OCD 4 or Purple Plexi 800?...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by SteveGaines, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. SteveGaines

    SteveGaines Member

    Messages:
    3,659
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Outside of Memphis
    anybody compared the two?...
     
  2. Jay Douglas

    Jay Douglas Member

    Messages:
    201
    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Great sounding amp?
    Get an OCD v1.4
    Trying to mask or fix a bad sounding amp?
    get other OD's that cut your bass and highs.
    No charge.
     
  3. cube

    cube Member

    Messages:
    493
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Location:
    Earth
    the PP800 has way more gain than an OCD
     
  4. iggs

    iggs Member

    Messages:
    2,502
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto
    PP800 is a bit more "amp" sounding ... as "amp" sounding as a pedal could ever be I guess.
     
  5. madscientist

    madscientist Member

    Messages:
    2,215
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Location:
    Boston
    I have both...I prefer the OCD. What I don't care for with the PP is how the thickness is lost when you're higher up in the register. Sounds great for chords, rhythm, but it just lacks a bit too much umph when soloing.

    Now, the OCD, when it's goosed with a 808 type pedal..It gets heavyier with a lot of sustain and thickness
     
  6. cube

    cube Member

    Messages:
    493
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Location:
    Earth
    really? mine seems too still have the body even on the high notes
     
  7. madscientist

    madscientist Member

    Messages:
    2,215
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Location:
    Boston

    yeah...I've resorted to using a Fat Boost to thicken up the notes.
     
  8. FireBottle

    FireBottle Member

    Messages:
    903
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago
    I am in the same boat...I've got a Bassman and have thought about adding another dirt pedal to allow for more Marshall-y adventures...I've heard that the OCD v4 is more versatile...also less expensive. Of course, the only way is to buy/try in my book...
     
  9. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,128
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Location:
    Taxachusetts

    I use to use a 59 Bassman RI with the OCD it was a big fat rock'n tone! :band
     
  10. Craftmatic

    Craftmatic Member

    Messages:
    1,835
    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    NJ
    Nobody ever posts what's on either end of a pedal when they post reviews/comments. What guitar & amp you using?
     
  11. jamison162

    jamison162 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,778
    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Location:
    FL
  12. fuzzfan1

    fuzzfan1 Member

    Messages:
    314
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Location:
    North of the Cheddar Curtain-Shorewood Wisconsin
    OCD v.4 at 18 volts! I liked the PP 800, but not more than the OCD v.4. I like to goose the OCD with a Mojo Drive set to the TS or Boost setting depending on the guitar and pickups(usually the TS setting). I really dig this combo into my TH Emplexador MKII and my 20 watt Fargen Olde 800! Super thick and sustain for days, mmmmm Crunchilicious!
     

Share This Page