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Way Huge Green Rhino vs. Fulltone Plimsoul vs. Fulltone OCD v3

seltaeb

Silver Supporting Member
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397
Hi everyone...

I hope you'll forgive the redundancy of yet another pedal comparison thread. I have used the search feature here a lot and those searches have yielded some great information. But I have a few follow up questions if you'll indulge me for a second :).

I play mostly 60s/70s rock n' roll (Beatles, Tom Petty, etc.) through a Vox AC30 (blue celestions) and a '74 Princeton Reverb. My only overdrive pedal is a Fulltone OCD v.3, which I really like. It is a particularly good match for the AC30. I bought it specifically to use with the Vox since I heard that Tubescreamers were better for midrange-scooped amps, of which the AC30 isn't one. Anyways, the OCD v3 has served me well, but I'm wondering what other sounds might be out there, especially for the Fender Princeton Reverb.

For guitars, I've got a Strat, Casino w/P90s, Gretsch Tennessean, Gretsch Country Gentleman, and Rickenbacker 360/12. Some time in 2012, I plan to get something with humbuckers: either a Les Paul or an SG.

There are 1-2 pedals I'm interested in... one is the Way Huge Green Rhino Mk. II, and the other is the Fulltone Plimsoul.

Starting with the Rhino, I'm a big Mike Campbell fan, and I know that he uses the Way Huge Camel Toe, but I've seen/heard that he predominately uses the Rhino side of the CT. And I know that Tom Petty uses the Red Llama in isolation. So I'm wondering if the Green Rhino Mk. II would be a good match for the Princeton Reverb, and how you would characterize its differences with the Fulltone OCD?

In searching for answers on that subject, I've found comments like this:

Is the OCD alot different than the Green Rhino?
Very much so... Think of the Rhino as a lower gain "bluesier" tone, really warm and liquid-y and smooth... Think of the OCD as a really thick heavier medium gain (possibly even high gain) overdrive but yet very amp-like and dynamic and open sounding and natural. Two different beasts. Hence why I have both!
Would you agree or disagree with that summary?

Secondly, I have heard some really good things about the Fulltone Plimsoul, but I'm wondering if it would be different enough to the OCD to warrant purchasing one. I'm looking for something that is particularly a good match with Fender amps, and the guitars I listed above.

I am leaning towards the Rhino right now, as I love the added "Curve control" for EQ purposes. But I'm looking for that last bit of encouragement or reassurance before I pull the trigger and buy one :).

Thanks!
 

Painasusual

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The Green Rhino and OCD are indeed very different. Ocd has very little mids and the GR has plenty. IMO of course. The GR works really well with Fender amps.
 

seltaeb

Silver Supporting Member
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397
The Green Rhino and OCD are indeed very different. Ocd has very little mids and the GR has plenty. IMO of course. The GR works really well with Fender amps.
Thanks, this is exactly the type of confirmation that I need. I play with a clean signal most of the time, since I usually play the Tennessean or the 360/12, but when I plug in that Casino or the Strat, sometimes I need a bit of overdrive. So it sounds like the Green Rhino might be a good match :).
 

fliprose

Member
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122
I play a strat and a lp into a 66 Princeton reverb, and I may be the biggest Plimsoul fan out there. You need to try this pedal, it's not expensive and IMO you will be blown away by the singing sustain and open tones. I push the second stage mini knob. This beat out all Marshall in a box pedals for me - dls, crunch box, bor, bb preamp, and yes, OCD. Now I have an expensive fetto custom coming my way, so we'll see on that one. But Plimsoul is my favorite pedal on a crowded board right now - and has been for nearly a year, which we can all agree is the equivalent of eons for us gas addicts. Try it!
 

seltaeb

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
397
I just ordered a Green Rhino this morning for $99, New in Box, on eBay :). It should be here later this week. Now I'm kind of thinking about getting a Red Llama so I'll have both portions of the Camel Toe :).
 




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