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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
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FulltoneOCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 98 reviews)

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    (85)

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    (7)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (27)
  • Responsive (24)
  • Compact (22)
  • Versatile (22)
  • Good selection of effects (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Amateur recording (17)
  • Home studio (15)
  • Professional recording (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), 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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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

Best pedal I've ever owned!

By Snowman

from Wichita, KS

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Pros

  • Easy To Configure
  • Makes Sound Come To Life
  • Thick Lush Sound

Cons

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

      Don't even think about it. You need this pedal. If I had to start over with only one pedal, this would be it. Buy it!

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      5.0

      SWEET PEDAL

      By nateh107

      from Northern New England

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

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        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        Love Fulltone products , had an older version of OCD and got rid of it for some reason years ago missed it so just bought a new one . Updated version sounds better than one I had , it is a versatile pedal , touch sensitive a must have for any overdrive enthusiast .

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        (6 of 8 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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        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.

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        5.0

        Tone enhancer

        By Matthew

        from Jenison, MI

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

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        • Performances

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

        I play both a Fender HSS Strat and Ibanez semi-hollow through a Fender Hot Rod Deville 410. When you get it dialed in (which only took a couple of minutes), I don't know how else to explain it other than the pedal made everything sound better. I love the sound of my DeVille, now it's simply better. By using the volume knob on the pedal, I was actually able to tame the volume control of the DeVille, which is notorious for having only two levels; loud and ridiculously loud! By putting the pedal volume control at about 8:00 and the amp volume at 9:00, the guitar volume becomes the gain control for the pedal. With the tone at noon, I maintain the level and natural sound of the guitar and amp. On the LP setting, placing the drive level at 3:00, I go from a gorgeous, warm "Fender" clean with the guitar volume on 2 or 3, to a fat American driven crunch past 7 or 8. On the HP, a nice chiming clean with the guitar low, crank it to get a smooth saturated British distortion. Either way, altering the guitar volume doesn't really change the volume of your playing, it just adjusts the gain of the pedal. I'm really impressed with the wide array of tones that I get just by playing with the guitar volume knob. This pedal will be ON all the time on my board. With the Ibanez that has separate volume controls, I set the neck volume at 3 for a perfect rhythm tone, and the bridge around 8 for a perfect lead tone available at the flick is a switch. It also paired well with my Memory Boy analog delay in the effects loop. I rarely ever used my bridge pickup until now because it always sounded thin and harsh, now it's fat and luscious! Excited to experiment with an Xotic EP Booster in front of the OCD.

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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

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                • 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
                      • Performances

                      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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