Hamstead Soundworks Subspace Intergalactic Driver review

Optimised for low frequencies, this drive takes versatility to the next level

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Guitar World Verdict

We described the Odyssey as versatile, but this takes things further, particularly with that Parallel knob expanding the possibilities. It’s a complete drive workhorse with now’t taken out.


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    Rock-solid build quality.

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    Retains bottom-end.

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    Huge variety of dirt sounds available.

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    Parallel knob for blending in clean sound.

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    Clean boost option.


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Hamstead’s Odyssey is one of those supremely versatile drive pedals that can provide you with a whole range of tones from clean boost to fuzz

The company has now followed that with a similar chameleon-like pedal that’s been optimised for low frequencies and expands on the Odyssey’s control surface with a sixth knob that allows a parallel blend of dry and effected tone. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.