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Nobels ODR-1 - THE tele pedal?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by JJtele, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. JJtele

    JJtele Tele-Meister

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    Recently got an old silver one of these and man, I have never heard another pedal bond with a tele bridge pup like the ODR-1. With both my partscaster tele w/ sliders vintage broadcaster pickup and my cabronita w/ fidelitron pickups, the nobels seems to just make them sound like how a tele sounds in my head, smooth, just broken up but full and fat with zero shrillness. It's like this pedal was designed with a tele in mind. Anyone else find this is their go to tele drive pedal?
     
  2. telerocker1988

    telerocker1988 Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep I agree! I'm a big fan of that circuit and the sound. I love it with Tele and Strat bridge pickups. I find myself using it for a gritty/breakup tone. It sounds ok with buckers too, but it shines with a Fender single coil guitar.

    I've got three different pedals based on that circuit (one being a Nobels) and I love them all. Great pedal and certainly a Nashville favorite for that reason.
     
  3. CAAD8N8

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    I got an Open Road ( based on that circuit) for Christmas and it seems to be on 80% of the time now. I love it!
     
  4. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

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    I still can't bond with my ORD-1!
     
  5. vincent

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    I'm a fan of the ODR-1. Love how it fattens single coils.
     
  6. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Yep it goes very nice with a tele bridge pickup. I have one of the old green originals. I should so sell it for the mad money they are going for, and buy one of the new ones , or an Open Road
     
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    twangking Tele-Afflicted

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    Isn't it a tubescreamer? They do sound nice with teles.
     
  8. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    It's the best pedal I've run across for the tele bridge pup, but that's about all it's good for, IMO.
     
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    No. But they are both green... ;)
     
  10. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It doesn't sound or react like a tube screamer to me. More full-range sound. More dynamic. Tough to use on anything but a bridge p/u with a cranked Fender, b/c it lets so much bass through.
     
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  11. JJtele

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    I do think that the whole "bass boost" thing plays a big roll in why the pedal shines with single coils, but the pedals actual voicing seems to make a tele, sound like a tele (if that makes sense). Listen to Guthrie Trapps "Mambo Cheeks" from his solo album and it sums it up well. Very dynamic, gritty and thick. Wish I could get mine rehoused like the ones on Dann Huff And Tom Bukovac's boards
     
  12. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

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    Haha. 'Tubes Creamer'.
     
  13. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    whoops.
     
  14. sbpark

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    Looks like i'm in the minority here. i need to break out my ODR-1 again and give it another shot!
     
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    I like mine with a musicman amp. That solid state front end does not sound good overdriven but that pedal makes it sound pretty good.
     
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    I love it with all my guitars and a Rambler. It's perfect!
     
  17. Daddy Hojo

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    I've heard rumor that the Danelectro Fab Distortion (the red plastic cheap one) is a close copy of the Nobels. Any truth to that?
     
  18. JJtele

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    Isn't that the one that's a Timmy clone?
     
  19. blowtorch

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    The red plastic FAB Distortion sounds very good, but it sounds nothing like the Nobels.
    The Danelectro pedal that's the Timmy clone is the CTO version 1. It is gold colored.
     
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    It is the VS Open Road that is supposedly a ODR-1 clone.
     
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