In the mid-1990s, the Evets Corporation relaunched the Danelectro brand, but instead of offering quirky guitar designs from the '50s and '60s, the initial return of Danelectro introduced a line of new effect pedals to the 1996 NAMM show. The lineup included a chorus, an overdrive, a distortion, a delay, and pedalboard-friendly stage tuner. These retro-themed pedals were housed in heavy-duty die-cast enclosures, and they featured FET switching. They were sold at reasonable prices, but they were quality pedals. Because of that, these somewhat quirky pedals are responsible for the classic sounds heard on countless '90s recordings.
The "Dan-Echo" was part of the original Danelectro '90s pedal lineup, and it has since become a legendary delay pedal, used on thousands of pedalboards worldwide. Intended to produce the retro tape-echo sounds on vintage recordings, the Dan-Echo is an impressive sounding digital delay pedal based around the PT2395 digital delay chip. The controls are straightforward: "Mix" controls the mix of delay/dry signal, "Speed" sets the delay time, "Lo-Hi" toggles between shorter or longer delay time, "Repeats" controls the feedback/amount of repeats, and the "Hi Cut" rolls off treble frequencies of the repeats. Those controls offer a wide range of flexibility, and every setting is useable and musical-sounding.
This circa-2002 Dan-Echo is gently-used. It shows some minor scuffs, scratches, and signs of use, but it functions 100% as it should and sounds fantastic. The previous owner installed velcro on the bottom, ant the tan plastic around the controls is slightly sun-faded. From slap-back to longer repeats, the Dan-Echo is a sweet digital delay that packs the richness, and retro vibe of an analog classic (but of course without the quirks!)