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Fulltone Custom Effects Fulltone Secret Freq

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Another touch-sensitive, dynamic, natural sounding overdrive/distortion to confuse the marketplace filled with Fulldrives, RC's, AC's, Tim's, and about a hundred others made by one-man-shows with the word tone in their names. Yes it does the normal gig-friendly TS-thing and the Clean boost thing, but the 'Freq has WAY more tricks in its bag.

With soft clipping for the lower OD sounds, something else happens as you turn up the Distortion knob and/or hit the strings harder the secondary clipping kicks in, which has a rich flavor and feel thanks to the character its Germanium Diodes impart. Nothing like the PlimSoul, nothing like the OCD, in fact nothing like any other pedal on the market.

But wait...what's this "Freq." knob?

Turn it and a (Patent Applied For) circuit located in the first stage clipping-loop adds as much as 12db of active narrow band MIDRANGE right where it does the most good, like installing a wah wah right where the distortion is generated. But unlike turning on your wah wah along with your distortion pedal, the bass and treble frequencies don't disappear... Very unique, and do not confuse this with a simple blas midrange control tacked on to the end of the circuit, as is the case with any other pedal with a Midrange control youve seen or heard of. Adding this midrange where the distortion is created imparts so much sustain and lets you easily place the guitar in the mix where you want it, irrespective of volume.....soundman's not going to bury you any more :)

What's it sound like?

Along with a slew of basic great OD/Distortion pedal sounds, it allows you to replicate a very, very wide range of your favorite guitar & amp sounds.

At low overdrive settings it simply allows you to shape the pedal to cut through any mix and replaces a few of your pedals on the 'board, and perhaps even an amp or two.

At more extreme (clockwise) Freq settings?

Brings a smile to your face an evokes the coolest Jimmy Page, Brian May, Michael Schenker, Robin Trower, Tom Scholz tones that you just couldnt previously get without a bunch of studio trickery, EQ, mic-placement, and amps.

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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
Not amp-like. Reminds me of a burly Dist+ tone with the cocked wah indutor built in. Not the Ronson fuzzy vibe, more Schenker-esque. Rhoads maybe? Fulltone's stuff is always top notch, super tough build and pretty good price to quality ratio. OCD and Plimsoul are more well-rounded, they'll likely fit with a lot more setups, but this is a box that'll open a time portal to 1976 and feels authentic to the spirit of that type of music. Very hip effect. Just don't expect it to cop a "hallowed amp-X" overdrive.
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Yunno when you listen to guitars on your stereo and your wondering, how do you get that warm mid tone from my amp, that raunchy, zz top or Lenny Kravitz's rockin tune Mama said. Yeah that secret sound...look no further it's on a shelf @ long and Mcquade. I owned an O.C.D and this is by far superior and it's my favorite pedal.
Posted by Eric on Mar 10, 2015
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Without a doubt the best pedal I've ever used! I received mine days after release and it quickly became my favourite pedal above all others. If I were on a desert island and could have only one pedal, the Secret Freq is the one! Quickly became the only drive pedal I use, along side a clean boost. Combined with the natural breakup of my amp, the Secret Freq completes my tone and gives me the sound I've always been after.
Posted by Kv242 on Dec 2, 2012
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Store Special Product - FULLTONE SECRET FREQ
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