NOBELS ODR-MINI £69
Total Guitar|November 2020
An open-secret tone machine gets the shrink
Stuart Williams

The Nobels ODR-1 Natural Overdrive was first launched in the early 90s, and quickly became a staple on the boards of session players and tone hounds in-the-know. But unlike many fabled overdrives, there is no mysterious character behind the pedal: no waiting list, no gooped circuits, no secret sauce to speak of. Nope, this was (and still is) a mass-produced pedal available on the average budget.

The pedal found a new lease of life in recent years after the lid was lifted by various influencers, giving a whole new generation interest in this forgotten gem. Fittingly, Nobels has released the ODR-Mini, which promises the same tonal characteristics in a scaled-down pedal.

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