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Old 04-20-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Going on a gear run today! Fulltone OCD?

Hey all,

So I've found an amp head I'm gonna go check out/likely buy today! (Expect a NAD thread if it happens, after I've done enough jamming around on it first).

Now, due to what type of amp it is, it's gonna mean I'll finally be using OD pedals again. I have an MXR GT-OD that has basically just sat and gathered dust for a few years since buying my ENGL. I was thinking of bringing it with me to try out on said amp, and if I end up snagging it, I might want to go try out a Fulltone OCD on it today too.

I guess long story short, this thread is "Fulltone OCD vs MXR GT-OD". The MXR is more or less a tweaked tube-screamer style pedal to my ears. Kills off some bass, and adds mids, but has a bit more gain than a TS. It's a little noisy too IMO. What can I expect from a Fulltone? I've heard people make it sound like it's almost as good as adding a natural sounding crunch channel to a clean amp, and that it doesn't kill off the low end, but I wanna hear more opinions!
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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I haven't tried the MXR, but the OCD is quite different from the regular Tubescreamer sound, and has a lot more gain on tap. One a clean channel, with the gain full up, it could easily do rock. That being said, it really doesn't tighten up an amp as much as a Tubescream does from my experience, it does - However... make the amp sound much bigger when used as a boost. Thickens the tone up.

I really like the OCD (I had Tim @ Toy Room build me a clone, and then he added even more gain ), but I also have my Lovepedal Eternity clone from Tim as well that does a bit better of a job tightening the lowend. I probably use the OCD clone more, though. I like its thickness
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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I keep telling myself that the next pedal I pick up will be the OCD. I love how that pedal sounds through fenders, but I have heard many times that it doesn't get along well with every amp. Don't remember exactly what made people believe that or what amps work better than others. So definitely try it out for a bit on the amp before you get it.

In terms of the MXR, are you considering parting with it to help fund the OCD? Because even if you end up liking the OCD more and you use it more, it's always good to have a TS pedal lying around, try stacking them together and see if you like it. I played with a guy once who stacked an 808 with an OCD and it sounded killer. MXR pedals are pretty nice to have sitting around too, sure they might be "high end entry" level pedals, but they are built to last and definitely a workingman's pedal.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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I have the OCD and it rips, it has an absolutely massive sound. You won't be disappointed !
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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It's without a doubt my favourite pedal that I've ever had; it's got such a great tone.

I'd recommend it 100%.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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neither...to many good sounding pedals out there to buy a OD that comes out of guitar center.

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The trouble with this is that more than any other effect, overdrive pedals will react differently with your guitar and amp setup so the same pedal will give each person a different sound.

The result is that you can't fully know what to expect from an OCD (or any other pedal) until you try it with the rest of your setup. The same goes for the pedal you already have, you may find with your new amp it ends up being perfect for you and you don't need the OCD.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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i really don't care too much for my OCD. it doesn't get along with quite a few of the amps i have used it with. it colors your tone quite a bit. as stated, it has quite a bit of gain, much more than any other OD pedal i have.

play it, see if you like it, but play it on something you are familiar with.
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I haven't tried the MXR, but the OCD is quite different from the regular Tubescreamer sound, and has a lot more gain on tap. One a clean channel, with the gain full up, it could easily do rock. That being said, it really doesn't tighten up an amp as much as a Tubescream does from my experience, it does - However... make the amp sound much bigger when used as a boost. Thickens the tone up.

I really like the OCD (I had Tim @ Toy Room build me a clone, and then he added even more gain ), but I also have my Lovepedal Eternity clone from Tim as well that does a bit better of a job tightening the lowend. I probably use the OCD clone more, though. I like its thickness


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