A limited number of 5000 pieces were built and sold worldwide. This limited version reproduces the sound of an old ODR-1 from the 90s. This is an exact analogue reproduction of our best pedal from that time. In addition, an often requested adjustable bass cut has been added. All pedals has a, collectors pick, a certificate and an individual edition number.

The pointers work like in a clock – let some light (or UV) shine on them and they store that energy and glow.

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.

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


We owe this largely to unique, if not THE, Nashville session player Tom Bukovac and his local dealer Mike E.

But click here to hear the story first hand…

How did the term Nashville's secret weapon come about with the ODR-1? 1

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? 2 Has Nobels also developed for other companies or built in OEM? 3Has Nobels also developed for other companies or built in OEM? 4Has Nobels also developed for other companies or built in OEM? 5

We give a 2-year warranty on our current products.
This is sometimes treated differently from country to country. The first point of contact in a warranty case is always the seller/official Nobels shop that sold you the device.
However, should the case arise that the seller does not recognize the guarantee, please contact us (support@nobels.com).
Customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal and there is usually a satisfactory solution.

There is a remote socket on the back of the pedal. Here you can remotely control the on/off function of the pedal using a simple jack cable in connection with a switch. It is important to use a button that does NOT have an automatic snap-in function, but only emits a short pulse.

You can also install the pedal in a rack and switch it with a looper/switcher system.

The current pedals (ODR-1 from 2020 with Bass Cut/ ODR-1 30th Anniversary / ODR-1 Ltd and ODR-mini) can be operated with a DC voltage of 9-18 volts.

Older ODR-1 without bass cut switch only from 9-12 volts DC.
Always pay attention to the polarity and voltage!

A higher operating voltage allows the sound to have a little more headroom and thus a little more transparency. This is of course a matter of taste and not always desirable. Even a very low voltage (dying battery) is sometimes appealing. Here you get almost sounds like a FUZZ.

Many popular overdrives used a simple adjustable filter for the high frequencies. It was called “Tone” or “Treble” and really just reduced the high frequencies added by the overdrive electronics. Of course, this greatly limits the variety of sounds and possibilities.

After much sound testing, Kai Tachibana developed what was then, and we still believe, the unique double filter control called “Spectrum”. Not only the usual highs are raised or lowered, but also the lower mids/bass (~300 Hz). In the 12 o’clock position the sound is almost neutral. Turning the control counter-clockwise minimizes the treble and bass. Raised clockwise.

This allows a variety of EQ settings with just one knob.

What is the Spectrum control? 6

Spectrum curve