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 tub...
The Fulltone OCD pedal can be seen in the top row, third from the right, on Jonny's pedalboard. As a means to verify that this is Jonny's board, [here](http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/5222/big_2041.jpg) is another picture of it after a concert, covered in butterfly confetti. There are plenty of pictures of Coldplay covered in this confetti from stage during their 2012 tour, such as [this one](http://www.coldplay.com/livetransmissions/288_med_20120805000933.jpg).more
"The bass board comprises various gains such as the [Aguilar Agro](http://equipboard.com/items/aguilar-agro-bass-overdrive) and an OCD Overdrive, along with an [Aguilar Octamizer](http://equipboard.com/items/aguilar-octamizer-bass-octave-effect-pedal) for subs." - [*Mix Online*](http://www.mixonline.com/news/tours/all-access-onerepublic/368344).more
The 2nd pedal in Brian Fallon's simple pedalboard setup, after his Jim Dunlop British Invasion Wah, is the Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal, which his guitar tech says is set to a "really, really minimal drive to it, you can see it's just barely set, and that's just a little bit more drive." (19:29 into this rig rundown video).more
On Don Felder's website, he confirms his use of Fulltone's OCD overdrive pedal in [this Q & A](http://www.felderfans.com/guitar-q-a-with-don/3/): "'What specific pedals do you use for the effects on One of These Nights and Hotel California?' 'For 'Hotel' on stage I use a Boss stereo chorus, Boss echo and an OCD overdrive pedal on the six string neck. I use a boss echo and a leslie for the 12 string neck. The guitar is custom-wired with two output jacks so that when I switch necks it switches outputs to different amps.'"more
In > Boss RE-20 Space Echo (A/Mono In > B Out) > Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner > Moog MF Boost > MXR Distortion + > Fulltone OCD > Maxon OD808 ReIssue > MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz > Flux Liquid Ambience > Morley ABC IN > Morley A and B out > Boss DD-20 Giga Delay > Red Custom Box Signal Kill Switch > Stereo Out to Ampsmore
In an article for Vintage Guitar Magazine in September 2010, Steve states he uses a Fulltone OCD Pedal: "Then, for guitar there’s a Klon Centaur I use for the Gibson guitars, a Fulltone OCD for Stratocasters – it’s weird, but they always sound different in each venue; sometimes I switch guitar setups and one just feels better than the other."more
In [this interview](http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/robin-trowers-moody-blues/23663) with Guitar Player, Robin Trower says "The OCD had a good distortion but was a little trashy sounding, whereas the original FullDrive is very expensive sounding. But the FullDrive had a germanium chip that is hard to find and unreliable in heat and cold. We combined the OCD’s distortion with the original FullDrive’s rich tone."more
For Marsden, his desert-island effect has to be an Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume Pedal because he says it’s the most expressive tool under his control. When it comes to actual noisemakers on his board, he has a Fulltone OCD, an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, Electro-Harmonix POG2, a Strymon El Capistan, a Boss DD-7 Digital Delay, an Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food that he sniped from bandmate Emma Richardson, an EHX Cathedral, and a Danelectro Reel Echo. Everything is controlled by GigRig QuarterMaster QMX8 switcher and it all stays in tune thanks to a Boss TU-3 Tuner.more
Bottom row, left to right: Boss Chromatic Tuner used for switching the Matchless, OCD distortion pedal, Boss tuner used for switching the Vox, Boss tuner for switching the Ampeg, DOD phaser, MXR Carbon Copy delay. Top row, left to right: Boss octave pedal for the bass pickup, MXR bass octave pedalmore
Curt Kirkwood's Gear Guitars ’81 Gibson Les Paul sunburst (’50s reissue) Amps 50-watt Soldano with 4x10 cabinet, 100-watt Marshall Effects Boss DS-1 Distortion, Fulltone OCD, Chandler Tube Driver, Dunlop Slash Wah, Morley Echo/Chorus/Vibrato, Maxon Analog Delay, Boss RE-20 Delay Strings, Picks, and Accessories Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings, Tortex Purple (1.14 mm) and U.S. quarters for picksmore
Pedalboard used in conjunction with Marshall: "My live ‘board is pretty simple - essentially just a tuner, an octave pedal, and a couple of subtle boost pedals. 90% of the core sound is from the guitar and amp, then a clean boost is used just to push the amp a bit harder into overdrive. I use the guitar volume for most of the tonal variations. Main pedals used are as follows: Free The Tone FINAL BOOSTER - Fantastic clean boost… the great thing is when set at zero and kicking it in there no tonal/level change whatsoever - it only adds to what’s already there. Has a nice natural sounding buffer in it too. Sonic Research ST-200 Tuner - Accurate and reliable strobe tuner that works great especially for the ‘half a step down’ tuning I use. Easy to see on dark stages too! T-Rex ALBERTA - Nice subtle tubescreamer type pedal, smoother and warmer sounding than the classic TS pedals. Normally just kicked in now and then with the Strat. T-Rex OCTAVIUS Octave pedal with switchable clean boost - This is great and is used mostly with the old cello slide guitar. The guitar has a really low output so the extra boost on here works perfectly to beef things back up. Voodoo Lab PEDAL POWER 2 PLUS - Silent, super reliable and efficient power supply! Brightonion Pedals TRUE BYPASS LOOPER - Any pedals that aren’t true bypass run through this, plus it keeps things nice and easy to switch on and off during a gig as every thing is at the front! Other pedals I use now and then: Klon Centaur, JHS Charlie Brown, Free The Tone Red Jasper, ZVEX Box Of Rock" -Aynsley Listermore
> Big thanks to @friedman_amplifiers [Friedman Amps] for such a killer board, with a built in buffer. @jimdunlopusa [Dunlop] #mxrpedals [MXR], @seymourduncanpickups [Seymour Duncan and #pedals, and @stringslinger479 [Dinesh Lekhraj] for making it so clean. Left lots of space.. we will see how it all changes. #thankful #godisgoodmore
“I usually play with a more elaborate rig, but for SXSW I only brought a few pedals and carried them around in my backpack all week. I wanted to keep setup time to a minimum and reduce the weight of my gear as much as possible, as I'm usually carrying it all on my back from venue to venue during SXSW.” - Torres about her pedalboard.more
The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
For guitarist, Nershi mainly uses a Collings I-35, a Santa Cruz D-Nershi Signature Model, a ’70s Martin D-28 ("FrankenMartin"), a 1955 Martin D-18, and a Ton Nershi T-Style Guitar. When it comes to amps, Nershi goes with his tried-and-true Fender formula involves a Blues Deluxe and a Blues DeVille. The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
> **Tell us about your pedals** > >My pedalboard is always in a state of flux, but currently I’m using an Ernie Ball volume pedal for swells and a simple Boss DD-3 for delay. I also have a Boss TR-2 Tremolo pedal and a Boss OC-3 Super Octave pedal, and a Fulltone OCD distortion pedal. For weird sounds, I’ll sometimes use my Electro- Harmonix Harmonic Octave Generator.more
> The Electro 3 has a lot of great tremelo effects and phasers and a ring modulator. There is also sort of a rotary simulation so I use a bunch of the effects within the keyboard. And then from that I go into a **Fulltone OCD** which is essentially a drive pedal for guitar but it has the effect of a distortion pedal for the keyboard.> -Sanae Yamada at Positive Destruction (positivedestruction.wordpress.com) 14/11/2011.more
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.
Bought this bad boy here about 1,5 month ago and I gotta say, it hasn't disappointed me yet! It's got so many options for any sound you could possibly dream of! Not to mention the pristine hand craftsmanship that's been put into this pedal. I would definitely recommend this for any guitarist (and maybe bassists too?) out there.
Awesome pedal! This pedal has a overdrive switch (low output) and a distortion switch (high output). With the low output switch, you can get a very good bluesy lead tone. But with the high output switch if you really crank it, the sound remains very tight without getting fuzzy. So it even sounds very good if you want to play metal or hard rock as well.
You'd have to be crazy not to want this diverse OD pedal on your pedalboard; the range of sounds it can achieve is incredible. This having been said, it may lose out to relative newcomers like the Black Arts Toneworks Black Forest, because it isn't necessarily that original: those looking for a signature tone may want to keep searching. Don't let me land on a sour note, though. This is a legendary pedal.
I use this while playing live at almost every show when it is too small of a venue to crank my deluxe to get tube overdrive and this thing sure does deliver. A cool trick i've been doing recently when using this with a my Peavey Vypr SS amp in order to get a great sounding feedback is to turn this pedal on in unison with another overdrive/distortion pedal that has been dimed and then point your guitar's pickups at your pedalboard. I personally use a ProCo rat for this
ive been needing a ds/od pedal for a while now and i was thinking about getting a ts9 and i tried it at a friends house and it was just too mellow for me and i figured i could get a similar sound with a compression pedal. from the reviews and the videos this seems pretty awesome.
This distortion is a perfectly rounded pedal for almost any use. Whether you want to use it as a solo driver or just to dirty up your tone, this pedal can do it all. Very reliable and easy to figure out. Lots of possibilities. Highly Recommend.
This one i use to get low gain drive sounds with a roar texture. Sorry, i cannot say to much things despite of its beatiful sound, and dynamic behavior. I just like it too much, but at same time, still looking around for other, to confirm its quality or even chage it some day. I must try j.Rockett Blue Note/Animal and Red Jasper too. I prefered it over Catalinbread DLS MKIII by far.
Well I was using a VOX ICE 9 overdrive pedal for about 4 years of my guitar playing life and managed to not hear that it sounded a little weird at times. It was always missing something tone wise and sounded sort of empty. This OCD replaced it quite well. It can be a simple crunch clean boost or it can be a loud and heavy sounding distortion. Has moderate sustain and excellent tone. Well reputable and a classic pedal. What's not to like!?
The OCD has that magically something. It's generic enough to work with any genre, but special enough to turn heads while doing it.
I use it with the drive almost full off as an overdrive into a Vox AC15. It brings you over the top without a disconnect between your clean and dirty sounds. It highlights the sounds already there. It goes to full mental when you turn the drive up.
If I could have only one pedal it would be a Tumnus, but I would be wishing I picked the OCD much of the time.
I've had this on my board for a few years. It's extremely versatile for anything from fat smooth overdrive, classic rock distortion to fairly high gain lead sound. The HP LP switch definitely is really usable in both settings, HP for a more modern distortion kind of EQ, LP for a slightly more vintage drive tone (to my ears). The fact you can power it with a battery, or then feed it anything from 9 to 18v makes it both convenient and allows you to further customize your sound with voltage. It's been reliable and fully functional for me for years traveling to hundreds of practices and gigs.
In my opinion it doesn't really do the super low drive barely broken up clean OD that well, I have other pedals for that.
The OCD reacts so well to your picking, a soft attack yields a wonderful clean sound, then go a bit harder and the dirty comes in. Also keeps your guitar sound like it should, you're playing a Strat, it sounds like a Strat, a Les Paul, it's a Les Paul.
I have both the OCD and the Wampler Ecstasy on my pedal board. When I want high-intensity OD or want to get to that overdriven legato/continuous stream of notage territory, I hit this one ... or even hit them both. The Wampler seems to add a bit of bottom, but the heavy drive is coming from the OCD.
Probably one of the most transparant overdrive/distortion pedals I've ever used. No matter how high you turn op the gain knob on this one, you'll keep all the clarity and definition in your playing. Lovely pedal!
I love this pedal! I This was my first Fulltone pedal and I've really fallen in love with Fulltone since. This pedal is so versatile and sounds amazing! It's extremely amp like. The LP/HP pedal is what really makes a huge difference. The HP setting really enhances the mids and the LP setting is much more flat.
Through years of tinkering, I've never found another pedal that more perfectly hit the mark of the lead tone I was searching for. Natural, just the right amount of compression, seems to play nice with different guitars and amps.
This is a must pedal for the Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue – or any tube amp that doesn't have an dirty channel. The sound is natural and will not piss off your neighbors.
The only downside so far is that it doesn't seem to place nice with other OD or distortion pedals. The MXR Distortion+ seems balance it out the best.
many people love this pedal, but it wasn't for me... it sounds pretty good for a hard clipping, dual op-amp distortion, don't get me wrong, but its just okay. The voicing switch made it either anemic in the low end or woolly and un-crunchy, no inbetween. Mind you, this was mainly through Vox and Matchless amps. I liked it a lot more into fenders and other fixed bias amps with negative feedback loops. I actually prefer EHX's copy, the OD glove. I like the voicing better but YMMV. This circuit is cribbed from the discontinued Voodoo Lab Overdrive that sues a special clipping diode configuration to dynamically change the clipping threshold based on your playing dynamics. its an excellent idea but like all Fulltone pedals, it's not Mike Fuller's even though he would lead you to believe he came up with it.