View Full Version : The OD abyss continues (OCD content)
09-02-2007, 03:54 PM
Ok, I caved and bought an OCD. Nice sounding pedal...a little dark for my taste, but I find it works perfectly for a particular sound I like. I used it last night on a gig, but ended up using my TIM most of the time.
What's the deal with running the OCD at 18 volts...and how are you folks doing it?
09-02-2007, 04:11 PM
I've got a V2 that I run with an old answering machine power supply that puts out 13.8 volts.
I didn't like the way it sounded at 9 volts as much. It's much tighter and more dynamic with more voltage.
09-02-2007, 04:16 PM
Just buy an 18V adapter. Dunlop has several voltage models in their line up. Check their website.
Fulltone sells them as well.
09-02-2007, 09:45 PM
I remember seeing some sort of 9v to 18v step up transformer or something in the pedal board thread, but I don't want to sift through nearly 500 pages. It was a little square box about a quarter or third the size of an OCD. Anyone
09-02-2007, 09:49 PM
Godlyke Power Pump.
09-02-2007, 10:28 PM
The 18 volts makes it sound more dynamic, touch sensitive and even more amp like. I've been running my vs.2 at 18v for quite a while now and I wouldn't have it any other way.
09-03-2007, 12:13 AM
Jeez, are you kidding me?...My OCDv2 doesn't sound dark at all. If the OCD is dark, I'd hate to hear what brite is like.
If I wanted to try the 18volt thing, do I have to make any adjustments or mods to my OCD, or do I just switch to an 18volt supply?
09-03-2007, 01:24 AM
Is the Godlyke Power Pump compatible with my PP2+?
I have the ocd inline with my TIM and BOR and both seem to color the sound less and maybe it's just me, but it seems quite a bit darker in the upper mids and highs.
09-03-2007, 12:51 PM
...maybe it's just me, but it seems quite a bit darker in the upper mids and highs.
I just got a v3 OCD, and have had the same experience in both LP/HP modes, through both of my amps. Not a lot of Highs, more mid/bottom it seems. But that works for me, it's never shrill as I've heard about the v1's.
09-03-2007, 01:44 PM
The OCD is not dark at all IMO.
I've never even had my tone knob above 2:00.
09-03-2007, 07:10 PM
Yeah, I found the OCD (which I still have, I just don't use) to be WAY too bright for my ears. I could handle it at lower gain, it kind of added a "sparkle" that at the time I really liked, but even then at higher gain (which is most of the gain range to my soft ears), it was just to bright to take.
09-03-2007, 07:23 PM
Yeah, the last thing my v4 is, is bright. Which version do you have ?
09-03-2007, 07:36 PM
Wait, V4? I thought they were only up to v3? What serial number does v4 start with? I bought mine about two weeks ago, serial number 13405 I think. Is this a new revision?
09-04-2007, 04:27 AM
This one is a V3...just bought it. I'm hearing the same (kinda dark) from other sources as well.
Again...Godlyke PP compatible with PP2+?
09-04-2007, 06:33 AM
Ah, I do have v1. I didn't realize he had changed the voicing with the newer versions.
09-04-2007, 06:44 AM
If you have the space use a series cable.You can buy them from Voodoo.You have to use two plugs on the PP2 9v + 9v in series will give you 18v.
09-04-2007, 08:21 AM
If your OCD sounds too dark try running it into a buffered pedal. I found my OCD (V3) sounded a lot different if there was a buffer in the line after it. Without the buffer it was darker. I heard it's something to do with the output impedence maybe? My other pedals don't seem to be quite so finicky about the buffer.
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