What's like an OCD..but with an EQ circuit?

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  1. guitarfor1

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    So I have a constant love/hate relationship with my OCD v4....

    Love: the dynamics, especially at 18v, just an wonderfully expressive pedal

    Hate: this is only sometimes...some of the time I love the transparency of the OCD, but more and more I'm wishing it had an eq circuit built in


    So my question is, are they any pedals out there with the dynamics of an OCD but with a more flexible EQ control?

    I know the HBOD/SHOD is notrious for dynamics, how much eq shift do you see in the nature/body control?

    Also, what about an original Marshall Guv'nor, any feel for the dynamics?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. jb4674

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    Stack a Tim or Timmy into it.
     
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    An OCD with a ParaEQ after it.
     
  4. guitarfor1

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    Yeah I'm guessing that'll end up being the answer...just hoping my dream of a OCD w/3 band EQ is out there somewhere :D
     
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    fulltone gt500 distortion side.
     
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    menatone kob is like the ocd with a 4 band eq... i have a v4 and they are very similar into a blackface
     
  7. chance0

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    Tube Zone. Internal presence turned down. Then you have Brightness (presence), Mids, and Tone (treble/bass balance). At higher gain settings, the Tube Zone remains tighter than the OCD. At lower gain settings, the Tube Zone is flatter (doesn't have as much boost in the high end, but a treble boost can get you there). Cleans up marvelously. Same basic gain structure, however.

    I didn't like the Empress.
     
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    The GT-500 does have three tone controls, but they don't work as well with many amps as does the Tube Zone. The High control works like a cut control. The mid control is powerful but was hit or miss with my set of amps. The Bass control is delightful, though. It seems to be at the right frequency for extension and fullness. But overall the Tube Zone can do most everything the GT-500 and has better top end control.

    The Tube Zone also accepted treble boosters much better. The top end on the GT-500 never let a strat's sparkle through like the TZ.
     
  9. Heady Jam Fan

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    I just got my 2nd EQ pedal, got my first a few weeks ago. They are very helpful IMO - I shied away for a while because they are expensive and I like my base tone, but they really add versatility when used as an effect - I use mine as a midboost.

    I am probably going to keep the Fromel Shape, will probably flip the PQ4, but both are good and have their benefits.
     
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    This probably isn't what you're looking for, but in case it helps I look at the OCD as 3 bands of EQ. This works for me, assuming you want an overdrive sound of course! The tone knob obviously is the 'treble' knob, the drive is like a 'bass' knob, and the volume is like the 'mids' knob. Each of these seems to increase those frequencies as they are turned up. I initially wanted more mids out of the OCD, until I approached it like this.

    Of course, I've has great results with an actual EQ before and after the OCD as well. IMO, the OCD is the perfect template for crafting custom OD tones with an EQ.
     
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    BK Butler Tube Driver could be up your alley?
     
  13. guitarfor1

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    Alright, so it sounds like an EQ is in my future....with that said:

    Do you think I should go graphic or parametric? My primary goal with this is take slight breakup AC15 + OCD + EQ = modern alt rock tones
     
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    8 words.... SLOStortion.
     
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    Ahhhh, my SLOstortion GAS was just starting to die...
     
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    Or a Plextortion for that Marshall flavor.

    Still, I vote EQ pedal! A good EQ pedal fixes a lot of sins in my tone...
     
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    And even better, it has an independent boost! Fulltone should really consider adding one to the OCD.
     
  19. southpaw pete

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    Yeah, I found I always wanted a touch more mids in my OCDv4. I hooked up my Boss GE7 pedal and simply bumped it up a touch around 400 and it really helped. But, I didn't like the eq on for my clean signal, which meant I either had to turn both pedals on and off together, or to hook them into a switcher of sorts.

    In then end, I found I loved the Barber LTD just the way it was, so that's my primary drive now (although, I find it isn't quite as responsive as the OCD).
     
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    Catalyst feels to me like an OCD with a Baxandall 2 knob eq. Very similar tone and feel plus better tone control. Check the Mike Fuller vid. All that said, the OCD is on my board, the Catalyst is not. Last thing on the board is an MXR band eq.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk3dk-825bU
     

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