fulldrive comp-cut mode in smaller foot print

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  1. it's been said

    it's been said Member

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    So one of the most frequent complaints i hear about the Fulldrive 2 Mosfet is that people only like the comp-cut mode. What would get me a sound similar to that mode but with a smaller footprint?
     
  2. Matybigfro

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    DIY TS808 either from BYOC or GGG
    then mod it
     
  3. vintage66

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    Footprint not much smaller but an Austin Gold sounds very similar for way cheaper. I'd be interested to know what other pedals sound similar since I mostly use the comp-cut mode myself.
     
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    I'm surprised theres not more responses...
     
  5. allmonochrome

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    matybigfro is right-on with his answer. the full-drive 2 in comp-cut mode is just a ts808 with the clipping diodes bypassed, a mod which can be done to a number of ts808-based pedals.
     
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    But why buy an expensive 808, only to mod it and take away it's characteristic mid-hump?

    For a comp-cut mode, my vote would be for a Boss OD-3, preferably with the D6&D7 diodes disengaged. It is at least perceived as not having a mid-hump, and thus closer sounding to what you want to emulate to start with... imho
     
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    Although I like TS-style OD's, bypassing the diodes doesn't seem to take away the mid-hump, IMO (I had a FD Mosfet).
     
  8. chervokas

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    Actaully, I almost never use it in comp cut mode. To me comp cut mode is basically like a clean boost. Works well into small amps already on the verge of break up and it can work as a clean boost for soloing, but I think using it as a clean boost is a waste of an FD2 which does a lot of other traditional OD things well including, in its latest version, two clipping options.
     
  9. JUSTJOB

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    IMHO every mode of the FullDrive2 sounds excellent, and this versatility along with great tone keeps the FullDrive on my pedalboard.;)
    As far as "compcut" type sound in a smaller package goes, try an Xotic R/C Booster.
     
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    Yeah, comp cut mode is the least useful in my opinion. I love the other two settings though. YMMV
     
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    I think the Phantom is pretty close to that sound. I've owned it, an I've played a non MOSFET fulldrive with the comp cut switch.
     
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    Your only pedal needed (with clipping stages, like FD2 that gets you Compcut, Vintage (mid-hump, Flat mids): CMATMODS Signa Drive. GLORIOUS sound and smaller footprint with tons of headroom. Check youtube for the vids. Amazing.
     
  13. abnerfm

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    I replaced my TS-808 with a FD Mosfet; the FD Mosfet has more clarity and headroom, but it has a false attack. So, I replaced the FD with a Maxon OD-820. It has a sweet voice, very similar to the TS-808, but with the clarity and headroom of the FD running at 18V. But, I still think the mid-hump is too strong... maybe a Barber half Gainer does the job?
     

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