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Fulltone FD-3 Full-Drive3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

The Fulltone FD-3 Full-Drive3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal gives you pure tube-like overdrive without the tubes!


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MSRP: Old Price $189.00 Discounted Price $151.20 Save : $37.80 (20%)
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Setting the FD-3 Full-Drive3 apart from the FD-2 is the fact that it employs both a JFET input and a JFET op-amp, which provides the most authentic tube-like tone without the tubes! Not only to the JFET input and op-amp deliver amazing tone, but they give the Full-Drive3 an ultra-high Input impedance which makes it work great with any pickup while responding well when you turn up or roll off on your guitar's volume knob.

Another feature that sets the FD-3 apart from its cousin is that the Overdrive and Boost channels are completely independent, and you can even use the ORDER toggle to place the Boost channel before or after the Overdrive channel. The Boost channel also boasts an ultra-transparet, high-headroom 100 percetn JFET-powered circuit.

Instead of true-bypass switching, the Full-Drive3 now features buffered bypass*, which allows for optimum performance and tone when the pedal is off or on. Even in a crowded signal chain or with the longest instrument cables, the Full-Drive3 will always maintain its superb sonic qualities.

When the Boost circuit is activated, the Dynamics knob will start bringing in Fulltone's exclusive Germanium diode Limiter circuit that will change the feel of the notes being played while combatting transient spikes that can overload the input on your amp. Use this feature to make even your stiffest amp feel responsive and juicy.

The 3-way CLIPPING toggle switch features three unique settings: 90's, WIDE ASYM, and COMP-CUT. If you're looking for symmetrical clipping with plenty of midrange, set the toggle to the 90's setting. For sweeter highs and low with Class-A style even harmonic overtones, set the toggle to WIDE ASYM. COMP-CUT mode acts as more of a clean boost when you need it!

What's more? The Full-Drive3 is also 20% smaller than the Full-Drive2! Power supply not included.

Get your Fulltone FD-3 Full-Drive3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

*Serial# 2548 and higher

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Effect Pedal


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Weight 1.44 lbs.
Dimensions 5.17 x 2.36 x 4.26 inches (WxHxD)
Series Standard Line
Model FD-3

Fulltone Warranty Information

Warranty Info:

Fulltone products carry a 5 year Limited Warranty to the original owner with proof of purchase that the product was bought from an Authorized Fulltone Dealer. This includes the footswitch. There is no need to register the product, simply keep a copy of your original sales receipt. If there is a technical issue please do not call. Instead, go to https://www.fulltone.com/contact/fulltone-repair-process.

Fine Print: Fulltone Warranties cover product failure due to "normal use" and manufacturer error, and does not cover user-abuse, modifications done by anyone other than Fulltone, accidents, water damage, damage done by customer plugging into the wrong wall voltage or from the customer plugging his/her device into the wrong power supply polarity! Warranty does not cover any damage done to equipment that has been connected to Fulltone's products. Fulltone determines what constitutes "normal use" and also makes the determination as to whether the claim is "Warranty covered,"not the Dealer or the customer. Fulltone Musical Products Inc. is not responsible for and injuries and/or damages related to the use of their products.

Power Supplies: 5 year free replacement to original owner purchased through authorized Dealer. Note: FPS-1 (9VDC - center) and FPS-3 (18VDC - center) are almost extinct and will be replaced by the IPS-9 and IPS-18 in the product line, or in case of a warranty replacement in the future. FPS-2 (9VDC, + center) does not carry a warranty and will not have a warranty replacement.

Tape Carts (ETC-1 & ETC-2) 3 months: Limited Warranty: Fulltone guarantees the ETC-1 & ETC-2 tape cart to run for 3 months from date of installation only under the following conditions:
1) proof the cart was properly installed on a clean, well-maintained Fulltone TTE or SSTE by making a clear, close-up video of the Tape cart running after the install. Keep this video on file in case of any problems. This video will help us diagnose any other problems as well.
2) The cart must not have been damaged due to user-error. We will make the determination as to what constitutes "user-error."

Batteries: are not Warranty-covered.

Tubes: 3 months

Customer Troubleshooting: Warranty support is entirely dependent on the Customer's willingness to assist in troubleshooting. The customer agrees to furnish a clear video (cellphone video ok) representing the problem at hand, and we have provisions on our website to upload such videos. Refusal to submit such help or a video will result in instant disqualification for repair assistance. 90+% of "My pedal is broken... I want a new one NOW" emails result in the discovery that the item was either plugged in backwards, dead battery, the wrong power supply was used, another pedal in the customer's chain is actually the culprit, or the customer doesn't understand how to operate the device and how it's supposed to sound.

Shipping: Customer is responsible for all shipping costs unless there are extraordinary circumstances and Fulltone decides otherwise. This decision is made only by Fulltone, not the Dealer or Customer. There are no shop visits or drop-offs unless cleared & scheduled in advance. All items must be shipped to Fulltone via FedEx, UPS, US Mail, & DHL. We strongly recommend the customer follow the companies' packing guidelines to assure that they have recourse should the item become damaged during shipment. Fulltone is not responsible for any lost or damaged items during before, during, or after the shipping process.

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