Any love for the Fulltone Fatboost?

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  1. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs Silver Supporting Member

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    From the description, it seems like something that would be useful for my electrics AND my acoustic.

    I'd appreciate the opinions of anyone who owns or has used one.

    (as well as alternative suggestions)
     
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    Love the Fat Boost, it's my fav. Run it at 18Volts and it's even more special.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    I used it last week with a LP '54 reissue and a Tone King Meteor II. Sounded really natural, No noticable noise either. I think it's a great pedal to give you that extra push.
     
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    I went to the Built to Spill concert last night at Irving Plaza and the bass player from the opening band "CVB" (camper van beathoven) used a fatboost. I found it a little strange, bass and a fatboost? haha
     
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    I use mine for a solo boost. It's very transparent, and to my ears, simply boosts the cleans when on the right settings, adding minimal gain, which I like.

    I actually sold mine, then missed it so much, I bought another one. For me, when that happens, I know it's a great pedal.
     
  6. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    I also dig mine but I don't deem it completely transparent, to me it works just as advertised: FAT boost.
     
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    Yeah I have one I'd like to sell, I just haven't gotten around to posting it in the emporium or ebay yet. Send me a PM and we can talk about if you want it.
    It's a good pedal. I used to use it for guitar and bass. I've just bought too much stuff and I have to thin the herd.
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    I used one for about two years and loved it!
     
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    love mine
    agree that it does what it says
    i use it to fatten my strat

    as an aside

    lately i've been using one of my 2 Timmys on my small board to do the same thing
    it's working quite well
     
  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, bro. Hey, can I borrow a couple hundred? Just til I complete the three easy payments. :rotflmao (each one of which would be about retail for a brand new one! What the????
     
  15. bluesmain

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    ok.. so I'm on the hunt for yet another pedal board device...come to me fat boost! (Mark clue me on the cables man.)
     
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    Yeah.....
    Those DC Doublers do intrest me very much!

    Can't find them on the fulltone site...

    Vinni
     
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    Anyone who is handy with a soldering Iron, the design for this is out there...in fact the basic schematic came from some old Mu-Amp tech notes... any DIY'ers who are interested, PM me... its a really nice sounding circuit. Glad people are catching on that boosters are GREAT for your tone!
     
  18. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs Silver Supporting Member

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    one more question along these lines. If I want to boost but also fatten a bit, the tone of my Taylor, will one of the other pedals I have do this as well as a Fatboost or similar booster? I have a Keeley Blues Driver, OCD and FullDrive II and several others, but those seem the most likely.
     
  19. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I played one of these before didn't like it, Fattens up the tone some what but for what it does to the tone I wasn't happy. Another pedal of this type is the Demeter mid boost (name?) I liked this pedal a bit more. If I had to get a boost pedal I could count at least 5 things which sound better. SHO, RC Booster, Comp cut mode on Fulldrive, Demeter, and the HBE Mos Dos.
     

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