A special FullDrive with upgraded features.
In celebration of Fulltone's 20 years as the world's premiere boutique pedal manufacturer, Fulltone has released this special Fulldrive called the "FD3" featuring a real NOS JRC4558D chip, not the current production NJM4558.
It has the Fulltone-exclusive Order switch which places the Boost either before or after the Overdrive section of the circuit: After takes whatever sound you have set and increases the Volume so you pop out of the mix. Before pounds the input of the Overdrive channel and increases the distortion, not really the volume...more like the FD2.
You get to toggle between two selectable modes: "90's" original FD2 voicing and "Wide Asym".
It has a completely independent, discrete JFET Clean Boost with a Volume control and a unique mini-knob controlling Germanium Diode "limiting" function that has to be felt to be really appreciated. Clockwise on this knob takes out the strident, irritating spikes that occur with other clean boosts when you hit the strings hard. This Boost circuit does not invert the signal like most clean-boosts and can be used with or without the overdrive section of the pedal.
Plus the housing is about 20% smaller than the traditional Fulldrive2.
- Real NOS JRC4558D chip
- Fulltone-exclusive Order switch which places the Boost either before or after the Overdrive section
- Toggle between two selectable modes: "90's" original FD2 voicing and "Wide Asym"
- Completely independent, discrete JFET Clean Boost with Volume control and Germanium Diode "limiting" function