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    Default Old Fulltone Full-Drive 2

    Found this at a pawn shop that I pop into every now and then. They had $40 on it, the guy said he can do $30 out the door. I was not familiar with these old ones. At first, I thought it was a kit pedal, until I flipped it over and saw Mike Fuller's signature and dated 1/96. "Ok", I thought, "This could be cool".

    The tone and overdrive pots are a little scratchy. I'll hit them all with cleaner later when I open it up. I'm liking the sound of this pedal, even though it seems a tad on the darker side. A little boosted treble with an eq pedal takes care of that. I've been playing through a DS-1 a lot the past few days, maybe my ears are used to hearing a little more highs. Or maybe the Fulltone is just a darker pedal.

    I've done a little research on these since I got home. The oldest 4 knob I see mentioned on any forums or sites is 2/96. I'd like to take the Velcro off and see if there's more numbers to the serial number, but I'm afraid that'll ruin the sticker.

    I'll try to get a video posted this weekend.

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    Default Re: Old Fulltone Full-Drive 2

    Damn, nice score! Looking forward to hearing it.

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    I’ll take it off your hands for twice what you paid.
    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    Mine is a much more recent MOSFET; great pedal.
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    I love when people come up to me and say “Your guitar sound was better on Stoner Witch, when you used a Les Paul. “...I used a Fender Mustang reissue on that, dumbass!

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    That is definitely a cool find.

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    Well, apparently Warner Chappell doesn't like me playing Led Zeppelin riffs. Maybe my sloppy playing is too close to the original.......yeah, right.

    It still shows on my YouTube. If you care to see it, maybe just search "1996 Fulltone Full-Drive 2 (FD2.1)" inYouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampy View Post
    Well, apparently Warner Chappell doesn't like me playing Led Zeppelin riffs. Maybe my sloppy playing is too close to the original.......yeah, right.

    It still shows on my YouTube. If you care to see it, maybe just search "1996 Fulltone Full-Drive 2 (FD2.1)" inYouTube.
    Cant find it with a search.

    If it's blocked because of Led Zep content, they can eat ... nevemind.

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    Default Re: Old Fulltone Full-Drive 2

    thats pretty damn cool man and for $30, you got one hell of a deal too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darg1911 View Post
    Cant find it with a search.

    If it's blocked because of Led Zep content, they can eat ... nevemind.

    I can still watch it from my channel, but that's it.
    Can't share or even search it from my other YouTube channel. Search Led Zeppelin covers and there's hundreds, whole songs even, but not mine. Oh well.

    Never used Vimeo(?). Anyone use that or another video sharing site that I'd might be able to post this to and share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampy View Post
    I can still watch it from my channel, but that's it.
    Can't share or even search it from my other YouTube channel. Search Led Zeppelin covers and there's hundreds, whole songs even, but not mine. Oh well.

    Never used Vimeo(?). Anyone use that or another video sharing site that I'd might be able to post this to and share?
    I was going to say that if they want to block all Led Zep content, they'll end up blocking butt loads of videos.

    What if you were to re-title it and post it again. I wonder if that would work.

    And I wonder if it's some type of geek software bot magic that flags the videos. I cant see it being done manually. You Tube would seem to be too busy to police manually.

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    Default Re: Old Fulltone Full-Drive 2

    Let's see how long this lasts.....


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    Default Re: Old Fulltone Full-Drive 2

    Sum-uh-nuh-bich!

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    Be afraid, be very afraid. They are watching you ...

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    In 1996, I lived walking distance from Mike Fuller, and remember all his early pedals. He had a couple guys and him assembling them in his small guest house.

    The silver FD2's were essentially prototypes that he made his name on, to launch Fulltone. They didn't make many, so yours could be considered collectible.

    As soon as Guitar Center wanted to sell his pedals, he came up with his signature enclosures, and the FDII came out in orange with no mini switches or pullup knobs.
    A few months later, he added a pullup volume for flat mids. A year later, the color changed to blue w/pullup, then mini switches. In following years, they made various tweaked versions as Fulltone grew bigger and changed locations.....yellow, cream, candy apple 10th Ann, black FDIII. The Fulldrive II has quite a legacy.

    I've had the early orange, blue, and cream. I've owned many Fulltone pedals over the years. The only one I still have is the Choralflange.
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    I mentioned loving my MOSFET; I also have a DP (what could that stand for) that either falls victim to user error or is impossible to get a decent tone from. Very odd upper harmonic content, flabby sort of bass, it only really sounds good playing somewhat fuzzed-out power chord rhythm. I really want to grab an OCD or Plimsoul at some point, but I'm in large part not a pedal person anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by King Buzzo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    In 1996, I lived walking distance from Mike Fuller, and remember all his early pedals. He had a couple guys and him assembling them in his small guest house.

    The silver FD2's were essentially prototypes that he made his name on, to launch Fulltone. They didn't make many, so yours could be considered collectible.

    As soon as Guitar Center wanted to sell his pedals, he came up with his signature enclosures, and the FDII came out in orange with no mini switches or pullup knobs.
    A few months later, he added a pullup volume for flat mids. A year later, the color changed to blue w/pullup, then mini switches. In following years, they made various tweaked versions as Fulltone grew bigger and changed locations.....yellow, cream, candy apple 10th Ann, black FDIII. The Fulldrive II has quite a legacy.

    I've had the early orange, blue, and cream. I've owned many Fulltone pedals over the years. The only one I still have is the Choralflange.
    In my Google search of this pedal, a few of the things I read were your posts from years ago.

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    Two thumbs up.
    One for the fact that I saw the video (before they take it down ... again). And,
    One cause the pedal sounds great.

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    Default Re: Old Fulltone Full-Drive 2

    Shhhhh, they might be watching.

    It might disappear again, we'll see. I shortened it from 11 minutes. Maybe some of the more iconic Zep riffs triggered something before.

    And thanks. I am liking this pedal a lot.

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