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Has anyone tried out the new OCD, version 4? Whats the verdict? Any big defferences over version 3?
From the Fulltone website:Didn't know there was a new version.
I took home my version 4 yesterday!
I had version 3 so I have good reference point. Veridct: I like V4 much better. The Volume pot in V3 went from not loud enough to too loud - it was always sort of restless IMO. In V4 the volume pot is not as fiddley, more controlled. The gain in V3 had a raspier high end which was accentuated through my fender amp - the gain in V4 a bit sweeter on the top, giving you a more usable gain knob.
I would say in general it's just a more refined pedal and if you found V3 slighty annoying for the reasons listed above, you may like V4.
That being said in a "live" situation I could see wanting edgier, less refined pedal!
Sounds good to me, thanks.v1.4 has more mids, or perhaps it's just that you hear more "string' due to the change to asymmetrical clipping on this version. either way, it stands out better in context of a band or mix better, to my ears. YMMV.
The volume taper would be a big PLUS for me. V3 is way too sensative and hot right from the get go. I barely have any range to dial in...it's either hot or not.
From the Fulltone website:
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.