So here is another little pedal with a lot of attitude. The OCD is a great piece of gear, small size, great tones and LP and HP function for even more variations.
First thing you will notice when plugging in is the consistency of your natural bypass guitar tone. It manages to keep that nice natural guitar to amp tone and signal so it is much more like a gain stage on an amp more than a pedal. For me this pedal was bought on a bit of a whim when I was downsizing my board and wanted something that would cover a lot of bases. I was using the BB+ at the time and wanted something that was smaller.
I have always been a big fan of the American clean tone. I have nearly always exclusively used Fender amps and used pedals for everything gainy. If you follow my posts you will know the types of pedals that I use and the ones I like. The Marshall amps have never been a big draw for me, but they of course have their place, and do sound amazing.
There are many compressors on the market at the minute. Each manufacturer producing their own versions of classic ones as well as coming up with new ideas and tones. For me however there has only ever been one company that I would use for compression and that is Keeley.
I have had the Keeley on my board for many years now and have always used it, just as much as I use distortion and delay. All I will say is that compression is a very personal effect. What works for one player may not work for all, and it depends on the guitar, the amp and the other pedals in the chain.
The EP booster is based on an echo machine pre amp the EP-3, the chosen pre amp for many legendary guitarists. It has an FET design and a low impedance output providing up to 20 db of boost to your signal.
We have used this pedal in 2 ways. Initially at the end of the signal chain, using it almost as a buffer to boost the signal going back into the amp. When working like this it allows you to eliminate any signal lost, and gives a great clean sound when going into the amp, making it nice and punchy.