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    Hudson Electronics Sidecar Overdrive FX Pedal

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    Hand built in the UK, The Sidecar is Hudson's take on the classic 808 circuit with the addition of vintage Studer recording console inspired two-band EQ.  With the Sidecar expect classic overdrive through to distortion, with fuzz and boost capable at the most extreme settings.

    The Details
    • World renowned Hudson Electronics
    • Effect: Overdrive
    • Made In The UK
    • High-Performance, High-Fidelity Audio Operational Amplifier
    • A pair of Germanium diodes
    • BI potentiometers
    • Heavy duty Alpha foot switches (rated for >30,000 cycles)
    • Individually hand-built on to a high-quality PCB, assembled, hand-wired, tested and packaged all by Michael Hudson
    • Current draw 50mA
    • 9V DC centre negative

    *A standard 9-24 volt DC regulated power supply with a 2.1mm negative tip barrel. Running at higher voltages will give you more headroom, less distortion and less compression and sag. This is perfect for use on bass, baritone and low tuned guitars.



    • 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


    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?

    Our 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.


    DRIVE – Regulates how hard the pedal is driven.

    BASS – Adjusts the low end content of the signal, +/- 15 dB at 85 Hz (shelving).

    TREBLE – Adjusts the high end content of the signal, +/- 15 dB at 8800 Hz (shelving).

    LEVEL – Sets the overall output.