal reminds me of my boss hyper fuzz, a sound somewhere between the mode 1 and mode 2 on certain settings. it's more distortion than fuzz with a smooth breakup, no gate or splattery bit sounds here. i bought this when it first came out 'cause i needed a cheap octave up for covering blitz's "someone's gonna die" on guitar. but now that I play bass only, this pedal will still give me cheap nice grit with single coils and a pick with the eq set at 12 o'clock, octave turned off and distortion set at 0.
              keep the knob protector on it and it will last. i broke a knob off on my dano reverse delay accidently, wish that it had a foot guard on it!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This is an evil little pedal...

              By Scott Bykowicz

              from Hamburg, NY

              Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

              So as my title stated, this pedal is pretty evil... it will not play nice with your amp. The fuzz is pretty harsh and out of control, and with the octave thrown in - you have a weird weird sound. If you're like me though, you dig weird sounds and you can definitely have alot of fun with this pedal. It's quite dynamic in response, meaning if you just start strumming it's going to sound like radio static... i'm still in the process of getting the feel for it, not sure if I'll ever use this in any of my band's songs, but overall, a really fun pedal. If you're into weird sounds, give this "French Toast" a try.
              You have your effect level knob, distortion knob (which even at the lowest setting gives you a hint of crunch), the octave switch (on or off) and your EQ knob which honestly, doesn't have the greatest range (either a ton of low end or a harsh trebly sound). I did play with the EQ for some time to find a "sweet spot" that worked nicely. One big big negative - no LED light to indicate whether the pedal is on or off. However, it's pretty easy to tell...
              Despite how neat they are, they are built rather poorly. I had to take off the back plate and re-tighten it as it was wobbly right out of the box. Despite the build quality, they do hold up nicely - I never understood the complaints about the plastic casing. How hard are people stomping on pedals? I've never hit my Neo Clone like I was trying to kill an ant! The plastic guard is also nice, might be a turn-off if you have big fingers as the knobs are tiny.
              Got it on Black Friday so probably ended up paying less than $29 for it. Won't find something this unique for that price anywhere else.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Crispy...

              By ickysticky

              from Ohio

              Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

              This pedal can give you some great tones for a great price, but dialing in a sound that won't cut your volume in half while still sounding good is tough. It took me two years to accept the fact that this pedal needs some kind of boost in front of it to get enough drive to even hear the upper octave. The lower octave setting is great how it is but the upper octave is too thin. I recommend an overdrive in front of this pedal to get a little more midrange, or else your les paul will sound like a rickenbacker and your strat will sound like strangling a cat.

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              5.0

              I love Octave Fuzz

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

              This pedal is great for 70s hard rock. I am a fan of octave fuzz and wish they made it for bass. It does resemble a Foxx like it says on the discription,so if you like it I would buy it. The tone control is Big Muffish.(you could go from bassy to really raspy) If this was a bass pedal I would buy it in a second

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Be careful

              By ElectricFish

              from midwest

              Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

              The tiny knobs can be a pain. The tone knob goes from murky to way too tinny. I can't imagine this being anyone's main distortion/fuzz sound ..... Does it sound like I'm leading into a neagtive review? Well, I'm not. While this isn't exactly a one trick pony, it is limited pedal - On the other hand it does what it was designed to do quite well: That biting octave fuzz sound!So, be careful - If you understand what this pedal is supposed to do you may have found a gem.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Gotta love Octave Fuzz

              By Dude the dude 04

              from Kearneysville, WV

              Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

              First off, most of the reviews I've read about this pedal seem to be complaints mainly about the things an octave fuzz does. It's certainly not for everyone and isn't usable in a lot of situations, but if an octave fuzz is what you want, this can't be beat for the price. I've used a 70's Univox Superfuzz (an incredible fuzz w/ a subtle octave up) for the past year and a half and the french toast is more intense in the octave department - which is consistent with the tone machine that it's based on. I won't say that it's a better pedal than a vintage superfuzz (and won't replace it), but for the money and for an octave fuzz, I don't see a reason to pass it up. Even not considering the money, this is a great fuzz. The fuzz and eq range are better than most fuzz pedals I've tried out that cost more. Nothing about this is subtle, so if you're looking for a fuzz that will interact with your touch and volume control, then this isn't going to cut it. Also, you probably should rehouse it if you want to take it out on the road, but it's more than worth the trouble.

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