Pedals… or… RIP My Fulltone Pedals

Sometimes it sucks having a conscience, but what’s a red head to do.

Look back through this page and you’ll read me singing the praises of a guitar pedal company called Fulltone. Also notice that you never see me singing the praises of a guitar pedal company called JHS, but that’s another story.

I own three Fulltone pedals. Two are OCD overdrives which are hands down the best higher gain overdrive pedals I’ve ever played. The third is a Clyde Deluxe Wah. I have been chemically dependent on wah pedals since the first time I heard “White Room” back when I was in Junior High School and I will go to my grave feeding that addiction. I’ve owned a bunch of wah pedals over the decades and the Clyde Deluxe is so much better than all of the others that there is no comparison.

Fulltone is a guy named Mike Fuller. Yesterday he posted some stuff about the Black Lives Matter protests that make me never want to touch any of his stuff again. I hate it when politics get in the way of something unrelated to politics, but I have to listen to my conscience because, unlike many of my fellow Americans, I like to think I’m a decent person.

Mike had it out with a guy who runs the “Fulltone Pedals” Facebook page yesterday and some screen shots were posted to reddit. I am going to try and post them here but I don’t know if reddit requires permissions to view their images without a login. If you can see it, cool. If not, oh well.

So I have an OCD on both boards. On the main board I will replace it with the Dan side of the Keeley D&M Drive. That circuit is based on the OCD and it sounds fantastic. I don’t know what I am going to do for the back up board. Is it time to buy a Rat? For the Clyde though…

I’ve never played anything that was even close to as good. I don’t know what I’m going to do about that. I’ll have to buy something. Wah pedals are like water to me, I can’t live without them for very long. I’m looking for suggestions. It’s research time.

One thought on “Pedals… or… RIP My Fulltone Pedals

  1. I hear you! I of course know nothing about guitar pedals, but it’s the principle of the thing. Like you, I’ve sworn off stuff because they support our fascist “leader” — haven’t shopped at Home Depot in months b/c they’re a contributor to Trump’s 2020 campaign. Same with Olive Garden, although up until lately they wouldn’t have know if they were being boycotted or not since they had to close anyway due to the pandemic. The other day I heard of a few more, two of whom I do business with regularly: Wendy’s, and Pizza Hut. Both, THIS WEEK, gave big contribution checks to Trump’s campaign. Needless to say, I’ll never eat at or order out from either of those places ever again. I LOVE Pizza Hut!!! But, sayonara. I guess the only way to show these companies they’re wrong is through the wallet.

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