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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jackson0321, Feb 4, 2005.
anybody tried one or thinking about this pedal for bass
of course I'm thinking about it
Just waiting for another batch to ship...
I have no info other than what I read on H-C and on Fulltone's website, but it seems that this was really designed around some specific guitar applications... so Mike Fuller probably wasn't thinking 'bass' at all during the course of designing it. May still be perfectly fine for getting cool bass sounds, but I'm guessing that the Bassdrive will end up being better-suited for bass... just a hunch.
Did anyone else had some playtime with an OCD yet?
yeah, really not tailored for bass frequency ranges at all
Thanks David. That's what I needed to know!
I'll stay with my (imho really excellent) Fat-Boost.
My guitar playing son has an OCD - which is an excellent guitar pedal BTW. I'll try to snag it from him and see how it does with bass. The "Tone" knob is the most important control from what I've seen.
i'm resurrecting this thread. tried an ocd yesterday with a fender usa jazz into a GK2001RB and it KILLS! i didnt notice any loss of low end, and it had a great range of useable drive.
i personally never cared for the bassdrive (had the guitar version too) and sold them both. bassdrive was just too mushy/loose sounding for me; don't know if it matters, but it was one of the very first versions. when i got back to get it, i'll try and do a side by side as they have a newer one in stock.
anyway, the OCD kills - it was hard to get a bad sound out of it. it sounds extremely natural, but also tighter and more focused than the bassdrive. as always, YMMV, but i put it as a must have - add it to your list!
I've yet to try a bassdrive. I will agree 100% with your comments on the OCD. This is one of the best overdrives I've played through or heard - on guitar or bass. It really is easy to get good sounds from and works well on its own, or with other overdrives to set various gain structures. Very versatile pedal.
i've got one of these, too. it rocks, for sure! like the others said, it's pretty hard to get a bad sound out of it. in my opinion, it sounds amazing on guitar and good on bass. i still want to try the bassdrive and the hematoma (among other bass ODs).
i had the OCD on my board, but i took it off. i just didn't use it enough. it may find its way back on there, though.... very soon.....
the OCD found its way back on my board, like i thought it would... and i recorded a clip! (mind, the OCD is in the loop of my BargeConcepts VFB2... so there's a smidgeon of clean tone blended into it... but hopefully the clip gives you peeps an idea of the OCD!)
settings are: volume 9:00, Drive 4:30 (nearly dimed), Tone 8:00, mode = "LP"
That's pretty likeable. Definitely a usable tone.
Interesting. I thought about an OCD last week whilst in the chaos of buying a buttload of OD pedals to try.
Decided against it. Did'nt care much for the Bassdrive I had. Now I see I'll have to taste one, after all.
The quest never ends, does it.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't like the Bassdrive. LOVE the OCD! Give er a whirl!
I can't help the feeling, but I am confused after hearing this clip. Maybe even a bit disappointed.
Did you roll of the tone? Is your bass a bit treble-shy? Maybe it isn't fresh strings?
Because: FWIR, I expected the OCD to have an open high range. Due to a different circuit topology (not a TS clone), not to have a treble roll off. I didn't hear any big difference... (through old computer speakers, mind that)
It still a very good sound. Just didn't expect it to sound like many other top notch overdrive pedals that you can find around.
Please tell me if I am very wrong! I'd like to be!
Thanks again for your clips, jetpackbassist!
Sorry to answer for someone else (let me know if I'm stepping on your toes), but I have an OCD and the highs really can get out of control. It seems to me that he likely rolled off quite a bit (likely on the OCD itself). I also have a Barber Burn Unit EQ, and I think I like the sound of it better than the OCD, although the OCD is nice. I find it sounds GREAT with an EH Tube Zipper in front of it.
hey, no problem!
i actually had the tone knob on the OCD almost all the way off. i like the sound of it like that (for solo, at least... band-setting's different, of course). but it's got lots of highs, for sure! i'll have to record some more clips with the tone at different positions, to give an idea.
check back soon!
the settings are the same as in the original clip, except where noted. the volume knob was turned down a bit for all of the "HP" clips (to prevent clipping). and as before, there is an iota of clean tone blended in, courtesy of the fine folks at BargeConcepts and their wonderful VFB2. enjoy!
(OCDtone1) tone knob at 10:00
(OCDtone2) tone knob at 12:00
(OCDtone3) tone knob at 3:00
(OCDtone4) tone knob at 5:00 (dimed)
(OCDtone5HP) tone knob at 8:30 (almost all the was down, as in original clip), "HP" mode
(OCDtone6HP) tone knob at 10:00, "HP" mode
(OCDtone7HP) tone knob at 12:00, "HP" mode
(OCDtone8HP) tone knob at 3:00, "HP" mode
(OCDtone9HP) tone knob at 5:00 (dimed), "HP" mode
BTW, the bass is an early 70s jazz (passive, of course) with Rotosound nickleplatedsteel 45-105 Swingbass strings (nearly dead), all controls all the way up.
i'm recording into GarageBand using a Lightpipe 1/4"-to-USB cable.
i realized right when i finished the last clip that i should've probably kept it consistent and played the same riff every time... too late, oh well. i hope these clips will satisfy. if not, let me know... and i'll think about redoing them.
but for now, dig it. oh, and:
that bad, huh?