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Higher Gain "Partner" for Fulldrive II

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Funky Chicken, May 16, 2011.

  1. Funky Chicken

    Funky Chicken Member

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    Happy with the FD II for lower gain stuff-need something else for lead tone. Guitar is a Suhr Telecaster, amps are supplied backline (building a simple "fly-in" board). Open to suggestions...
     
  2. cwcashiniv

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    Two thoughts:

    1. Skreddy LM - Si fuzz that can be really smooth and melodic, and can get plenty growl as well, all with adjusting the volume control on your guitar. My deluxe model is in my mailbox as we speak, can't WAIT to get home! :love: :drool

    2. Timmy - I don't really need to explain myself here. Super-versatile, super tone-shaping OD, hand-built by Paul (GREAT guy) :aok, and keeps its resale value.
     
  3. jrjones

    jrjones Supporting Member

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    Well, there are two very obvious answers here.

    Timmy

    GT-500
     
  4. JeffOlson

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    Another great match: the Fulltone OCD. Try running the FD2 into the OCD.
     
  5. LuckyBlackCat

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    Yes, I'd say the OCD. In addition to gread lead gain tones you would get a bunch of other, lower gain flavors also.
     
  6. wragen22

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    Currently I have my OCD running into m FDII down into my amp. Why the other way around?
     
  7. 2061X

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    I feed my Fulldrive II into a Fulltone Distortion Pro (DP-1); they stack really well. I also use the DP-1 by itself and I think it is a very underrated pedal. The way I've set it up, it has a rich, creamy tone that cuts really well in a band. The louder you play it, the better it gets. I do admit it can be difficult to dial in, since it's so versatile and some of the knobs are highly interactive. They are no longer in production, but you should be able to pick up a used one for a decent price.
    Another option for me is the Diamond Fireburst. I use this for a very thick, fuzzy lead tone. This also stacks very well with the FD2 and gives an over-the-top screaming fuzzy lead tone.
     
  8. JeffOlson

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    To boost the OCD for leads. It's like using a Tube Screamer to boost a Rat. The mid-hump from the FD2 in Vintage mode into the OCD gives the OCD a good push for thicker sounding leads. Then turn off the FD2 and use just the OCD for the rhythm parts. Just one way of doing it.
     
  9. wragen22

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    Ok, confused here. Guitar -> FDII -> OCD -> others -> amp ? Do I have that correct?
     
  10. Funky Monkey

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    I've recently had great success with the Tiki Drive and Shiba Drive pedals after the FDII. Tiki for more of a Marshall vibe and Shiba for a smoother flavor. These are obvious applications for either of those by themselves, but for leads with the FDII in front of them, either pairing accentuates the inherent qualities of each pedal while carrying notes without any wierd artifacts or fighting.
     
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  11. JeffOlson

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    Yes, guitar -> FD2 -> OCD -> amp.
     
  12. u2streets

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    +1 on this
     
  13. jpagey

    jpagey Supporting Member

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    Why not try boosting the FD II with a:

    Keeley Fuzz Head,
    Orange Squeezer Comp,
    Barber Tone Press,
    Lovepedal CoT 50,
    Fulldrive FatBoost,
    BYOC TriBoost?
     
  14. stevel

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    So is the FD2 simply set for boost, or are you adding gain as well?

    Steve
     
  15. JeffOlson

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    When I use the FD2 into an OCD, I do not use the boost function on the FD2, I only use the overdrive function, with the switch set to "Vintage," gain at about 9:00, and volume and tone to taste.

    I suppose it does add a bit of gain this way, but it really thickens up the OCD for leads.
     
  16. Mangy71

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    I don't have my FDII anymore, but I used to run a Barber Small Fry in front of it. It was an amazing combination. I only sold the FDII because it was big and I didn't really use the boost side.
     

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