Fulltone FD2 Comp-Cut in a smaller enclosure?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by dagjonas, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. dagjonas

    dagjonas Member

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    I agree with what's stated in previous posts, the FD2 3-way toggle pre-Mosfet CompCut is what we're searching a replacement for.

    I haven't tried the Palisades (or Dunes), but probably should, if so, Dunes with toggle to "none" could be something..
     
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    Got the Earthquaker Dunes here now. Too much overdrive with the gain all the way down when toggle set to none, not even close.
     
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    The FD3 would've been perfect if it was made to the exact specs of a '03 toggle cc/flat/vintage in the smaller case and 2B boost. So Fuller was half way the there with the FD3, got the case size and the boost right, but the overdrive side could've been better. I still like the FD3, but it could've been a home run.
     
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    Exactly @Plexihead, we got the 2B separate, we only need the drive side separated too.
     
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    After watching That Pedal Show compare tubescreamers I found out that the TS9DX has a diode lift setting. Have anyone compared IT to the FD2 CC?
     
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    The Koko Boost reloaded can get many great boost tones, and very close to CC. Not a suggestion, but the boost side of the Bogner LaGrange sounds like CC to my ears.
     
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    Any luck finding a suitable replacement yet? I just got an FD2 (pre-mosfet) in a trade. I was not going to keep it but I must say it sounds stellar in cc mode. A smaller version would be ideal for my purposes as I don't use pedals often.
     
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  9. Michael_V

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    No, a replacement still does not exist. Which is why I have two haha.
     
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    My latest idea is the Ibanez TS9DX, it has a mode with the diodes lifted. Haven't bought one yet though.
     
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    I was thinking of trying the Maxon OD9+... or VOP9.
     
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    You should really check out VFE Pale Horse, you can lift diodes or blend between the 2 diodes. Plus additional bass and treble controls.
     
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    It's not exact, but snipping the clipping diodes out of a Boss SD-1 gets closer than anything else I've heard.
     
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    That makes sense.
     
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    Amazing that this is such an old discussion with the OP still involved! I noticed I commented almost 3 years ago.

    Have you tried the Keeley Katana mini?
     
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    The C6 mod is a little different. It involves removing a cap from the pedal to allow for a little more high end.

    What I'm suggesting here is removing the clipping diodes. It's just as easy as the C6 mod. You literally just clip the diodes out. If you were feeling adventurous you could wire up a switch to take them in and out of the circuit.
     
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    This has the highest chance of actually working of anything I've read on this thread. Now someone has to do the mod and post a video comparing it to the FD2 in comp cut!
     
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    Is this the same thing as Keeley does on his modded SD1? All I know is that the Keeley SD1 replaced the FD2 on my board.
     
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    I had one of the Keeley SD1 mods, the "5-star" mod, I think... I know he had several different mods for the SD-1. If I could buy and SD-1 with that "vintage/FM/Comp-cut" switch on it, I would have many years ago. I LOVE my FD2, but never use the boost side, and would love to have a single-stomp-sized version.

    FWIW, while I don't remember what the 5-star mod was, I can report it sounded nearly (like 95%) identical to my FD2 (pre-mosfet, of course)
     

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