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Fulltone readies Full-Drive 1 overdrive pedal

Fulltone has teased a prequel of sorts to its seemingly eternally popular Full-Drive 2 and 3 pedals: the Full-Drive 1.

Promising to capture the sound of a late-90s to early-2000s Full-Drive (minus the boost channel, natch), the JRC4558 chip-equipped FD 1 offers the full-midrange Comp-Cut, but adds a flat-mids toggle to capture the tone of other versions.

Also onboard is Fulltone’s ‘Enhanced Bypass’, which configures an FET buffer for a small amount of gain, retaining dynamics and driving cables without changing EQ - as seen/heard on the recent OCD V2.

There’s no word on availability or price for this one yet, but we’d wager we’ll have more info come the new year. Stay tuned...

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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