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Cool OD find. Anyone know more about these?


john l

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Hey guys,

I recently found an old OD-05 on Craigslist and have been diggin it quite a bit. Id like to know a little more about these but havent been able to dig much up about them (and Pearl in general) online. I inquired over on TGP but still only got a few links that give a vague overview. If anyone could throw some links my way Id appreciate it. Thanks

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It's part of the MIJ Pearl Sound Spice series of pedals from the early - mid 1980s.

 

http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/pearl/soundspice

 

http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/pearl/soundspice/od05

 

You can also download a product flier from 1982 which might give you some further insight into the series here:

 

http://ebookbrowse.com/1982-pearl-effects-pedals-spreads-pdf-d332007053

 

And you can read some comments from other OD-05 owners on the Harmony Central User's Reviews:

 

http://www.harmonycentral.com/products/90537

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Thanks guys!

Yeah I love the eq, when you like something you can emphasize it and if you hear something you dont like you can pull it right out. you cant tell from the pics but it actually uses two JRC4558DDs. Great pedal thats going to see alot of use from me. Keep the info comming.

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Circuitwise, the Pearl compressor looks very interesting, but I haven't heard one. It uses an OTA like the Ross design, but kind of in reverse as a variable resistor to ground, with the OTA increasing gain to reduce the signal gain through it.

(http://www.freeinfosociety.com/electronics/schemview.php?id=574 .. not sure if direct link works, you may have to go to the list and select it yourself)

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I got interested in these too about 5 or 6 years ago, bought a few of them, but eventually sold most of them.

I kept the OD-5 and the CE-22 Chorus Ensemble. In my opinion, the distortion, parametric eq, graphic eq, phaser, and flanger are just ok, nothing special. The compressor had great tons of sustain, but was noisy.

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