Guitar Summit 2023
And suddenly everything happens very quickly and totally unexpectedly.40 years of the Nobels brand
30 years our legendary overdrive ODR-1 has been pleasing the ears.We can show our new golden treasure for the first time at the Guitar Summit.The classic sound of the golden Nobels ODR-1 era upgraded with a continuously adjustable bass cut pot.

Limited Edition 5000 units worldwide – in numbered special packaging with certificate, Anniversary Pick and sticker.

The first delivery is expected at the beginning of November.

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CU in Mannheim – Guitar Summit 2023
We are thrilled to announce that this year we will be participating in Guitar Summit 2023 at the Rosengarten in Mannheim, Germany! From 22-24 September, the doors will open to a world of musical innovation and creative expression, and we are proud to be part of this exciting event.You can find us on level 0, stand 029, where we will be presenting our latest creations.But that’s not all! We want to give you the opportunity to take part in our daily raffle. Each day of Guitar Summit you will have the chance to win an exquisite Nobels ODR-mini pedal or one of two No1 Stretch Straps. It’s our way of thanking you for your support and giving you the opportunity to take your setup to the next level.Guitar Summit 2023 will undoubtedly be a memorable event for all music lovers. We look forward to meeting you at our booth, sharing ideas, showing you our latest innovations and most importantly, talking to you about our shared passion for music. Let’s come together, learn and grow together.We can’t wait to see you at the Rosengarten in Mannheim on 22-24 September!

Nobels awards OSIAMO LLC, NY, as Best Distributor of the Year 2022 
German effect pedal company Nobels proudly announces that they award their exclusive distributor OSIAMO LLC as Best Distributor of the Year 2022. President Bernhard Kurzke states that Osiamo’s effective launches, activities and good service to US dealers over the last year lead to a strong increase of image, recognition and sales of Nobels flagship models ODR-1 and ODR-mini.
Their professional input in product ideas will result in new models. Osiamo’s impressive and steady growth in sales has been a key factor in Nobels’ global success in 2022. “We look forward to many fruitful years of partnership and close cooperation.”
The Nobels ODR-1 and ODR-mini have been our best selling overdrive pedals now for over two years,” says Ed Matthiack, owner of Osiamo. He continues, “we’re honored not only to win the award but also to work with Bernhard and Nobels team, helping them to bring their great effect pedals to the US dealers.

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Nobels @ Guitar Summit 2022
This year we are back at Guitar Summit 2022, from 9-11. September in Mannheim (in the rose garden) to find. To celebrate this great festival, you can spin the wheel of fortune and maybe even grab a grand prize. We are giving away an ODR-mini pedal every day.
Visit us at booth #269 on the 2nd floor.
We look forward to your visit!
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Due to the increasing popularity of Nobels, more and more exciting questions arise. Therefore we have now created a “Nobelspedia” knowledge base which we are gradually filling with content and answers. Feel free to take a look. LINK
Is there a question you always wanted answered but can’t find it here? Write us a short message at
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Get a free Nobels T-Shirt
Are you the proud owner of an ODR-1Ltd.? With a little luck you will have the right edition number and we will send you a free Nobels T-shirt. Pay attention to the published serial numbers on our social media channels. Maybe your number is also included? Good luck!
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ODR-1 Limited Edition

Nobels announces the launch of a Limited-Edition overdrive pedal, the ODR-1Ltd. Equipped with the famous ODR-1BC circuit, Nobels’ most recent edition of the well-known overdrive, the pedal gets a special make-over in the ODR-1Ltd. Nobels is producing only 2,000 pedals worldwide of the Limited Edition that features a breathtaking green sparkle finish and includes a certificate, a special gift box, and serial number.

Available NOW

Nobels ODR-1 Ltd. Limited Edition

ODR-1 – “Gear of the Year”

What a great message from the Guitarist magazine….
The Nobels ODR-1 BC has been highlighted in our recent Gear of the Year issue as a winner in the Effects category. Congratulations from everyone here at Guitarist!
The link to the issue can be found here
Thank you very, very much!
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The legendary Nobels Overdrive Pedal is finally available as a plugin!

ODR-1 is a collaborative effort between Nobels and Lancaster Audio to create a perfect 1 to 1 software model of our famous Natural Overdrive Pedal. Along with the classic ODR-1 sound, we’ve added a ton of new features like: Adjustable voltage (from 5v to 18v) and Tolerance Modelling, which gives you even more options than the physical pedal

Click here for more information

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Nobels @ Winter NAMM 2020

Visit us at Winter NAMM show 2020, in Los Angeles/Anaheim.

From 16.-19th of January – Nobels can be found at the OSIAMO Booth #1744 / Hall E.

We are looking forward to meet you!

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Story of Nobels ODR-1

Check out the development story of the Nobels “Holy Grail” – the ODR-1 pedal.
Written by Kai Tachibana
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Summer NAMM 2019

Visit us at Summer NAMM show 2019, in Nashville/TN. From 18.-20. July – Nobels can be found at the OSIAMO Booth #2028.

We are looking forward to meet you!

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The development of the Sound Studio online

The development history of Nobels Sound Studios goes back to the wild 80s. The developer, Kai Tachibana, has collected some stations here. Click here for more

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We have a winner!

Congrats to Mick from Moscow!

He is the winner of one Nobels ODR-mini pedal from the “Produce like a Pro – MASSIVE GIVE AWAY”.

Rock on and kind regards to Russia!

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“The Nobels ODR-1 might be the most famous overdrive you’ve never heard of – and now it’s gone mini.”

Click here to read the full review

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NAMM Show 2019

Visit us at NAMM show 2019, in Los Angeles. From 24.-27. January, we can be found in Hall E, Booth #1945.

We are looking forward to meet you!

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Music China 2018

A new baby is born………

It’s a ODR-mini!

Although the ODR-mini has the same DNA as the ODR-1…..but it sounds different.


  • Slim Body
  • Ultralight
  • 100% Natural OVERDRIVE
  • True Bypass
  • Tight Sound
  • SPECTRUM control with center
  • “Glow in the dark” knobs
  • 9-18 Volt operation possible – with higher voltage you will get much more headroom!

Coming very soon

Nobels ODR-mini mit Verpackung

Musikmesse Frankfurt 2018

Something new?

Stay tuned!

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New Arrival

Many people asked us for Nobel’s Merchendise…….
Here we go! Fancy Nobels TEE’s!

100% Cotton – Fruit of Loom

Size: M-L-XL-2XL

Color: Black only!

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We have a winner!


Alonso F. is the lucky winner of an ODR-1 pedal from the “Produce Like A Pro” website raffle.

“Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it! The ODR-1 sounds amazing!”

Thanks to all participants and thanks to Warren Huart.

Click here for the “Produce Like A Pro” website.

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Win a Nobels ODR-1 with "Produce Like A Pro"

Warren Huart of “Produce Like A Pro” has tested the ODR-1 pedal on his YouTube channel.

Full of enthusiasm Warren gives an ODR-1 in a raffle.

You want to win?

Just subscribe and you get into the lot pot.

Good luck! Click here for the raffle.

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Thanks for 100.000 views!
Pro Guitar Shop – “PGS Andy” demos the ODR-1
THX to PGS for the support


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New ODR-1 video by Mike Hermans online

In case you’ve always wondered what the Nobels ODR-1 pedal sounds like?

The new ODR-1 video by Mike Hermans will give you the right answers.

Check out our new Nobels Official YouTube channel.

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Nobels has named Osiamo their exclusive distributor for the U.S.

Osiamo recently announced that Nobels has named Osiamo their exclusive distributor for the U.S.

Osiamo managing director Ed Matthiack said, “The Nobel’s ODR-1 compliments our other pedal and effect lines. The reputation and build of the Nobels pedals is well known to be of the highest quality.”

Nobels’ Bernhard Kurzke adds, “The Osiamo team has the qualities that we value in a partner. I’m looking forward to building our sales in the US with Ed and his team.”

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Owners manuals online

You lost your owners manual? No problem!

You will find a lot of owners manuals under the topic “Service”

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Social Media

Also visit our social media pages. We are happy about every LIKE and, of course, about comments, suggestions, criticism and ideas on new topics.


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Help for Jerry Donahue

Guitar Hero Jerry Donahue has been playing the NOBELS ODR-1 for 25 years, calling him “the world’s best overdrive”. Jerry’s photo can be seen on every Nobels box. Now he is struggling with health problems and can not play guitar anymore.

The worldwide help is enormous, there are benefit concerts with Albert Lee, Carl Verheyen and many more. A great deal comes from EMG, the Nobels distributor in the USA: From every NOBELS ODR-1, sold in the online shop to the SUMMERNAMM 2017, $ 20 will go directly to Jerry Donahue!

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ODR-1 with new accessories

As of February 2017, all ODR-1s have the following new featurs:

  • 4x “NOBELS MOUNTY P” – fold-out mounting tabs
  • 4x Rubber foot instead of rubber mat
  • New Design-Box
  • In planning: Enclosed Velcro tape for currently Assembly
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