Fulltone OCD User Manual

Bsessive, Ompulsive, Rive

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Congratulations on your purchase of the







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You have the latest, the final, the best version of the OCD: Version 1.4

The OCD is an extremely open sounding Overdrive/Distortion circuit. It is different from overdrives you’ve tried

because it has a good bit more Dynamic-Range…meaning the difference between picking soft or picking hard will

actually yield a wider range of distortion (with less compression) than traditional diode-clipped overdrives, which

behave as if the gain is either ON or OFF! The OCD also creates more complex overtones without changing the

inherent tone of whatever amp and guitar you’re playing through, lifting off that blanket other drive pedals can put

on your signature sound. The OCD accomplishes its tube-like distortion through the unusual combination of

MOSFET and Germanium clippers (unlike 95% of all pedals) that are not placed in the feedback loop ....unheard of

in a pedal prior to the OCD’s 2005 release.

Because of its huge amount of available output, the OCD works great as an Overdrive in front of amps to goose

them into submission, as well as through Master-Volume amps to drive them much harder than most OD‘s, but it

also excels at creating its own distortion with all the chime of a Class A amp with its complex array of overtones.

The OCD gives you the feeling that your amp is Cranked at even living room volumes so Clean playing is more

dynamic and dirty sounds still have the ringing overtones. And the greatest thing is that you can access a slew of

other in-between sounds by simply turning down your guitar’s volume control.