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    B2D
    SDUGF Riffologist Supremö

  • B2D
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Originally posted by TwilightOdyssey View Post
    Which do you prefer based off of your initial impression?
    Oh man... hard to say. I'm used to the OCD and have that thing dialed, I'm still getting used to the BB. But I do like the compression and the mids of the BB, as well as the fact that I can select 2 modes of compression or none at all.

    It's almost like where one falls a little bit short the other one steps in.

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  • TwilightOdyssey
    Darkness on the edge of Tone

  • TwilightOdyssey
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Which do you prefer based off of your initial impression?

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  • B2D
    SDUGF Riffologist Supremö

  • B2D
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Just played both pedals in the rig tonight. It'll be a week or two before I have funds to use for studio time but it'll be fun.

    I think it'll be fun to decide now what kinds of settings to compare...

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  • Dave Locher
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • Dave Locher
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Exactly. I have watched several YouTube videos where all you see besides the pedals are the player's finger or toes when they click one on or off.
    Besides, who knows what someone our there might be looking for ☺

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  • PFDarkside
    of the Forum

  • PFDarkside
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Video doesn't have to be of you... It can be the pedalboard.

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  • B2D
    SDUGF Riffologist Supremö

  • B2D
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Pictures, yes. Audio, yes. If I put it into video form it'll just be a mashup of those two. Nobody wants to watch a short tubby bald dude mowing through blues licks - "Just show me the gear and the pedals!" you know?

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  • Dave Locher
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • Dave Locher
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Of COURSE we want video!
    But I'm also curious just to read your thoughts about them back-to-back.

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  • PFDarkside
    of the Forum

  • PFDarkside
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    Sounds awesome!

    (If you put it on YouTube in video form you might get a decent view count too. )

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  • B2D
    SDUGF Riffologist Supremö

  • B2D
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Tell you what - how many of you folks would like me to record the shootout - high quality audio, mics, cabs, and documented settings?

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  • Rich_S
    HomeGrownToneBrewologist

  • Rich_S
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Originally posted by B2D View Post
    ... extra compression like the Andy Timmons version has.
    I owned a Timmons for a very short while and didn't like it. I beat feet back to the orange box in short order.

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  • teleblooz
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • teleblooz
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    I have experience with OCD, but not the BB. I've read in various places the BB is a low to med gain pedal modeled after the original (low gain) Marshall Blues Breaker. Is that true? Is the Xotci BB a low gainer? I have an original black box Blues Breaker (my fav overdrive) and it's nothing like the OCD! Both are cool pedals and compliment each other well, but the OCD has more girth and gain on 2 than the blues breaker does nailed!

    Now, if my info in not correct, I stand corrected!

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  • B2D
    SDUGF Riffologist Supremö

  • B2D
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    The BB-COMP version has a 3-way mini toggle that allows you to select the "standard" amount of compression which the normal BB has, none at all, or extra compression like the Andy Timmons version has. I find it very useful for rounding out the sound, but it does make you have to go back and re-adjust level settings.

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  • TwilightOdyssey
    Darkness on the edge of Tone

  • TwilightOdyssey
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    Cool. I absolutely love the BB Preamp. Great as a boost, overdrive, or EQ.

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  • PFDarkside
    of the Forum

  • PFDarkside
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    Excited for the results. Can you also try boosting both with a low gain tube screamer?

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  • Rich_S
    HomeGrownToneBrewologist

  • Rich_S
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    Re: Fulltone OCD v3 vs. Xotic BB Preamp

    I've played OCDs at a friend's house but never bonded with them. When I played his BB Preamp, I went out and bought one myself. Mine's just the stock orange BB, not the Comp. I'm not a fan of compressed overdrives. The BB's extra pick attack and dynamic response is why I ended up choosing it over my other favorite, and venerable SD-1.

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