Nobels ODR-Mini

Nobels ODR-Mini Natural Overdrive Pedal Review (June 2024)

  • ✔ Slimline Overdrive Pedal
  • ✔ Glow In The Dark Knobs
  • ✔ Features Drive, Level & Spectrum Control Knobs
  • ✔ Double As A Boost Pedal
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  • Overdrive
  • The same "Natural Overdrive" DNA as the Nobels ODR-1, but with a slightly firmer sound
  • Lightweight and compact
  • True bypass
  • "Glow in the dark" buttons
  • Controls: Drive, Level, Spectrum
  • LED: Effect On
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • Connectors: Input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Output (6.3 mm jack)
  • Mains adapter connection (hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside)
  • Power supply with a 9-18 V DC power adapter
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 41 x 92 x 47 mm

At first glance, the control layout looks pretty standard, with Volume, Drive and Spectrum (Tone), but the way Spectrum affects the tone is a little different from the norm. The drive range of this pedal is impressively wide, going from virtually clean to a classic rock‑style overdrive. Using the Spectrum control in the second half of its clockwise travel delivers the most overdrive, as the EQ boost comes pre the drive circuit.

While I have to say that this isn't one of those pedals that wows you when you first plug-in, after using it for a while its versatility really does start to shine through. If you like your drive on the more subtle side, this is definitely one to check out.

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