Is the Nobels ODR-1 a clone of another OD?

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  1. DanHorse

    DanHorse Member

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    The reason i ask is that I love the tone of the Nobels, but i cant keep it on my board as it sucks tone BADLY on my board.

    So, what clone is it of? (if it is one), or, is there another OD out the with the same flavour, i.e. tight, warm, smooth but still really articulate?
     
  2. NHBluesMan

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    not sure if it's a clone, but you could get it modded for true-bypass to help with the tone suck
     
  3. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Actually, if you're not really hurting for space on your board, just buy or build a true bypass looper and leave the pedal on using the looper to bring it in/out of the circuit. You can fit them in a really small box if you're only using one loop...
     
  4. Skreddy

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    It's kinda like a Tube Screamer, but it has both soft clipping and hard clipping and a LOT more going on with filters and such (the schematic reminds of of Klon in some places). I haven't seen another design that does exactly what the Nobels does, but it's not terribly, outrageously unique either--just well-tuned. And lotsa buffers. I'm surprised it's a tone suck, frankly.
     
  5. DanHorse

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    Yeah I dont know why, maybe quality of components? it was built down to a price after all. I do love it, does a warm, low gain malty-ness i love. Can be a noisy bugger too though.

    Thanks for your suggestions and info guys, i was indeed considering putting that and one or two others in a loop.....hmm
     
  6. drolling

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    I've got an old green one, and have found it no noisier than, say, a BOSS OD. The buffering's similar, too - it's not been an issue for me

    But I've read the QC's kinda spotty on these, so it's just possible yours is defective

    If drbob's suggestion about looping it doesn't appeal to you, there are at least two builders doing ODR-1 clones that are true-bypassed & made with higher grade components, etc.

    But I paid 39 dollars for mine, and the booteek versions are at least 4 times the price
     
  7. DanHorse

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    hmm i love it so much, a higher grade version would be tempting. who does the clones?
     
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    roknfnrol Silver Supporting Member

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    You might try the Chicken Soup.
     
  9. DanHorse

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    yeah that sounds the ticket mate! will have to ponder this...
     

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