Fulltone OCD V2 Overdrive Pedal
Fulltone OCD V2 Overdrive Pedal Product Overview by GAK
Fulltone are back with V2 of their popular Overdrive, delivering another fantastic pedal.
If you're looking for thick overtone found on popular valve amps, then you are in the right place. That's not all though, there are also tonnes of other fantastic tones and sounds at your fingertips, from crystal clear clean sounds to fully distorted.
There's also a whole host of new features on the pedal. First of all there is an output buffer, eliminating the effect of other pedals that come after it in the chain, a Class A configured discrete 2N5457 JFET input section which helps to raise the input impedance to 1 mega ohms and there is also an internal switch allowing you to switch between ”Enhanced Bypass TM” to True-Bypass.
Fulltone Product Overview
The OCD has received many slight tweaks over the last 12 years, often incorrectly identified as “version 2, Version 3, V4, etc.” In reality there has always been only one version…Version 1, with very slight variations after that making them V1.1 through V1.7. Today marks the release of a very new OCD, different enough that it warrants a V2 designation, an explanation and warrants a trip to your favourite dealer to give it another listen. Not a subtle change when turned on…not a subtle change when turned off (in E.B. mode).
Output buffer (when pedal is turned on in True-Bypass mode, or always when in Enhanced Bypass mode)) which eliminates it from being influenced be effects that came after it. Translation, your sound remains consistent regardless of placement in today’s more complex signal-chains, loopers, and pedalboards. This buffer also had a positive effect on the sound, it reduced loading on the pedal’s hard-clipping stage, allowing more sustain of both the sound and the overtones.
Class A configured discrete 2N5457 JFET input section, raising the input impedance to 1 mega ohms (previously 330K) and increasing the dynamics…resulting in significantly better interaction with both single coil and humbuckers.
Internal switch to choose between ”Enhanced Bypass TM” & True-Bypass, and with no popping sound in either mode. No other company offers EB…I invented it.