Fulltone Fulldrive 3 Overdrive ...

£199.00 Available to Order

Fulltone Fulldrive 3 Overdrive Pedal

£199.00

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Stock expected 15th March 2024

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Manufacturer's ID: FUL-FD3B

Unlike its cousin the FD2, the FD3 uses both a JFET input and a JFET op-amp, giving 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 which allows the pedal to mate with any type/gain of pickup and react well to changes in your guitar’s volume control.

3-way CLIPPING toggle switch:

  • Set to 90’s and you’ll get symmetrical clipping with ample midrange.
  • Set the switch to WIDE ASYM (wide asymmetrical) and more sweet highs and lows come through, along with chimey, Class-A style even harmonic overtones.
  • Set to COMP-CUT mode, pure opamp-overdrive, with no diode clipping assistance. Aggressive, cutting, and capable of a huge volume boost to slam the input of your amp.

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

Buffered Bypass:
Serial# 2548 and higher FD3 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.

The Icing on the cake? The housing is about 20% smaller than the traditional FD2.

Specification

  • 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.
  • Power Consumption: maximum 13 ma with both channels on.

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)

Versatile drive pedal. Different clipping options means it can sound just like a Tube Screamer, or a more wide frequency drive. The option to have the boost before or after the drive is great and gives the pedal so much flexibility.

John G. - 9/9/2022

Great pedal . Using a Strat the boost switch alone emphasises those lovely clean glassy tones .....switch in the over drive and away you go , beautifully responsive overdrive tones . Not heavy metal over drive ....I don't want that anyway , but great for blues and rock

J.S. - 8/10/2015

Great pedal: versatile, excellent sound.

F.M. - 22/1/2015

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