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Old 10-05-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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What does a Fulltone Fulldrive 2 bass pedal do?

I see Mark Hoppus plays with one, but I don't know what the pedal actually does? As a massive Blink fan, I'd like to move towards his sound for my home recording work.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:25 AM   #2
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http://www.fulltone.com/products/fulldrive2-mosfet

EDIT:Why would want to have his tone to begin with?

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Old 10-05-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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I like his music.

So the pedal is essentially an OD? I didn't think his bass sounded very driven but that's just my inexperience with the bass I guess.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:21 AM   #4
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It acts like an booster for his highs and mids in his situation. Helps him cut through the mix better.

Anyways most his tone comes from his hands and his Ampeg SVT-CL's.

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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OK cool. I will replace the pups, pots and wiring in a month or so, and whack some SD Quarter Pounders in.

I'm a total noob on this so can you possibly explain more about boosting the highs and mids and how it changes or enhances the sound?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:39 AM   #6
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Boosting highs and mids adds clarity to the tone which helps cutting through the drums and guitars. Since the guitars and drums are competing with bass for the low end frequencies.

Also Ampeg SVT-CL amps have a very distinctive warm and growly tone to them. I would't try to emulate his tone without an Ampeg SVT-CL IMO. Pickups aren't going to change your tone as much as technique and amp also.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:57 AM   #7
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Sure. Thanks for your help :-)

It's mainly being used purely for recording at the moment. I may be able to get the type of sound I want by usingthe tools in Cubase and recording via DI. The pickups would be worth upgrading to use it this way, I reckon.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #8
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Actually, the SD QPs will make a huge difference in tone. It's the only pickup swap I've ever made on any instrument that dramatically changed my tone (for the better!).

Hoppus uses an MXR DI pedal in addition to his wall of amps, I'm guessing it goes straight to the PA so maybe try out one of those and see if it help you, especially with recording.
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