fulltone ocd-how ..you use it?favotire settings?

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  1. takis

    takis Member

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    i just bought the 3rd version and i m totally impressed of how good this pedal boost my overdrives and distortions pedals!


    which is the way that you are using this pedal;like a boost or you put it in a clean amp and get distortion and overdrive from ocd?


    if you want to boost the pedals as i m doing,where is the best position to put it?before or after the overdrive-distortion pedals;

    also which are your favorite settings?

    thanks!
     
  2. madscientist

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    Love my OCD! I use it to get mid/high gain tones from a clean amp (Fargen Blackbird). I set it with the gain at 2:00 for my basic rhythm tones and goose it with a Pedalworx Tejas to get a higher gain, thicker tone when I need it. Tone is usually at the 11:00 range and Volume is set to the room. For solo's, I have a Fulltone Fat Boost at the end of my chain that I hit for volume. Oh yeah, set in LP mode.


    I think there's been only a day or two in the last two years that haven't seen an OCD in my effects chain, and that was a huge mistake as it's really become an integral part of my tone. Regardless of the version (I prefer v.4 but owned a V.2), I don't see anything kicking it off anytime soon. I may have to pick up another as a backup.
     
  3. Sikor

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    V3 is a great choice :BEER


    I use it with clean or very slightly overdriven sound, but mostly clean.


    Gain between 10 and 1 o'clock, tone at 11-12 c'clock, volume to taste.
    With 9V I preferred HP mode, but powered by 18V I like LP mode more :AOK
     
  4. Fifthstone

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    I use the OCD for modest gain over a clean amp, followed by a Fat Boost for extra gain / lead. Works very well in this set up.
     
  5. takis

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    thanks for the answers guys!
    after 4 days with this pedal i think i like it also to use it with a clean amp...
    this pedal has amazing tone as a stand alone unit and also like a boost with my jampedal tubedreamer overdrive!
     
  6. goldenboy

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    I usually play with a semi-dirty amp as my base sound (like a cranked champ & a 2x10) and use my v2 to go to a boost/little extra gain, a boost/higher gain and a boost/maxed gain sound depending on the song. I'll use the HP mode if I want it more "marshally," like the instructions say. That being said, I've also used it over a clean amp in the same way. I like it.
     
  7. pi22seven

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    Gotta v.4 and I love it.

    I set the gain to about 2 as well so it's dirty but still cleans up. SHOs in front and back.
     
  8. dmbandtimmy

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    I've said it before. I think around 1 or 2 o'clock for gain is where the magic is at for gainer sounds. I like the tone around 12 or 1. Any more than 1 or 2 is too much for me. It adds more gain, but looses note for note clarity. I should mention I have v2 so that might make a difference.

    I also like the gain really low at around 8 or 9 o'clock. With the gain that low its a really dynamic pedal. I really need to try out v4 some time. However, I'm holding out for an Axe-Fx :)
     
  9. PFCG

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    I have the first version.

    i crank the gain for max saturation
    Use it in HP mode
    I set the treble up around 2 o'clock
    and set the volume to a tad over unity gain. this way i control it all with my volume pot.
     
  10. Windup 43

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    I usually run mine (v4) into clean amp on HP, gain set to 2 o' clock, volume a little over unity and treble at 12-1 o' clock, clean it up w/ volume knob. Sometimes boost it w/ BSM BD-2- great, great pedal :AOK
     

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