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ThePedalGuy Unboxes and Demo's the Nobels ODR Mini Natural Overdrive

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ThePedalGuy Unboxes and Demo's the Nobels ODR Mini Natural Overdrive

We finally saw this little wonder at the recent Winter NAMM show and had to give it a try. The Nobels ODR-Mini is the little brother to the ODR-1. This is a great and organic sounding overdrive that has a no brainer price of $79.  Check out the video and let us know what you think.  

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ThePedalGuy Presents the NuX Roctary

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ThePedalGuy Presents the NuX Roctary

We've had the Roctary for about a year now and sold several of them to many satisfied customers. We even did an unboxing video but we got so busy that we just didn't have time to go back and do a proper demo video. Well, we decided to fix that. This 30min video digs into the Roctary in a big way. There are chapter markers so you can jump to the part you want to see.  It's really three pedals in one, as it includes an overdrive, dual octaves, and a leslie rotary effect. Plus there are some cool secondary...

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Overdrive/Distortion/Fuzz - There is a Difference.

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Overdrive/Distortion/Fuzz - There is a Difference.

The sound of a distorted guitar or bass is so recognizable to anyone who either listens to or plays music, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone unfamiliar with that sweet sonic bliss, heavy crunch, or nuclear meltdown that comes from a great distortion pedal.  While the classifications overdrive, distortion, and fuzz tend to be used interchangeably, there is a true difference and use for each of these pedals.  Overdrive pedals can create both subtle warm tones at lower volumes and nasty harsh tones as the volume increases. You'll find overdrives used more commonly with blues and rock.  Distortion pedals create...

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