Pedals/Effects OCD-Ge?

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by mountain man, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,528
    Likes Received:
    1,465
    Has anyone picked up the new Fulltone OCD-Ge? What do you think of it? thanks :Beer:
     
  2. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    4,186
    Not me I'm not buying any new pedals until I finish the hundred or so builds on my bench, well except that deal on the Siamese Twin for $99 and the Love Pedal amp eleven, and the Pantheon just because it's awesome, but other than those no more pedals for me, but I would like to know how it sounds!
     
    MikeR likes this.
  3. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2017
    Messages:
    5,237
    Likes Received:
    6,426
    6980E051-EB4A-49D6-9BEE-F7C816AE7CF2.jpeg
     
    Ted_Zeppelin likes this.
  4. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    4,186
    MarkDyson likes this.
  5. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,528
    Likes Received:
    1,465
    I really like the tone from my Klone clone with the germanium chip. I was thinking the OCD Ge might be two pedals in one? :Beer:
     
  6. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    I didn't know about it until you asked So now im wondering how different it sounds from my OCD. @mountain man , did you find what version OCD you have?
     
  7. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,528
    Likes Received:
    1,465
    I've not opened it up yet to check............. What ever version it is, it works great with my Nace Pro 18.
     
  8. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    4,186
    I would think Germanium diodes would make it a bit more like a Fuzz
     
    arock and MikeR like this.
  9. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,528
    Likes Received:
    1,465
    I hope not. It certainly doesn't do that with my J Rocket Archer Ikon.
     
  10. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    4,186
    I wouldn’t expect it to in the Archer Circuit, but OCD’s are right on the edge
     
    arock likes this.
  11. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,528
    Likes Received:
    1,465
  12. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,528
    Likes Received:
    1,465
    Looks like I have version 1.4 - which has a Ge diode. Except I have a red LED light and not a Blue one that the below video suggests....... So I don't know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txHlJKghD0k
     
  13. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    Mine is also a version 1.4 with a red LED and a serial number of 71419. The ones in the comparison video looks as though they have blue LEDs up through 1.3, but 1.4 has a red LED like mine. I think he maybe mis-spoke when he said they changed to blue in that version, especially since they were already blue. I think he meant to say that they changed to "red".

    Since the 1.4 has a GE diode, I'm wondering how it compares to the OCD-Ge. I happen to *really* like the sound of mine with just about every amp I've tried it through but it's interesting to see the differences between the versions.One thing I haven't tried is to up the voltage past 9v. My understanding is that it really changes the effect. I have a universal adapter somewhere that I can take up to 18v, so once I find it I will give it a try.
     
    mountain man likes this.
  14. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    4,186
    The additional GE Diode is going to make it much more prevalent in the tone and GE diodes do tend to get fuzzy as you push the gain and clean up as you back it down
     
    MikeR likes this.
  15. Bernie Fitz

    Bernie Fitz Blues Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    179
    I recently bought an OCD from Griff's Pedal Purge Emporium. So far I'm liking it a lot though I'm still moving it around and fiddling a bit. Has anyone tried running one of these on 18V? I'm looking around for an 18v cable that I know came with the power supply I bought some years back.
     
  16. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2017
    Messages:
    5,237
    Likes Received:
    6,426
    Interesting thread; had me dragging out mine and trying to figure out what version it is. Near as I can tell it's probably a v1.7; there's no indication inside, just a manufacture date, and the serial number is in the 150k range which is hella outside the ones listed on the web sites I could find.
     
  17. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    If i you open it up, the version number and assembly date is handwritten inside. EDIT, I just noticed that you already looked inside. You can probably just call Fulltone and ask them.
     
    #17 Elio, Aug 15, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
    MarkDyson likes this.
  18. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    I think I have tried up to 12v with mine and it was sounding pretty good but it's been a few years so I don't remember exactly how it sounded different. I have been looking for my universal power adapter that should go up to 18 to see what that sounds like.
     
  19. Bernie Fitz

    Bernie Fitz Blues Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    179
    We'll see who finds their 18v wire first and let the other know how it goes. I'm not expecting anything too big.
     
  20. Bernie Fitz

    Bernie Fitz Blues Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    179
    Found my 18v wire. It does sound pretty good but makes a bit of noise?
     
    Elio likes this.