How's the OCD panning out?

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  1. LarryN

    LarryN Member

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    I'm in a try out mode with the OCD. So far I like it. I can return it if I want to. Pedals are weird. They can sound great for a time, but not cut it in the long run. It's a lot of money, but I don't mind paying if it has legs.
     
  2. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    :MMM Moved to the correct section
     
  3. LarryN

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    Just caught that. I was in an effect search mode. Sorry, officer! :( :)
     
  4. Shnook

    Shnook Supporting Member

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    I've had my OCD since the first week they shipped out, and I'm actually liking it the same...if not more than I did originally. The more I mess with it, the more useful it becomes. It's been a mainstay on my board and not likely to come off anytime soon.
     
  5. Luke V

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    It doesn't do it for me, I sold mine for what I payed for it and bought the Tim pedal. Now that pedal just works perfect for the way I play. It's very quiet and cleans up extremely well with the volume on the guitar. Plus the bass and treble and all the other goodies. I could take the Tim and my strat and feel comfortable jamming on any rig. Best od I've ever played through.
     
  6. g.griffith

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    Aye, Tim knocked the OCD off my board as well. The BJF Baby Blue also gave it a good kicking (for what I do). The OCD is a darn good pedal though... It just didn't stand the test of time for me.
     
  7. LarryN

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    Are the Tims readily available?
     
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    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    I still have my OCD I find it more usefull than most of the other OD pedals out there, At the moment I dont use it I have a Tonebone Trimode that does more for me!
     
  9. David-R

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    Mine didn't pan out. I much prefer my new Barber Direct Drive.
     
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    I bought one when they first came out, sold it, and then got another one, as I missed it.

    I had a Barber in between, but, it had way too much mids for me, and I coudn't dial it out.

    I'm keeping the OCD this time around.
     
  11. screamingduck

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    I may be in the minority here but I love my OCD.
    I really dig the harmonic overtones in there and
    at high gain it sounds very Brian May like as in
    "We Will Rock You". At lower gain it reminds me of
    an old Marshall JTM45.
    By the way, I run this pedal at 18volts because I
    like the tighter sound. (with single coils).
    That being said, I'm an older player who just plays
    covers these days so I use alot of fuzz/dist/od pedals
    to cop a variety of tones.
    If I was only using a limited number of pedals (God forbid!)
    I'm not so sure the OCD would be in the short list.
     
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    To tell you the truth, I'd recommend the Boss OD-3 over the OCD (hey, they have similiar names!) any day of the week.
     
  13. phoenix 7

    phoenix 7 Silver Supporting Member

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    I keep trying to make the OCD work for me. I've tried with all my guitars (Gibsons and Groshes) and all my amps (Victoria, Bogner, Dr. Z), and tried all kinds of settings (e. g., rolling tone knob way down on the OCD). It sounds fantastic for rhythm, but for solos it sounds a bit thin. I don't have that problem with my FD2, so that's what I'm using for overdrive now (when I'm not using the gain channel on my Shiva, which sounds great). At this point, I think the OCD is permanently off my board.
     

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