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pick 5 Dano "food" pedals

Craig76

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I have ...

Surf N Turf Compressor
Chilli Dog Octaver
French Toast Fuzz
Pepperoni Phaser
PB & J Delay
 

scottywompas

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I have

Pepperoni Phaser
Rocky Road leslie
2 Chicken Salads

If I were to get two more I'd probably go with a Tuna Melt and the French toast.

Scott
 

cvansickle

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I had almost all of these back around 2000-2001, used them with a Vox Pathfinder amp and an Ibanez wah for a bedroom board. I could squeeze eight of these, plus the wah and a Korg tuner onto one of those SKB boards with the built-in handle and power supply.

My top five faves were:

Chili Dog octave
French Toast fuzz/octave
Pepperoni phaser
Fish & Chips eq
T-Bone distortion

Honorable mentions for the Tuna Melt tremolo, Hash Browns flanger and Chicken Salad vibrato.

As sounds go, most of these were downright excellent. If Dano had housed these in a metal enclosure and used more substantial jacks and switches, they still would have been worth the cost of the higher quality manufacture.
 

Windup 43

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I've owned a bunch of them, all great sounding- favorites:

Tuna Melt (trem)
Chicken Salad (vibe)
PB&J (delay)
French Toast (octave fuzz)
Hash Browns (flanger)
 

birv2

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I currently have --
Tuna Melt trem
Chicken Salad vibe
PB&J delay
Fish and Chips EQ

Just sold the Corned Beef reverb, but only because I replaced it with a Holy Grail.

I think they're the best bang for the buck out there. My only complaint is placing the jack on the front, which makes for crazy pedal board wiring.
 

Marble

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1. chicken salad "vibrato" (everyone who know's about them know they are a stunning univibe clone at that price point, even if it was double, with legit LED bulb and photo-resistors )
2. french toast octave (up) fuzz (octavia type thing, i like it a lot)
3. pepperoni phaser (pretty much a phase 90 clone I think?)

i think these are all great pedals, their biggest downfall is just noisy components and plastic junk used in it. I own a Deja Vibe, Dunlop Octavio and Maestro Ps1-a, and I think these pedals are just great. If you have something better, use it, but these pedals can easily tide you over and work well until you feel like dropping more cash on a real nice pedal, boutique or otherwise.

With the chicken salad 'vibe($35 new), I went from that to the deja vibe (~$200 used). Tried a middle ground (I suppose low-middle ground because there are super nice boutique vibes out there more so than fulltone). voodoo lab micro vibe(~90 used), and felt I had a much better and pleasing 'vibe with the chicken salad until I upgraded.

Probably would try the pb&j, chilli dog, and surf/turf
 

wildschwein

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Chili dog is very cool,
Corned Beef not so good - does an okay slapback and that's all,
Chicken Salad wasn't all it was cracked up to be!
 

jaywalker

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pick 5 Dano "food" pedals ...and put them in one tiny enclosure......

I use the fish n' chips a lot as an always on pedal, picked a corned beef up out of a sales bin for next to nothing to do lab experiments on.

There's a few on sale locally, I might just see how many I can get inside an EHX worm enclosure......
 

Bluedano1

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another vote for the French Toast Octave Fuzz
Just want to plug its "fuzz only" mode as folks always seem to highlight its octave feature which is just fine, and tracks single notes very well. But I do love that the fuzz is very strong, with plenty of sustain- the 3 small control knobs are a pain in the ass, but they've got a lot of range
 

Bluedano1

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If I just wanted one Dano, to cover swirly fun, which would be better- the Rocky Road ("spinning speaker") or the Chicken Salad Vibrato? The Chicken Salad seems to get a lot of love on TGP- I have heard demos of both online, but they seem to cover similatr ground? thanks

BTW don't seem to like the sound of the Dano Cool Cats as much for this effect as they don't sound quite as warm as the little guys; could just be how the were set....
 

monty

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I have a bunch of them on my bedroom board. My 5 favs-
PB&J- I have a lot of delay pedals and this one is my favorite. Wish I could rehouse it so I could put it on my main board.
Hash Brown- Great flanger
Freanch Toast and Chicken Salad- Jimi on the cheap
Milkshake- sweet soundin chorus
 

dk123123dk

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I had the PB+J the Tuna Melt and the French Toast.

I used them for a while, but have since changed to a multi FX unit, so I sold em.

Great sounding pedals, I wish the Cool Cat's were the same pedals, just rehoused.


dk
 

vulcaniza P

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If I just wanted one Dano, to cover swirly fun, which would be better- the Rocky Road ("spinning speaker") or the Chicken Salad Vibrato? The Chicken Salad seems to get a lot of love on TGP- I have heard demos of both online, but they seem to cover similatr ground? thanks
i've not heard the chicken salad but i own the rocky road and it's a great lil swirly pedal. the ramp feature is great and the pedal has a boost on it.
it's like a chorus and a boost.
 

Bluedano1

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i've not heard the chicken salad but i own the rocky road and it's a great lil swirly pedal. the ramp feature is great and the pedal has a boost on it.
it's like a chorus and a boost.
thanks! good to know- is that an OD boost? I forgot it had that boost; is it a switch or a controlled by a knob?
 




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