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Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal  Blue 

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Housed in a beautiful, powdercoated blue 16-gauge steel enclosure, the Fulltone Ful-Drive 2 pedal is capable of everything from clean boost to raw, ...Read More

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Housed in a beautiful, powdercoated blue 16-gauge steel enclosure, the Fulltone Ful-Drive 2 pedal is capable of everything from clean boost to raw, non-compressed overdrive via its two switchable channels. With Volume, Tone, Overdrive, and Boost knobs along with toggle switches for selecting Vintage/CompCut modes and MOSFET/Standard overdrive styles.

MOSFET and Standard modes each deliver their own clipping style, with the MOSFET adding more bottom end and roundness to the sound. The pedal's Tone knob is an effective presence control that can smooth out or add upper harmonics. Vintage mode provides a traditional midrange bump.

The second, footswitchable Boost channel, with its own separate distortion control, is perfect for medium- to higher-gain overdrive with a more singing, violin-like sustain.

Named the Best Stompbox of 2006 by Guitar Player magazine, it'll do great things for your sound.

Precise tonal control on a 2-channel overdrive.

FEATURES
  • Offers clean boost and overdrive via two channels
  • Durable, 16-gauge steel enclosure
  • Volume, Tone, Overdrive, Boost controls
  • Selectable Vintage/CompCut and MOSFET/Standard modes
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FulltoneFulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (19)
  • Versatile (17)
  • Responsive (15)
  • Good selection of effects (11)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Professional recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (4)

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5.0

Great

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from N VA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

    If you are looking for OD this pedal is very versatile. The boost section does just that, boost the sound (kind of like having a 3 channel amp). I bought a Xotic pedal but it was more like a distortion. This Fulltone is more of an Over Drive which is what I was looking for. If you are heavy metal you probably would like the Xotic but I am more of a R&B & Blues Rock player.

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    5.0

    Extras Included

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    from Washington, NC

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I was only seeking a volume "pedal" for increasing the output of my Telecaster but this pedal came with many other benefits ....... overdrive/distortion ....... "tone" control ........ the sound is clean ....... as time passes, I will probably find uses for all its effects. Reasonably priced ......

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      5.0

      Can't go wrong

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      from Hawaii

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I run the pedal thru a G&L strat style guitar with Fender CS 69 pickups into a 63' Vibroverb clone. I don't use a lot of pedals, as I love the tone plugged straight into the amp, but I wanted an overdrive pedal for classic rock type tones. The knobs are self explanatory, except for maybe the "tone", which is more of a presence adjustment. The switches to me are a huge selling point that will allow you to tailor the pedal to your rig, and get the tone you're after. Using the left side switch, you have CompCut at the top, FlatMids in the center and Vintage at the bottom. For my setup, the Compcut works as a great clean boost, FM adds in some gain and depth and Vintage adds in a bit more gain, depth and bass. To my ears, Vintage sounds nothing like a Tubescreamer type of pedal like I had read on the internet, as I had one for a brief amount of time and didn't like it at all for my setup. I also read online that some players prefer the older non Mosfet version, but I think this new version is great. The right hand switch allows you to toggle between Mosfet and Standard. I like them both. The Standard is a bit warmer, especially on the Vintage setting, but the Mosfet makes the overdrive a bit more transparent sounding to me, which because I like the sound of my amp anyway, is a great option. The pedal is very quite and with the pedals volume on 9 o'clock and the gain set at 3 o'clock, you can use the guitars volume to clean up the gain. I was drawn to try this pedal because supposedly, Jen Turner used one while she worked with Natalie Merchant and recorded "Carnival" and I just love that tone! Even with single coils, with some snapback echo and the right touch, the tone is there.

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        5.0

        Great pedal, Great store

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        from Central Florida

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • The Sound I Looked For
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Everyone looks for a certain sound and this was what I was looking for. Tried other pedals but just too much of the same noise.
        A great pedal at an even greater price with MF's used gear. This pedal looked brand new, came with the original warranty and I saved lots on it over a brand new one.

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        5.0

        Top notch in every way

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        from Minneapolis, MN

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Pots
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Quality build
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Guitar is not my main instrument but I use it for writing tunes and home recording. I have tried a lot of overdrive stomp boxes because I need a quiet way to record driven tones at home to avoid disturbing others. This unit does the job better than others I have used. Very natural sounding drive with subtle adjustments possible due to the quality of the pots on the unit. Small adjustments bring subtle changes to the drive and attack response unlike some others. This unit rewards exploring small changes to all knob settings.

          This unit also has a nice ability to overdrive the lower register making it a good way to slightly thicken up a Tele. Some other pedals don't do so well with lows. If you use mostly humbuckers and want cut lows with mids and highs dominating your boosted tone you might like a different unit better.

          I have to say I enjoyed its sound just as much as the drive on my Egnater all-tube head which surprised me when I first got it. Then I started using the FD2 to add boost to the Egnater taking things over the top with killer sustain and overtones. Lots of fun. I recently tried a different pedal this week that came highly recommended. It was fine but it still could not beat out the FD2. This pedal is probably the most satisfying investment in guitar-tweaking gear I have ever made.

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          5.0

          My favorite Od

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          from Massachusetts

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Great sounding Od pedal. The boost function gives great extra punch for solos and leads. If you rollback the drive it also acts as a nice clean boost. Overall my favorite pedal I own (and I have a lot).

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            5.0

            Blue box of awesome

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            from Abingdon, VA

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Pretty
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording
              • Worship

              Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is great. It sounds amazing. The boost has a really great effect on the overdriven tones. Perfect for light overdriven tones. Stomp on that boost and you got soaring leads. overall great pedal.

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              drive your electrivc guitar

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              from Brockton, MA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Make your electric guitar even more loud and annoying...drive your parents crazy...drive...get it ? lol

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Best

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                from Somewhere atound Austin, TX

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Just simply the best. It really works with your amp to provide the best organic overdrive I've ever heard; and I've been playing over 40 years. Also the 18 volt option is the way to go. Different tone variations and plenty of variety. Only thing is the boost doesn't ring in as proud as I would have liked.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A more organic overdrive

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                  from Wellesley, USA

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    IMO, this is one of the best overdrive pedals on the market. I've found it works best to push a tube amp to that sweet spot even at low volumes. Whether on the clean channel to get some nice slightly overdriven tones, as well on the distortion channel to push the amp into sweet sweet overdrive. It's more organic sounding than the OCD, and retains the character of your amp. The OCD was good in it's own right (I own one of those also), just a darker, more distorted sound. This pedal keeps it more natural. If you like the sound of you amp already, this just makes it even better.

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