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Fulton Webb's Textosterone pedal

Lance Keltner

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Bill Webb is finally selling the gain pedal that I have been using of his for over a year.
It is a germanium driven unit and adds a lovely growl, and throaty tone that only the germaniums can provide.

GAin, Tone, and Volume knobs and the standard true bypass on off switch. Simple and to the point.

I must say that this is a killer pedal and a different animal from other pedals that I use and like. I can't really compare it to anything else that I have heard but I do love the thing and thought I would tell you guys about it.
 

smilefan

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Lance,

Can you give us some point of reference for the tone/feel of
the thing? Fulton-Webb is high quality stuff. I'm intrigued.
Have you ever tried Cornish fuzz pedals? I own
the Cornish G-2 and SS-2. I love them. Never heard
any other pedals in their league for amp-like feel and
sound. Can you compare the Textosterone to any known
pedals (or amps)?
 

Lance Keltner

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OK, here goes.
The Textosterone has the feel and vibe of a great fuzz face, but is not a fuzz. It is more of an overdrive, but germanium powered. It will add distortion to your amplifier, but cleans up with the volume knob on the guitar.
The tone can get very throaty, and thick, like a great old decked marshall. It is not hard or harsh sounding, and honestly was a one trick pony until Webb put a tone knob on the thing.

My first one has no tone knob at all. Just gain and volume. It is the pedal that I use for solo stuff if I can't crank my amp.

The second one that I have has just had the new tone knob installed. In the off position that control does nothing and the pedal sounds like my original unit. As you turn the knob clockwise it adds top end so that the pedal is now more flexible.

I have never heard the Cornish G2 but I hear great things about it. I heard the SS2 and liked my Tim, and my Textosterone as well as the SS2.

I would really like to hear the P2....have you heard one??

Thanks,

Lance
 

smilefan

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Lance Keltner said:
I would really like to hear the P2....have you heard one??

Thanks,

Lance

Yes, I demoed the P-2 extensively before buying my
G-2 and SS-2. I did not like it. It sounded like a very
well-behaved Big Muff. I thought it sounded like
a refined Muff. Kind of splattery in the low-mids.

Whereas the G-2 doesn't even sound like a fuzz.
It blends into the signal and reacts like clipping power
tubes. Try before you buy. Some love the P-2.
I'm not one of them.
 

Lance Keltner

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Sounds like the Textosterone is more like a G2. It has the germanium tone going but does not do a Fuzz tone thing. It is very warm and growling.
 

Phil M

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Lance, got any pictures and price info. so that I can see what my next unnecessary pedal purchase is ... ? ;)
I love the idea. I imagine that it would be like the vintage side of my Time Machine with an OD knob.
 

Lance Keltner

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Phil,
I think that it is $165.00

They are in a plain black box with three knobs labeled very simply.

The sound is great though!
 

todd richman

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Lance, I asked a similar question of you over at the Gear Page. Can you give us a rundown of your current live rig-amps, fx, guitars? Thanks...Also, is the production Textosterone with 3 knobs and Texas graphics shown at the guitar25.com site any different than the plain black box units?
 

Lance Keltner

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Todd,
I am currently using two D13's. One RSA23 and one RSA31. I am using for pedals a Textosterone, chicago iron wah and octave pedal, deluxe memory man and echoplex.
The Textosterone that is being made with graphics from a sonic standpoint is the same as the black box model with one exception. My earlier black box model had no tone control. The new unit can sound just like my older Tex, or have more top end pass through if need be. It is a killer pedal and only available on G25. www.guitar25.com
I am going to add a Gjika KT77 amp to my rig very soon and have a mini amp on the way. I use early 70's Marshall 4-12's that have been recovered to look like large Vox amps, one with 4 Alnico blues, and one with 4 Alnico Golds.
Guitars:
RS Custom tele...see G25 for details, Scott Lentz esquire, custom Zematis clone, old strat with Lentz neck.
 

todd richman

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Killer setup Lance. What happened to the customized Boss DS-1 from Chris at 30th Street Guitars? Also, are you still using the Analog Man Sun Face with the "Keltner" mod? Finally, is the Chicago Iron Wah the Parachute?
 

Lance Keltner

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Well, I have the modded DS-1 as well but it not on my main board right now. I no longer have the Sun Face as I am getting Bob Gjika to do a custom fuzz for me.
And yes, the Chicago Iron is the Parachute wah. IT is the most unique sounding wah that I have ever owned and I love it dearly!
 

todd richman

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The Gjika fuzz sounds like it will be really killer. Any pics of your main board and current guitar collection? BTW, I am jonesing for those WCR "Guitar25" pickups and want to do one of those 1958 Slash distressed LP replicas like the one on the first page of the Beauty of the Burst. I think RS did a replica of that guitar but I may go with Dave Johnson of Historic Makeovers instead. Gotta find a reasonably priced used R8 in Washed Cherry. Your descripton of the pickup set has me sold. I was a bit surprised that the bridge is based on the WCR Iron Man as I would equate that with Sabbath and Zakk tones but your emphasis on classic hard rock aka Bad Co. and Zep has me thinking wildly about the set!
 

Lance Keltner

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We aren't carrying the Fulton Webb pedal on Guitar 25 due to delivery delays and other issues. Just an FYI
 
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