So now I own TWO Fulltone '70 big box pedals....

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  1. Burstbucker

    Burstbucker Member

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    I just traded a dirt box that I wasn't using much with somebody that had a big box '70 Fuzz and it's actually a pedal that I already had. Kinda funny actually.

    I didn't set out to get a second '70 Fuzz but it's worth more then the stomper that I traded, so I'm ahead of the game in that respect. I'll probably just keep the best of the two and sell/trade the other one.

    Funny thing is that the serial numbers are really close, my first one is #3518 and this new one is #3555(07-07-09).

    I just did a very quick side by side comparison and my original pedal is a bit louder and a tad brighter and a little less fuzzy then this latest one. They both sound great.
     
  2. Don A

    Don A Silver Supporting Member

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    Are the trim pots set the same?

    I've had three big box '70 pedals- two purple ones from 1999 and one blue one from much later. I liked the purple ones a little better (I still have a purple one and a '69 Pedal- both from 1999). I like the '69 Pedal over all of them. I'm kinda addicted to these pedals!

    It's not surprising that they sound different- there are so few components that the tolerance in one can part can make a big difference.
     
  3. Frosted Glass

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    At one stage I had all the Fulltone fuzzes from 97, including a purple '70. It was cool enough but the '69 is the standout IMO. Still got that one, but the rest have gone.
     
  4. sanfi4u

    sanfi4u Silver Supporting Member

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    '70 big box with its rich harmonix sounds terrific for a silicon fuzz. I can't say I love it less than '69 big box. I love them both.
     
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  5. Burstbucker

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    When I set all the knobs on both pedals at twelve o'clock, my original one is a bit louder, so once I turn that down to the level of this newest one, they sound similar but not identical.

    Yes, I realise that there are tolerances in parts, so it shouldn't come as a huge suprise that one isn't quite the same as the other.

    Great sounding fuzz these '70 Fuzzes!

    I'd like to eventually score the other big box fuzzes by Fulltone. I did get a smoking good deal on a big box Octa Fuzz a couple of years ago though. Searching for deals is half the fun!
     
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    I had an old smooth finish big box Octafuzz for a while too. Only paid $60 for it. Not sure why I sold it.:anon
     
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    I have a purple 70 from the 90's. Cool pedal, the trim pot inside can make it sound like it's dying which is fun.
     

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