FX70P Big Pig Fat Distortion (MF70)
FX70P Big Pig Fat Distortion (1999)
The FX70P Big Pig Fat Distortion was apparently offered only in 1999, and exclusively through Musician's Friend (hence the "MF70" designation seen in some advertisements). Using the same circuitboard as the FX69B Grunge, the FX70P was voiced like the FX70 Metal X and FX70C Corrosion before it (e.g., Mesa/Boogie rectifier-esque distortion). The FX70P appears to have been discontinued when production shifted to China for the VFX series, although DOD continued its relationship with Musician's Friend/Guitar Center with the release of the made in China GFX series, where the GFX70 was based on the FX70P.
- Controls: Wallow (level), Snort (low eq), Wheeze (hi eq), Mud (gain)
- From the manual: "The FX70P is a distortion pedal providing your guitar with the porky tones of the other white meat. You'll feel like a stuffed pig just by connecting your guitar to the FX70P and playing. ... The FX70P was designed to give you the fatest [sic], dirtiest sound available. A few simple knob adjustments and you will be makin' bacon. The FX70P will pork up your chops, and make your guitar squeal like a pig."
- Big Pig rumours: In early 2010, two rumours about the FX70P appeared on the DOD Wikipedia page (since removed) and also in the description of a few FX70P auctions on eBay:"DOD made the Big Pig (FX70P) Fat Distortion pedal in the late 1990's, offering a limited run of 100 of them through the Musicians Friend distributor. ... One rumour had it that it was named (and colored pink) as a nod to Pink Floyd...."It strikes us as very implausible that only 100 FX70P pedals were ever made. We have never seen any documentation to support such a relatively low number of pedals, even for a limited run made for one retailer. In addition, DOD wasn't shy about name-dropping bands in their pedals' instruction manuals. The fact that no references to David Gilmour or Pink Floyd were made in the FX70P's manual makes us skeptical that it was named as a nod to Pink Floyd.
- Technical info:
- Notable IC chips: three 4560D op-amps
- Component-side circuitboard image: May 1999
- Related circuits: FX66, FX69B, GFX70
- FX heritage: FX70 Metal X FX70C Corrosion FX70P
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