What About The Nobels ODR-1? [vs TS9 & BD-2w into AC15 & Deluxe Reverb]

Published 8 Oct 2021

How come we’ve never owned one of the most classic overdrive pedals of all time?

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Welcome to the show! It is with some surprise that Daniel and I turn to one another, sigh, and admit that neither he nor me have ever owned a Nobels ODR-1. Legion are our comrades who have proffered the humble green overdrive as a mighty beast, fit to fight in the arena alongside any of the more legendary brands. Yet we eschewed their enthusiasm, incorrect in our assumption that the world really doesn’t need another overdrive pedal. Alas, this really isn’t just another overdrive pedal and never has been.
With more open minds and a brace each of classic amps and OD pedals, we venture onto the plains of discovery to find the Nobels indeed noble among its peers. Let tone commence…

Enjoy the video!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner

• Boss BD-2w Blues Driver
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• Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
UK & Europe:

• Nobels ODR-1 Natural Overdrive
UK & Europe:

• Vahlbruch SpaceTime Echo Delay

• TheGigRig Humdinger (used as amp splitter)

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Intro playing
2:18 The Nobels ODR-1 background
5:45 Today’s amps and other pedals
8:05 Fender Deluxe Reverb
9:10 ODR-1, Deluxe Reverb, single coils
11:18 ODR-1, Deluxe Reverb, humbuckers
12:45 The sweet spot?
13:45 ODR-1 & TS9, Tele
16:00 ODR and TS9, Strat
19:32 ODR-1 Bass Cut switch
24:30 ODR-1 & BD-2w, Tele
29:04 ODR-1, BD-2w, Les Paul
33:30 Higher gain, neck pickup LP, Deluxe Reverb
35:30 Higher gain, neck pickup LP, AC15
37:30 ODR-1, BD-2w into AC15, Tele
40:40 ODR-1, BD-2w into AC15, Strat
43:50 Both amps, stacking pedals
48:20 All pedals on, both amps
48:38: Closing thoughts

Guitars in this episode:
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 (2017) - Mick’s video here:
• 1965 Fender Telecaster – no video yet
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video here
• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Murphy Aged - no video yet
• Fender American Vintage ’59 Stratocaster – no video yet

Amps in this episode
• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb with 12-inch Jensen C-12K speaker

• Vox AC15 C1 with Celestion G12M Greenback speaker

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