To understand the Electro-Harmonix OD Glove, first, we have to talk about the Fulltone OCD.
Where most overdrive pedals have always taken inspiration from a few classic circuit designs, the Fulltone OCD broke the mould. Originally intended as a standard tube screamer, the designers swapped out the traditional clipping diodes found in models like the TS-9 and the TS808, and replaced them with MOSFETs. The effect was a far more ‘tube-like’ reaction to dynamics and clipping.
Inspired by the Fulltone OCD, the OD Glove is Electro-Harmonix’s take on this classic circuit design. Like the Joyo Ultimate Drive, the OD Glove does a great job of reproducing those dark Marshall tones whilst also having an incredibly dynamic range.
At a glance, this pedal does not look complicated. It’s a basic set-up, in a similar vein to the Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive, but unlike the Harley Benton, it has a lot to offer to experienced guitarists, as well as beginners.
Although its basic layout does make the OD Glove far more accessible, because of its distinct type of overdriven sound, as well as its wide range in tone, this pedal offers something that other overdrives just don’t.
The Electro-Harmonix OD Glove retails at around $75. That’s not too bad by new pedal standards, but does it really hold up to its competition?
As always, this rather depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a general-purpose overdrive then there are a number of more affordable options available that will give you a more traditional kind of overdrive. On the other hand, if you want something that can produce that unique Fulltone OCD sound then this is one of the best options on the market today.
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.3|
|Based on famous model?||Fulltone OCD|
|Special Features||Mode Toggle Switch|
|Width (in cm)||7.0|
|Height (in cm)||5.4|
|Depth (in cm)||11.5|