Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal

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DanelectroDJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

Danelectro French Toast!

By Caleb Fisher

from Undisclosed

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

This is an amazing pedal for the price of only 30 dollars. I pulled it out of the box, questioning its slight plasticy feel, and wondering how long it would last. It still sits on my pedalboard to this day, about a year after purchase, and it's still kicking! The battery life is superb, I can go 3-4 weeks on one battery! I bought this pedal because I was looking to expand my pedalboard and diversify my sound. I thought to myself "If worst comes to worst, it will end up sitting on my pedalboard as a 30 dollar place holder." That was not the case at all. It is a great little distortion pedal! When running through my Boss Noise Suppressor, I can dial in the tone perfectly, and get a rich, crunchy sound. I have only 2 concerns with the pedal. My first is that the knobs feel slightly flimsy and VERY cheap, but hey it was 30 bucks, and I've had it nearly a year, and I have yet to break any part of it. My second beef is that (like most other distortion boxes) it is EXTREMELY noisy. There's a lot of fuzz in the background, and it can be rather annoying. Just run it through the Boss NS-2 like I mentioned above, and it will cut out all of the extra noise! All in all it's a very good pedal, especially for the price. Just be gentle with it, and it will last you a long time.

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5.0

I didn't expect much, but got more than I'd ever dreamed!

By BucksStudent

from Georgia

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

As soon as I get the Dane French Toast, the back cover knob broken, which had me scared. I did not intend for it to even last long, but already I had something to fix. Anyway, I plugged it in, expecting something bad, but was pleasantly surprised to get tons of Sustain, a cool Octave effect, and great tone! Well, the first thing I did was record a solo, then a full album with the pedal onboard. Before I almost bought a more expensive fuzz, I found out Nels Cline has used one before, which was enough for me to only use one: The French Toast!

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5.0

I love this pedal!

By Matt-1kDHr

from South Carolina

Comments about Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal:

I got this pedal expecting it to sound cheap, but I bought it anyway, because if all else fails, I could always return it. So I plugged in, and LOVED the sound coming out of this. I instantly had great fuzz that thickened my thin strat sound up a good bit. I love a strat for cleans, but distortion (for what I play) usually sounds too thin. This pedal beefed it up a little, and I actually found myself enjoying the sound more than my Boss DS-1 pedal. There is of course a buzzing noise, but alot of that was the single coils. Switch on the octave, and it sounds very "strange" to say the least. The word that came into my head when I heard it with the octave was tinny, metallic. It kind of reminded me of the sound of sheet metal being beaten, that high-pitched, thin, brittle sound. Honestly, I played the Boss FZ-5 distortion and one of the 3 modes on it sounded almost exactly like this pedal, but I can't let that be a factor because I played the Boss through a different amp. I don't think this pedal sounds very good through humbuckers, but most fuzzes don't, in my opinion. My only worry about this pedal is that it seems like it wouldn't take much to break, so be very careful. Even though I love the sound, the Seymour Duncan Tweakfuzz has more options to play around with. The Danelectro sounds almost as good, but the Seymour has a "tweak" knob that's pretty cool. Bottom line: Great sounds, cheap price, and way more than you'd expect. I would suggest that everyone try this before dishing out $$$ for the Boss or anything else. If all else fails, you can always return it!

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