The OCD pedal is the only pedal that uses 2 x Mosfets configured as hard-clipping to 'Voltage reference" instead of the usual way: to ground." The earliest OCDs used 2 x Mosfets plus 1 x Germanium diode, but very quickly these diodes became harder and harder to find, and they became expensive.
Recently I stumbled across a reasonably large stash of the right kind of Germanium diodes so I ponied-up and bought all of them. So I decided to do a run of the ultimate OCD: a Custom Shop offering with a few circuit tweaks using 2 x Mosfets plus 2 x Germanium diodes, and one hell of a beautiful paint job... Metallic Teal with a chrome undercoat! This beauty morphs between blues and greens depending on the light and angle. And what would the ultimate OCD be without a Blue LED? The sound? Great definition, more tube-like feel, a bit wider dynamic range, more sustain, and a more focused single-note tone. And as with all Fulltone pedals... 100% Built in the USA.
The CS-OCD-Ge is shipping NOW!
It’s good.By: Vince Ieraci on 9 February 2022I wanted this pedal because of the many players that swore by it and have to say, I’m impressed. As others attest, it adds drive without affecting the full sound and tone of your guitar. It’s very transparent and dynamic with good sustain, the distortion is creamy smooth and doesn’t lose it as your notes fade. A very natural sounding drive without the shrill and jagged tone. I haven’t had a pedal that was able to achieve that before. There’s plenty of adjustment with the few controls so dialling in your sound is quick and uncomplicated. I really do like the sound I get with this pedal.