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Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box  

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Overview

  • New mic-free, plug and play technology
  • Groovy retro look
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    $129.00
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  • New Price:
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      Features

      • New mic-free, plug and play technology
      • Groovy retro look

      Make that thing TALK! It's the most fun effect ever. Go for it!

       
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      DanelectroFree Speech Talk Box
       
      3.9

      (based on 41 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (25)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (8)

      75%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Compact (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Pleasantly Surprised

        I always wanted a talk box but didn't have the money for an expensive one, so I bought this Dano Free Speech model a few years ago. It does feedback, especially when I...Read complete review

        I always wanted a talk box but didn't have the money for an expensive one, so I bought this Dano Free Speech model a few years ago. It does feedback, especially when I put it in my Vintage Series Encore 65 Peavey amp, but moving myself in a different spot fixed that. As far as playing it on stage, I don't really do that any more, so it works well in my situation. In my opinion, it's a great pedal and worth the money. A great deal, too. I can actually talk through it, and there's no problem hearing the words. It makes a great wah sound, too. Everyone who hears it is impressed. Even though I was a little embarassed at the beginning (thinking it wasn't a "pro" pedal), I felt much better when I saw the great reviews and heard the sound clips. I have other Danelectro effects pedals as well - digital delay, vibrato, flanger, slap echo, etc. I think they're a great company. I say get this thing! It's great!

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        unusable

        While the price attracted me to this unit I have to say it didn't perform even to a minimum degree of usability. The feedback was unstopable when played through the amp. The volume was...Read complete review

        While the price attracted me to this unit I have to say it didn't perform even to a minimum degree of usability. The feedback was unstopable when played through the amp. The volume was way too low to use through the PA.Subsequently I purchased the Banshee 2. It is the real deal. Save your money and get the real thing. Its worth it.

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        5.0

        Great Pedal

        By LeadGuitarist

        from Minot, ND

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Drains Batteries Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

        Unbeatable talkbox for the price!

        This pedal is built like a tank! Nice metal case, thick rubber on the bottom, durable looking plastic button and knobs. Will probably last forever if taken care of.

        The pedal sounds just like the audio samples. The growl knob is labeled pretty accurately turn it up to get a more "Kickstart My Heart" solo sound, keep it low to get a "Do you Feel Like I Do" kind of sound.

        The mic input is just an 1/8" stereo jack. Others have found that you can increase the quality of sound by plugging higher quality mics (like 57's or 58's) with an adapter into the pedal, but the mic included is not bad.

        The noise and feedback many people complain about is due to the speaker in the pedal, and microphones used to create the effect. Treat the pedal like a microphone; don't put it right in front of speakers and it should behave. Once you do that properly your amp should be able to drown out the pedal noise well enough without feedback.

        The pedal came with a battery but drained it in about 2-3hrs of playing. If you unplug the input when you aren't using it you can maybe get a little more life, and the pedal will be extremely quiet/won't work if the battery is low, so a power chord is my recommendation.

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        5.0

        Great Christmas Present!!!

        By RR lives in are hearts

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

          I need to find an inexpensive talk box for my son and this was a perfect fit.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works for me

          By Semigloss

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

              Using the included microphones doesn't produce that great of a sound. It's best to use this like other talk boxes. Mount the tube on a mic stand with a real microphone that goes into your sound system. For practice, just play with the tube in your mouth, and no amplification. Sounds great to me.

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Do Not Buy This Unit!

              By John

              from Alexandria, LA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

                Do Not Buy This Unit if You are a Serious Guitar Player! I've been playing for over 30 years and ordered this just to use in my garage. I was excited to open the box and hook it up to my Les Paul. Then it happened! Talk About Disappointment! Little or no output to my amp and Tons of Loud, Squealing Feedback! The only positive was that the CSR at Musician's Friend was very apologetic and attentive! It's going back today! Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a GREAT Buy for Rookie Talkbox Users.

                By Don Hull

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

                I was weary at first when I bought this because of all the bad reviews with feedback and volume. I solved these issues within the first few minutes of recieving my talkbox. If you have your amp on a distortion channel you're going to get feedback, there is no way around that. turn your amp on a clean setting because the talkbox has built in distortion and that solves your feedback problem. Then, if you have problems hearing yourself, try a new microphone.These mics aren't very good. Those are the only problems I hear about with this talkbox and I don't have them. This is a great buy for anyone interested in using a talkbox!

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Buy it, you'll like it!

                By Jeff Tauri

                from WisConSin

                Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

                Once you get the hang of it. You'll use if more then your wah, and I have a nice wah pedal.
                It takes a while to get the hang of it. I read the complaints about the feedback. Just turn the volume and growl down on the unit. One song I play is clean except when I'm in talk box mode so there's no problem. When I have to use it with the gain on my amp turned up, I turn the volume down on the unit. It's a minor hassle for the result you're looking to achieve. Sure beats having to have an extra channel on the board and running your guitar sound through the P.A.
                I thought it was goingto be a piece of plastic btu I was suprised it was cast and built well.
                For the price and ease of use. It's worth it!

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                amazing

                By jimmy doom

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

                this is an amazing pedal for this price!!!! is great for intros. background sounds. and solos! but i bought this pedal you really gorey sounds. and it gets the job done! there is some feedback but after you screw around with it you should be good

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pleasantly Surprised

                By Guitar_Hy

                from New York City

                Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

                I always wanted a talk box but didn't have the money for an expensive one, so I bought this Dano Free Speech model a few years ago. It does feedback, especially when I put it in my Vintage Series Encore 65 Peavey amp, but moving myself in a different spot fixed that. As far as playing it on stage, I don't really do that any more, so it works well in my situation. In my opinion, it's a great pedal and worth the money. A great deal, too. I can actually talk through it, and there's no problem hearing the words. It makes a great wah sound, too. Everyone who hears it is impressed. Even though I was a little embarassed at the beginning (thinking it wasn't a "pro" pedal), I felt much better when I saw the great reviews and heard the sound clips. I have other Danelectro effects pedals as well - digital delay, vibrato, flanger, slap echo, etc. I think they're a great company. I say get this thing! It's great!

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good for the price

                By Greyback

                from Ypsi, MI

                Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

                I was looking for a talk box to get up on the techniques. This is an affordable unit and it's a great practice talk box, as well as playing loud. I've had this for about a year and only had to replace the mic and mouth tube once, using it a lot. Just watch out for the feedback. For recording, I went directly into a laptop from the pedal and it worked like a charm, nice resonation in the mix.If you want a tank-built pedal and don't mind spending a little every six months for a new tube, this is priced reasonably enough.Getting words to be understandable wasn't too difficult for me, and it's fun to mess with.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great practice talk-box

                By Thy Holy Cheesus

                from Kingsport, Tn

                Comments about Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box:

                I just got this in today and its a whole lot of fun. Out of the package, you get: the Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box, which is built like a tank, and long tube, and some little plastic mics.Its a good way to experience a talk-box if you've been wanting one with out the head aches and the big price to pay. Just spending time with this thing is fun, probably the funnest effect out there.Now the bad things. Well, its not very loud, and its not a good idea to use any louder than it gets. I didn't get much of a feedback problem as these other people,but it was still there, and turning and the "volume" and "growl" knobs doesn't seem to do a thing.SO basically, this is a pretty sweet practice talk-box you can use until you can afford a much louder one.

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