Nobels ODR 1 Clone or Original versions. What's your Favorite?

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  1. jim lavender

    jim lavender Member

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    Hey Folks. The recent Nordland ODR thread prompted me to post this. I'm almost 100% tele these days and My favorite (out of a limited sample size) is the J Rockett Chicken Soup. Just wanted to see what other folks thought was the best. Thanks
     
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  2. paulydangerous

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    I used a Chicken Soup for 3 years. Great overdrive. The newest version of the Rockett GTO sounds really good. Different control layout than the Nordland but both in the same camp.
     
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  3. erniecaster

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    Hi,

    I don´t understand why somebody builds/buys a clone of a pedal that is available and not expensive.

    cu

    erniecaster
     
  4. Stressfest

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    Bypass tone suck.
     
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  5. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    You could get the ODR mini, which is true bypass?
     
  6. J5jarod777

    J5jarod777 Member

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    I'm perfectly happy with an ODR-1 reissue
    Best overdrive I've ever owned
     
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    If You think this is bad; you should add up the parts cost for your favorite overpriced boutique unobanium pedal.
     
  8. jim lavender

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    I don´t understand why somebody builds/buys a clone of a pedal that is available and not expensive.

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    erniecaster[/QUOTE]

    Good Point. I edited the thread title. Thanks
     
  9. J-Walk

    J-Walk Supporting Member

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    ODR Mini is unbelievably good IMO… not to mention very affordable
     
  10. GeorgeNada

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    The mini has been my main OD lately. Incredible little $79 pedal. I’m very curious about the XTS modded mini and the DCW take on it though.
     
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  11. AceBSpankin

    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales Supporting Member

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    Lucky Dog guitars has a pedal called the Soul-Winner
    Their take on a ODR-1 with a Comp circuit in the same box!!
    I have not tried it but it sounds good in the demos.

    Built buy Greenchild Amplification

    I am not affiliated at all just love the look of the Guitars from Lucky Dog and saw this.
    As I have become very interested in this circuit!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Jamie_Mitchell

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    my fav is the mini.
     
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    bkb1984 Supporting Member

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    The mini rules. Best OD for the money in my experience
     
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  14. mustachio

    mustachio Supporting Member

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    Love my vemuram ods-1
     
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    I took delivery of an XTS Imperial Drive right before the Coronavirus lockdown and I have been loving it into my Two-Rock CLRS.

    The dynamic switch gives it some extra versatility and I haven’t found a single setting on any of the knobs that was not usable.

    So far, it has knocked my Analogman Prince of Tone, which I used for my lead tones, out of my board... let’s see if things remains this way in a few weeks.
     
  16. mach1

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    The Mini is really great. By far my favorite OD.
     
  17. (Something)

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    Is the Wampler Paisley Drive based on the Nobels? If so, that one.
     
  18. DGA

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    The only one I've tried is the mini, which I own. It's a cool pedal.
     
  19. jim lavender

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    I think the wampler underdog is his Nobels clone but it's only available as one side of the Paisley Deluxe.
     
  20. tinkercity

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    I've not tried the Nordland but I've tried most of the rest. Some were great and some were meh including the reissue and the mini. I didn't like that one at all.

    My favorite is an original modded by XTS for bypass. Original pots, switches etc... It does have a lot of low end and isn't "right" for every use but that's not why I own it. I own it for adding that thick low midrange "cloud" that sits perfectly in a track. I use it for sessions and not for live work. It sounds best to my ears with British & Tweed amps and to my ears, there's nothing like it.

    Other favorable iterations are:
    - Vemuram ODS-1: Very stringy and clear. The presence is much like everything from the guys at Vemuram which is awesome. Versatile in the gain and low end EQ. I hear a mix of Klon, ODR-1 and Dumble
    - XTS Imperial: Fat and warm much like most of their drives. Not too much low end and muck. Just what you'd need. Less wide band and more focused IMHO but great sounding and feeling.

    I'd love to try the Nordland at some point too, and can see how having a very tunable version of this circuit could be awesome for a lot of players. For me however, I'm not as concerned with it being versatile because I pull out my original ODR-1 for a specific purpose when tracking. I'm not needing it to fit with backline rigs or other guitars and rooms etc...
     
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