Category: Mini-series

  • Danelectro DJ21 Black Coffee

    What is it? Danelectro DJ21 Black Coffee Metal Distortion from Mini series. Made in china around mid-00’s. Finishing up with the Dano mini series with the last unit. With this one i’ve finally covered each and every one of these plasticky things. Some were surprisingly good, some very decent to say at least and some […]

  • Danelectro DJ-20 Rocky Road Spinning Speaker

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-20 Rocky Road Spinning Speaker from Danelectro Mini series. Made in china around mid 00’s. Leslie simulators are one sub-genre of effects that i haven’t had a lot of interest on. Is it a tremolo? A vibe? A Chorus? No. It’s a Leslie simulator. Which translates to it being a tremolo, […]

  • Danelectro DJ-15 Chicken Salad Vibrato

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-15 Chicken Salad Vibrato from Mini series in plastic housing. Made in china around mid 00’s. Where tuners and couple others in this mini series are just bad, there are a number of great units. This one is the greatest deal. Cheap vibrato effects are scarce, so when Dano released their […]

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

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-14 Fish & Chips 7-band graphic EQ from Mini-series. Made in china around mid 00’s. The first thing that comes to mind is the Boss GE-7. Could this be one of those simple redesigns that feel and work like the design that it mimics? Sure does feel and work like it. […]

  • Danelectro DJ-13 French Toast Octave Distortion

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-13 French Toast Octave Distortion. Made in china around mid 00’s. This one is one of the more classic designs in the series. The internet reveals that the design is 1:1 with a classic fOXX Tone Machine with added standard Dano Mini series electronic bypass switching. In other words, it is […]

  • Danelectro DJ-25 Blueberry Muffin Chromatic Tuner

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-25 Blueberry Muffin Chromatic Tuner from Dano Mini series. Made in china around mid 00’s.. So this is the “fixed” revision of the Lemon Pitcher tuner pedal, the first one i called utter crap in the series. The colour of the unit is pretty close to DJ-11. The main visual difference […]

  • Danelectro DJ-12 Chili Dog Octave

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-12 Chili Dog Octave from Dano Mini Series. Made in china around mid ’00s. For one of the coolest mini series boxes. There are quite a few that are simply 1:1 ripoffs of higher end brand designs. It seems that mainly Boss and MXR have been hit hard by the Dano […]

  • Danelectro DJ-16 Bacon ‘n’ Eggs Mini Amp/Distortion

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-16 Bacon ‘n’ Eggs Mini Amp/Distortion from Dano Mini series. Made in china around mid-00’s. This was difinitely one of the Danelectro units that i didn’t have much interest towards. But as collector, i didn’t have much choice but to get one. This unit i got cheap from the local music […]

  • Danelectro DJ-4 Corned Beef Reverb

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-4 Corned Beef reverb from Mini series. Made in chine around mid 00s. Mini reverb? Idea sound solid. As i was closing in at finishing off my Mini collection, there was very little i could do but acquire one. There are many digital reverb designs around and usually their circuit footprint […]

  • Danelectro DJ-11 Lemon Pitcher Tuner

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-11 Lemon Pitcher Tuner from Danelectro Mini Series. Made in china around early 00’s. Okay. I’ve been harsh on only few Mini series pedals. Most of them are not bad enough to deserve any harsh words. Then there  is this. In my experience – any brand that produces usable tuner pedal […]