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Fulldrive 2 Mosfet problem?????

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by brianf, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. brianf

    brianf Member

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    I have not used this pedal in months as I have picked up others that suit me more including the GT500.

    For the life of me I cannot hear any real difference when I kick on the boost.

    I have the amp set clean. I have experimented with FM and Vintage with the O/D set to about 9:00. The boost is Mosfet or Std with the boost knob to 4:00.

    I only notice a slight difference.

    I am certain the boost was more noticable before. Are the ones you folks are useing this subtle???

    Thanks. Just wanted some opinions before I call Fulltone.

    brianf
     
  2. somedude

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    On mine there's a significant difference.

    Don't know if this'll help... but when's the last time you changed your battery?
     
  3. yeahyeahyeah

    yeahyeahyeah Supporting Member

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    If the amp is compressing even just a little you won't hear much difference. turn it way down low and give it a listen, if still nothing you've probably got a bad pot or switch.
     
  4. brianf

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    No, I was plugged in. Same issue at 9 or 18 volts.

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    I notice a little extra sustain but no real boost unless I have the O/D around 9:00 and the boost jacked all the way. Even then it is just subtle. The dealer I bought it from is lending me 2 more tomorrow so I can experiment at home with my amps and set up. He told me it is not as noticable as a GT500 as and example.

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  6. somedude

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    FWIW.... I notice a small difference if both gain knobs are at 9:00, but there is a difference. Between 9:00 on the gain and 5:00 on the boost it's pretty substantial in terms of compression/saturation/mud.
     
  7. selahvie

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    I used to have one, and the boost is really more of a boost in gain than a boost in volume, so there should be a difference, but not a big volume boost as you might expect.
     
  8. brianf

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    Here is an e mail I just got back from Fulltone. Confirms what posters above said.

    "The boost function is a gain boost, not a volume boost. Please set the tone between 3 and 5 o'clock, overdrive at 12 o'clock and boost at 5 o'clock in FM mode, strike strings and then turn the boost on and off (the difference is subtle). Let us know if you hear any difference in sound/tone. If you do, the pedal is working properly. It is normal that you don't hear difference between normal and boost in Vintage mode".

    Thanks,
     
  9. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    That's why I stack a booster before the FD2M. I wish he made a FD in a smaller pedal without the boost.
     
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    If you use a compression pedal, that may be taking away what the Boost added.

    Take the compression pedal out of the chain and try again.
     
  11. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    Try it in Comp Cut mode, but be careful!
    Put the boost knob about 1/4 and you'll probably have enough.
    I thought the same when I had mine, FM & Vintage don't have much difference, but Comp Cut is where the boost wallops you.
    I had it 3/4 over and almost blew my ears out!
     
  12. brianf

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    OK. Let me fool around on that setting. Thanks

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    I use mine in comp-cut. From the instructions that came with it say this:

    FWIW when I used the boost as part of the other Modes I always had the boost set between 3:00 and all the way on. A small change in volume but mostly just the saturation.
     

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