Danelectro DJ-14 Fish & Chips 7-Band EQ
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Danelectro DJ-14 Fish & Chips 7-Band EQ

DJ-14 Fish & Chips 7-Band EQ, Graphic equalizer pedal from Danelectro in the DJ series.

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Heavyspender 23/04/2008

Danelectro DJ-14 Fish & Chips 7-Band EQ : Recensione di Heavyspender (content in English)

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This is an equalizer. It can also function as a volume booster, which is great. I believe it is a digital effect. It cannot be edited via computer. It is a floor pedal,so it's not rackable. It has input and output as well as connector for 9v/dc power supply.

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is your standard 7-band equalizer. I don't know anything about equalizers and setting them for specific applications. This is where the manual/instructions came in. I made it easy to tweak the slider controls and get various tones from the unit. There are 3 sample presets: barb-eq for blues or 70's rock, scooped for metal, and curly Q for God knows what?

SOUND QUALITY

This unit provides top notch equalization for under $35. When you stomp on it and engage it's effect, it is almost like you just engaged a sonic maximizer. It makes your tone jump to life and just improves its presence that much more. It also works great as a volume booster for solos. Just slide the level to over 1/2 all the way to full, then stomp on it when you're solo begins! There's nothing I really don't like about the tones from this thing. (Aside from perhaps the "Curly Q" setting, which I'm still not sure what it's for.)

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using this unit since the beginning of this year. I think it is an essential part of your pedal chain, and even though I could survive without it, I'd rather not go without it. It just improves your tone and presence so much more. I've looked at so many distortion pedals as a volume boost, when all I had to do was look at this and I've got not only a volume booster, but a clean volume booster as well. I looked at the boss eq, but it was too expensive for me. I looked at dod and digitech, and they were too cheap looking. With this unit, I get the perfect blend of quality sound and construction as well as great monetary value. Until I can afford a good rack unit equalizer, this will do the trick just fine.