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Fat and warm vintage distortion, priced for players.

In the late '70s a tiny effects maker in Japan produced a small quantity of what many believe is the definitive distortion box. It had delicious tonality and was highly responsive and versatile. Recently, a boutique pedal maker reissued that box at $300+. Danelectro offers you the D-1 Fab Distortion as a sonic equivalent to the prized original. It's equipped with Level, Tone, and Distortion controls. You'll adore it.

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  • Warm vintage distortion
  • Responsive
  • Versatile
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DanelectroD-1 Fab Distortion
 
5.0

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product, sound, and price.

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from Oregon

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Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

I got this pedal about a week ago and I am happy with my decision. The sound that this thing produces is amazing, I play a 1968 Gibson SG and it sounds great with the distortion between 2 and 4. I was originally introduced to it by a member in my band but I found this pedal really affective to the tone that the guitar produces, and if you like metal, blues, rock or all the other sounds this produces, I suggest getting this. Also the reasonable price, I've had about 5 other effects pedals and none of them worked as good as this one.

(62 of 83 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

superb

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from Morganton, North Carolina

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Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

I didn't know what to expect when I bought this from WWBW. I've owned other Danelectro pedals; some suited me and some didn't. But I've got say with the Fab distortion the Danelectro folks have captured something very nice in a very small package. It's versatile, from light overdrive to full on distortion. Excellent bass response, a very full sound. It compares nicely to a tube preamp pedal I've got, and for a whole lot less. The case is plastic, which might be a problem for the heavy footed sort, but I have a light touch so it should hold up well for me.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound lots of fun.

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from Midlothian Il

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Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

I hooked this bad boy up to my electric Violin and it sounds like a Guitar. Its so crazy sounding and it adds a better tone on the amp. For the price everyone should have one. I cannot turn it up all the way because I will not be able to hear for a week. With this little box my Violin has so many more options. Thanks

(50 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The pedal has a great variety of sounds and is great for its

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from Inverness, Fl USA.

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Comments about Danelectro D-1 Fab Distortion:

My pedal came with a manual, and a 1 year warranty. The pedal has 3 different nobs:tone, Distortion, and Level. It has a very luminous LED that lights up as a violet color when the pedal is activated. It has input and output jacks at the back. The pedal also has a battery compartment, and a place to plug in an adapter. The footswitch is rather small, but if you want to use it during a concert, keep your foot on it because there is a chance of accidently missing it! Overall, plenty of features. The pedal has its unique sound. The pedal can go from blues to metal distortion. It is never fuzzy, it's smooth at a bass tone setting, and is very metallic at higher distortion levels at a higher tone setting. However, when the pedal is on high distortion mode, the distortion gets suppressed when adjusted to the bass tone level. Thats why I tend to use my amps gain and tone with this pedal. The pedal is surprisingly quiet. In addition, it doesn't produce that much crackling noise at a high distortion level. It is very strong and durable. It's made of very hard plastic, and the bottom is made of rubber and metal. The nobs seem like they will stay on. In addition, this pedal is great for travelling! I never regretted buying this pedal. And I will always use it because of its versatility. Other pedals you can get are Fab Metal, and Fab Overdrive. This one deserves a high 5!!!!

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