Hudson Sidecar Classic Germanium Overdrive Pedal

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Hudson Sidecar Classic Germanium Overdrive Pedal

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Hudson Sidecar Classic Germanium Overdrive Pedal Overview

Introducing the Hudson Electronics Sidecar, their take on the classic 808 circuit with the added versatility of a powerful two-band EQ which draws inspiration from a vintage Studer recording console. Packed with attitude and full of character, the Sidecar can cover classic overdrive and distortion as well as, at extreme settings, fuzz and boost.

The front end of the Sidecar is a modified version of the classic 808 overdrive, tuned for a bigger low-end, wider gain range and greater headroom. At the heart of the clipping section lies a pair of germanium diodes chosen for its 'softer' response characteristics, retaining your playing dynamics and feel. The powerful two-band Baxandall equaliser section follows the drive section and provides up to 15dB of cut and boost of the high and low bands, allowing you to sculpt your tone whilst remaining musical at all times.

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 31/7/2023

In a completely flooded Overdrive market (I've owned most of them) this really stands out as a bit different and a definite keeper. It can do KoT to Big Muff tones and everything in between. Good with clean and driven amps, responds well to volume roll off, really easy to find the sound you want and excellent build quality.

Mr Nik

Rated 5.00 out of 5 20/6/2023

Simply put I believe this is the best overdrive on the market extremely natural. It make sure I’m singing boosts your Guitar. I’m amazed it is as good as if not better than the Hudson broadcast. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone adding this pedal to the Arsenal.

Dusty Miller