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Way Huge STO

Way Huge STO  ·  Source: YouTube/Jim Dunlop/Way Huge

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The new Way Huge Smalls STO overdrive pedal is Jeorge Tripps’ take on the classic STO, the Nobels ODR-1 circuit, famously used by many a Nashville session player. This new version is nice and compact, and features some subtle changes to the Nobels formula.

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Way Huge Smalls STO overdrive pedal

The Way Huge Super Terrific Overdrive‘, or STO for short, is a simple three-knob drive pedal based on the Nobels ODR-1, the pedal Nashville session players have been using for years as a kind of ‘secret weapon’ for good tone. The Nobels pedal is known for its pleasing mild midrange bump and can be found many pro pedalboards setups.

Way Huge Smalls STO super smooth overdrive pedal

Way Huge Smalls STO super smooth overdrive pedal · Source: Instagram / Way Huge

Subtle Op-Amp differences

Instead of the discrete FET input found in the original Nobels ODR-1 circuit, the Way Huge STO has a FET op-amp, and is combined with a 4741 quad op-amp rather than the ODR1’s 4558. These subtle updates give the new STO pedal a super smooth drive tone that you can dial in to taste using the Volume, Tone and Drive controls.

The pedal has yet to hit the main Way Huge site, but is all over the company’s Instagram page, and is already listed for sale on Reverb. So we know how much can be expected to pay for this new, upgraded version of the pedal.

Jeorge Tripps designs some very tasty drive pedals, so this will certainly be one to check out. You can hear the new STO in action below.

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RRP – USD 149 / GBP 139

 

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