Danelectro Wasabi Chorus-Trem Reviews 5

Primarily a singer, I've been playing guitar for about 10 years, been in a band (drummer!), and have continued to record and play with other musicians on a non-professional basis. My styles range from folk to hard rock, with heavy power-pop leanings -- Big Star, not Green Day.

I paid $90 for this increasingly rare pedal at Dr. Music in Eagle Rock, CA.

Lots and lots of tonal variations. A literal army of controls at your fingertips. Overwhelmingly charming stylings, with its vintage-car look, cute double red lights, and large egg-shaped buttons. The chorus sound is great, shimmery and deep, making cheaper electric guitars and brittle amps sound richer and fatter.

The stacked knob controls can get confusing as to which one is chorus and which one is tremolo. The tightly packed knobs are also hard to adjust on the fly. The two buttons are not that responsive, requiring a hard push to activate/deactivate. And this is a giant of a pedal, weighing at least twice as much as my other Marshall, Sabine, DOD and Ibanez pedals.

High. The knobs are plastic, but don't feel flimsy, and the heavyweight die-cast metal chassis is smooth yet hardy. The smooth, rounded surface also means it won't be as easy to chip the surface of this pedal.

This is not a pedal you can carry around all that conveniently, given its bulk. But it offers two good effects in one package, and it's almost certainly guaranteed to be the most attractive-looking pedal in your arsenal. More importantly, it sounds good and its sound can be tailored to an impressive degree. And you gotta love that Sumo wrestler on the logo!

Derek Mok rated this unit 5 on 2006-01-11.

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