Need a ''true bypass pedal'' that overdrive's more than Fulldrive 2?

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  1. sega

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    My main concern is to have a pedal that keeps my guitar tone intact
    and that I can dial from a nice overdrive clean sound to a more distorded
    sound.

    But I really like to hear my clean guitar sound that the Fulldrive 2 does but with more crunch.


    Is there a pedal that does that?

    It seems that you get a slight overdrive sound from pedals or you get the really distorted sound.But nothing in between that goes from clean to crunchy.

    If I can tell you the tone I want is a bit Eddie Van Halen tone on the Van Halen 2 album, CLEAN and CRUNCHY at the same time like two sound in one.

    The main song I would say that nails my request is ''Dance the night away'' intro.

    Not more that that...
     
  2. woude

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    Have you heard the OCD or gt500 from fulltone? If you like the fulldrive2 I would suggest to look into those two pedals.
     
  3. Ben C.

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    I have no doubt that you will be able to cop that tone with a Fetto Deluxe. That's the sound the Fetto does best - what Eddie used - a Marshall Superlead 100.

    NOW, that said, I've never owned a 'regular' Fetto, but from what I can gather, there shouldn't be a real tonal difference between the Fetto and Fetto Deluxe... just that you'll have to open the pedal and play with jumpers and trimmers on the Fetto, whereas on the Deluxe, the controls are right on top.

    -Ben
     
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    Sega, What amp are you using? Overdrives can be so different with different amps that it is hard to make a suggestion. That being said, I really like my Diamond J-Drive mk3.
     
  5. sega

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    Hi,KBN, and BEN...thanks...

    I am a Fender Deluxe Reissue (very clean amp) on my b channel.(aby)

    My main set-up is

    Fender Stratocaster into Retrosonic Chorus via ABY (startouch)

    A) Mxr Flanger via Mesa Boogie Caliber 50+ (using my T-Rex Replica into the effect loop)
    b)Fulltone Fulldrive via Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue.


    So I need more crunch into my Fender.Something that can match my Boogie , but not distortion like crazy, just a nice crunch that I can hear my strings too.

    Like Van Halen 2 album, very clean and crunchy at the same time.
     
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    Cusack screamer, no doubt.
     
  7. sega

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    Hey Ben C,

    I have listened to the Fetto Deluxe wich seems really nice.
    Since there is not a lot of distributors (mainly one in Chicago city ) do you have another pedal to recommend?

    I will try to see if Fetto is available to buy online and ship to Canada.
    Already I send a email to fetto cie, to hear more demos.

    Thanks
     
  8. Ben C.

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    I believe Make 'n Music requires bank wire transfers only for international orders, but it would be worth emailing them to check that out. As for others that really get the VHII tone you're talking about... I haven't run across any. Obviously I haven't owned everything out there though!! Like, a glaring omission from my list that Paul Gilbert seems to love is the Fulltone OCD. Anyway, folks have compared the BJF DRD to the Fetto as being similar sounding, but it's another difficult pedal to find (aside from eBay). It's hard to find a non tube-screamery, gritty yet clear kind of amplike OD pedal that isn't harsh yet cuts, isn't too compressed, and is as dynamic as a Honey Bee. The Fetto does that (and as I said, all I've had is a Fetto Dlx.), and I can't think of any others I owned that really have all those qualities together.

    Ah, Joakim is the man. You'll get good service for sure!

    -Ben
     
  9. sega

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    Thanks Ben C,

    Mister Ben you are omnipresent...that is a nice quality, specially when we need help.

    I know I demand a lot in a pedal, to be as musical as a amp, surely I know it can be made.

    Who makes it? ...that is another question.

    Now I'm getting less confused.

    cheers
     
  10. Ben C.

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    I've never been called omnipresent before... wished for the power, but never called it. ;)

    Joakim a.k.a. "Himmelstrutz" at Himmelstrutz Elektro Art makes the Fetto... super nice guy to talk with as well.
    Here's the link to the Fetto Page at Make 'n Music to make things easier as well.

    Glad I could be of service,

    -Ben
     

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