Another pedal thats like the Nobels ODR-S?

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  1. toneman335

    toneman335 Member

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    Been looking for a Nobels ODR-S pedal. Since they are so difficult to find I was wondering if there is another pedal thats a clone or almost just like it out there? Please let me know if you know of anything out there like that.
     
  2. VHS analog

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    I had a borrowed Nobels ODR-1, an original green one, a beautiful sounding mild overdrive. It's a complicated circuit with a unique layout that even Nobels can't replicate. (ie. The newer Chinese made silver ones sound nothing at all like the old green ones. The sound has no resemblence at all to the green.) I'm afraid those bad boys are gone forever.
    Prepare to pay premium prices on ebay.
     
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    The green ones were made in China as well.
     
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    Anyone else might know of a clone or perhaps of an ODR-S for sale? If you know of one for sale please send me a private message.
     
  5. BrianWampler

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    I've worked on both and reverse engineered both. I can say with 100% certainty that the circuitry, parts, values, etc, are all the exact same. The only difference is on the first run of the silver pedals the gain and volume controls were swapped around.

    bw
     
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    You are indeed correct, from an electrical engineering point of view. The circuit is the same, but the component layout changed radically. Technically they should sound identical. I know they replaced the 9 pin KIA4558S opamp (looks like a comb) with the more common 8 pin JRC4558 (looks like a bug) and some of the transistors appear to be different. Maybe that's what caused the difference in sound. The newer silver ODR has much higher gain similar to a TS-9 on full. BTW I'm a novice with electronics so All due respect to Indyguitarist!
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  7. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    So does anyone do one now?
     
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    If you're still looking check out a Wampler Underdog if you can find one. But they have been discontinued too.
     

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