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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 119 reviews)

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    (103)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (46)
  • Responsive (39)
  • Compact (36)
  • Versatile (36)
  • Good selection of effects (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (36)
  • Amateur recording (27)
  • Home studio (27)
  • Professional recording (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (34), 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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5.0

Give that amp a "Lil NUDGE " !

By BobZilla

from Sunny South Jersey

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    From a Transparent Signal Boost,to Over The Top Metal,The OCD is a GREAT Addidtion to anyone's pedalboard. Best to put it into the Amp's Input to Give your amp whatever help it needs,Very Nice Range of Tone/Gain,Tweak until you find what you're looking for....

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very easy and very versatile

    By Scott

    from Chicago

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • It doesn't cut bass or overly compress signal.
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

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

      I was looking for an overdrive that doesn't cut the bass like a tubescreamer. It keeps most of my guitar sound with a hint of Marshall crunch - but I get to keep my Fender sparkle.

       
      4.0

      OCD

      By Coolley

      from Tampa Bay

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        Great pedal.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Greatest overdrive pedal ever.

        By Mr Clean

        from Scaggsville MD

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

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

          I have a Tele and Strat both w/ Bardens, and an Epi Les Paul and they all sound great with this pedal.
          Backing off the volume cleans the sound up nicely.Most responsive pedal I've ever owned.

           
          5.0

          All the backbone I need!

          By Raemaple

          from Illinois

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          Pros

          • All settings usable in various formatts
          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

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

            I use the OCD using w/ single coils pushing a good old Fender amp. Plays easy fills or will blow ceiling tile loose.

             
            4.0

            good little pedal

            By dalton poff

            from rockford il

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

            perfect for plexi heads

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy is product again

            By Edison

            from Doral

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

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

              Perfect

               
              5.0

              v7 is my favorite yet

              By Chris Rice

              from Illinois

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                I've owned a v3, v4, and now this v7 OCD. Great sound, and very responsive to playing dynamics.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Still rockin - bought a second one!

                By Jimmypagejunior

                from Syracuse, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • 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 have not used the dirty channel on my Orange Rockerverb since I got this pedal. It takes the clean and adds transparent overdrive as little or as much as you may want. Like my soulbender, I cannot get a bad sound out of this pedal. I just picked up a second one. In my prior review, I said it would be cool if they would make the LP/HP toggle a second footswitch instead and tweak the pedal design to make it useful as a boost/lead, as the volume boost is quite extreme when going from LP to HP! Well, I am having one of my OCD pedals modified to change the toggle into a footswitch! Putting it into a larger enclosure, and if I can only have one pedal onstage, this one is it! Heavy duty handmade components with no overseas junk inside- the mod guys love what they see inside these pedals. The only thing they don't like is that there are no upgrades to do! GET THIS PEDAL- YOU MUST HAVE IT!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great, versatile OD

                  By Sitarkid

                  from Bethlehem, PA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

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

                    This pedal lived up to the hype for me. I play a Les Paul and a Tele through a Twin Reverb, and I can't get a bad sound out of this pedal. The HP/LP switches gives you two pedals in one. It's very responsive to your volume knob and picking attack, and doesn't give you that Tube Screamer mids boost. You can turn the drive down and use it as a clean boost. The OCD is also great for gain stacking pedals. The only thing you have to watch out for is the volume. This bad boy has a TON of gain, so I keep the volume lower on this than on other OD's. I highly recommend this pedal.

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