Fulltone OCD V2 Obsessive Compulsive Overdrive Pedal
The Fulltone OCD V2 appeared on our recommended list for Overdrive Pedals in 3 consecutive editions from January 2019 until October 2022 when it was removed due to the price limit for the list being reduced to $100.
Fulltone’s OCD is a highly regarded overdrive pedal, and judging by user reception, the OCD V2 appears to be a worthy follow up to the line. The cool thing about this pedal is that it manages to perfectly straddle the line between ease of use and versatility.
The pedal comes with four controls: volume, tone, gain, and a hp/lp switch. The gain has a smooth sweep, allowing you to dial in both subtle, lightly overdriven tones as well as more traditional hard clipping distortion (and everything in between). The hp/lp switch (high-peak/low-peak) changes the voicing of the pedal, with high-peak emphasizing high-end frequencies and the low-peak mode retaining more of your initial tone.
Another interesting feature of this pedal is its enhanced bypass, which is essentially a form of buffered bypass which is more transparent (doesn’t impact your signal) than standard buffered bypass. The pedal can be switched to true bypass via an internal switch.
- Controls: Volume, Tone, Drive, HP/LP
- True Bypass/Enhanced Bypass
- 9-Volt Adapter/Battery
- Used by: Keith Urban, James Valentine