For almost any guitarist or bassist, effects are a key part of their performance. From wah to fuzz to overdrive and more, effects make possible so many of the sounds that we all associate with the electric guitar and bass in modern music. Fulltone is a legendary name in the pedal industry, with a lineup of effects whose performance has put them on the pedalboards of an impressive roster of A-list musicians.
Fulltone effects pedals were born from one musician's desire for a better-quality pedal. Michael Fuller founded the company in 1991 when he realized that he could build pedals that offered the rich sounds of vintage stompboxes with a more reliable construction. Over twenty years later, Fulltone is still all about build quality, and they stand by their effects pedals with a five-year warranty.
Reading any interview with Michael Fuller makes it obvious that he is passionate about his craft. When he's not satisfied with an industry-standard component, he makes his own. Fulltone's shop is located in California, where all of their pedals are domestically made—this allows them to tightly control their manufacturing process, making certain that you get a well-built pedal.
The only thing more impressive than a Fulltone pedal’s build quality is the roster of musicians who use them. Eric Johnson, Tom Petty, Joe Satriani and Peter Frampton are just a few of the legends who make bring their guitar sound to life with Fulltone pedals. When some of the world's most renowned guitarists are using your gear, you know you're doing something right.
The philosophy of Fulltone is a simple one inherited from Michael Fuller's own down-to-Earth attitude: a pedal should sound amazing, be well-built with no corner-cutting, and it should last for years. That's the level of quality you can expect from a Fulltone effects pedal.