NAMM 2020: The Nobels ODR-1, one of the most revered overdrive pedals of all time, just got an upgrade for 2020

Nobels ODR-1BC
(Image credit: Nobels)

NAMM 2020: Speak to a lot of Nashville session greats about their favorite overdrive pedal, and plenty will point to one box, the ODR-1 from German brand Nobels - and now that highly lauded stompbox has received a tonal tweak or two.

The new ODR-1BC plays host to two major changes, the first of which is an internal Bass Cut switch to tame low-end, which will prove handy for humbucker players.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.