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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...Read More

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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
 
4.4

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Performances (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (5)

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

Good Quality. Purchased 3 for echo on microphones.

Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

Using at a park on the river without electricity for Karaoke. Everything is DC battery powered. Using 9V echo pedal between corded microphones and 9V mixer. Nice improvement on vocals.

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4.0

Makes am echo

By 

from Central Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The pedal creates an immediate echo that mimics a music hall.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Perfect 50's/60's slapback echo

    By 

    from OH

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal is a whole new level of cheap construction, an impressive and amazing level of cheapness really. That being said, this thing totally nails the 50's/60's slapback echo sound in spades. It sounds incredible. It's a one trick pony, but it does that one trick perfectly. Bang for the Buck personified... just don't look at it wrong... it might break.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good for the $$

      By 

      from Goshen NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Compact Design Is Good
      • Easy to use
      • Good Sound Quality For Th
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Echo Effect Is Shallow
      • More Like A Reverb
      • Small Repetitions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • As A Reverb Effect
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a great pedal addition if you are looking for a small repetition echo. It acts more like a reverb effect in that there is no "infinite echo and delay.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Decent pedal for what it is.

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Playing out

      Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Really good value for a one setting echo slap back. The only complaint I have is there is no rate setting. You get the slap back and that's it. You can change the feed back amount but not the delay time.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Cheap and good

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Uncomplicated

      Cons

      • One Trick Pony

      Best Uses

        Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I use this to add a little space to blues playing. If you already have a delayer, this is a great way to experiment with the "cascading effects" of delayers set up back-to-back.

        Just put this pedal in front of your delayer.

        For example: Have this echo set to slap back, and then run that into a delayer set on a longer time period.

        Lots of possibilities, and did I mention that this pedal is cheap.

        ...and it's more than OK as a stand-alone echo to add some heft to your sound.

        I like mine.

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        didn't work

        By 

        from manhattan, ks

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cheap Caveat Emptor

        Cons

        • Didn't work

        Best Uses

        • As A Prop

        Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

        50% of the time it would cut signal when engaged

        Comment on this review

        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Pedal, No Customer Support

        By 

        from Way up North

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects
        • No Customer Support

        Best Uses

        • Back-up Pedal

        Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

        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...

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        DECENT PEDAL

        By 

        from Lufkin, TX

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects 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 you might want to invest a little more cash. This pedal is what it says it is...nothing more, nothing less.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Can't beat it for the money!

            By 

            from Duluth,Mn

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Does What It Says It Will

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • I Use It With A Mini Amp

            Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I use it with a mini amp I built. Good economical reverb!

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