DJ-21 Black Coffee Metal Distortion review by Danelectro

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 7.5 (26 votes)
Danelectro: DJ-21 Black Coffee Metal Distortion

Price paid: $ 30

Purchased from: bestbuy

Sound — 7
I am using a Ibanez RG350 with a Behringer VT100 FX Head and a Kustom cab. I have the pedals level about 3/4s of the way up, so it provides a sound boost, but there is a little feedback and buzzing. The distortion is really heavy, and I don't even have it turned all the way up. I can get sounds from Crue to Pantera and Megadeth to Death.

Overall Impression — 8
I play thrash metal and some glam, and it works perfectly. I have been playing for three years and have always depended on the distortion built in on my amps, but none match this. I think this pedal is excellent for the price and would recommend it greatly.

Reliability & Durability — 7
It seems to be holding up fine, but I haven't put it to the test of a gig yet. I would use it at a gig but with a battery backup. It is made out of plastic, but it can take a stomping. Since it is very small and light, I would defenatly say it is built tough.

Ease of Use — 9
This pedal is really easy to use, with just a patch in/out, a dc 9v output for power (or you have the option to put a 9v battery in) and three switches, one for leval, one for bass and one for treble. The first time I used this, it took less than a min. To get this amazizing distortion sound out of it.

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