Nobels are an interesting pedal company that have been around since 1985, but you may have not seen them around too much. They are considered to be one of the industry's best kept secrets and the ODR-1 is the pedal that got them that name.
The ODR-1 Mini is the latest update to the range. The same great characteristics, this time packed in a smaller format, with a slightly tighter tone.
Here are some glowing reviews from guitar pedal experts:
"As promised, the drive dial takes us all the way from mild crunch to roaring hard rock, with a little help from that intriguingly named Spectrum control. Increasing it adds brightness and gain without harshness, while dialling it back softens the top end for darker, more subdued textures. We can definitely conclude that this thing is smarter than the average green overdrive." - Guitar.com
"While I have to say that this isn't one of those pedals that wows you when you first plug-in, after using it for a while its versatility really does start to shine through... the ODR‑Mini works well in conjunction with other drive pedals, or amplifiers that are set in that responsive region between clean and dirty. I like the way it retains note definition across the drive range and I can see how the Spectrum control could be particularly handy in a studio session, when you need to switch between guitars with different styles of pickup." - Sound on Sound Magazine
Three Controls, Amazing Tones.
The idea is that with three controls you can cover an incredible range of sounds from on the edge single coil chime to powerful humbucker rock. The best part is that it does all of that while still remaining natural sounding, pushing your tube amp in a way that never sounds harsh or boomy.
They have achieved this unique ability is the Spectrum control that acts as your tone control, but also so much more. Which yes it does add in more high end as you turn it up it also adjusts other areas of the pedal to set the response perfect for that frequency range. Because of this even when it is turned down for low response you still have plenty of clarity and a full dynamic range.
Pushed Clean Amp to Gain Filled Stack
As this pedal is so versatile that you can use it for everything from blues and country crunch to hard rock without any problems. This is why it has been picked up by so many different session musicians who need a select few pedals to provide every kind of overdrive to their rig.
- "Natural Overdrive" DNA as the Nobels ODR-1, but with a slightly firmer sound
- Lightweight and compact
- True bypass
- Glow in the Dark buttons
- Controls: Drive, Level, Spectrum
- Effect Bypass
- Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack)
- Output (6.3 mm jack)
- Power adapter connection (hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside)
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 41 x 92 x 47 mm