Danelectro effects pedals

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  1. Strat58

    Strat58 Member

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    HI I was looking on the website and those effects sounds pretty good, all TB and metal jacks. Man I think I am going to get me some of those pedals, rehouse them and play with them.
    Peace Strat58
     
  2. CentralScrutini

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    Danelectro makes a ton of great sounding pedals for cheap. I have yet to play one of the plastic mini ones that didn't sound damn good for the money, and some of them juts sound damn good period.
     
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    There are a few that sound great. I used to want to rehouse them because I hate how they look, but the small enclosures fit in the small places on your board where you couldn't put anything else. You can actually fit 2 of them in a spot the size of most single pedals.
     
  4. Todd Lynch

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    I love the PB&J & Chicken Salad mini-effects - I keep a mini-Dano EQ in my possibles bag for just in case - it seldom sees the gigboard, but it has saved my ass more than once (tonally speaking). Great stuff for cheap.
     
  5. Uma Floresta

    Uma Floresta Senior Member

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    I've been on a Danelectro kick lately. It started with an ongoing surf obsession, which inspired the purchase of the Spring King (which is huge but awesome). Then I got all nostalgic and decided to purchase the two other metal Danos I used to own - the Daddy-O and Cool Cat.

    When I was a noob I put chorus all over every song I wrote. I don't really use chorus anymore, but the CC is still a pretty sounding chorus that can be had cheaply (mine was $35 shipped). The real reason I bought it was to see if I could get pitch vibrato by sticking a dummy cable into the stereo out jack. And it worked. $35 well spent.

    The Daddy-O is something else. I like the basic tone of it, but the actual overdrive is very fizzy in an interesting way. I could see using it for some kind of post rock project. The Monte Allums mod removes 95% of the weird fizzle, and turns it into a more conventional-sounding, gritty overdrive. It's a clone of the Marshall Guv'nor, by the way.

    Anyway, some people think they're ugly, but I think they look cool. But I like that 50's aesthetic. Rectangular hammond boxes look a bit dull by comparison.
     
  6. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    the dano mini series is serious bang for buck. these jacks, AND switches, however. . . . not so great. . . though i haven't had one fail yet. . . .

    the dano tuna melt is my FAVORITE tremolo. keep your empress. . . your anything else for that matter. i just don't lust for that stuff at all. once i heard BOTH the round warble AND the chop chop copter trem sounds out of this thing. . . i was in love. some folks want more than that. . . . i never got THAT much out of my deluxe!!!!

    the chicken salad is excellent. for some, it is their favorite cheapo-vibe. i'm not sure. . . . i usually prefer a phase instead of it. . . but not always. a keeper for life . . . .

    the french toast is a total foxx rip-off. it sounds damn good!!!! if you want to get a darn good feel for that sound and find out how little you actually use it!!!! it is the best bang-for buck octavefuzz out there. it DOES show its weaknesses against the big boys though (chicago iron, etc. . . . )
    i like the chili dog octave.


    those be the ones i have. . . . .but i'll get 'em all oneday. . . at 15 bucks apiece when that store round me goes nuts once a year. . . . .
     
  7. 155

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    eq is the bomb cheap and exactly the same as a boss or mxr, pbj good too
     
  8. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    I had the slapback delay mini pedal. It sounded really good, but the switch simply didn't work sometimes.
     
  9. sgs

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    +1 on the Tuna Melt! Also, if you do the unity gain mod, the Rocky Road Leslie is a spankin' little pedal...
     
  10. amphead777

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    There's a guy on the Toyz forum, that reboxes Dano's. True bypass and artwork inc.. Don't remember his name. I'll look for it.
     
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    Try opening it up and spraying some CRC 5-56 or other contact cleaner into the switch. If the switch is cutting out occasionally it's quite likely to be some dust or something in the contacts. My PB&J had the same problem and a spray sorted it out.

    Is there any definite word on when the new pedals are actually hitting the shelves?
     
  12. turtleheadblues

    turtleheadblues Senior Member

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    I have a bunch of the new ones coming in a few weeks. If anyone is wanting several I am offering buy 4 get 1 free. These new pedals look really cool.
     
  13. teleman55

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    Really like the DanEcho. As for the little ones, the French Toast is a gas.
     

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