Danelectro Fab series

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  1. sgguitarzz

    sgguitarzz Supporting Member

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    Earlier this week I asked about the Arion series of pedals. Now I was hoping some people could give me their opinions on the Danelectro Fab series of pedals. I heard a few sound clips and they sould pretty good especially at this price. what do you all think?
     
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    The D1 distortion sounds a lot like a Rat to me. The bass response is a little weak. Nice sounding pedal for $15.
     
  4. golgonooza

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    For the money, which is next to nothing, you really can't beat the FAB Distortion or the Overdrive, although I would look for the older, discontinued, Daddy-O Overdrive or original Fabtone Distortion (in the larger metal enclosures). I've seen them go for comparable, if a little higher, sums used or on ebay - they are actually quite good...IMHO...
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  5. pfflam

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    The metal Fab Tone is a very good Ultra Fuzz EXCEPT that the knob goes from zero to absolute Gain/distortion without any sensitivity or inbetween . . . and this is common with other people's experience as well. . . . so if all you want is absolutely intense all-out distortion (and it really gives a pretty decent grindy noisy crunch) then its a good pedal . . . . and cheap on eBay . . . I just sold one awhile back . . . wanted sensitivity and I said to myself: I can get another one later for cheap . . .
     
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    tfunster Silver Supporting Member

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    I got the FAB distortion. Not bad for $15, but it has a tendency to sound pretty harsh.
     
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    The distortion is good with humbuckers, too bright (for my tastes/rig) with singles. The flanger is quite nice, except for a large amount of hiss that ramps up at the top of the sweep. The chorus is the best of the lot, with a very nice blend knob. It won't knock a good analog chorus off your board, but still...
     
  8. Jack

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    +1 on Fab Distortion. Also, the FAB Chorus is worth a deuce. I don't think it's analog, but it's pretty good. I don't use a lot of chorus (couple of songs), and I don't have the $ for boutique chorus. I'm gigging with this thing now and it's fine-especially for the $. I think it sounds a good bit warmer than the Danelectro Cool Cat.
     
  9. theelectic

    theelectic Guest

    FYI if you want to find an even cheaper option, the old metal case Fabtone = DOD FX69 Grunge copy.
     

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