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Jun 5, 2020

Hamstead Soundworks Subspace

The Hamstead Soundworks Subspace is a variation of the British company’s acclaimed Odyssey Overdrive optimized for low frequencies (still within the guitar realm, shining on baritone guitar, but it works well with bass, synths and drum machines too).

Like all the releases by this boutique builder, the Subspace isn’t short of features, sporting six knobs and three 3-way toggle switches that open up a universe of sculpting possibilities.

The left toggle switch gives you access to three clipping options; The center one alloqws you to route the EQ pre or post the drive section, or bypass it entirely; the right toggle is an input gain multiplier (x1, x2 or x5).

Three EQ knobs (Tone, Bass and Treble) allow for plenty of sculpting possibilities, while the Parallel knob acts as a Mix control to reintegrate some of the clean signal.

Our journey to push the boundaries of what a drive pedal can be has come to its next stop. This is Subspace: the analogue versatility of Odyssey by Peter Hamstead, optimised for low frequencies.
With it’s re-voiced circuit, enhanced with the addition of a parallel dry control, Subspace allows you to craft your perfect drive sound without losing any character or low frequencies from your original signal. You’ll be taken on a journey from clean boost with tone shaping, to warm vintage valve style overdrive, through to defined distortion and all the way to glitchy oversaturated fuzz.

Whilst developed with bass in mind, Subspace took us further than we could have imagined. When used with guitars it opens up a whole range of alternative and inspiring drive sounds, and allows frequency-specific clipping for all instruments including keys, synths and drum machines. When used with bass it offers more than you could believe was possible from a compact analogue drive pedal.

3 Clipping Circuits

Powerful Tone Shaping

Frequency-Specific Clipping

Warm Vintage Overdrive

Defined High Gain Distortion

Parallel Dry Control with x2 Boost

+/-18dB of Treble and Bass Boost & Cut

Mid-Boosted Drive

Glitchy Oversaturated Fuzz

-10dB Input Gain Switch

An all-analogue design by Peter Hamstead. Inspired & voiced by Tim Steer & Simon Francis.

Subspace features an optical OptoKick footswitch from our friends at TheGigRig, for silent and reliable switching.