The Sidecar and all versions of the Broadcast are 120mm x 100mm x 65mm (including knobs, feet and jacks).
HUM, HISS AND NOISE
Because the Broadcast has a large amount of signal gain within the pedal itself (and to a lesser extent the Sidecar), it can seem as if the pedal is creating the hum or hiss, as it only becomes noticeable once the effect is engaged; however, it may be that the pedal is simply boosting an existing noise issue occurring elsewhere in your signal chain. This noise may be the hiss created by a pedal placed before the Broadcast/Sidecar or hum from your guitar and/or another pedal. If noise is an issue, I would recommend checking the pedal in isolation; i.e. just a guitar plugged into the pedal, then into an amplifier with no other pedals connected to your pedal power supply. If the noise is still present, swap – one by one – the guitar, cables and power supply to try isolating the source of the noise. If the noise disappears after trying the pedal in isolation, add on other pedals one at a time.
Low frequency hum can be created due to the placement of the pedal in relation to your power supply, particularly if the pedal is placed on top or directly above a linear power supply.
High frequency, whining noise is usually produced by a switch-mode power supply.
If noise still proves to be an issue, please send a message. I am always happy to help.
All pedals feature true bypass switching, utilising a high quality Alpha foot switch rated for over 30,000 cycles.
Please click here to see how to adjust the internal trimmers on your Dual Broadcast.
BROADCAST VERSIONS AND LIMITED RUNS
Hudson Electronics UK makes Broadcasts in a few different configurations; you can read about them in greater detail here.
All versions are essentially the same circuit but with specific changes to make them more suited to differing applications and needs. The dual foot-switch versions allow you switch gain modes on the go and have the added flexibility of being able to change the gain setting via the internal trimmers. The 24V Limited models have the convenience of permanently running internally at 24VDC (for greater headroom) from a standard 9VDC power supply whereas the Standard Broadcasts can adjust the headroom by altering the power supply voltage at which they run.
RUNNING THE PEDAL AT VOLTAGES GREATER THAN 9VDC
Certain Broadcasts and Sidecars can be run at voltages between 9VDC and 24VDC, with higher voltages giving the pedal more headroom (especially in the low frequencies). For details please see here.
SIGNAL CHAIN PLACEMENT
Unlike some vintage style Germanium pedals, the Broadcast can be placed anywhere in your signal chain without issue; however, it should be noted that the Broadcast has a large amount of gain and will amplify noise (hiss or hum) potentially created by pedals placed before it.
You can order from one of my stockists found here. I do not accept direct orders.
CUSTOM SHOP / MODIFICATIONS
Unfortunately, I no longer offer custom shop services or undertake modification work.
I have no plans to reintroduce any of my discontinued models.