I haven’t talked about Fulltone in a little while.. and I think it’s about time again to bring up a Fulltone pedal. Today, I wanted to talk about the Fulltone Custom Shop Full-Drive 3. I know of a few guys that live and die by their Fulltone Full-Drive 2, so I was really curious about the Fulltone Full-Drive 3. One thing that is unique.. is that this is the “20th Anniversary Edition” pedal – which are limited to 5000 units and are signed.
There are different controls – 90s/Wide Asym, Boost to OD/OD to Boost and Dynamics. 90s / Wide Asym allows you to switch from original Full-Drive 2 voicing to wide asymmetrical for a more open sound. Boost to OD/OD to Boost allows you to configure what comes first. Dynamics are part of the Boost circuit (only functions if the Boost is on). Dynamics will roll in a Germanium diode limiter circuit. The enclosure is a little smaller than the Full-Drive 2.
Here is a great and thorough demo by Curtis Kent Toneworks (who is starting to be one of my favorite demo guys)!