so can a fulldrive be modded to use boost independently??

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  1. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    well?? I just sold my clean boost pedal, and I need another one. I always liked the sound of the fulldrive (one of the most ac30-friendly overdrives out there :AOK), but i'd love to kill two birds with one stone.



    is there any way to mod the FD2 so that the clean boost can be used without the OD?? I mean I suppose I could set the OD to 0 and use it that way.... but humor me.
     
  2. stinkfoot

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    Nope. The "boost" feature in the FD2 is not a separate boost circuit, but more of a switchable extra gain setting of the overdrive circuit. Without any Spinal Tap references :D, think of it as an additional gain control that adds 11-20 on top of the 0-10 of the first gain knob.

    /Andreas
     
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    mmmmmm..... So is anyone running the FD2 as a clean boost on its own?? I know its supposed to be a 100% clean boost with the drive at 0 and controls at noon, but thats what fulltone said about the OCD, and i wasn't too impressed.
     
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    actually, now i'm getting the idea of using it as a 2-stage clean boost... maybe set it to a clean sound w/ comp-cut as an "always on" and use the "boost" for solos.
     
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    hi,
    no the boost feature in the fulldrive can not be modded to be seperate. This is because it's not a seperate circuit that is boosting the TS side, but a switch that changes the structure of the gain on the TS side.

    Take Care,
    Ryan Fardy
     
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    This is a good idea, I used it like this for years.
     
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    Yes, it sounds real sweet that way! Myself, I really like the pedal quite a bit, and one of these days I may take a drill to one, and put a booster cicuit and switch into it. There seems to be enough room for another switch on top as well as being roomy enough inside to allow a boost to reside within.
    Best Regards!
     
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    yeah, i just sold my sparkle drive, so i'm in need of another boost/od.... so a FDII will probably land on a pedalboard near me.
     
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    If you are using a strat, you coud install an Alembic Blaster. It' a great clean boost and can be turned on by your picking hand via a jack plate mounted toggle. It installs in 10-15 minutes.
     

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