Kartakou Warmer vs Fulldrive 2...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Davis Dodds, Apr 25, 2016.

Which one?

  1. Kartakou Warmer

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Fulltone Fulldrive 2

    8 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. Davis Dodds

    Davis Dodds Member

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    Title says it all. Fire away!
     
  2. johnh

    johnh Silver Supporting Member

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    I voted Fulldrive simply because I've never, ever heard of Karkatou. So it can't possibly be as good.
     
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    coltonius SeƱor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Same. :D
     
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    edit: nm
     
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    LOL this thread
     
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  7. Davis Dodds

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    Haha! I realized about five minutes in that TGP might not be the place for asking about any OD that isn't a Timmy...lol
     
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    Mmmm. I'm not sure that's fair. I could name 100 brands that guitarists around the world are likely to at least have heard of - even if they have never tried the product in person (I've never played through a Timmy). But the brand you asked about is one that I've never heard being discussed in any forum, anywhere.

    Is this a brand which is well known in other countries? Are they retailed in any stores near you? Do you know any folks who use their products?
     
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    That comment was intended in a joking way entirely. I heard about his products yesterday, and thought I'd see if anyone here had played them.
     
  10. wundergussy

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    It's just funny to have the thread compare possibly the MOST well-known boutique OD and one not on any radar anywhere. If you wanted general info, and a search turned up literally zero results, maybe a "anyone tried ______ pedals?" Thread. But asking people to compare a well-known to an unknown was always gonna turn out this way.
     
  11. Davis Dodds

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
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    on the Kartakou site, the video says they ship with 5 op amps including the JRC4558D. So....that's weird.
     
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    That's actually kinda neat. People like to swap op-amps (if they are socketed) for different textures. Cool of a builder to give you that ability out the gate.
     
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    Resurrecting an older thread. I'm in the market now and the Kartakou Warmer has a building online reputation. Decent reviews for the builder, himself, on Reverb and a decent body of reviews on youtube. The clipping and bass switches are nice. Personally, I hate the look and size of the fulltone. Say what you want but that's kind of an important factor for me.

    Any TGP opinions for this drive now?
     
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    I actually just got a kartakou warmer, and it is great. I am not sure which chip came inside mine, as I bought it used. All of the chips came with it, but they aren't in front of my eyes right now. What I can tell you is that the Kartakou is a warmer take on the tubescreamer, and it sounds brilliant. The breakup of the pedal sounds so good that I actually boosted the drive up - something I rarely do with tubescreamers. It also sounds great pounding the front end of my king of tone red channel.
     
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