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Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Fulltone OCD—Obsessive Compulsive Drive—overdrive pedal packs classic OD tones into a compact pedal with simple, no-fuss operation. From heavy cr...Read More

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All the creamy, delicious overdrive of a classic tube amp.

The Fulltone OCD—Obsessive Compulsive Drive—overdrive pedal packs classic OD tones into a compact pedal with simple, no-fuss operation. From heavy crunch rich with overtones and feedback to spanky cleans, the OCD delivers the sounds of a great tube amp, as sell as the same sensitivity and response to your playing style.

Along with standard Volume, Drive, and Tone controls, the OCD's HP/LP (High Peak/Low Peak) switch takes the pedal from a clean boost to manic, sustain-laden distortion. True bypass switching.

The Fulltone Story
Fulltone was founded in 1991 by Michael Fuller, a session guitarist, composer, performer, electronic tinkerer featured in Guitar Player magazine, and first place winner in their "Ultimate Guitarist Competition" Blues category. Fulltone pedals were born out of a love for music, tone, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, etc. Early on Fuller developed a love for fine vintage pedals, and his frustration at the inconsistencies and the often fragile nature of old gear drove him to start Fulltone. Rich, Fat-sounding TONE TOOLS with a reliable build quality is the goal. Fulltone effects carry a 5 year warranty and are built for (and by) musicians.

Fulltone use True Bypass switching (with L.E.D. status indicators) in all our pedals, whenever possible. Most other pedals have a buffered output that destroys the performance of most pedals that follow in the signal-chain. Fuller says don't be fooled by the claims of "Pure Bypass," "Hard Bypass"...etc. These are just catch phrases to divert your attention away from the fact that those pedals are not true-bypass. I designed and manufacture the Fulltone 3PDT , the world's only Super-Duty Triple-Pole Double-Throw footswitch

Fullertone manufactures their own custom potentiometers because what has been offered as "Industry Standard" has a 20% failure rate within 2 years is not acceptable to them.

All Fulltone pedals are handbuilt & tested at their shop in Southern California using full-sized top-notch components. In the Choralflange, a rather complex pedal as analog designs go, there are NO miniature surface mount chips, capacitors, or resistors. They have their wire custom-made, and it's 22 gauge copper stranded with no tin-coating, so it stays flexible over the years without breaking. You might not know or care about components, but you'll certainly hear the FAT, clean, warm results.

FEATURES
  • Tube-like overdrive and touch-sensitive response
  • HP/LP switch for instant re-voicing and uses
  • Volume, Tone, Drive controls

The best in boutique tone at a price that's right. Order your Fulltone OCD today.

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FulltoneOCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 94 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (25)
  • Responsive (22)
  • Compact (20)
  • Versatile (20)
  • Good selection of effects (10)

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    Best Uses

    • Performances (18)
    • Amateur recording (17)
    • Home studio (15)
    • Professional recording (14)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    VERY SATISFIED

    I'm 62 years old, and have been playing guitar since I was 13. I now have a small recording studio, and getting the right sound is very important to me. Having gone through...Read complete review

    I'm 62 years old, and have been playing guitar since I was 13. I now have a small recording studio, and getting the right sound is very important to me. Having gone through a host of pedals, I have found the OCD Overdrive to be a huge asset to my music. Being torn between the OCD and the Ibanez Tube screamer. Thanks to another guitar players advise, I purchased the OCD over the Tube Screamer. Did I make a mistake? If so, I can't hear what I'm missing. As others have written, this pedal will break up really well, regardless of which amp I use: Marshall JVM410H with JCM 800 Lead 1960 cab, Fender Twin Reverb 65 Reissue, Fender Deluxe 65 Reissue Reverb, Fender Blues Jr. NOS, & Vox AC15C1, this pedal sounds great on each amp. As you know these are all tube amps, and considered top notch. Not only is this a great sound live, it is also great when recording. Since I use a noise gate, if there is a problem with hiss I don't know about it. Am I missing something by not using the Ibanez Tube screamer? When looking at reviews, both pedals have a large number of fans. One thing I know for sure when it comes to your pedal board. If you don't have an overdrive you are missing out on the sound you can't get without one. Since my Marshall has 4 channels with two of them being very high in gain. I have no need for a pedal with heavy distortion. In addition, not being a heavy metal player, only you will have to play through this pedal to see if it is right for you. When using my Fender Twin,Deluxe Reverbs and Vox, you can get some great sounds. If you play classic rock, 60's & early 70's, Motown, light metal, country, and Gospel. I can't see how there can be a better overdrive pedal than this one. There may be others as good as the OCD Overdrive, but they want be better.

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    A Great Pedal........In the Studio

    This pedal is great if you want a pretty genuine cranked tube amp sound, ranging from a blackface on 11 to a vox or lower watt marshall. BUT I've found this pedal works best...Read complete review

    This pedal is great if you want a pretty genuine cranked tube amp sound, ranging from a blackface on 11 to a vox or lower watt marshall. BUT I've found this pedal works best for recording or for jamming with yourself. It absolutely does NOT cut through live, i've played it at about half a dozen shows with various guitars. Whenever I soundchecked my guitar is sounded great, but once the band kicks in you disappear completely. I agree with the other reviewer on here who said there is a weird volume problem with this pedal. You can leave the settings EXACTLY the same (I've taken pics with my phone) but the volume output will vary whenever you turn it on. It's a shame because otherwise it's a well-built, good sounding pedal, but I recommend keeping it at home.

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    5.0

    Best OD for me

    By mtm105

    from NEPA

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          Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is modeled after DOD 808. Gary Moore used one back in the day. So it's a different clip from the FDII, which is TubeScream. It's a hybrid sound, IMO, of an MXR+ and BOSS SD-1. It has the articulate feel of the SD-1, yet the aggressive growl of the MXR.

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          5.0

          Accept no substitutes

          By moptoptony

          from Greensboro, NC

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Three years ago, I intended to buy a tremolo pedal and an overdrive. I tried out the Boss TR-2 and immediately checked that first item off the list, but selecting an overdrive was surprisingly difficult. I hooked up my '89 Les Paul into a Fender Blues Deluxe and tried all the classics - a Blues Driver, two different Tube Screamers, the Electro-Harmonix fuzz/sustain whose name this site won't allow me to publish, a Boss OS-2 (an under-appreciated pedal, in my opinion) - but nothing quite hit the sweet spot for me. I was going to walk away with the OS-2 until I noticed the OCD. I balked at the price initially but tried it out anyway. Let me be clear about my reaction: I couldn't have dreamed a better sound. It's so rich and responsive, especially with High Peak engaged; the Low Peak is great for a nice touch of spank. It sounds fantastic whether you're playing with humbuckers or single-coils, an old tube amp or a solid state - it will sound sweet in any situation. People say this about Boss pedals in particular, but the same applies to the OCD: it's built like a tank, which is necessary for a gigging musician. It's the best overdrive pedal I have ever played. I will say this: the tone is a bit too muddy in the lower end, below about 12 o'clock, and I wish there was more dynamic spectrum in that range. But that is the only con, and it's outweighed by the quality of the pros. I'll reiterate - the OCD is the finest overdrive pedal ever made.

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            5.0

            Brilliant OD Pedal!!

            By SGman67

            from NC

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            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

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                Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I have several OCD pedals over the years. It seems not matter how many different OD pedals I use i seem to always come back to a OCD. Its just that good! Not for the player that is wanting really high gain stuff, but with a set of hot HB pickups you can get pretty close. Great smooth sounding distortion.

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Anonymous

                from Wisco

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                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

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                  • Amateur Recording
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                  Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I can't say enough about how great this pedal is. Very transparent and organic. It's also very flexible with the lp and hp modes. I'm not sure about the comments on this not cutting through the mix I've never had that problem with the OCD. Fulltone pedals offer top notch construction. Do a side-by-side comparison and it's apparent how much better the build quality is vs. a mass produced pedal. This is one of the best OD pedals period.

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                  5.0

                  Great sounding non tubescreamer drive

                  By Dean Curtis

                  from Leesville, La

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Great Drive Range
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Using with a Strat and an original vintage '65 Deluxe Reverb. Very transparent with low gain settings. Setting to HP mode gives some nice Brit sounding drive. This pedal does everything from transparent clean boost to smooth, non-buzzy higher gain drive sounds. Very versatile.

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                    5.0

                    Great Overdrive

                    By Someone In Time

                    from Boston, MA

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                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

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                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      This is a great pedal for your arsenal. Its gritty with a good low end. And you can run it at 18 volts. I purchases the Dunlop ECB-004 18volt adapter (from elsewhere) and had to return it as it was noisy and sizzled. These new adapters are the replacements for the ECB-04 which were reliable and better built. Though vendors are showing the ECB-04 graphic, they will send an "upgraded" ECB-004 instead. Beware. Fulltone has a graphic on their website on making your own 18volt adaptor using two 9volt batteries. No soldering needed. I built one and it works fine. But even at 9volts its fine.

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                      5.0

                      Great !!!

                      By HB55

                      from Atlanta, GA

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                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Good Selection Of Effects
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Purchased for my boyfriend for Christmas - read the rave reviews - and he was thrilled to receive !!!

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                        5.0

                        Simply remarkable

                        By El Conan

                        from Quito, Ecuador

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                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile
                        • Very Well Priced

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                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          As I like to say always, first things first, I see some people around here disapointed for the lack of gain of this pedal, if U want something that blows out your amp, this is not the one, but...Before I bought this I tried the Ibanez Tube Screamer, The Maxon Tube Screamer, even a Emma (i dont remember the name of the pedal, is not the rezzafratzitz by the way), and I was like "ok, nice", but this one just blowed my mind, absolutely grat dynamics, low noise, hypper warm sound,just great great great!! nothing else can be said about OCD, excellent when I play it from the imput of the amp, outstandig on the loop (if you like it as a booster), just the overdrive I was looking for.

                          thanks Fulltone buddies ;)

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                          5.0

                          Does What it Needs To

                          By TheFenderStory

                          from Phoenix, AZ

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                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Responsive
                          • Versatile

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                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Highly versatile and Highly recommended! I run this puppy through a vintage blackface and let it sing. I've been through a LOT of OD's and this one takes the cake/

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                            5.0

                            OCD pedal is great!

                            By Lefty

                            from Lihue Hawaii

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                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                            • Great Sound
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Live gigs
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            I use two OCD pedals together as I have not been able to find a dual distortion pedal that even comes close to using the OCD's in conjunction with each other.

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