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Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal   

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Loads of midrange and high-frequency output will take your metal tone to wicked new levels. Unleash harmonic squeals and massive amounts of sustain w...Read More

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Loads of midrange and high-frequency output will take your metal tone to wicked new levels. Unleash harmonic squeals and massive amounts of sustain with ease. Level, Tone, and Gain knobs provide simple yet effective control.

Plug into the FAB Metal and hear your tone erupt!

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  • Level, Tone, Gain controls
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DanelectroD-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 155 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Good selection of effects (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

D-3 FAB Metal

This pedal is a giant killer. As I've had the opportunity to try out other (higher priced) dirt boxes (particulary from boss and other danos), I've only grown to appreciate it...Read complete review

This pedal is a giant killer. As I've had the opportunity to try out other (higher priced) dirt boxes (particulary from boss and other danos), I've only grown to appreciate it more. By itself it doesn't provide a whole lot of low end, but It does pump out searing, cutting mid range and top end, and offers up great harmonics... great for blistering leads. This is definitely a metal pedal, not a grunge pedal, with a grit free, piercing distortion. With the gain rolled back you can also get very competant classic rock and 80's metal tones

It also plays well with other distortion pedals. For a heavier, chunkier, warmer sound, I put a cool cat metal I after it. For a grungier, dirtier, "jar of bees" sound, I put a cool cat fuzz v2 before it.

Overall, I highly recommend it.
It's got the basics... gain, level, and tone... no more... no less.
Yes, it does have a plastic case, but it's solid and the knobs although not particularly heavy duty, are decent quality. Overall, the build quality of the FAB series pedals seems better to my eyes, than that of the higher priced dano mini pedals.
This pedal would be a ridiculous bargain at twice the price.

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Worth the Money

You can't beat the price on these. I only use these for writing while I'm sitting aroud so I don't have to turn on my whole ProTools Rig. I own other Fab pedals...Read complete review

You can't beat the price on these. I only use these for writing while I'm sitting aroud so I don't have to turn on my whole ProTools Rig. I own other Fab pedals & I intend to buy more of them.They seem pretty sturdy so they might hold up to the road, I can't comment on that. But for writing at home they're very nice!
As far as the idiot on Youtube that smashes one with a hammer, Grown up Dude! Any pedal is going to break.
All in All these are well worth it. Skip the 12 pack of Budwiser one night & buy one. You can't go wrong! I'm goning to buy more of the other Fab Padels as well.

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5.0

Forget "Great For The Price" this is just GREAT!!!

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from North Hollywood California

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Pros

  • Brutal
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Great "Mids"
  • Metal Up The Ying Yang!!!

Cons

  • Knob orientation takes some getting use to.....

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

Love how the "Mids" are set, no scooped mids, but not too much!

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5.0

Just what I needed

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from Beech Island SC

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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 D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    Good tones

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    5.0

    Good product!

    By 

    from Lubbock, Texas

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    Pros

    • It does what I want.

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice at home.

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    Great value!

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    5.0

    Great Pedal

    By 

    from Kansas

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Drains Battery Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Metal
    • Performances

    Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

    First off, this was the first pedal I actually bought but I have tried tons of pedals before, just remember, it is not a boss or mxr so dont expect perfection, its great for smaller amps and boosts the volume amazingly, i have to keep my amp volume (ibanez ibz10g 10 watt) at 2 to keep from angering the roommates, it serves as a great buzz reducer too, if your pickups sound buzzy then this will help tremendously with preventing unwanted buzz, and finally it is very diverse, you can turn the dials up or down and find the tone you want most, mine is set really heavy with ernie ball sthb strings on a schecter with emg passive pickups and growls, dont hesitate to buy this if your on a budget, great backup if you have something better

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    5.0

    amazing for its price!

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    from phoenix az

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

      its amazing! i went from a peavey valve king stack to a 120 watt rogue combo. this pedal sounds amazing playing with a hellraiser!

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      5.0

      awesome pedal

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      from phoenix az

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

        i got this because my 120 watt rogue just wasnt cutting it. this pedal sounds awesome with some emgs. so worth the money!

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        5.0

        Very good unit for the price

        By 

        from Madisonville, Texas

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

          Not much needs to be said when something does what it is advertised to do. This line of effects are made of heavy plastic but should still perform well with the smallest of care.

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          3.0

          Worth the Money

          By 

          from Florida

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good Selection Of Effects

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

            You can't beat the price on these. I only use these for writing while I'm sitting aroud so I don't have to turn on my whole ProTools Rig. I own other Fab pedals & I intend to buy more of them.They seem pretty sturdy so they might hold up to the road, I can't comment on that. But for writing at home they're very nice!
            As far as the idiot on Youtube that smashes one with a hammer, Grown up Dude! Any pedal is going to break.
            All in All these are well worth it. Skip the 12 pack of Budwiser one night & buy one. You can't go wrong! I'm goning to buy more of the other Fab Padels as well.

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            5.0

            HEAVY distortion !

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            from South Carolina

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

              If you want extreme overdrive, this pedal is for you. For the amount of gain it will achieve, it's very quiet, and I can't say enough about the entire FAB line of pedals.

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              4.0

              Nice Pedal for the Money!

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              from Lufkin, TX

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Good sound

              Cons

              • Limited Selection Of Effects
              • No Ac Cord

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Practicing

              Comments about Danelectro D-3 FAB Metal Effect Pedal:

              Nice pedal for the money. I think I paid under fifteen for mine. So I wasn't expexting an expensive pedal for fifteen big ones, therefore, I'm pleased with my purchase. Pleanty of gain & volume in this little dude. Would I take it on the road with Corey Taylor, probably not, but it works fine in my practice room...did I mention it was less than fifteen smackers delivered to my front door!

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