Fulltone Fatboost 2

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Polynitro, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Polynitro

    Polynitro Member

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    Any thoughts? I'm looking to add sparkle and push my Twin Reverb a little bit (Vol=7ish)...I play country and surf, mostly clean but need a boost for solos in a band situation. One thing is I hate ts808 overdrive.

    I play a Tele and an Esquire with lower output pickups >7K and my other pedals are a byoc mkII and korg dynamic echo and I use onboard trem and reverb sometimes.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    I have an original fatboost, and really like it for pushing my Dr. Z Route 66. IMHO, it's a little more musical sounding than the Z Vex SHO I used to use as a boost, and definitely not as oversaturated as my Lovetone and Hermida OD pedals. Great little pedal.
     
  3. Millo 3.1

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    also interested in opinions...
     
  4. eclipseall

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    I use my Fat Boost 2 to add sustain for solos and I use my Fat Boost 1 to fatten up my tone, it stays on all the time. The Fat Boost 2 is not as fat sounding as the previous version, yet it doesnt color my tone at all, just adds harmonics and sustain. I play metal, but Im sure it will work for anything.
     
  5. Polynitro

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    So would you say they are interchangeable? Which would you keep if you had to get rid of one?

    I'm gonna get one now it's just a matter of the original or the new version. I'm looking for something that doesn't color the tone at all so I guess #2...What about the compression, I'm not a big fan of compression.(I know I play country but I just don't like obvious compressed tones-sue me!)
     
  6. Kelly

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    Get a RC Booster.
     
  7. Jay Douglas

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    denied a Fulltone dealership, perhaps?
    I notice you don't sell it ;)
     
  8. eclipseall

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    If I had to get rid of one, it would be the Fatboost 2. The Fat Boost one does such a great job at proving a bigger sounds, fatter, makes my drive pedals sound like they grew a pair. I haven't heard a stay on all the time boost as good as the Fat Boost 1.
     
  9. Boomer

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    Try the Fuchs Plush Pure Gain. I've not heard a bigger, fatter sound out of a pedal that absolutely does not change the tone of your guitar. I never used a boost before the Plush as I never saw a need and couldn't find a truly clean pedal. This is it.

    We A/b's it against a few other boosts and all paled in comparison from a CAE to a Fatboost.
     
  10. Polynitro

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    I think this is what I'm gonna get. For one it looks badass and also I used to live in Clifton, NJ so I'm gonna support my peeps.

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  11. Polynitro

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    OK just to update. After listening to sound clips I've decided to get a Sex Drive. (Couldn't find a Plush dealer, those look pretty cool...oh well)
     
  12. Kelly

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    I dont sell anything, I make kitchen cabinets. The dealers listed in my sig are friends and/or dealers that I've used for major purchases. Aplusguitars does sell Fulltone. I own a Choralflange, and recently sold my '69. My next fuzz will be a '70 most likely. I own a RC Booster, and after trying several clean boosts it is my favorite.
     
  13. Millo 3.1

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    IS the Fat Boost noisy at all? How about the FB 2?
     
  14. vintagecrunch

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    I use a FatBoost, the older grey one, and I dont think it is noisy.
     
  15. d-b

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    Fatboost had a compressed sound to it to me. Not sure how it would be more musical than sho...
     
  16. charless

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    Anyone else using this pedal like me?

    Fat Boost-2 into an OCD


    Not much has been said about this pedal .. wonder why?
     
  17. dougeds

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    i run my original fat boost at 18v and it's not fat. just takes my tone as is and makes it louder for soloing.
     
  18. JeffOlson

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    I run my Fat-Boost 2 into my OCD 1.4. Great sound.

    I auditioned a number of pedals, including the Crunch Box, the Mighty Red Distortion, the SCOD, the Eternity, and the Blackstar. Ended up keeping my V-Twin and OCD and adding the Fat-Boost 2. In fact, my wife liked the Fat-Boost 2 best of all the pedals I auditioned.

    The Fat-Boost 2 can be used as a relatively clean boost, but it can also be used for a tweedy, ZZ Top-like grind if you crank the gain. As for its "compression," I do not really notice that aspect. I guess it must add a bit, because it is not as dynamic as the OCD (nothing is, frankly), but it is not a squashed tone at all.

    Verdict: Very nice.

    PS: Strat w/Fat 50s into either Super Reverb Reissue or Gibson Goldtone GA-5.
     
  19. charless

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    Thanks for the validation! :BEER

    Yeah, I run into the OCD and it seems not to color the sound at all, like there is no pedal in front of it .. I wasn't too keen on changing the tonality of the drive when I wanted more drive, that is why all them tubecreamer type pedals are off the board.

    With Fat-Boost-2 you can run it so transparently it makes it a good choice for a boost.
     
  20. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs Silver Supporting Member

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    right, because when you run it at 18V it has so much voltage it doesn't "fatten" it just boosts. At 9V it fattens and boosts.
     

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