Got my old, big-box fulltone '69. what trannies are in there?

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  1. vanguard

    vanguard Member

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    i was plopping a battery in yesterday and noticed the transistors are unmarked. they are squatty little chrome cylinders with a tab off the bottom to identify one of the leads i imagine. they are the same as this old '69 from another thread:
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    i've seen some modern "NKT-275" and some others with unfamiliar names, but these little cans are blank.

    any ideas?

    anyway, the pedal sounds pretty amazing so far. i've had analogman red dots, white-dots, MJM's, and the bonomassa. compared to what i've had, the fulltone is obviously more tweakable. its fuzz sound is rawer and spittier than any of the other fuzzes, and it has a slight octave-up in the "jimi" region of the fretboard (around 12th fret high-three strings). anyone else have a bit of octave in their '69's? i'm really enjoying the nastiness and organic nature of the effect; i don't like high-gain usually, but this pedal gives high-gain a very natural, "neil young at philmore east" kind of drive. i found the analogman fuzz's too well-behaved in a lot of ways, though they sound great. . .the '69 definitely reintroduces a bit of unpredictability and "fun" back into the FF world.
     
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  2. erksin

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    I wonder if somebody messed with the trimmers - mine doesn't have any of those attributes.
     
  3. vanguard

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    sure doesn't look like it. i'll have to take some voltages and check. the inside looks pristine.
     
  4. vanguard

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    bump. added a pic.
     
  5. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Looks like the ?Russian ones that are in the modern version and the 69SR. Reportedly Mike's favorite versions...
     
  6. popinvasion

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    Looks like the to5's
     
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    they look like ac128

    no clue though
     

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