52 pedals, week 8—Fulltone OCD

Recently I broke what was most likely a pretty solid run of weekly articles for this website. It’s not that I’m lazy, but there’s this thing called the real world and it often pokes it’s nasty head out and screams “The grass isn’t going to mow itself” or “Get a haircut!” I usually tell that real world to pull its head in and mind its own business. That mentality allows me to write at the same time each and every week. That suits me because I am rather habitual. So much so that some people consider my infatuation with consistency to be a problem. Well if being OCD is a problem, I don’t care.

Also, if someone wants to send me an OCD pedal by Fulltone I’m perfectly OK with that. Wednesday (Australian time) articles are back people. Sorry for the inconsistency.

The OCD pedal is an overdrive pedal with an official description that is written in a style I can relate to. It’s honest, descriptive and explains perfectly why I want one. Full details are available on the official PDF—which I won’t link directly to as it’s easily accessible on the official product’s web page linked above—and explains the specific features that include the fancy HP/LP switch. This switch allows you to switch between high peak and low peak settings that enhance the bottom end (HP) or boost the original tones of your amplifier (LP).

The pedal features Drive, Volume and Tone knobs. If you’ve played guitar before you know what they do. They speak for themselves because they’re labelled sensibly. Speaking of sensible, the pedal artwork features arrows around each dial. Even idiots can use an OCD! I’m the perfect candidate for this pedal.

But what does it sound like? What does this pedal do exactly? All the words in the world mean nothing if you can’t experience the sounds and tones this pedal allows you to create. Especially the word kakorrhaphiophobia. Well, unless you have a fear of pedal failure. Maybe then it would apply.

Video. It always saves the day. Even when that video is short and sweet. But in under two minutes we can see and hear how this pedal works. I like the sound of this pedal. I love that it boosts cleans and enhances an overdriven sound. Win-win.

Maybe I should purchase one at the end of this article series. Seem like a perfect order to make. Perfect order. OCD. See what I did there?

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar pedal. I have not experienced first-hand the sound or effects of this guitar pedal. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

One thought on “52 pedals, week 8—Fulltone OCD

  1. That’s great.
    OCD is a great sounding pedal….

    (That due to it’s unbuffered output is difficult our impossible to use with many popular true bypass pedals causing widespread frustration which anyone can read more about guy googling “Fulltone OCD problems” or “Fulltone OCD buffer problems”.

    Happy reading
    Posted in the name of transparency.

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