Ask Zac Episode 8 - The Nobels ODR-1 and Tom Bukovac

April 17, 2020

The Nobels ODR-1 has been around for a while, but it was not always seen as a "cool" overdrive pedal. Looking back, there is one man that really spearheaded its popularity, and his name is Tom Bukovac. In this episode, I show how Tom evangelized the Nobels to players all over Nashville and beyond and made it one of the most prized overdrive pedals to own.

Tom Bukovac posted a response to this video:

He indicates that he learned about the Nobels from the long-gone Mike E's Music outside of Nashville. He also indicates that he never sold pedals on the road, and that in fact he was given cases of pedals, and that he gave them to his friends. My apologies for the inaccuracy, and thank you for the clarification. Zac

Here are some other players that I have interviewed that have used the Nobels.

Guthrie Trapp on the Truetone Lounge with an ODR-1

Jedd Hughes on the Truetone Lounge with an ODR-1

Jerry McPherson on the Truetone Lounge with an XTS re-housed ODR-1

Gear Used:

Guitars:2019 Danocaster Blackguard with Ron Ellis 52T (Bridge) and Julian Lage (Neck)

Strings: D'Addario 9.5-44 strings EXL120+

Amp: 1967 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion V30 speaker

Cables: George L's.

Effects: Nobels ODR-1

Power: Battery