Unfortunately not.

Therefore, it is not possible to repair or refurbish old Nobels items here in our company. Spare parts are also missing for many older items. These can no longer be reordered, as many parts have been discontinued.

Unfortunately not…
There are no more spare parts and we don’t have our own workshop that could do it. We are sorry!

There is a bass cut switch on the circuit board (bottom left in the battery compartment).

The “+” position is the normal frequency response of the ODR-1.

In the “-“ position, the lower, low frequencies are attenuated – with guitars that give out a high bass portion (humbucker) anyway, the bass cut is much more defined.

Very few items have serial numbers. Some older devices like the Sound Studios 1/1X and the last limited special edition of the ODR-1 Ltd. Most numbers, e.g. on base plates, indicate versions or are EAN numbers on the packaging.

We have set up a store locator here on the website where you can find your nearest official Nobels dealer.

If you can’t find a country, please check the major dealers, who usually also offer worldwide shipping.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please send us a message.

Here is a LINK to the store locator.

Here we have set up a separate section under History. Here you will find a lot of interesting milestones.


Yes, in the early days some models were offered in OEM and even developed together for Fender (MS8).

What means OEM? Original Equipment Manufacturer

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) traditionally is defined as a company whose goods are used as components in the products of another company/distribution, which then sells the finished item to users under their own brand.

Here is a small overview of the companies:

Fender, Rhino, Series10, JHS, Phonic Rock Box, Hello Kitty, Shadow, Rok Axe, Impact, Kramer, Dean…

Has Nobels also developed for other companies or built in OEM? 1 Has Nobels also developed for other companies or built in OEM? 2Has Nobels also developed for other companies or built in OEM? 3Has Nobels also developed for other companies or built in OEM? 4

A buffered pedal strengthens your tone and drives it through the chain, restoring the signal and tone to what it should be. A buffer does this at all times, whether the pedal is on or off. If you are using longer cables over 18.5ft on both sides of the pedal i.e. guitar to pedal to amp, then a buffered pedal will preserve the signal and push it to the amp. Imagine it as someone cheering you on. You have the tone, but there’s something supporting it and helping you get there safely. Some guitarists will argue that a buffered pedal will add too much high end, when in reality it provides a far more pronounced and responsive signal.
It’s also often a philosophical question, and everything has its pros and cons.

Many years ago we decided on a socket provider that is sealed, which means it is a bit stiff at first, but does not wear out.

With daily use, the bushings become smoother.

In all these years we haven’t had any problems anchoring the sockets on the circuit board.

So no worries!