Fulltone Full Drive 3
Fulltone Fulldrive 3 Overdrive
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Fulltone Fulldrive 3 Overdrive

£159.00

Fulltone Fulldrive 3

The FD3 offers a vast array of both clean and distorted tones, using JFETs  to  give it the most tube-like sound you can get out of a tubeless pedal.

Can run on batteries or 9V DC centre negative supply. Draws approx 13ma

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Description

Fulltone Fulldrive 3

Although it may look similar to the FD2, the Fulltone Fulldrive 3 is a much more evolved and natural sounding design. It offers a vast array of both clean and distorted tones.

Unlike its cousin, the FD3 uses both a JFET input and a JFET opamp because this helps give it the most tube-like sound you can get out of a tubeless pedal.

Along with great sound, these JFET’s give the FD3 an ultra-high input impedance, meaning the pedal can mate with any typeof pickup. Also it will react extremely well to changes in your guitar’s volume control.

FD3 Controls

3-way CLIPPING toggle switch:

Set it to 90’s and you’ll get symmetrical clipping with ample midrange.

Switch to WIDE ASYM (wide asymmetrical) and more sweet highs and lows come through, along with chimey, Class-A style overtones.

COMP-CUT mode gives pure op-amp overdrive, with no diode clipping assistance for an aggressive, cutting, sound and capable of a huge volume boost.

Discrete Channels:

Unlike the FD2, the FD3 has completely independent OVERDRIVE and BOOST channels.

The ORDER toggle switch allows placing the BOOST channel before or after the OVERDRIVE channel. The BOOST channel is also an extremely transparent, high-headroom 100% JFET-powered circuit.

Boost Channel

Turning up the BOOST channel’s DYNAMICS knob alters the feel of the notes being played as well as subdues transient spikes which can overload your amp’s input. This uses a Fulltone-exclusive Germanium diode Limiter circuit.

Those spikes can be fatiguing and damaging to the ears, the amp, and its speakers!

Similar to using a limiter on the mixdown of a song in the studio, the DYNAMICS knob helps you keep your place in the live mix, like a very smart compressor.

This feature can make even a stiff amp feel responsive and juicy, and sweeten the treble frequencies.

Buffered Bypass:

Serial 2548 and higher pedals are now Buffered-Bypass instead of True-Bypass.

So the FD3 will always drive long cables, be isolated from other effects, and always retain the highs and “feel” of your amplifier whether the pedal is turned ON or OFF.

Do not confuse the hi-quality JFET op-amp buffer in the FD3 with the simple single transistor buffers on other pedals. The FD3’s buffer sounds rich and fat, not thin.

DYNAMICS knob:

A Fulltone-exclusive Germanium diode Limiter circuit circuit that alters the feel of the notes being played as well as subdues transient spikes which can overload your amp’s input.

This feature can make even a stiff amp feel responsive and juicy, and sweeten the treble frequencies.

More details

The Icing on the cake?

  • The housing is about 20% smaller than the traditional FD2
  • Input impedance: 1.1 mega-ohms.
  • Output Impedance: 180 ohms
  • Dimensions: 5.17″W x 4.26″D x 2.36″ H. Weight: 1lb 7oz.
  • Can run on batteries or 9V DC centre negative supply
  • Power Consumption: maximum 13 ma with both channels on.

Additional information

Weight 0.59 kg
Dimensions 13.1 × 10.8 × 6 cm
Analogue or Digital

Analogue

Colour

Black, White

Current

13 mA

MIDI

No

Pedal Type

Fuzz

Power Connection Type

Centre Negative

Silicon or Germanium

Silicon

Voltage

9V

EAN 13

0676891000599

GTIN 14

00676891000599

MPN

FD3

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