If you've ever owned a great amp and if you have a place where you can crank it up LOUD, then you understand... Smack a power chord and you not only hear the fundamental notes...but you'll hear 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," "Custard Pie," Classic tones including James Gang, the Beatles, AC/DC, FREE., etc. Back off the guitar's volume and there are other great sounds at your fingertips... Clean, spanky sounds, with all the highs and lows still intact. A Tele still sounds like a Tele, a Les Paul remains a Les Paul. Until now, pedals have had a hard time holding a candle to what a great amp could do. You not only lose all the touch sensitivity but forget about those complex Harmonics. You'll find no need to compromise using the Fulltone OCD V2.
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. On 6/15/2017 Fulltone has released a very new OCD, different enough that it warrants the V2 designation. Not a subtle change when turned on…not a subtle change when turned off (in E.B. mode).
The stages added to the circuit changed the OCD, there’s no doubt, but it changed for the better. Words some people used to use to describe the OCD: “brash,”--“scooped sounding,”--“Bassy,”--“lacks sustain,”-- “too affected by other pedals”….NO LONGER APPLY.
IN & OUT jacks are placed exactly at the halfway point of the left & right sides on V2, whereas with all previous versions the jacks were located more towards the bottom.
The OCD V2 has slightly smaller “OCD” and “Fulltone” logos, along with “Built in the USA” under the Fulltone logo. All Fulltone products are built in the USA, the V2 now says it. Make no mistake, nothing Fulltone is made outside the USA, but please know ALL resistors, knobs, pots, capacitors, switches, etc. are made overseas! And because of that, legally you have to say "Built in USA" instead of "Made in USA."