Since I’ve been talking and looking for different overdrives and potential distortion pedals for myself, I came across a fantastic comparison video by ProGruitarShopDemos featuring the Fulltone OCD, MI Audio Crunch Box and Barber Direct Drive. In the past, I talked about the Fulltone OCD and the MI Audio Crunch Box, so it was nice to see in the mix with the Barber Direct Drive. I wasn’t too familiar with this pedal, so I had to check this out. It’s clear they they all have some different nuances that each lacked, or gained. Overall, the Barber Direct was ‘darker’, but to me sounded the most natural. The OCD, which I think is a great pedal, had some nice sparkle. I also like the MI Audio Crunch Box, I think you could get that pedal really growling with the amount of gain it can pump out. I didn’t think there were any winners or losers in this comparison, but it’s great to hear the differences between them.
Fulltone OCD is available for $159.00 at Musician’s Friend
MI Audio Crunch Box is available for $129.95 at Musician’s Friend
Barber Direct Drive is available for $119.95 at Tunnel Vision Music
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