D-3 FAB Metal review by Danelectro

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.8 (77 votes)
Danelectro: D-3 FAB Metal

Price paid: $ 40

Purchased from: Local Music Store

Sound — 9
I'm using it with a Crate GX10, cause my amp doesn't hava too much gain to play metal stuff, and this pedal add a lot sustain and its distortion is very dirty at max gain. The only downside, is that the tone is very nassal, good to play power chords and heavy crunch palm mute stuff, but for solo I wouldn't recomend it. However, to practice works great, especially at low volumes.

Overall Impression — 9
I only recomend this pedal if only you want to use it, cause your 10-15W amp, doesn't have enough gain. If you are a beginner on the eletric guitar world and you dn't have too much to spend, then this is best you can buy for the price. It gots the best relation price/quality. A last thing, don't use battery, this pedal will drain it in just a couple of hours, buy an adaptor.

Reliability & Durability — 9
I don't know, 'cause I never had play using this pedal through a 60W-100W amp, so is really hard to tell. But for practice is very good, very cheap and offers enough gain to play any kind of high distorted stuff.

Ease of Use — 10
Very basic pedal with three knobs: volume, gain and tone. The manual is doesn'r have to much information, but that because you don't need it. The only thing that is important is that it use 300mA 9V adaptor, not 1000mA.

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