#1
How is the buffer on it? Do you notice any tone degradation?
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#2
It takes butter like....well.....butter.





But to get to where you are going I have one and all I can tell you is that for $35 it is above average. Compared to the MXR 10 band it is below average but that is a $110 pedal. The Dano has a metal base and is heavier than you'd think. The shell is thick sturdy plastic. I think I'd be hard pressed to crack it. The switch button seems sturdy enough but is not your typical MXR type switch quality. The one thing I like about it is that it has a volume slider in addition to the 7 EQ bands. It also has a small footprint so it doesn't take up much space on my board. I have considered getting the MXR 10 band but I don't know where I'd put it I'll post a pick below that will show you its size relative to your standard MXR pedal - which are smaller than your Boss pedals.

The big downside of the Dano is that it had a touch of noise. Not hiss, just a touch of background noise. Because I usually play metal at loud volumes it doesn't bother me but if I was gigging and needed to do clean acoustic type passages and needed that pedal to pull it off I probably would get something other than the Dano.

For $35 new you really can't go wrong though.





Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jun 1, 2013,
#3
Hiss when it's on, or when it's just off in the chain?

If it's when it's on, that's OK. I'm just going to use it as a solo boost, like 20-30 seconds total during a ~35 minute set.

For some reason only one of our songs needs a solo boost, the rest of the songs my solos cut through fine. It's really weird. Must be because it's mostly on the lower strings.
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#5
Cool... coolcoolcool
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#6
Mine arrived today. I'll let you know here or WTLT once I've given it a proper run. Band practice is Friday. I'll give you a yell Saturday. If I forget, ask me..
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Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
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#7
It's not waterproof. Will not buy another.

Okay maybe.
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#8
No pedal with sliders is waterproof.


Well, I tested it out properly through a cranked 3/4 stack. Very impressed. I was running it in the loop (mainly because it replaced a pedal that I had wired into the loop) so I wasn't boosting the preamp. However, I do run my amp pretty much dimed so it was adding some dirt. I didn't need it as a preamp boost anyway, I needed a volume boost.
It sounded good and was very quiet. I didn't have one to compare it back to back but from memory it's a lot quieter than a Boss GE-7. Apart from the switch I'd rather it to the Boss - and it's a fraction of the cost.
The switch feels a bit dicky but I think a Carling footswitch will fit. I don't have any latching Carling footswitches so I'll be ordering one to try. I'll let you know.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Last edited by Cathbard at Jun 7, 2013,
#9
Yeah

On the 'noise' factor I was referring to. Part of that was me parroting what I've heard other said. But I noticed it too on my amp and I run through the loop with a scooped EQ (because the Splawn has a boat load of mids) and in doing that, along with the Bad Monkey I get a nice brootal modern metal riffage.

But what I noticed is that I had the slider up past half way. When I drop the slider all the way down my rig is quieter than with no EQ at all so I guess it is all relative