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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
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FulltoneOCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 121 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (47)
  • Responsive (40)
  • Versatile (37)
  • Compact (36)
  • Good selection of effects (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (37)
  • Home studio (28)
  • Amateur recording (27)
  • Professional recording (26)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (36), Professional musician (16)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Great

I took the OCD plunge after hearing nothing but great things about. I've had it 5 weeks and the verdict is -- what is the fuss about? It is not bad or junk...Read complete review

I took the OCD plunge after hearing nothing but great things about. I've had it 5 weeks and the verdict is -- what is the fuss about? It is not bad or junk but I certainly have better pedals. I like my Modtone hi gainer a lot better. I also like my Ibanaez Tube Screamer and Marshalll Guv'nor better.

As a result of having better pedals this is going off my pedal board.

I Played it with a model year 1977 Marshall 1959 SLP and an 80s JCM800. Not bad but I get better boost, better tones and more flexibility out of my other pedals. I really got this for the SLP and was disappointed for sure.

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(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not Great

By Ron

from Virginia

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  • Compact Design
  • Reputation

Cons

  • Over Rated

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  • Performances

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

I took the OCD plunge after hearing nothing but great things about. I've had it 5 weeks and the verdict is -- what is the fuss about? It is not bad or junk but I certainly have better pedals. I like my Modtone hi gainer a lot better. I also like my Ibanaez Tube Screamer and Marshalll Guv'nor better.

As a result of having better pedals this is going off my pedal board.

I Played it with a model year 1977 Marshall 1959 SLP and an 80s JCM800. Not bad but I get better boost, better tones and more flexibility out of my other pedals. I really got this for the SLP and was disappointed for sure.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VERY SATISFIED

By drbill51

from Taylor, MI

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    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.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Modern Classic - Holy Grail?

    By Superhand

    from Dallas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      Been through a LOT of distortion pedals. Some were good, others were not. However, none were exactly what I was looking for. Until now. In my opinion, the OCD is the Holy Grail of distortion pedals. Very dynamic and musical, very smooth, warm, and full. Rolling back your volume garners some of the best tones the pedal has to offer. You could easily leave the OCD all the time, using your guitar volume and picking attack to determine how much drive you want.

      Bottom line is that the OCD is a simply awesome distortion pedal. If you only had to use one dirt pedal, the OCD could do the job and leave you smiling. Don't hesitate to try it... you'll be glad you did.

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      simply the best

      By Nateh107

      from Northern New England

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      Pros

      • Classy Looks
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Simple operation
      • Versatile
      • Well Built

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Live performance

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

        I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS , this pedal compells me !! I have owned 20 + overdrive tube screamer variations over past 15 years.Done the mod thing modded my own ECT..
        Wish I had bought one of these a long time ago , simply the best ,most natural sounding OD I have ever heard . I have several fulltone pedals now and am impressed by them all . I plan on buying several more, Great product cannot say enough good things about this pedal...BUY ONE TODAY!

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        All the hype and more

        By Chrismeister

        from Providence, Rhode Island

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

        Buy it.
        I went to my local guitar chain intent on leaving with the "distortion sound" that I wanted. After trying about 8 different boxes, I finally gave the OCD a whirl, having read excellent reviews. Within 10 seconds I knew this was it. It's that chunky, fat overdrive that I had been hearing in my head. I loved the warmth and tone of the tubescreamer, but needed to push it further. The OCD was that pedal. I can't say enough good things about it. It's everything it's hyped up to be. it's the sound of rock and roll.
        Like a tank
        Worth every penny

        (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

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

        By Rockthetele

        from The Woods, North Carolina

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Performance Issues

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

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

        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.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Have you seen a mammoth about to ram you? That's what a OCD looks like

        By Apuche

        from Los Angeles, CA

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

        Incredible.
        Incredibly creamy drive and ultra flexible tone palette. Built like a little brick and you can see that it is hand-made.

        Mine has a red led which lights up twice as much when connected to a 18Vdc power source. You can feel the headroom increase in a heart beat. I don't want to use it a 9Vdc anymore, even though it's incredibly awesome at that voltage setting.

        Get it. Get it.
        Superb. I would marry the footswitch.
        Other overdrives are twice the price, but not half the tube-feel.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Pedal is like a Tube-Amp in a Pedal!

        By Eric Bensinger

        from Panama City, Florida

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

        Overall, I believe you can't go wrong with the OCD pedal. I've played it through a Fender Blues Junior, a Crate Palomino, and even a solid-state Fender M-80. On all of these amps the pedal produced a better sound than what was available with the amp alone. The OCD takes an average amp's sound and makes it better. The OCD, combined with another boost pedal for solos, makes a great setup for rock/blues style playing. It has a beautifully articulate sound, like a great tube amp cranked up.
        The OCD pedal is brilliant: it has simple controls, a variety of tones, and a reasonable price. (I own version 4). It seems that almost any setting produces a usable sound. It can be set to simply produce an almost transparent volume boost, or can crank up the drive and get a creamy, saturated, overdrive sound. What I like best about the OCD is the fact that individual notes in chords can be clearly heard, and they don't "mush" together as can happen with many other distortion/overdrive pedals. Additionally, the pedal reacts much like an overdriven tube amp; therefore, when the drive knob is cranked up on the OCD, one can "roll back" the guitar's volume knob and clean up the sound, without losing much clarity. Many other pedals sound like mud when using that technique. The OCD is a great pedal.
        The OCD is built solidly: it has a rugged metal case and solid switch. I use the pedal weekly, and it is holding up well. I feel confident that it will last for many years.
        The OCD is a great value for the money. Adding the OCD to your setup is like upgrading to a better amp. It increases your sound quality, and is inspiring to play. And that is worth every penny.

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice amp like overdrive

        By B. Brazil

        from St. Louis Mo.

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

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

          Did I need this? No! I already own a tube screamer, the 808 reissue model. I also own the Wampler sovereign distortion pedal. Am I glad I bought this? Yes! The OCD pedal is very amp like. It is very easy to dial in a good sound. It seems well constructed. The HP and LP modes add some versatility. On my pedalboard, the OCD comes in third place. I usually do not like the Fulltone stuff however this particular pedal is pretty good.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What I was looking for

          By ss4 glenn

          from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances

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

            I have recently gone back to individual stompboxes after years of multi effect pedals and rack mounts. I tried at least 50 other pedals before I settled on this one. I think it has a great well rounded tone and I love the way my mids sound with it. I found setting that I love and will stick with it but there is plenty of room to experiment and change things up. I would definitely recommend this pedal.

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