Fulltone OCD V1.4
Fulltone OCD V1.4

OCD V1.4, Overdrive pedal from Fulltone.

public price: 185 € TTC
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iamqman 14/04/2011

Fulltone OCD V1.4 : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"The best of all versions so far!"

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I'll start by giving the features added or taken away for the 4th Version which is like the 3rd Version but very different from the 1st and 2nd.

-Added germanium diode in clipping section
-Volume control pot tapering changed (logarithmic)
-Opamp feedback loop capacitor and tone control capacitor values lowered for decreased bass response

Sound changes-
-Less bass
-Richer even order harmonic distortion due to asymmetrical clipping
-Improved Volume-control

Where do I begin with this pedal. This is quite simply one of the best pedal you can buy on the market. The OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Drive. This pedal is made to high standards and is quite an inexpensive boutique pedal.

This pedal is good for slamming the front of your amp into high gain territory or just hitting it with some clean boost. Either way is equally spectacular.

Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal Features:

* Tube-like overdrive and touch-sensitive response
* HP/LP switch for instant re-voicing and uses
* Volume, Tone, Drive controls
* True bypass switching


The OCD pedal takes over where the tube screamer left off. Not only does this pedal make your amp bite more but it really spanks the front end giving it good saturated distortion. The tone is very fat and warm. It makes a Strat get a little beefier when plugged into a clean amp.

Pretty simple functions with only 3 knobs and one mini switch that controls the high and low peek voicings. Good for changing or tailoring the voicing to fit your needs or your amps needs.


The sound is spectacular with this pedal. The color of the tone and the versatility of the pedal makes this a standard in gear magazines must have pedals. There isn't a sound that I don't like in this pedal. It does all of it so well that it is hard to choose which setting I like best. If I had to pick, I would go with the clean boost setting which would be taking your gain to around 9:00 and you tone around noon and your level as desired and slam the front of a heavily overdriven amp.

Use this with a Strat and a Fender Deluxe and you'll have classic rock tones for days. Put it in front of a Marshall JCM800 with a Les Paul or a Charvel and you'll be cranking some heavy rock n roll tones.


At the price point this just makes sense. They come in at around $135 for a new one and knock off 40% for a used one in this market. And you don't even have to modify this pedal to get it to work. I give it a perfect for that reason alone. Being able to sound amazing at under $150 and be ready for stage use is a must own.

I recommend this pedal to any gigging guitarist and home player. This pedal will excite the dreamer guitar player for world changing tone. It is a blast to play and will be in my pedal hall of fame.