While I was eavesdropping on the Twitter conversation between @CheeseBlocks and @PeterBerki, I read the following “.. the cool cat overdrive is 95% the same circuit as the OCD..” What??? I had to explore further. Googling, I did see a few sites discussing this and how both the OCD and Cool Cat were clones of VoodooLab or Timmy OD. Very interesting indeed. One thing to way in is the quality of build construction of a Dano pedal will be less, but I was surprised how close they sounded.
I found a great GearMannDude video (does this guy ever let me down?) where he plays a Danelectro Cool Cat against a Version 4 Fulltone OCD.
What I say in that video, the tone is very similar. There is some subtle differences in the low end in my opinion and there is definitely more options with the OCD, but the pedal sounds pretty damn close. The differenceÂ really comes to price, but more importantly (in my opinion) build quality. I definitely want a stomp pedal that’s not going to break during live applications.
Currently you can pick up the Danelectro Cool Cat CO-2 Overdrive V2 Guitar Effects Pedal for $49.00, and the Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal costs $159.00 at Musician’s Friend.
13 years ago
Close enough for government work. Danelectro’s site says the Cool Cat is true bypass, and made of metal.
I like Fulltone and trust Gearmanndude’s observation on the build quality. But if you’re using a bypass strip, the build quality isn’t as much of a concern anymore.Reply
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13 years ago
For the money, what’s not to like about the dano?Reply
I’ve been using their stuff for ages and I’ve not had any trouble with build quality when gigging. Maybe I’m not heavy footed.
I know its a youtube vid so the sound isn’t gonna be accurate and a proper test would need them recorded in studio conditions but for on the road its a no brainer for me, the difference in price is massive for the difference in tone. Dano 1 – Ocd 0