Danelectro DJ21 Black Coffee Distortion

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Danelectro

Description Dano mini pedal. Metal distortion. Just like all the other minis in appearance and price.
Posted By Vernon Horne (1134)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 2.7 (of 5)
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On 3/5/2009, Michael Laurance (4040) posted:
Overall Rating:
Seriously, spend a few more bucks on something like a Boss DS-1 or Arion Metal Master. Either can be had on e-bay for $25.
Price: $11.00
Where Obtained: E-bay
Features:
Cheap. Plastic knobs, plastic switch, plastic case.
Sound Quality:
I don't usually like to bad-mouth any product, but I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you to avoid this series of pedals (except the flanger). The distorion is just a crappy, grainy mess that sounds like a $15 practice amp. Wait, no, it's worse than that. Sorry Danny, I don't know what you were thinking on this one.
Ease of Use:
Easy to use, easy to hate.
Durability:
Live playing? Are you serious? This would last 5 minutes on stage. But seriously, you'd want this sound at a gig?
On 7/17/2004, Peter Hsieh (1575) posted:
Overall Rating:
This effect is decent but it gets crushed by my Metal Zone. I sold it when I got the metal zone.
Price: $40.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Showcase
Features:
This one is battery powered, no tubes. A very simple small pedal, I wished that it had more bottom end.
Sound Quality:
This unit is basically used for metal and can really only be used for metal. It is rather noisy and produces a screechy treble which is very unattractive.
Ease of Use:
This is very easy to use although I wish that the knobs were bigger.
Durability:
This effect is pretty durable for a pedal so small.
On 11/15/2000, Vernon Horne (1134) posted:
Overall Rating:
My first pedal. Don't know a whole lot about them. I'm learning and having a blast doing it! This pedal is a lot of fun. Is it as good as others? I doubt it. Plastic case like all the Dano minis - wont take too much of a beating. I'm using it home and learning so it works for me.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $35.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Pittsburgh Guitars
Features:
- Level - Bass - Treble 9V battery, but will take the Dano adapter.
Sound Quality:
Using an Ibanez GRX40 and a Crate GFX-15. I play metal and other rock, and a little bit of blues. This is a metal pedal. Have not tried any others, so I can't compare. There is some hissing when you cut out the mid and crank the bass and treble. Very loud!
Ease of Use:
Three small selectors. Turns on when plugged in and pedal is kicked. Easy to use (large hands may have some trouble with the knobs though).
Durability:
It's plastic (bottom is cast though). Doubt it would survive stage abuse.