What is the KING of the OCD versions?

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I've heard a lot of people like V.3 the most. That's what I have, and I love it so much that I haven't even bothered with any other overdrive pedals.
 

The Pup

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I have only owned the v3 and v4...and I like the v3 in LP mode the best (currently running at 16vdc).
 

BluesHarp

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V2 has been stated to be the best.. but that 4th one has been the most different of the 4 and has alot of love. I tried the 2nd and 3rd V and I liked the 2nd best.
 

sodapopinski

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V2 has been stated to be the best.. but that 4th one has been the most different of the 4 and has alot of love. I tried the 2nd and 3rd V and I liked the 2nd best.
Hmmm, that's funny... i had a V2 and did NOT like it at all. I felt it was toooo grainy, but that goes to show you, different strokes for different folks :dude
 

eclipseall

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V1 hands down. Time will tell but I never felt the need to try or buy the 2,3,4 versions. I wanna get the 4 but not to replace the 1. Fuller got it right the first time but it is the OCD so if it gets any more compulsive he should release a box with four switches to house all four versions.
 

tbone666

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v1 hands down. Time will tell but i never felt the need to try or buy the 2,3,4 versions. I wanna get the 4 but not to replace the 1. Fuller got it right the first time but it is the ocd so if it gets any more compulsive he should release a box with four switches to house all four versions.
+1!
 

guitarnyc

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I have tried V2 and V3 and needless to say, I own two V2's now and is used for all gigs where I fly out and don't know which amp I'll have. My general view of them was V3 was a little fuller and so it worked with a strat better and V2 was a little thinner so it complimented the Les Paul better...I'm a Les Paul type guitar player so that's where my favorite is :)
 

smallcrap

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V1 hands down. Time will tell but I never felt the need to try or buy the 2,3,4 versions. I wanna get the 4 but not to replace the 1. Fuller got it right the first time but it is the OCD so if it gets any more compulsive he should release a box with four switches to house all four versions.
? So you never actually tried 2, 3 or 4....
 

Chadley

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I have had v1, v3, and v4. I thought v4 was the worst. v1 and v3 were different enough to warrant keeping them both. I currently have v3 and really like it a lot.
 

larc

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I have two V1s and one V3.

Comparing a number of V1s in the past, it seems there were different variations of this version. The two I have are noticeably different. One of them has a "creamy" quality to it (similar to my old 808). It has the scooped mid voicing, but there's a smoother, thicker quality to its sound and the harmonics are richer. Other V1s have more aggression, volume and gain; they sound more abbrasive and airy.

I haven't compared many V2, V3, V4, OCDs, but I wouldn't be surprised if different variations exist for these pedals too. I'm told Fuller is a tweaker...always experimenting; trying to improve / change things.

Two or three months ago, I listened to a friend give the latest version a go (I believe it was a V4). It's my first time hearing this version. Seems like the OCD is moving in the direction of a tubescreamer (more of a mid-hump voicing). Don't recall for sure, but I'm wanting to say this OCD might have been more compressed too.
 

Gary Brennan

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I went from 1 to 2 to 3, felt each was an improvement, have not tried 4. Tele w/ Kinmans thru a Glaswerks.

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eclipseall

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"I never felt the need to try or buy the 2,3,4 versions"

:thud

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never feeling the need to try something does not mean that you can actually try it (FYI).

Ive always been very happy with version 1 that I own, a friend of mine has both versions 2 and 4 so I tried them out while at his house once, but did not go out my way to hunt them down to try them. They were good, liked version 4 better because it differs from the V1 the most, I will probably get it but not to replace my V1.
 

heavysoul

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V4 is my fav. i really dug V3 but had a little too much bass. V4 alleviated that issue with a better tone pot...
 


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