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Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal 

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The stripped down FAB Echo Guitar Effects Pedal is made with Danelectro's famous fun attitude. The stripped-down FAB Echo pedal has everything you ne...Click To Read More About This Product

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The least expensive cool-sounding echo in the world.

The stripped down FAB Echo Guitar Effects Pedal is made with Danelectro's famous fun attitude. The stripped-down FAB Echo pedal has everything you need and nothing you don't. Mix and repeat knobs give you plenty of signal control while a big button lets you punch it in and out. The FAB Echo effect's Cool retro-futuristic design is tough and small with nonskid rubber base. Runs on 9V battery or optional 9V DC adapter.

FEATURES
  • Rugged and sharp design
  • Mix and repeat controls
  • Large, springy button
  • 9V operation, battery (not included) or optional adapter
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DanelectroFab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (24)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Excellent sound quality (17)
  • Good selection of effects (10)
  • Versatile (10)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (5)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (18)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Performances (10)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Pedal, No Customer Support

I bought this pedal purely out of curiosity, and because I love delay pedals. It's probably not a true delay, as it has no delay time control, but it does produce a slap-back...Read complete review

I bought this pedal purely out of curiosity, and because I love delay pedals. It's probably not a true delay, as it has no delay time control, but it does produce a slap-back effect. If that is what you are looking for, then it is without a doubt the biggest bang for your buck. I had reservations about it being made of plastic, but the enclosure is quite rugged, with a heavy metal base plate. You would have to abuse it to damage the housing. It has only two control knobs, and tiny ones at that. Mix is on the left, and repeat is on the right as you look down at the pedal with the FAB Echo logo facing you. There are no numbers to indicate knob directions, and the "instruction sheet" doesn't tell you either. Turning the knobs clockwise when oriented as above increases the effects. Besides lacking knob numbers, the knob pointer marks are all but invisible in low light. I suppose some white paint would solve the problem, if you don't mind modifying your new pedal. The on/off switch is big enough to find with your foot, and seems to work as intended. It has a bright LED to let you know that the pedal is engaged. I noticed no noise, it's a quiet pedal. It is powered with a 9 volt battery, or a power adapter. The sticker on the base plate tells you not to use a power source which exceeds 300mA. This just doesn't make any sense to me. So are they saying not to put it on my pedal board and power my pedals with a 1 Spot (1700mA) or similar power source, or you will fry the pedal? With my limited understanding of electronics, I always thought that a pedal only consumed as many mA as it needed to operate. So being curious, I spent the next hour and a half trying to contact Danelectro customer support. This is where it got interesting. Apparently they are owned by the Evets Corporation in California. They list no phone number or email address on their internet site. After a thorough search on the web, I found several phone numbers, some disconnected and some with recorded messages. My question is, do I really want to buy pedals from a company that is so elusive? The FAB Echo seems to be an inexpensive, good pedal for slap-back (and not much else). I guess the company expects their customers to shell out the money, don't ask any questions about their product, and just throw it away and buy another one if it breaks. I do believe that I have bought my last one...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DECENT PEDAL

For the price, not a bad pedal at all. As stated in other reviews, it makes a nice reverb effect. If you are looking for that "awesome" piece of gear...Read complete review

For the price, not a bad pedal at all. As stated in other reviews, it makes a nice reverb effect. If you are looking for that "awesome" piece of gear you might want to invest a little more cash. This pedal is what it says it is...nothing more, nothing less.

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5.0

One trick pony

By Hurricane Slim

from Fayetteville, GA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Limited Selection Of Effects

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

Like the headline says, it's a one trick pony. If you're looking for ambient delays, you're in the wrong place, but if you want a good, cheap, slap back box then this is for you. Build quality is fairly cheap, but doesn't feel nearly as cheap as the old Ibanez soundtanks from the 90's. Very compact build and fits easily on my board.

 
1.0

Not for me

By Stormy

from earth

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Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

I am unable to find a sound from this that is not somewhere between cheezey and useless. Although I will say, the Fuzz box thing they also make is very cool.

 
5.0

Classic sounds at a great price

By Rick-o-Sound

from Orange County, CA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The FAB Echo by Danelectro delivers both a perfect slap-back echo (instant Sun Studio sound) and a very nice reverb sound depending on how you set the controls. It sounds great and looks to be well constructed.

       
      5.0

      Works well, just enough 'Verb for playing.

      By HLEStringman

      from Tyler, TX

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Mostly used for home recording and playing. Once you get to a large room, don't really need it. Just the right amount of reverb for a small room without being over powering.

         
        4.0

        limited, but nice sound

        By dinger

        from Laurel Mt

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is a good sounding, simple, limited but nice sounding pedal. Adds great sound to my practice rig. Good value for the price. Not durable enough for the road.

         
        5.0

        WOW... SURPRISED

        By Keith

        from Idaho

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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 Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I have played professionally for over 25yrs. Most notably with Toby Keith. Got this pedal as a flook. Honestly this thing works great. Was really surprised. For the money, why spend more for an echo pedal.

           
          4.0

          I would buy this again

          By Mike

          from Duluth, MN

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I was looking for a slap back echo effect reminiscent of the early Sun recordings but did not want to spend a lot of money as will use it sparingly. Sound is just what I was hoping for. Wish it was available in metal housing like the "Cool Cat" line of Danelectro pedals instead of plastic housing that they use in their Fab pedals though. I would pay more.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Plan to get other Fab Pedals from Musician's Friend.

            By Ed

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I especially like the fact that the pedal is adjustable. You can get a lot of great sounds out of just one device. This is true of the Distortion and Chorus Fab pedals that I have as well. Great service. I use Musician's Friend for all of my Guitar needs.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice product

            By LJ

            from Griffith In

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Works as reviewed.

              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good, but not great.

              By N/a

              from San Diego

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I use this device in a home studio setting. It has very good effects and the controls are good. The bad things about this device are that it low output. so you must crank up everything else, and the battery setup is poorly engineered. If you leave your cables plugged into it when you finish playing even in the off state it eats the battery. No good. I like the sound through, so I will use it.

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