Nobels Sound Studio 1X

Nobels Sound Studio 1X

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Sound Studio 1X, Solid-State Guitar Preamp from Nobels.

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Nobels Sound Studio 1X tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Nobels
  • Model: Sound Studio 1X
  • Category: Solid-State Guitar Preamps
  • Added in our database on: 04/29/2005

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Nobels Sound Studio 1X user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 2 reviews )
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SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Apart from the breath is rather well"

Nobels Sound Studio 1X
Note, I have a simple (not 1x) version 1, with the following differences:
fixed chorus, no tone control, no control dist.

The machine is like my late rockman, supplied with more and less so 6v 8 6v batteries. As against the Nobels comes with the specific power supply.

The following front panel controls:
6.3 jacks for guitar input, output L + R, phones and stereo output. Cursor to the master volume trimpot for the intensity of delay, chorus and delay to push. Rotocontacteur for different sounds.

In side:
trimpots gain for input and for the compressor.
6.3 send and return jacks for footswitch and latched kind (which calls a distortion presets without downtime)
minijack to the power supply.
It is hard to format and then, and all analog


Very simple, it will be the former namely to dedicate headphones suitable given the total lack of equalization, and stay stuck on a scratch since the turn trimpots mini screwdriver ...

I note a significant blow, but the loop is perfect to put my boss ns2 and finished worry!
To use the amp as nobels clean with your favorite pedals gain should set its gain to a minimum and almost half the compressor, it is so clean and pumping.

Scheduled for console in that its spectrum is very balanced so rather lean in bass.
I think the lack of equalization is more elsewhere.


Of course you can not play with him and a footswitch, the available gain is rather low and it blows.
I use it as a preamp gain pedals between guitar-heads and class A, so it gives me the clean reverb and chorus. NS2 is essential in this case.

Excellent light, compressor sly but audible, a beautiful chouic on supported attacks.
My od and distortion pedals out great, it's good to set the compressor!
Delay half gives a nice reverb guitar amp over the stereo width.
The chorus is a treat although not adjustable, it cut a little bass and clean and the stereo effect is stunning.

The maximum output level suits my heads (12AU7 in V1) and poses no concern console.

Grain integrated overdrive is interesting, but you will not rock with.

Again, without noisegate this is very painful.


I had totally forgotten, thank you to the previous tester!
Course contact spray for plugs and buttons, and tuner 600 for trimpots, while terrible crachouillait but returned in order. Less fun, the cable in the power supply outlet (not removable without the saw) was only a loose connection, but given the special format it was worth repairing.

I like the clear, the compressor, its potent effects in a situation, and the fact that it is completely analog. It is compact but very readable, and convenient to integrate (attaches to the handle of the amp).
If I compare the zoom 9000, it has much better breath but its authenticity and answer questions, a lot more natural.
A niche product in okaz check the power supply and it really works (a LED that lights up does not mean anything).

sdraps's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A rediscover"

Nobels Sound Studio 1X
Type of amplification: headphone amp to PDO created in the 80's in the same vein as the Rocktron. 100% analog
Connections: 1 guitar input, 2 outputs, effects loop
Power: that is to play with headphones or use as a preamp / effect
Settings: first input settings are gain, the level of distortion and compression. Then, the effect settings are firstly a rotary switch - normal A clean, clean B 0-drive, distortion - other modulation effects - chorus and delay - and a noise gate, a tone and volume. Finally, and this is very convenient, can be controlled by foot-switch the passage of sound you selected will sound distortion.
Warning: no power switch. The on/off is done by plugging the jack into the input and the removing. Surprising.


Configuration ultra sound. The buttons are small because the gear is a rack packed in a sturdy metal case (16 x 12.5 x 4 cm) that can accommodate batteries and worn on a belt. German built very solid, it is a tautology. Nothing to do with the current plastoqueries.
The handbook is available online on the website of Nobels Electronics. This is of course very easy to use.
Easily obtained a good sound as long as the output volume is not too low.


I play blues and hard rock with a Gibson ES135 equipped P100. I plug it into my old Italian amp (Eko Zodiac EVC GEM March 10 and B40) and go to the stoner, at least in position distortion.
The 0-drive is a real crunch blues / rock or rockabilly, very sensitive to play the guitar. We regress the crunch with clean B and were really clean, with clean crystal A. Finally, the normal treatment gives the most neutral of the output signal from the guitar. Therefore, a very wide but not mega-death metal distortion, probably because it does not exist at the time of its creation ...
Delay and chorus are doing their job.
The sound is incredibly dynamic and always fool most digital multi-effects.


I use it for a little over 6 months and I am amazed by the machine. I have a Korg Pandora PX4 and a Boss BR-600 and frankly, the effects modeled in these boxes can not hold a candle to a real factory with my stuff like the X-1. on the other hand, it is sure that there is no rhythm or incorporated opportunity to register ...
Associated with a power stage lights, this pre-amp is enjoyable.

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