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The Fulltone OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Drive-overdrive pedal packs classic OD tones into a compact pedal with simple, no-fuss operation. From heavy crunch rich with overtones and feedback to spanky cle... Read More

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The Fulltone OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Drive-overdrive pedal packs classic OD tones into a compact pedal with simple, no-fuss operation. From heavy crunch rich with overtones and feedback to spanky cleans, the OCD delivers the sounds of a great tube amp, as sell as the same sensitivity and response to your playing style.

Along with standard Volume, Drive, and Tone controls, the OCD's HP/LP (High Peak/Low Peak) switch takes the pedal from a clean boost to manic, sustain-laden distortion. True bypass switching.

The Fulltone Story
Fulltone was founded in 1991 by Michael Fuller, a session guitarist, composer, performer, electronic tinkerer featured in Guitar Player magazine, and first place winner in their "Ultimate Guitarist Competition" Blues category. Fulltone pedals were born out of a love for music, tone, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, etc. Early on Fuller developed a love for fine vintage pedals, and his frustration at the inconsistencies and the often fragile nature of old gear drove him to start Fulltone. Rich, Fat-sounding TONE TOOLS with a reliable build quality is the goal. Fulltone effects carry a 5 year warranty and are built for (and by) musicians.

Fulltone use True Bypass switching (with L.E.D. status indicators) in all our pedals, whenever possible. Most other pedals have a buffered output that destroys the performance of most pedals that follow in the signal-chain. Fuller says don't be fooled by the claims of "Pure Bypass," "Hard Bypass"...etc. These are just catch phrases to divert your attention away from the fact that those pedals are not true-bypass. I designed and manufacture the Fulltone 3PDT , the world's only Super-Duty Triple-Pole Double-Throw footswitch

Fullertone manufactures their own custom potentiometers because what has been offered as "Industry Standard" has a 20% failure rate within 2 years is not acceptable to them.

All Fulltone pedals are handbuilt & tested at their shop in Southern California using full-sized top-notch components. In the Choralflange, a rather complex pedal as analog designs go, there are NO miniature surface mount chips, capacitors, or resistors. They have their wire custom-made, and it's 22 gauge copper stranded with no tin-coating, so it stays flexible over the years without breaking. You might not know or care about components, but you'll certainly hear the FAT, clean, warm results.

Features
  • Tube-like overdrive and touch-sensitive response
  • HP/LP switch for instant re-voicing and uses
  • Volume, Tone, Drive controls
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FulltoneOCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 45 reviews)

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Finally!

I am a tone freak. I am not a Fulltone fanboy. I tried the Fulltone FD2 and GT500 and sent them back. The OCD is another story altogether, Simply put, I LOVE...Read complete review

I am a tone freak. I am not a Fulltone fanboy. I tried the Fulltone FD2 and GT500 and sent them back. The OCD is another story altogether, Simply put, I LOVE this pedal. It sounds fantastic and distinct in both modes. I find many pedals have to be set "just so" to get a nice tone. Not this puppy, it is one big sweet spot. I think if I had to choose to kepp one of my 20 or so pedals, it would be this one. It also plays well with my other pedals. Highly recommended... Kudos to Fulltone on the OCD.

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Good but not great

I'm going to go a little against the grain here, and say that this pedal, while good for a lot of reasons, wasn't the answer to all my overdrive prayers. It might boil...Read complete review

I'm going to go a little against the grain here, and say that this pedal, while good for a lot of reasons, wasn't the answer to all my overdrive prayers. It might boil down to personal preference and/or the gear I'm using, but I really don't think this pedal lives up to the hype. There are some very, very good things about this pedal. It's a solid build with true bypass, and it's a reasonably good value. It's also a very versatile pedal in the sense that it works just fine as a clean boost and will also go into extremely compressed overdrive verging on distortion. Plus the toggle switch does give you two very distinct voicings, so there really are a lot of tonal possibilities with the OCD. And, just like Fulltone says, it's very 'amp-like' in how it responds to both your picking attack and volume knob setting. What disappointed me about this pedal was that it claimed to 'not color the tone' of my guitar, and that simply hasn't been my experience. I play a Fender American Strat through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe II, and while I can definitely hear the bell-tone chime of the single coils through this thing, it also seems to be boosting the highs and lows to an extreme degree. I don't know if it's necessarily scooping the mids, but the high and low are so extreme, it feels that way. I wouldn't mind the boost in the high range because I could just roll back the tone knob on the pedal or my guitar, but the low end is so loose and out of control it just makes the pedal impractical. Though it's worse on the LP setting, even when switched to HP I cannot hit anything more complicated than a power chord without being totally overtaken by that horribly wobbly undercurrent. Even the drive channel on my Hot Rod Deluxe II, which is notorious for having a loose bottom end, is not even close to as bad as the OCD. The overall sound of this pedal is just too unfocused and harsh. I was crazy about this thing when I first got it, but after a few months on my pedalboard, it's just become extremely impractical. I like overdrive that is very 'focused' and this thing is just open and all over the place. I'd encourage anyone to try it since there seem to be a lot of people who really like this unit, but my advice is to spend some time with other pedals before deciding on this one.

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5.0

A Must Have for Your Pedalboard

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    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've been playing guitar for over 30 years and after all this time I found the ultimate overdrive pedal. This pedal is so versitile and adds the extra edge to your sound. Unlike other overdrive pedals, The OCD maintains the same sound whether it's at low volumes or fully cranked up, although, cranked up is probably the only way to go.... You can't go wrong with this pedal and don't let others talk you into a less expensive clone. This is the last overdrive you'll ever need.

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    5.0

    Fantastic OD

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    from Boston, MA

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    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I bought this to replace my Blackstar HT Dual as my main overdrive pedal. Even though the Blackstar is nice and has a tube, the OCD is in a completely different league from most other pedals. A problem I have with most Overdrive pedals is that they compress your sound and remove tons of bass and high end. They crush your dynamics. The OCD does the exact opposite. It keeps your guitar tone nearly intact, and augments it, rather than compress it. With moderate drive, you can easily alternate between heavy drive and a nearly clean sound with pick attack alone. You can crush the house with big, loud chords, or whisper with single notes. The tone is extremely fat and cuts through the band easily. With this dynamic capability, I can easily float between blending in with the rest of the band and standing out, which most other pedals won't do so easily. It's also versatile, you can set it up with a little bit of drive and a lot of volume, or the opposite, and either sounds great. When you switch it on, you don't get this mosquito attack hum you get with distortion pedals, but you could achieve the same level of drive if you wanted to. All in all, this is a great pedal. The HP/LP switch is extremely handy. The casing is also very strong. I accidentally dropped mine and ended up with a dent on my floor. It is small, light, comes with a battery and accepts center-negative 9V power supplies that most other pedals use. It's pretty clear that Fulltone does not mess around. Check it out!

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    5.0

    VERSION 4 FIVE STARS

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    from California

    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    May as well add another like review: I have tried countless drive, gain, distortion pedals. Big, small and, the latest miniature toy ones. Either sold them or returned them. I won't go on and on just read the other reviews. I run it with Tone at 12:00 and on LP mode. Gain at zero or a notch or two. Back off my guitar volume a few notches then up all the way for sustaining leads. All I can say is it's staggering. I can stop playing it. I can run my tube amp at sane volumes now. If you have a solid state amp you might give it a try also to get some tube like effect. If you are into tone first and noise last. Your prayers have been answered.

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    5.0

    Love it

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    from Il

    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Stepped up to a real pedal. Went under advice from salesman nick in cchills. Man said he was a pedal freak and the one I wanted. Two words for you nick. SPOT ON. Thanks man. Pedal with settings used in booklet were perfect for my excelsior amp. Spot on also. Pedal also when plugged in but not on seems to add some nice clean gain. Was going to swap out speaker in excelsior now for at home im good to go.

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    5.0

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    from Dallas

    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    ...of people who absolutely love this pedal! When I first got it, I wrote a stellar review on another site. Calling the OCD, the holy grail of drive pedals. We'll... a year later and I feel even stronger about my love for this pedal. I play it thru a couple of higher wattage more expensive amps. Sounds incredible. But, I have to say, right now I'm heaven with this thing, a little delay, and two Blues Jr.'s about 6 feet apart, in stereo. Roll the guitar volume back, pick lightly, you've got a beautiful bluesy clean. Bring the volume up and you'll find yourself in cranked Bassman territory. Then, kick on a clean boost, and it's the most beautiful Marshall-ee tone. Pure creamy saturated magic at any volume! I swear it sometimes brings a tear to my eye. So incredibly warm and versatile! I could handle any gig with just this pedal. The OCD is, without question, my desert island pedal.

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    5.0

    The high gain players review

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    from Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I love this pedal. I went to guitar center to try out a couple different pedals. I was playing through a high gain tube amp and I wanted to compare the: 1) maxon OD808 2) way huge green rhino 3) OCD All of these pedals brought forth the gain that I needed, they're all great pedals. I play/write music such as For All Those Sleeping, Secrets, and a whole bunch of similar bands. What stood this pedal apart from the others was the natural sounding gain it put out. When you put the drive at 7 o'clock the gain is off, with other pedals I've noticed that as soon as the drive gets turned past 8 o'clock the gain is on...all the way. That is certainly not the case with this pedal. If you're looking for a great pedal that stands out from your standard TS circuitry, grab this, you won't be disappointed.

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    5.0

    Tone Options

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    from memphis TN

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    My OD experience is pretty narrow - OCD has been my first and last. But I stuck with it because it provided great range of tone for both my electric and bass. For electric it can drive hard enough to serve as distortion, although I tend to keep the gain set very very low and the volume pushed to just above unity. With that, it adds some nice color to my sound, and keeps the instrument very responsive to the dynamics of my playing. I run it at 18v; some people say that gives it more "headroom" which i think means different things to different people: for me, the higher voltage makes the tone more responsive to my dynamics, thats all. The high pass/low pass filter is handy: I run electric (strat w/ single coils) at high pass and bass at low pass and thats about the only settings change I make when I switch instruments.

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    5.0

    I own the V3 OCD - Very Great!

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    from Novelty, OH

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    I own the version 3 OCD pedal, being the second most-recent version. I usually play a Strat through the OCD and often use it with a Deja Vibe to get some Robin Trower tones. This pedal is extremely transparent but can really provide some nice sweet, singing sustain. Each version of the four versions of OCD pedals is different from one another, but all OCD pedals have a superb reputation. My OCD has now become a staple on my pedalboard. A lot of the low to medium gain tones it produces with the Low Peak mode are really my favorite. Overall, this is a great all-purpose type of overdrive. It is very transparent as well as dynamic and responsive to pick attack and the like. I believe it also cleans up fairly well with decreased volume levels from your guitar. The OCD really sounds fantastic with my relic Strat and greatly helps the sustain. The OCD is a fairly powerful, girthy sounding drive pedal, but the distinct tone characteristics of your specific guitar still come through. I can distinctly hear the proper tones of the 5 positions on my Strat which is really great. Cannot recommend the OCD enough. This latest V4 might be more "perfected" and "refined," but as I said, any version seems to be great. It really sounds and reacts phenomenally with my Deja Vibe as well to get just the right Trower tone.

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    5.0

    Unreal! Buy me!

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    from Woodbury, Mn

    Comments about Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I bought a Fender Blues Jr (which I love), and went back to GC the next day to get something for a boost. I went in expecting to buy an Ibanez Tube Screamer, so I played a TS808 and TS9. The sales guy asked if he could bring some other options out-- so I ended up playing the OCD and the Mad Professor 1. Hands down this was by far the best IMO. The tube screamer is great, and the MP1 was very versatile, but this sounded amazing side by side. I bought it immediately and can't imagine life without it.

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    5.0

    Pretty sweet

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    from kansas city, kansas

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    this is a really nice pedal and its become one of my main pedals i use

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