OCD observation

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  1. gearboy

    gearboy Member

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    I am building a new pedalboard, and using a PP2+ for power. I inadvertently threw one of the DIP switches on an outlet which happened to be the one powering my OCD. Wow.....what a difference from 9 volts...sounds huge. I shouldn't have any problem running it this way right? Don't these things also run on 18 volts?
     
  2. waynesmith

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    Yes they do and many sound better at 18 volts...
     
  3. FloridaSam

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    I only run mine at 18 v. Sounds much better to me that way.
     
  4. Lt_Core

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    I'm going to try that tonight if I get a chance. My guess would be more headroom, similar to an amp with more watts? I'm no electrician or anything ;)
     
  5. neil99

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    I butchered a one spot daisy chain to run 2 PP2 outlets in series to 3 outputs and run My OCD and fat boost on 18v. Got my cables mixed up once and was running on 9v and not realizing it. I thought, Wow OCD must have broken, sounds crappy. Realized my mistake and went back to 18v, all was right with the world again.

    Has a bit more headroom and sounds much fuller w/18v.
     
  6. gearboy

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    The first thing I noticed even at 12 volts was how much 'bigger' it sounded even in Lo mode. Still compressed yet open......noticed it instantly.
     
  7. Melodic Dreamer

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    There has been a lot of OCD's in the emporium. Wonder why?
     
  8. this1smyne

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    people are upgrading to V.4 or trying out V.4 and selling it. I love fulltone at 18v, sounds so much clearer.
     
  9. jamison162

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    Everyone's wanting the new v4. Mike's a genious, sort of. Gotta look out for #1. He knows what a buzz his pedals create when there's something new. It's all about tone and folks wanna "hear" the newest tweak. Myself included....but I opted to keep v3 over v4. I'm done with the whole OCD thing.
     
  10. gearboy

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    I've been through versions 1, 2 and 3, and 2 is the one for me. But....I have to try 4 of course !
     
  11. OrangeAD30TC

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    Love yo hear an OCD 9volt and 18 volt sound clip

    Why doesnt mike offer that on his site?
     
  12. tenbender

    tenbender Supporting Member

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    Do all Fulltone pedals run at 18v?
     
  13. neil99

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    I don't believe the fuzz pedals will, I know the OCD, FD2 and both versions of the fatboost will.
     
  14. mtmartin71

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    I have the PP2+ and the OCD and I'm a little confused. To get to 18V, don't you have to have 2-1 cable? If so, what are the parameters of that cable and can it be had at a Radio Shack? The OP said something about flipping the switch which I'm guessing was on one of the two outputs marked "L6". I thought that was a 9V to 12V jump though. Just curious so I can try some of this stuff. I like my pedal as is but would like to see how it works. I have v4 by the way.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  15. illini

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    How do you know which version you have?
     
  16. mtmartin71

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    Good question. Here's the latest blurb from the Fulltone site:

    OCD versions, the straight poop: OCD's are now version4 (we call 'em v1.4), have been out for 3 months+, anything serial # 16,061 and higher IS THE NEWEST VERSION regardless of cosmetics, screws, or LED color. V1.4 has more even harmonics, sweeter top-end, and a different Taper on the volume pot to make it more friendly.You will only find v1.4 in stores most likely, so don't worry. Finally, There are no mods or instructions to mod offered at this time or anytime soon.

    Can't tell you how 1, 2, and 3 break out. AFIK, someone else will come in and tell you a different variation of what I just said. :AOK
     
  17. Sikor

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    Check the OCD v4 demo from ProGuitarShop on Youtube.
    At the end there is test 9v against 18v :)
     
  18. theatomicjeff

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    Well, I won't do that but I'll point him to this link: :cool:
    http://www.elisanet.fi/flaser_phanger/ocd.htm
     
  19. StompBoxBlues

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    Somewhere there on Fulltones site for OCD (and here if you search) is a table or listing of the serial numbers ranges, and corresponding version.
     
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