Higher Gain sounds using a 1962 LesPaul/SG w/ PAF's into a 1968 Marshall Plexi 50 watt (volume on "6") into a 1968 straight cab with 20 watt pre-rola Celestions.
Lead Tone using Les Paul through '65 Deluxe Reverb. Bridge PAF pickup into OCD set to "HP" with Drive knob set to 3 o'clock, and with the tone knob to 10 o'clock.
Low gain sounds using a 1961 Strat > 65 SuperReverb. Same settings as previous except the switch is set to "High Peak" which gives more distortion, volume, and upper-mid clarity.
Low Gain sounds using a 1955 Ash body Strat > 18 watt Marshall. Pedal settings: Vol=9 o'clock, Drive=9 o'clock, Tone=12 o'clock, switch set to "Low Peak" for un-hyped upper-mids.
AMPS... if you've ever owned a GREAT amp, like a Marshall 18 watt, a VOX AC15 or a Marshall JTM45, and if you have a place where you can crank them up loud, then you know what I'm talking about. Smack a power chord and you (not only) hear the fundamental notes, but you get (count 'em) 4, 5, even 6 additional overtones ringing into a feedback... notes that you can whistle if your ear is good enough! Think Zep's Ocean or Custard Pie or classic tones, including James Gang, the Beatles, AC/DC, Free., and so on.
Back off the guitar's volume and there are a dozen great other sounds at your fingertips... Clean, spanky sounds, with all the highs and lows still intact. And a Tele still sounds like a Tele, a Les Paul like a Les Paul.
PEDALS... (until now) just can't hold a candle to what a good amp can do if you are really picky. You not only lose all the touch sensitivity, but forget about those complex Harmonics. (For me) It's always been somewhat of a compromise using Overdrive pedals... until now. Ladies and Gentleman, I am proud to introduce the Fulltone OCD. I made this pedal for me, but I think you might like it too.
Questions about the OCD? See our OCD FAQ.
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