Danelectro CO-1 Drive
Danelectro CO-1 Drive

CO-1 Drive, Overdrive pedal from Danelectro in the Cool Cat series.

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moosers 22/06/2009

Danelectro CO-1 Drive : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Danelectro Cool Cat Drive is a distortion/overdrive pedal designed for use with electric guitar.  It has 1/4 inch connections and is powered with a nine volt battery.  This isn't a rackable piece of gear as it is a foot pedal.


The configuration of the Danelectro Cool Cat Drive is just about as basic as it gets.  The pedal simply has three parameters - one for volume, one for tone, and one for drive.  This is pretty much the simplest it can get when it comes to a distortion pedal as it covers the three basic parameters.  Even if you don't have any experience with distortion pedals or guitar pedals in general, I can't see anyone having too many issues understanding what to do with this pedal.  I don't have the manual for the Danelectro Cool Cat Drive so I can't speak to how helpful it is when learning this pedal, but it is easy to use and one really isn't necessary if you don't already have it.


The sound quality of the Danelectro Cool Cat Drive is pretty poor overall.  Maybe it is because I am used to using some of the best overdrive pedals on the market, but I'm not a fan of the sound heard from the Danelectro Cool Cat Drive at all.  It comes off as really tinny and has no fullness to its sound at all.  There isn't much to say beyond that I really can't stand the sounds that you can get with this pedal and ever since I tried it I have stayed away from it.


Overall, I can't really say that I would recommend the Danelectro Cool Cat Drive to anyone.  Unless you have no money at all to spend on a distortion pedal, I would stay away from this pedal.  The price is extremely cheap, but this is reflected in the poor craftsmanship and sound quality and is really just a waste of money in my opinion.  Look elsewhere for your overdrive and distortion sounds!