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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby Blend » 19 Sep 2017, 10:47

I agree, it now also works in front of the gain pedals or a high gain channel and the output buffer keeps a neutral sound in combination with the chain pedals. It has a low gain sound like a tube blow with the increase in average frequencies compared to previous OCD versions while distortion loses the previous bite. I would not remove the smooth germanium diode.
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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby 287m » 19 Sep 2017, 14:39

so its just a OCD plus buffer? hahaha
i just covered some year ago when OCD going to Carbon Delay, make vomit.
just add buffer i found in cazilt oldcraft blog, smile again. hahaha
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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby ggbb » 01 Apr 2018, 23:00

Is that correct - the new version has no input cap going into Q5?
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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby Ichabod_Crane » 04 Apr 2018, 15:55

I saw this document linked, more than one time: http://www.fulltone.com/PDfFiles/OCD%20 ... _small.pdf But there's no anymore.
May someone link it again, please? :thumbsup
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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby ggbb » 05 Apr 2018, 00:01

Ichabod_Crane wrote:I saw this document linked, more than one time: http://www.fulltone.com/PDfFiles/OCD%20 ... _small.pdf But there's no anymore.
May someone link it again, please? :thumbsup



That document is old and out of date anyway. It only covers up to "version 3" and all of the information is documented elsewhere on the web. But for those who want it: https://web.archive.org/web/20081209114 ... _small.pdf.

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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby Ichabod_Crane » 05 Apr 2018, 10:01

Thank you.
Indeed it was old, further I found it somewhere else but I didn't know that it was the same I had. :oops:

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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby Ichabod_Crane » 07 Apr 2018, 11:36

Excuse me, I didn't really get the OCD V2.0 schematic.
I identified the original OCD section, it just includes some mods and a kind of output stage Tube Screamer type. It's useful to get the OCD more friendly with other pedals, especially those buffered. Right?

There's a switch, and you can choose EB if want to use the buffer when the pedal is engaged or not engaged, or you can choose TB if you want omit the buffer and make the pedal true bypass as the older version.

I can't understand, in the schematic above, the route and the connection of the signal through the first switch, that two buffers stage and the input of the OCD. :scratch:

Thanks!
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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby bucksears » 23 Apr 2018, 15:55

A couple of questions, since I've never really been into OCDs until recently.

1) Heard a demo of the 1.6 or 1.7 version last night (comparing it to a DLS III) and was wondering if there are schems for those anywhere. I've only seen info for v1.0 thru 1.4.
2) Is there an audio comparison/description of the different versions? I'm looking for whichever one(s) have the most mids.

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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby Ichabod_Crane » 24 Apr 2018, 09:33

Hello.
I am in a full immersion of the Fulltone OCD (and surroundings) schematic. :D
I guess there's a bit of confusion about the different release of the OCD. The people know the several versions called V1, V2, V3 e V4. I want to exclude the very last release 2.0: a bit different.
The changes are the tone cap and the three pots, and of course the germanium diode. The V4 should be the 1.4, that should be very similar to the 1.6 and 1.7 versions.

In my opinion, folllowing all the info I found in the web, the trackers are ignored the power supply, where we can find a diode instead of a 100R resistor, which limit the voltage, plus another diode across the ground. And, probably, a 47uF 0r 100uF cap filter, where about this, I found a comment by Mike Fuller by Fulltone.
And even a bit detail maybe is "missed", Indeed I suspect we could find in the 1.7 version of the OCD not a 500k Volume pot as we can see in the known schematic of the V4. Some images of the 1.7 PCB version shows, after the volume pot changed from 100k to 500k in the V2, the pot is back again to the 100k, initially linear, and only later log.

There's another suspect cap changed, a cap lowered in the feedback loop of the opamp to cut the bass. I read it around, but I didn't see in any schematic.
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Re: Fulltone - OCD

Postby jhergonz » 26 Jun 2018, 18:25

Ichabod_Crane wrote:Excuse me, I didn't really get the OCD V2.0 schematic.
I identified the original OCD section, it just includes some mods and a kind of output stage Tube Screamer type. It's useful to get the OCD more friendly with other pedals, especially those buffered. Right?

There's a switch, and you can choose EB if want to use the buffer when the pedal is engaged or not engaged, or you can choose TB if you want omit the buffer and make the pedal true bypass as the older version.

I can't understand, in the schematic above, the route and the connection of the signal through the first switch, that two buffers stage and the input of the OCD. :scratch:

Thanks!



maybe the SW2.2 is the DPDT switch for Eenhanced/TB modes, maybe if you choose TB mode the signal will go straight to C1?

I'am also confuse about how the switching works. Please somebody explain or revise the scheme?
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