Nobels ODR-Mini Overdrive Pedal Review (April 2024)


Last updated on April 12, 2024 6:28 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Nobels ODR-Mini Overdrive Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The ODR-mini delivers creamy, natural overdrive – Everything from pushed clean amp tones to gain-filled stacks! It has the same tones as its legendary brother – the ODR-1. You‘ll love the warm mid-gain tones for rock and blues, and the screaming hard rock sounds from the ODR-1 Mini. Plus the mini features true-bypass switching, the SPECTRUM pot with mid-click, fluorescent pointers on the “GitD“ – knobs (Glow-in-the-Dark). Guaranteed to be a BIG part of your sound while a small part of your pedalboard.

Product Features

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  • Analog
  • Weight: 175 gr
  • Consumption 25 mA
  • Effect-Type: Overdrive
  • Control: Drive, Tone, Level
  • Bypass Modus: True Bypass
  • 9-18 Volt, center negative
  • Country of origin: China
  • Solid metal housing
  • Low current consumption
  • Mono/Stereo: Mono In, Mono Out
  • Dimensions (B*L*H / mm): 42 * 93 * 50

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build
  • Priced affordably
  • Extremely reputable
  • Favorable consumer review testimonials
  • Worth the price
  • Great sound output
  • Sounds similar to the original ODR-1, but with somewhat less bass
  • The original ODR-1’s structural integrity has been improved
  • Low current consumption
    Ideally suited for usage with single-coil pickups
  • It’s simple to dial in fantastic tones
  • Spectrum control is distinct and versatile when compared to typical Tone knobs


  • Pots/knobs are loud
  • Low-end frequency is dominant

Nobels ODR-Mini Overdrive Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The Nobels ODR-1 and, later, the ODR-mini have grown in prominence as Nashville session players have become more open about their gear. It turns out that this pedal has played a significant influence in country and rock music, but has mostly gone unnoticed.

The good news is that, unlike the Klon or other mythic status pedals, the ODR-mini is reasonably priced and easily accessible. It also addresses a couple of the original pedal’s minor flaws by enhancing the enclosure quality and downsizing it down to a tiny pedal format.

The Nobels ODR-mini isn’t a perfect overdrive, but it is undoubtedly good-sounding. As a result, more and more wonderful sounding pedals are being built on its basis. Those pedals are also worth a look.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Nobels ODR-Mini Overdrive Pedal

as of March 30, 2024 10:17 am

Pricing History

Price History for Nobels ODR-Mini Overdrive Pedal


Current Price $79.00 March 30, 2024
Highest Price $79.00 November 17, 2023
Lowest Price $79.00 November 17, 2023
Since November 17, 2023

Last price changes

$79.00 November 17, 2023

as of March 30, 2024 10:17 am
Last updated on March 30, 2024 10:17 am

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Additional information

Item Weight

6.2 ounces

Product Dimensions

4.8 x 2.6 x 2 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

October 31, 2018

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Guitar Pickup Configuration

Single Coil

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18 Volts


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