Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by it's been said, Jul 16, 2008.
Title sums it up :BEER
loved it at first, then I realized I thought the plain old TS08 was much nicer sounding and sweeter to my ears.
Do you think a good ts 808 clone like the one at general guitar gadgets with the "very expensive boutique mods" could compete or beat a fulldrive?
I love the comp-cut mode, especially with humbuckers. The fm mode is okay but I prefer my Maxon Od808. The vintage mode I find pretty useless. It stays on my board because of the comp-cut mode, which is mostly a boost, but a good one.
I used it for 2 years. (it was the first pedal with me latest amp = DRRI) But after a while I found it to sound a little sterile. It was only as I started to try more pedals that I realized what I'd been missing. Anyway, I overall it did me pretty well for those 2 years but I sold it and would never bother to get another one.
I really like this pedal actually. My friend lent it to me for a bit. I just could never really find where to put it in my tone pallete. I never really found a use for it in the stuff I play. Nice sounding pedal, though.
Great TS-type pedal. I've pretty much always kept an FD-2 around since I first got one around '99-00. I used one extensively up until a few years ago, but still own two of them (I've owned about every incarnation available). I definitley prefer the older orange and powder blue ones to the newer ones. Before the FM voicing and all the switches and stuff.
Still digging mine. I went to see a guitarist the other night and was thinking he had a real good tone. On break I walked by his pedalboard and sure enough there was a Fulldrive on it. I have the newer Mosfet but would like to A/B it with an older orange one. Which model has the alien heads drawn on the better units?
I think the alien head thing started when they went to the powder blue case. The very first one I owned had the alien head, and I think one that I have now has it too. I'll check my orange one as well.
you need a 4th choice, like it ... I like it, don't love it, have owned 4 and now have a MOSFET that I keep as a utility/backup OD ... the loss of bass is the major knock on them IMO.
Thanks. I do appreciate that as lately I have been somewhat intrigued with this alien head thing for some crazy reason.
i take it off my board all teh time cause i think its just 'eh' compared to my other overdrives, and it comes back with a bang as soon as i play a live gig. i was limited when i traveled to europe (thanks to scamming airlines) as to what pedals i could bring. my FD2 was my only drive. My only regret is that i sold my orange one a long time ago, i'd love to pick that up again.....
edit: my orange one had an alien head on it, and it was from 1996.... so scratch that blue powder coat theory
Original voicing with a pull pot for the boost channel only (he didn't make many like this). Great pedal for solos.
I had the 10th anniversary mosfet for a while and it was ok, but nothing special enough to have a permanent place on my board.
Love it! Not only is it a great sounding pedal, but it is built like a tank and has to be the best value for money in an OD pedal out there by a long shot.
Stage volumes only!
I've never been as disappointed with a pedal as I was the FD2 MOSFET. Granted, I did have high expectations but I was positively underwhelmed. Sounded like....a wimpy Tube Screamer variant. Blech.
The guys in the band didn't care for it either, FWIW.
I had the FD2 MOSFET but couldn't get it to sound good. It was either too thin or too thick. So I sold it to a friend and it sounds fantastic in his rig.