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Aug 14, 2018

Based in Cambridge, UK, Hamstead Soundworks has built a solid reputation with their line of amps. The Odyssey Overdrive represents their debut in the realm of gain pedals (they also put out a tremolo some time ago). It’s a pedal that will satisfy the “more is more” stompbox lovers since it can deliver a variety of tones through its many knobs and switches giving the player access to three different clipping circuits.

Reverb’s Tone Report posted this demo of the pedal:

And here’s a video review by Joe Perkins.

And here’s the video by Living Room Gear Demos.

One analogue circuit by Peter Hamstead, countless sublime classic and contemporary tones. With interactive controls for unbelievable versatility, Odyssey can take you on a journey from clean boost with tone shaping, to classic rock, through to heavy metal, and all the way to oversaturated fuzz. The sweet spot is wherever you want it to be – whether you simply want to find your sonic nirvana, or embark on an epic adventure of discovery.Our obsession with tone and electronic design has driven us to push the boundaries of what a drive pedal can be. This is Odyssey: One analogue circuit by Peter Hamstead, countless sublime classic and contemporary tones. With interactive controls for unbelievable versatility, Odyssey can take you on a journey from clean boost with tone shaping, to classic rock, through to heavy metal, and all the way to oversaturated fuzz. The sweet spot is wherever you want it to be – whether you simply want to find your sonic nirvana, or embark on an epic adventure of discovery.

Features:
3 Clipping Circuits • Guitar & Amp Tone Shaping • 18dB of Clean Treble & Bass Boost & CutTransparent Overdrive • Mid Boost Overdrive • Medium Gain OverdriveRock Overdrive & Distortion • Metal & Doom Distortion • Fuzz