Fulltone OCD Recommendation

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  1. Unadan

    Unadan Member

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    I had a version 3 OCD for several years - never really bonded with it so I sold it. Apparently it has been knighted as the "best version." Anyway, thinking I might want to add this pedal back to my arsenal. Which one should I get know? 4.1.7 or just go with a brand new one and forget about it?
     
  2. louis

    louis Supporting Member

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    Subscribed !!

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  3. Leep Dog

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    I'd say get a new one and forget about it. OCDs are great pedals.
     
  4. mousepunk

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    Version 3 is really the best.
     
  5. AndreasG

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    True. They sound like open amps and don't let you hide behind increased mids and lots of compression...
     
  6. DJ_61

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    I recently bought version 4. Love it. Have had previous versions that I did not like that much. But... That may be due to the fact that I had not discovered how to use the volume knob in my guitar. The OCD gives you endless shades of gain if you know how to use your guitar pots.....
     
  7. Mike Duncan

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    They are great! Get a new and enjoy the living daylights out of it!
     
  8. 3 Mile Stone

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    Always hear way too much added bass and low end clutter when I used them. V1, V2 and V3. Never tried the 4rth version.
     
  9. playthecray

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    I just got a version 1.7. I am super impressed with it. The only other version I tried is 1.4. Noticeable differences to my ears between those two versions.
     
  10. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I keep reading this, but Fuller swears they're the same. Would love someone on Mad Bean or some other technical forum to tear them apart and measure values to see if it's true or not.
     
  11. Vt58

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    I bought a new one after reading a lot about different versions. Mines a v7 and I love the way it sounds. The tone pot seems to work differently than the earlier versions as I run it at 9-12 o clock depending on the gain. It's pretty bright but works great for higher gain settings. Enjoy!
     
  12. ndtealmusic

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    My recommendation: don't. They are one of the worst overdrives/distortions I've ever tried. Right alongside the BB Preamp. And I just discredited myself.

    But if you must, get a new one. Any subtle differences between them will be easily lost in a band. If you only play at home, by all means, be more discerning. But most of the older versions I've seen sell for $50+ more than a new v4. So if you're gonna do it, save the money. Buy new.
     
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    broken_sound Silver Supporting Member

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    This will be fun to watch.
     
  14. playthecray

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    I agree 100%. The dynamics on the pedal are off the charts. Controlling your guitar volume and pick attack is a beautiful thing with this pedal. I am pretty happy I decided to give the pedal another shot.



     
  15. Slevin

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    Did you play a v2 or something. The gain on those are insane and could be overbearing for some people. I do like the ocd's a lot though.
     
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    i've owned two (i think both were v3's) and played newer ones (most likely v1.6?). Never really wowed me, i think the COT, Direct Drive and Box of Rock are all better pedals overall, and far more dynamic, tho less gain on tap for 2 of those 3.

    i've been thinking about trying one again, for a specific stacked gain tone i haven't been able to get right. If i'm being realistic tho, it's not going to work. The OCD, Hotcake and Fuzz Factory are the 3 pedals that i really really want to work for me but never quite do.

    I like the old box look far more. so i'd probably go for that oneĀ…:bonk

    cheers
     
  17. Lef T

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    I bought one new last month and it is a version 4.
    Sounds really nice through my Twin Reverb Reissue.
    I also use a Timmy.
    Timmy for light breakup and OCD for mid breakup.
    OCD stacked with Timmy gives me a nice, higher gain overdrive.
    I think I'll add a Simble to the mix and have all my overdrive tones covered.
    I play a blues,funk,rock mix,so am not looking for any heavy overdrive
    sounds.
     
  18. 1973Marshall

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    I have a v1 and I find it very sweet and open. A friend gave me a V4 and I find it gainier and more balanced but to be totally honest they are almost identical if I make music rather than nitpicking.

    Are people actually recording and gigging or just obsessing and A/Bing? I'd suggest the former. They all sound amazing. One of my fave all time pedals.
     
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    No, it was a v4. My gripes have more to do with the general voicing of the pedal. I couldn't find a sweet spot anywhere.
     
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    Be interesting to hear whether or not you tried it through a variety of amps or not...
     

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