Hudson Electronics

Hudson Electronics Broadcast Preamp

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Hudson Broadcast: classic tone inspired by 1960s consoles!

The Hudson Broadcast is a transformer-coupled, discrete Class-A germanium preamp that pays homage to the iconic 1960s RCA Broadcast consoles.

The Broadcast offers a versatile range of tones, from a pristine clean boost to a heavier, distorted sound with a fuzzy, fried texture.

Its dynamic nature allows it to respond to your playing nuances and pick attack, delivering a wide range of overdriven and distorted tones when pushed.

The pedal features a convenient Gain Switch with Low and High modes.

In Low mode, the Broadcast provides ample headroom and retains the coloration from its germanium circuit and transformer, while staying relatively clean.

Switching to High mode takes the pedal into overdrive, distortion, and fuzz territory, with a slightly tighter low end.


Here's a breakdown of the Broadcast controls:

Level : Adjusts the overall volume of the pedal.

Gain Switch : Selects between low, medium, and high gain modes.

Gain Trim : Controls the level of gain in the Broadcast. Higher settings gently roll off the high-end of the signal.

Low Cut : Attenuates the low-end frequencies of the Broadcast. This control interacts with the gain control.


Hudson Electronics Broadcast Preamp Pedal features:

• Preamp inspired by the classic RCA Broadcast consoles of the 1960s.

• Selected Germanium transistors.

• TRIAD Magnetics steel-core transformer.

• High-quality BI Technologies potentiometers.

• Reliable Lumberg jack sockets (rated for >5000 cycles).

• Durable Alpha footswitch (rated for >30,000 cycles).

• True Bypass.

• Power: 9V DC.

• Dimensions: 4.74" X 3.93" X 2.56".



Type Preamp, Overdrive
Condition New
Power 9V DC
Current Draw 50mA
Power supply included No
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

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Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

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  • Q : Where are you located? +

    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

    Contact us to schedule an appointment if you’d like to meet.

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    A : Orders placed before 3pm EST ship on the same business day.

    An update with tracking details will be sent shortly after purchase.

    (Please note: business days don’t include weekends and holidays)

  • Q : How much does shipping cost? +

    A : Shipping to Canada and the USA is free on most orders.

    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

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  • Q : What shipping method do you use? +

    A : We ship with UPS.

  • Q : What payment methods do you accept? +

    A : We accept credit cards and Paypal.

  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to Canada? +

    A : No. Canadian customers will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to the USA? +

    A : No. USA residents will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on International shipments? +

    A: Shipping prices do not include VAT or other import taxes.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for duties and taxes.

    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

    Please track your shipment to be aware of customs processing and delivery attempts.

  • Q : Can you declare a lower value on customs documents? +

    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.