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Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal   

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Danelectro puts the D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal in your hands without wiping out your financial portfolio. History was made in 1975 when a...Read More

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Coveted overdrive sounds in a fab little pedal.

Danelectro puts the D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal in your hands without wiping out your financial portfolio. History was made in 1975 when a mom-and-pop store in California commissioned the production of just 200 of what is perhaps the best guitar overdrive effect ever. Unlike any other effects unit, that pedal authentically simulated the breakup that occurs when a tube amp is run at full volume. You will occasionally see an original in the stage rig of a major artist. IF you could find an original offered for sale, you should probably sit down before inquiring about the price . . . The Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive pedal features Level, Tone, and O.D. controls.

FEATURES
  • Realistic tube overdrive
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Seriously saturated tube amp tone in a sweet Dano box. How can you go wrong? Order the D-2 today!

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DanelectroD-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (22)
  • Excellent sound quality (20)
  • Responsive (17)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (18)
  • Amateur recording (16)
  • Performances (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hands Down The Most Bang for Your Money

This OD pedal is very versatile. If you want to add just a little boost and tube-like breakup on blues solos, it's in there. Or if you prefer a more over-the-top, hard...Read complete review

This OD pedal is very versatile. If you want to add just a little boost and tube-like breakup on blues solos, it's in there. Or if you prefer a more over-the-top, hard edged, thick 70's kind of tone, that's easily dialed in too. I recommend you place it in the beginning of your effects path, but after your wah pedal. You will be amazed at how responsive this pedal is and how nice the two effects sound together. I use a Snark power supply for my pedal board, so noise or hum has never been a problem. Bottom line, you can spend a lot more money on an OD pedal, but why would or should you??? It's reliable, durable and most importantly it sounds great. And at this price anyone can afford it... It's a "no brainer", Buy it, you won't be sorry.
I have been playing professionally for over 35 years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't get it

Yes, it's cheap. Yes, it adds some overdrive vibe. Maybe I just don't get what overdrive is. The problem is that I'd need to use an outboard eq after the D-2...Read complete review

Yes, it's cheap. Yes, it adds some overdrive vibe. Maybe I just don't get what overdrive is. The problem is that I'd need to use an outboard eq after the D-2 to keep it from drastically altering the tone. I like the fuzzy quality of an overdrive but I don't want to lose the high end sparkle that I lose when I use this. Any guitar amp that has an overdrive channel is going to do a better job of keeping your tone where you want it. But in a pinch this will do. To get an idea of what I mean compare this to just using a tube preamp and you can tell right away how much the D-2 changes the overall tone.

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2.0

Seriously limited possibilites.

By CinPA

from Stroudsburg, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Bought this years ago and every one in a blue moon I pull it out in the hope I will find something useful. Took many years & many tries, but I finally did! I put a boost in front of this and maxed the O.D. - low and behold, I had a decent sounding fuzz! I have a 70's Big M Pi, but this combination has a different flavor, so it gets used on occasion.

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      4.0

      Ill keep it as my back up

      By bawi

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      good for the price

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      5.0

      Great OD

      By dibbs

      from Sumas WA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great overdrive for the price

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        5.0

        I have bought 7 of these pedals...my friends kept wanting'em

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        By Joko

        from Traverse City,Mi

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Great as a clean boost
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          It does'nt change the tone of your guitar which in its self is a rarity...it does have a distortion level adjustment which I barely have on...I place this pedal after my compressor which in combination gives a very clean smooth overdrive.The distortion can be over the top gritty if thats what you are after.It works great as a clean boost as well...I bought my first 5 at Musicians Friend delivered for under the price of 1 average bad sounding pedal...of all the distortion pedals I have used the cheaper D-2's are better than almost every higher priced overdrive/distortion pedal I have used in my 50 years of playing...the reason for buying so many? My friends think they are great too.I sold every one I had except 1 and I got another as a back up.The value is there.Thanks for the deals Musicians Friend

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          5.0

          This little pedal puts a smile on my face.

          By Kenny

          from Topsham, ME

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is perfect for someone like me, a budget conscious strong hobbyist that does not make money by playing the guitar. This pedal puts really nice overdrive that has put a whole other level of tone on my amp. Can't use pedals for solid state amps with distortion channels? I put this pedal in front of my Marshall MG 30fx and it makes all four of the preset channels sound freakin' awesome. Thanks to these fab pedals, I can justify buying them and still save for my kids' colleges.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great deal for the money!!!!

              By Peachman

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • None For This Price

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              It does what it's supposed to do for a fantastic price. This is especially a great overdrive for someone on a budget who wants to ROCK! Somehow, I think I actually play faster when I kick it on. Well I can dream, can't I ? Just get the goofy thing already!

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              4.0

              Seriously,.....only twelve coconuts

              By exautoshopowner

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Seriously ?? only twelve bones for this one. Yes, it is just a basic overdrive, (not a distortion pedal), and that's exactly what it does,....simple. Much better than I was expecting.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Satisfied

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                  By Nurseboy

                  from Pulaski, TN

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events

                    Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This was purchased to use inline with my Ibanez Gio 6 string bass. While it is designed for standard guitar, the pedal produces the desired effects that I was looking for, even in the lower range. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it performed. The level knob is a little more touchy than I would like, but it's an inexpensive pedal, and I'm sure the more expensive and higher end pedals are more tunable. The product does well considering the price and build. I would definitely recommend it for someone just wanting to play around with effects sounds on their instruments.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Outrageously excellent for the money

                    By JG

                    from Spokane, WA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Does good for many uses.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Hands Down The Most Bang for Your Money

                      By SteveD

                      from Rochester, NY

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile Od Pedal

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Danelectro D-2 FAB Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        This OD pedal is very versatile. If you want to add just a little boost and tube-like breakup on blues solos, it's in there. Or if you prefer a more over-the-top, hard edged, thick 70's kind of tone, that's easily dialed in too. I recommend you place it in the beginning of your effects path, but after your wah pedal. You will be amazed at how responsive this pedal is and how nice the two effects sound together. I use a Snark power supply for my pedal board, so noise or hum has never been a problem. Bottom line, you can spend a lot more money on an OD pedal, but why would or should you??? It's reliable, durable and most importantly it sounds great. And at this price anyone can afford it... It's a "no brainer", Buy it, you won't be sorry.
                        I have been playing professionally for over 35 years.

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