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Frantone Lo-Tone Classic Fuzz pedal. Sick bass fuzz!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by stingray56funk, Dec 12, 2012.


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  1. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

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    Frantone Lo-Tone Classic Fuzz for sale! No longer made!

    Great bass fuzz that goes from slight to raging. Frantone is no longer making pedals and this was one of the first hand-made bass specific fuzz pedals out there that got a great reputation. Germanium transistors! Price New: $330

    PRICE: $139.99 SHIPPED in the USA

    Website:http://www.frantone.com/classic.html

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  2. stingray56funk

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    No trades for now...thanks.
     
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    PM me with your best price. Very interested.
     
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    Price dropped to $150 shipped!
     
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    Bump...this fuzz easily rivals the big ones out there!
     
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    Any idea what the circuit is based on? No soundclips anywhere for this one....at least that I can find.
     
  12. stingray56funk

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    I do not know exactly, but the sound is similar to a Tonebender to me. I've owned a reissued Tonebender and they are in the "same family" sound wise. Frantone was an earlier boutique hand-made pedal company around the time when Analogman and ZVex were some of the only big players on the boutique side.

    What I loved about this pedal is the amount of low end retention. Tons! Sounds like my natural bass sound but with fuzz. This is a classic sounding fuzz but without the low end loss familiar to the original 60's and 70's classics.
     
  13. bludog

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    I acutally have one of these that I don't use at the moment but won't let go of because I like it a lot.

    It's great for that classic fuzz sound. Think jack casady, when he blends the fuzzed out amp with a clean amp. Not that there is a blend but it's reminiscent of that sound he used to get with that technique. It has really solid bottom (most Frantone does) IMO. The only reason I do not have it on my rig is because it can get lost in the band mix of my current project. For the right gig/project, this is a great fuzz and this is an AMAZINGLY LOW price. If you're even curious, I'd snatch it up. They went for $340 new and Fran is no longer in business so it's now "vintage". Hope that's somewhat helpful.

    FYI- there used to be a demo online but it looks like someone took it down. Sorry, I tried to dig it up for you.
     
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    Agree with above. I also have one, and old mint green one. Just a great fuzz for that really pillowy sizties fuzz. Reminds me of Beatles Revolution fuzz. Great pedal, great price.
     
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    Thanks guys! Great fuzz here for sure.
     
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