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    Hudson Electronics Broadcast AP-II Dual Preamp FX Pedal

    *Pre-Order today for units arriving mid-March*

    A brand new pedal from the world famous Hudson Electronics is here, the Broadcast AP-II, hand built right here in the UK.

    Designed in conjunction with guitarist Ariel Posen, the Broadcast AP-II is a dual preamp FX pedal, with two separately voiced preamplifier circuits that can also be cascaded into one another.  One circuit is a silicon transistor and transformer while the other is a germanium transistor, and both have a huge gain range that can produce a wide range of sonic textures, especially when the circuits are cascaded.

    The Details
    • Pre-Order today for units arriving mid-February
    • Limited pre-ordering slots end 26.01.24
    • BRAND NEW from World renowned Hudson Electronics
    • Effect: Preamp/boost
    • Made In The UK
    • Designed in conjunction with guitarist, Ariel Posen
    • Two independent amplifier circuits
    • Subtle boosts to heavier distortion
    • 1 silicon transistor circuit
    • 1 germanium transistor circuit
    • Cascade both circuits together
    • Individually hand-built on to a high-quality PCB, assembled, hand-wired, tested and packaged all by Michael Hudson
    • 9V DC centre negative

    *The pedal requires a DC power supply unit (PSU) - please ensure the PSU’s output voltage is between 9VDC and  24VDC, regulated with a 2.1mm negative centre barrel plug. Any other type may damage your pedal. If you plan on sharing the same PSU with other pedals, it is recommended to use a PSU with isolated outputs.

    Shipping

    Shipping

    • Free UK shipping from orders of £200 or more
    • Orders despatched within 1-2 working days
    • Always tracked worldwide shipping
    • Plastic free packaging as standard

    Returns

    30 day peace of mind return policy, but please read our terms and conditions, returns and refunds policy before placing an order. 

    What Do Hudson Electronics Say?

    The Broadcast AP-II is a dual preamplifier pedal designed in conjunction with guitarist, Ariel Posen. It features two independent, differently-voiced preamplifier circuits which each add their own subtle colour. The first is fitted with a silicon transistor and transformer, bringing the smooth, darker tone of the original Broadcast-AP. The second removes the transformer and replaces the silicon with a germanium transistor, resulting in a brighter, more aggressive tone. Each circuit has a large gain range, and cascading one into the other provides further sonic options, from subtle boosts through to heavily-distorted sounds.

    Controls

    SILICON PREAMPLIFIER

    DRIVE - Controls the gain of the silicon preamplifier section.

    LEVEL - Controls the output level of the silicon preamplifier section.

    GERMANIUM PREAMPLIFIER

    DRIVE - Controls the gain of the germanium preamplifier section.

    LEVEL - Controls the output level of the germanium preamplifier section.

    The Broadcast AP-II features a send / return loop between the two sections, enabling other pedals to be added between the preamplifiers or for each preamplifier to be placed at a different point in the pedal chain. 

    SEND - Sends out the signal from the silicon section to another pedal; this can also be thought of as the output of the silicon section.

    RETURN - Receives the signal back into the pedal; this can also be thought of as the input of the germanium section.

    If nothing is plugged into the SEND or RETURN jacks, the signal is internally routed from the silicon section into the germanium section. Plugging into either the SEND or RETURN jack (or both simultaneously) breaks this connection.