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Danelectro D-7 Fab Fuzz
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2013
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These days, it's a risky thing for any company who dares release any type of fuzz pedal upon the market. There's so many flavors of fuzz from the past & present that some of you may or may not be immediately familiar with. Let's get to it--what can you expect from this particular $25 fuzz? First off, it's not a buzzsaw fuzz. It's not a muff clone, and it certainly isn't a fuzzface clone. I've found that if you keep the fuzz control way low and just tweak the tone knob, one can get a really nice, natural, garage-y, filthy, mid-range-y sound with plenty of dynamic harmonics to make your ears happy. My best advice is to not think of this pedal as an actual flavor of fuzz--it's really just a flavor of GRIMY DIRT. If you're a more traditional player expecting a vintage fuzz tone, the Fab Fuzz is not for you. If you're into filthy guitar sounds with harmonic clarity, this pedal is a great choice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2012
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For 25 bucks it's sounds pretty good, for the price its pretty killer.the only better bang for your buck fuzz is the behringer super fuzz. I own all 8 fab pedals never had a problem and 3 other danos, never had a problem with any of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2011
If only it sounded half as good as it looks. Fizzy and anemic sounding, even with the tone rolled off. The sustain dies quickly on higher gain settings. This also may be the noisest of all the FAB OD/Dirt pedals. Oh yeah, this makes that double note sound that classic fuzz pedals were notorious for. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing for a purist. On the other hand, this pedal seems to function better as a boost pedal ala SRV; maybe that's what its primarily designed for. But the color is very cool. Too bad I can't say the same for sound of the pedal. Save your money and invest in a better fuzz. Actually, for a few dollars more the Cool Cat Fuzz sounds pretty good if you can find one; I don't think Danelectro makes them anymore. Otherwise, save your money for a higher quality fuzz pedal.
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on November 26, 2014
I love Dano pedals- I own more than a dozen of them. This one is probably my least favorite. From the FAB line I own this, the distortion, chorus, and flanger. I don't fault them for their build quality because, c'mon- they're often cheaper than a large pizza. Soundwise I find this fuzz to be a little too harsh and jagged for lack of a better word. It's like a lazer beam. I was hoping for a better sounding pedal because I find most Dano pedals are home-runs in terms of sound, cost and reliability. I own V1 of the Cool Cat Fuzz and it is a much more versitile and lush sounding fuzz that can be dialed into either a distortion type dirt or a wooly fuzz. Other fuzz pedals I own to judge this against: EH Big Muff, Behringer Super Fuzz, Joyo Ultimate Fuzz, Danelectro French Toast. Others may dig this pedal- I guess it's all pretty subjective. Sometimes a lazer beam fuzz is exactly what your song needs. All fuzz pedals sound better imho if they are running into a cleanish tube amp, so if you aren't doing that you aren't giving this pedal a fair platform to perform. That said, I would spend the extra $20 and get the Cool Cat fuzz- for versatility, as well as for being a better build (metal enclosure,true bypass, sturdier knobs, jacks, and switch).
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on May 26, 2014
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This little guy does his job well. It's loud, noisy, distorted, and gives a pretty nice "broken amp" sound. I love it, and it really opens many doors to the sounds I can make with my guitar. When you realize that this thing is for less than $20, it only makes the pedal's value even greater. *However* (and this is a standard guitar thing, nothing to do specifically with this pedal), this is a distortion effect, which means it can produce a lot of hum and "bad" noise. If you have a guitar with single coil pickups (like my Strat), then consider getting a noise-reducer pedal to go with this. There's actually one by Brehinger (pretty sure I misspelled that) here on Amazon for $25. You may have the best fingers in the world, but you'll sound ten times better with that hum out of the way. Personally, I'd love to make it onto the instrumental post rock scene one day, but again, with a bunch of annoying hum in the background, that won't be happening. :P So make sure you invest in that pedal as well, or at least plan to. The noise-reducer is the next on my list to buy.
But yeah, awesome pedal, awesome price, happy guitarist! If you're just starting out or looking for a good deal--then give this pedal a try.
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on April 19, 2014
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It cut my signal, made all kinds of noise, crappy "fuzz" tone, impossible to dial-in a decent tone. But it was 20 bucks. Hoping it may sound OK direct into my four track. That would make it worth the 20 bucks. I took it off my board and everything sounds better...
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on April 18, 2014
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Got to try something different from overdrive and distortion stuff I already have...good price to try out. I'm pleased with it. Yeah It is plastic, with metal base, sturdy enough for most use, simple pedal but the dirt has good sound and better range of tone to my ear than most distortion stuff, at least what I have...so it is sweetest in the 12 o"clock range I think, like the 70's sound, Aerosmith/zeppelin kinda thing. Seems to keep better definition per string, and note without so much blur and mudiness, maxed out it really gets where you can't tell it's not a regular distortion, so it's in the lower settings I think it stands out. Tried on buckers and single coils both good but really like the neck/middle single coils get a rough dirty bluesy tone I like.
If I'm not mistaken I think hendrix favored fuzz a lot, I see why. There's high $ versions but this gets job done fine by me.
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on January 2, 2014
What can you expect for 25 dollars? It's more of a boost pedal, than that of a fuzz box. the color is nice, and it's built fairly well for the price, but it's not fuzzy enough for me. not to mention it's hard on batteries.
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on August 7, 2013
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I'd rather use a solo-combo pedal to save space, but I find myself shopping separate pedals to satisfy my taste!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2012
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I got this pedal hoping to play some garage punk and blues but when it got here I soon found out it was defective. I tried it with the battery and then with the 9v cable and neither got it to work. It made a very quiet humming sound with the 9v cable but it still didn't work. The power light never turned on and it simply doesn't work. I don't know if my case is a rare one or if its fairly common, however definitely mail in your info to Danelectro when you order it in case it is defective so you'll get the warrenty. I'm going to mail it in for repair or replacement, probably going to have to wait half amonth to a month to get a reply. Be cautious guys.
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