Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by brent, Oct 19, 2005.
is that what we're seeing here?
The controls would be right for a two-stage OCD. That might be an interesting product.
Yes, that's what it is. No release schedule for it yet. If he's savy, he'll let the OCD's run their course for a bit longer and as soon as it starts to die down, drop the Double D
Looks pretty cool to me!!
do you know anything else about it? is one side supposed to be voiced a certain way while the other side is voiced a different way? kind of like how the current ocd has the lp and hp settings?
Not that I know of but i've only heard assorted sketchy details. However, if you look at the layout, both sides have that HP/LP switch so seemingly, its really two OCD's.. and hence the "Double D" name. But who knows what it will be when it goes into production.
oh sweet jesus
am i the only one that's liking the ocd? it seems there are a ton of them for sale.
I like it a lot, but it really depends on what amp/speaker I'm playing through. Brighter sounding amps don't seem to do well with the pedal.
I had one for a few days. While i'd never say it wasnt a good OD..i'd say that it was a fake sounding with my setup. With my Dr. Z Maz 38, it just sounded like it was trying to compete with the tone rather than enhance it. By that i mean, it sorta added this fake overdrive character to my amp. I got the feeling the OCD would sound awesome with a Twin or even a Dr. Z Carmen Ghia; something with a cleaner or more blank canvas. But the Maz has a specific flavor of its own and i didnt think they meshed well
That said..i was trying to use it as a distorion pedal and i wonder what it would sound like as a milder OD with my amp.
I wound up sticking with my Catalinbread SCOD for distortion because thats just the best distortion pedal i've ever had. in fact, the only one I ever liked
I think Mike Fuller builds some great effects, but I also think he voices them to his rig. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but I've owned several Fulltone pedals and have never gotten the sounds that he does out of most of them. I think a majority of his pedals are gear specific.
Of course I also think the phone company was behind the Kennedy assassination. :NUTS
I want a distortion for use with my Ghia (for higher gain sounds, tons of harmonics, grungey distortion, stoner rock, etc.)...
I'm actually strongly considering the SCOD (have been for a while)... Do you think they would get along well together? I know you loved the MXR Dist II with the Ghia as well. Any thoughts on which of those two might work best?
The OCD was actually the third one I was considering...
I like the non-conventional appeal of the SCOD though.
I cannot recommend the SCOD enough. It's really an amazing distortion pedal. I did love the MXR DII with the Ghia..i thought it added this perfect chimey organic grind to it. However, I always found it to be a much better OD than a distortion. I always had the gain low and the volume high on it.
As for the SCOD...I think it would work amazingly well with the Ghia. Particularly for the tones you're referring to. Below is my review on HC and I specifically compared the SCOD to the OCD. I will say that I can't imagine that you'd go wrong with either one. But I personally found that there's was a touch of fake character to the OCD..where the SCOD, to me, let's my amp shine and adds this great Orange-esque like distortion. I've never had a distortion pedal I even came close to enjoying..until I got this.
Ease of Use: 10
3 knobs is about as easy as you get. Gain, Volume and Contour. Gain and Volume are easy to set to taste. The Contour is also a pretty easy dial. Seems a little darker to me to the left and brighter to the right. All in all, easy as it gets. I don't like too many controls on Distortions/OD's. It means its altering the original tone more than I'd like
Sound Quality: 9
Sound quality is awesome. I A/B'd this against a new Fulltone OCD and sold the OCD. The OCD is good. Very good, even. But with my amp, (Dr.Z Maz), it sounded more like it was emulating the tone that my amp already achieved naturally. The Supercharged Overdrive however, was like a seperate gain stage in my amp. Sweet and a little spongey like an Orange AD30. I'm using a Les Paul with Duncan 59's in both positions into my Dr. Z. The SCOD is an awesome compliment to my tone and the first distortion pedal (and it IS more distortion than OD) that I've ever REALLY liked. It's because it avoids the trappings of diode clipping, I think. It sounds like what it is..mutiple stages of gain...only added to my amp.
The only thing id say is that I wish it had a TOUCH (and i mean JUST a touch) more bass. Thats the only place the OCD beat out the SCOD, in my opinion
Never had an issue..dont see any reason I would but I know Nicholas would take care of it ASAP
Customer Support: 10
Nicholas is as nice and responsive as you get. He loves to hear what you think about his work and he likes to hear that you're happy. Cant imagine ever having an issue with this guy
Overall Rating: 9
Like I said..first Distortion that I ever even liked. That speaks volunes to me. Wouldn't mind an up/down design over side to side..but thats nit-picking and who cares?
hope that helps somewhat!
Hey Stoney -
Thanks mucho man! That helps big time... I respect your opinions, as they've worked for me in the past (Boss DM-3 recommendation you made to me a couple years ago comes to mind). I'm gonna look to pick up a SCOD for sure now so I can try it out for myself.
Thanks again man!
I've got a SCOD and it rocks! It's been my go-to distorto box while recording my band's upcoming CD.
Im so glad to hear it, man. I still have my DM-3 too. It's actually the pedal I've had the longest. Some are just keepers. The SCOD for me, is a keeper. I just never liked the feel of diode clipping..and the gain on this just seems to FEEL and sound better to me.
I do hope it works out for you. please let me know!
oooh that's a good point too! i have a new 5 song CD coming out with my band and the SCOD is ALL OVER that thing. So if anyone needs/wants some sound samples, they'll be available soon.
Gotta confess, I recently (well, about 5 months ago now) sold my DM-3 to help finance my EchoCzar... which unseated my DM-3 as my favorite analog delay stompbox.
I really can't wait to try a SCOD. I will make sure to let you know how I like it -thanks again man!
I love my OCD.
Yeah man - definitely. I'd love to hear the tunes and tones.
michael patrick - thanks for the feedback on the SCOD as well. Gotta get my hands on one it sounds like!