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Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive
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- Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
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The best way that I can describe the sound of the OCD is Quality and Character.
As a Clean Drive
When you uses this pedal with less drive as a clean boost for your tube amp, you will notice that it delivers a very strong character from your guitar and is very sensitive to your dynamics while playing.
As an Overdrive
I have loved the Ibanez TS9 because it allows a strat to keep a vocal type of midrange while having singing trebles. When you add drive to the TS9, it retains those characteristics which is why it is the industry standard for strat guitarists who want to keep their stratty character and get the quality sound of a tube amp.
The reason why the OCD is my preferred pedal over the TS9 is that it does not let the low end distort as early. The TS9 allows you lower notes to distort earlier and seems to then amplify the signal. The OCD gives you the fattest low end with tons of tone. If you like blues or hard rock, you will notice that this feature is exactly what you wanted to give your playing a really strong character. You gain boldness and when your low end does gain some crunch, it is the biggest baddest tone that you could dream of.
I use this pedal with my HSS strat and through a blues Jr III and use the clean boost for the coolest clean tone ever. It allows your playing dynamics to drive the amp, not some arbitrary clipping from your pedal. When I am playing heavier blues or rock stuff, I just turn up the drive and have the boldest and highest quality sound that I have ever played with.
The HP/LP switch
Shifting into HP is almost like a gain boost.Read more ›
- Very amp-like tones
- Various tonal options (LP: low peak = Tweed-like, HP: high peak = Marshall-like)
- Very uncompressed gain (this was what I was seeking so I list it as a benefit.) and a lot of it
- 9 - 18 volt usage (18 volts sounds smoother, less fizzy in both settings. 9 volt sounds great too, but LP setting leaves a little to be desired at the lower voltage. HP at 9 volts = very cool.)
- personally, none.
- Very little compression (again, I like this but many may not. This sounds nothing like a Fulldrive 2 so steer clear if that's what your going for)
I take time to read reviews and listen to as many audio samples of effects pedals as I can on websites and YouTube, and once I narrow down my choices I generally order in the ones I want to try with my own setup, do a shoot-out, keep the ones that suit me and send back the ones that don't. So I always make sure I can return these for a refund if they don't work out. What works for me may not work for you, but maybe this will give you an idea of what the pedal can do.
Okay, this pedal is very versatile for an overdrive. The HP/LP switch alone gives you a very distinct tone for solos or rhythm, and tweaking the dials adds to the fun (I'm constantly playing with the tones; a minor adjustment makes a huge difference). The coolest thing is that this pedal is responsive to your playing dynamics; picking softly dials down the OD, then you can just unleash the crunch with harder attacks...much better than trying to roll-off the volume. The true-bypass is great, as you lose no original signal when not engaged. As of now, this is my favorite piece of gear.
If you're looking for massive distortion, keep looking. But this will be my 'go to' blues/rock pedal for quite some time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've owned a lot of overdrive pedals through the years. Overdrives and reverbs are the two effects that I use 99% of the time. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Brian C. Copeland
Love the pedal, have been searching for something like this for a while. Use it through a small Fender Bronco amp, and my Marshall 100watt solid state amp. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Eugene Mike
Excellent! Everything fine! Great pedal for any pedalboard.Published 3 months ago by Joaquin Galletto
This is the last piece of the puzzle I was looking for and the search has ended. Not only it is American made it is built to last. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alvaro Torres