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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 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.

The least expensive cool-sounding echo in the world.

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 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (17)
  • Responsive (13)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Good selection of effects (7)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6), 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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3.0

Good, but not great.

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from San Diego, Ca.

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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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5.0

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from Northern WV

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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:

    For the price, just buy it. Thank yourself later....

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    5.0

    Modded with Speed Control

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    from Raleigh, NC

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    Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Caught it on sale with an additional discount coupon and in stock form is a basic slap back pedal, nothing more, nothing less. I had read on the internet where others had modded this Echo into a Delay pedal by adding a time speed control to the existing circuit. Wasn't hard for me to mod, I had the parts and experience with building tube amps and other pedals. Would be very difficult for some due to the surface mounted components. There were two other mods that I tried and removed (infinite repeats & more wet signal) that to me just detracted from the overall clean sounding delay. Was so impressed, I purchased their chorus pedal (again on sale with an additional discount coupon). Now both of these pedals are not really gig worthy (plastic case & very cheap switch) so they are just economical time-based pedals that are gentle sufficient for home use. I had owned and used high end delays and chorus pedal, that have more control options and are metal cased with heavy duty switches. But again for the money, and proper use expectations, these can't be beat.

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    4.0

    Low Cost, a One Trick Pony

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    from Ohio

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    Pros

    • Low cost

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Case, Switch, Controls, and Jacks are fine. The problem is that this is a One Trick Pony in the broadest sense of the word. For Lap Steel it sounds great, for Guitar it conjurers up the Sun Record days, in spades.

        BUT......with the mods that you can find on the net this thing REALLY opens up, in more ways than one. Once I put the Speed control i it was just as good as the FAB 600, and was as usable as any dedicated delay pedal out there.

        If you can solder & drill a hole, by this. Without the mods it is just so-so...

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        1.0

        Too Bad, So Sad

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        from Fireball Jungle

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Responsive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Danelectro Fab Echo Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I bought this as an open box deal. MF labeled this as Level 1. The pedal I received was actually Level Doesn't-Work-At-All.
            I tried two different batteries (both new) and two different power supplies. The light comes on and I can play through the pedal, but it adds nothing at all to my sound or tone. No echo, no reverb, no nothing. I really wanted this pedal to work out but will send it back and spend more on something that will work.

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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

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            from Central Florida

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            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.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Perfect 50's/60's slapback echo

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              from OH

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              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.

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                3.0

                Good for the $$

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                from New Hampton. NY

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                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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Decent pedal for what it is.

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                from Ocala Fl

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                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.

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