We take a look at two popular items, the Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive TO800 and the Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. This article is part of a series called Top 10 Overdrive Pedals for Great Metal Sound in 2018
Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive TO800. Behringer is known for manufacturing very affordable equipment that actually does what it's supposed to do. Not always more than that, often it can be good products to start off with when you are trying to learn more about music making that you will eventually upgrade from.
Next up is the Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive. With the funniest name on the list this pedals smiles its way in to our heart. 'OCD' implies that it will not accept any flaws, and it doesn't. There is something about it that makes us want to open our wallets. The lovely name aside, it is a really good pedal. It promises gorgeous overtones and it delivers. This might be the pedal you have been looking for if you feel like you've tried everything else.
But how does this Vintage Tube overdrive pedal hold up? We believe that if we were to perform a blind test, not telling how much this pedal costs, no one would be able to guess that it is one of the cheapest on our list. The sound reminds of much more expensive tube screamers, although it is a lot brighter.
It has become somewhat of a classic that most people feel the urge to have on their pedal board. It is like an old friend that you can always rely on that will never fail you. With the turn of a knob you can achieve a light, full tone to a blasting high gain that knocks you off the chair. We're also thinking this might be a great gift to any guitar player who suffers from real OCD.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive TO800||Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive|
+ Super affordable
+ Good sound for the price
+ Nice green color
+ Extraordinary sound quality
+ Cool design with funny name
+ A classic that always delivers
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|This is an absolute steal and does really compete with expensive pedals for a fraction of the price. This is a very good choice if you want to try using an overdrive pedal to see if you like it before you spend a smaller fortune on a big brand, but it might just happen that you stick with this one! The extra money you save can be used to buy a complimenting pedal such as a Looper Pedal (click here for full guide).||When in doubt, go for the OCD-pedal! It is a reliable option for any musician, from beginners to professionals. The sound quality is wonderful, and the construction of the pedal is sturdy. A versatile, good looking pedal that we can highly recommend.|
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