OB.1 support

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User Manual

User Manual



Yes. You can use the OB.1 as purely a clean boost pedal by simply turning down the compression setting to its minimum knob position.

The DIP switches allow you to select the Treble Shelf Corner and Mid Peak frequencies for the Boost.

Treble: shelf at about 1.5 or 2kHz switchable with internal DIP switches
Mid: peak around 800 or 1.1kHz switchable with internal DIP switches

OB.1 provides greater than 20dB of gain compensated compression. With the integrated clean boost, an extra 10dB of full frequency, mid or treble boost can be achieved.


For OB.1, we recommend a 9V battery (included inside OB.1) or any 9VDC center-negative power supply (not included). Some switching supply adapters (1 Spot) have been found to be a bit noisy with OB.1 and are not recommended. Others with additional filtering (Roland) are fine. OB.1 consumes less than 20mA of current.

For further information, please see our blog post on powering your effect pedals at the following link:

Gear Guide: Using the Right Power Supply for your Strymon Pedal


All of the inputs and outputs on our pedals use MONO TS unbalanced connections.  You can use a TRS cable to plug into the inputs and outputs of the pedals, however, there is no benefit to using TRS balanced cable over a MONO TS instrument cable.

All Strymon products are crafted with love in the USA, right in the Los Angeles, California area.

blueSky, Brigadier, Deco, El Capistan, Flint, Lex, OB.1, Ola, and Orbit are all 4.5″ deep x 4″ wide x 1.75″ tall.


Strymon Non-Transferrable Limited Warranty


Strymon warrants the product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase. If the product fails within the warranty period, Strymon will repair or, at our discretion, replace the product at no cost to the original purchaser.


This warranty covers defects in manufacturing discovered while using this product as recommended by Strymon. This warranty does not cover loss or theft, nor does the coverage extend to damage caused by misuse, abuse, unauthorized modification, improper storage, lightning, or natural disasters. Damage caused by any of the above circumstances may result in a non-warranty repair fee.

Limits of Liability

In the case of malfunction, the purchaser’s sole recourse shall be repair or replacement, as described in the preceding paragraphs. Strymon will not be held liable to any party for damages that result from the failure of this product. Damages excluded include, but are not limited to, the following: lost profits, lost savings, damage to other equipment, and incidental or consequential damages arising from the use, or inability to use this product. In no event will Strymon be liable for more than the amount of the purchase price, not to exceed the current retail price of the product. Strymon disclaims any other warranties, express or implied. By using the product, the user accepts all terms herein.

How to Obtain Service Under this Warranty

For North American customers: Contact Strymon through our website at http://www.strymon.net/support for Return Authorization and information. Proof of original ownership may be required in the form of a purchase receipt.
For International Customers: Contact the Strymon dealer from which the product was purchased from in order to arrange warranty repair service.

Your warranty is valid in the region of purchase. For example, if you buy your product in Japan, any service-related issues will need to be handled in Japan. Only products purchased in the United States can be repaired in the United States.


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