Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive

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Until Fulltone's OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Drive), pedals just couldn't hold up to what a high quality amp could do. You lose all the touch sensitivity, and you can forget about those complex Harmonics. It's always been somewhat of a compromise using Overdrive pedals until now. The Fulltone OCD is designed to replicate the dynamics and harmonic structure of an overdriven tube amp, it uses a unique multi-stage distortion circuit, as opposed to the more common diodes-in-feedback-loop/diodes-to-ground configurations. The designers at Fulltone made the OCD for themselves, but they'll let you use it too. And you'll love it!

Fulltone OCD: Searching For an Amp Overdrive Tone

If you've ever owned a GREAT amp, like a Marshall 18 watt, a VOX AC15, a Marshall JTM45 and if you have a place where you can crank them up loud, then you know what we're talking about. Smack a power chord and you (not only) hear the fundamental notes... but you get (count 'em) 4, 5, even 6 additional overtones ringing into a feedback... notes that you can whistle if your ear is good enough! Think; Led Zeppelin's Ocean, Custard Pie, Classic tones including James Gang, the Beatles, AC/DC, FREE., etc.

Back off the guitar's volume and there are a dozen great other sounds at your fingertips... Clean, spanky sounds, with all the highs and lows still intact. And a Tele still sounds like a Tele, a Les Paul like a Les Paul.

Audio Samples

Higher Gain sounds using a 1962 LesPaul/SG w/ PAF's into a 1968 Marshall Plexi 50 watt (volume on "6") into a 1968 straight cab with 20 watt pre-rola Celestions.

Lead Tone using Les Paul through '65 Deluxe Reverb. Bridge PAF pickup into OCD set to "HP" with Drive knob set to 3 o'clock, and with the tone knob to 10 o'clock.

Low gain sounds using a 1961 Strat > 65 SuperReverb. Same settings as previous except the switch is set to "High Peak" which gives more distortion, volume, and upper-mid clarity.

Low Gain sounds using a 1955 Ash body Strat > 18 watt Marshall. Pedal settings: Vol=9 o'clock, Drive=9 o'clock, Tone=12 o'clock, switch set to "Low Peak" for un-hyped upper-mids.