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Leftee
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Mar 25th, 2018 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

I snagged one of these on a SDotD last year. They’ve regulatory showed up there for $70 - including an 18VDC power supply.

I’ve got it one my board ahead of my Blues Crab and Xotic SL Drive.

It’s really a high quality Tubescreamer. Very nice tone control that is a low pass filter. There’s a good description of it in the link.

It has dual modes - high gain and low. The high gain setting gives you a nice rich OD. The low mode does the best “just on the edge of breakup” tone I’ve ever got from a pedal. I leave it there for that tone and also to goose the two pedals behind it when desired.

I’ve actually bought a couple more of their pedals (also SDotD) and I’m very happy with what I’ve received.

Anyone else?

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(This message was last edited by Leftee at 09:05 AM, Mar 26th, 2018)

LeftyMeister

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Tone is in the lingers
Mar 25th, 2018 08:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

With my VHT, the three pedals I've used sound kinda flabby. I'm sure it has to do with it being a Blackface-modeled amp with '60's RCA 6V6's. Anyway, I'm looking for a gain pedal with a really tight breakup. Does the Fat Drive fit the bill?

Mick Reid
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Mar 25th, 2018 09:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nothing to add re: this pedal, but what do you mean by “really tight break up”? Like compressed?


archiestone
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Mar 26th, 2018 12:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

Premier Guitar gave the Fat Drive a pretty thorough going over and quite favorable

review

Leftee
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Mar 26th, 2018 07:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Rocky,

I’m on vacation this week. I’m not sure I can answer your question without playing it some more.

I recommend digging up a video where someone demos the controls through their full sweep. Especially the tone control.

These still come up as a SDotD.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 09:27 AM, Mar 26th, 2018)

Therealfrogman
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Pulu si bagumba!
Mar 26th, 2018 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I bid on one last night and it sold this am for $56 in new condition. I really like the Zappa demo, I can use something like this.

Leftee
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Mar 28th, 2018 11:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

These are a great deal on the Stupid Deal of the Day.

I snagged their rotary speaker pedal, the Rototron, on a SDotD as well. Muy happy with that too. When the Quatum Time Modulator had its turn (SDotD) I snagged one. I haven’t put it on my board, yet.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 02:03 PM, Mar 28th, 2018)

Therealfrogman
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Pulu si bagumba!
Apr 1st, 2018 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ordered a fat drive yesterday :-)

Leftee
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Apr 1st, 2018 07:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

(-:

I’d be interested to read your thoughts on it.

Therealfrogman
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Pulu si bagumba!
Apr 5th, 2018 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

You wont get any technical bla bla from me but I love the crunch of this pedal and it serves well after any of my other distortion or gain pedals and I have a spark pedal right after it and that really creates some havoc with the neighbors..

Really glad I found this thread and the $75 I spent on it (New, made an offer on ebay)money well spent!!!!

Thanks for the tip :-)

My Greco pups sound killer thru this and I have some Brandonwound PAF replicas on the way, certainly do not need them but I wanted them!

PAF's

Leftee
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Apr 5th, 2018 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Great! Glad you found a deal too.

Are you running it at 9 or 18 volts? I like mine at 18 volts. It’s hard to describe the difference. The pedal just seems more dynamic and alive.

Yeah, this is a sweet OD pedal. Mine stays in the low mode and I have it in front of my other two distortion pedals - both Marshall flavored. It that edge of breakup tone I get with just alone was worth the price of admission.

Really likin’ my board these days!

I just put a Polytune 3 on it with the buffer switched on. I’ll play with that tonight.

Therealfrogman
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Pulu si bagumba!
Apr 6th, 2018 12:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

I see there is a slight difference to them, the 18v seems much fuller to me, smooth.

The piece of wood I use for a pedal board is out of space and two of my pedals are hanging off the sides.. I already have 3 on the floor, gotta do something about that. I really want to get a poly tune.

Mick Reid
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Apr 7th, 2018 01:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

"The piece of wood I use for a pedal board is out of space and two of my pedals are hanging off the sides.. I already have 3 on the floor, gotta do something about that."

Can we get a picture of that please?
I'd like to see "Therealfrogman's Rig Rundown" on Premier Guitar!


Therealfrogman
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Pueblo, Co

Pulu si bagumba!
Apr 7th, 2018 09:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here ya go, Mick. It is a hazard.

PB

Leftee
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Apr 7th, 2018 09:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

You have some real estate left!

along the top

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 01:13 PM, Apr 7th, 2018)

Mick Reid
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Apr 7th, 2018 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Here ya go, Mick. It is a hazard."

That's feckin' beauuuu-tiful!

You must have *really* long legs, or be quite a talented dancer! :^)

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 11:26 PM, Apr 7th, 2018)

Leftee
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Apr 7th, 2018 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Please! No leg pictures!!!!

Therealfrogman
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Pulu si bagumba!
Apr 8th, 2018 02:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Some of you guys are pretty serious about being organic.

Leftee
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Apr 8th, 2018 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

It’s more, “hey, I have a piece of wood in the garage that will work.”

I’m putting together another pedalboard specifically for an amp. It will be completely store-bought. I should have it done next weekend.

Therealfrogman
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Pulu si bagumba!
Apr 8th, 2018 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee, I think the experience itself is worth the few bucks or scrap from the garage. I had plans for this piece of wood but then I realized that I do not play out, I just want to keep them velcro'd down to something.

Mine does have wedges on the sides for an angle and I can run wires under it. Good enough ;-)

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