NuX Horseman Dual Overdrive Pedal
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NuX Horseman Dual Overdrive Pedal

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One of the most wanted overdrive and distortion pedal products in the 90s is now in one pedal with pocket size. The NUX NOD-1 Horseman is a homage to the legendary Centaur pedal. The Horsemen offers a lot of sound, but you usually can get from 2 pedals. There are three dials for primary settings and two modes, Gold and Silver, and it offers massive headway, generally requiring an 18v input. Gold mode mimics the classic gold Centaur overdrive pedal, and the Silver mode is a powered version with an extended range (Silver Centaur).

The unique characteristic design of the transparent overdrive pedal is a voltage converter driving 18 volts to the OP-AMP, which is the core of the circuit. The response is different at this voltage than 9 volts since its slew rate depends on the voltage supply. The higher the voltage supply, the higher order of harmonics the OP-AMP will generate and the more "metallic" sound. 

Depending on the settings of the control knobs, the pedal can act mainly as a clean boost, adding mostly volume and minimal coloring to the sound. This can be used to drive the input valve stage of the amplifier to use the characteristic distortion sound of the overdriven guitar amp. Alternatively (or additionally), the controls can perform waveform clipping (cause the germanium diodes are discontinued, NUX especially selects the Schottky diodes to replicate the waveform clipping.) The "gain" knob is a double potentiometer (a "dual-ganged gain pot), which controls bass and middle frequencies. Other knobs are treble and volume. 

Another advantage of the Horseman is it has optional True Bypass/Buffer Bypass modes for running the pedal. Push and hold the foot switch and power up the pedal to select True (Red LED indicator) or Buffer (Green LED indicator) bypass mode. 

NuX Horseman Dual Overdrive Pedal features:

  • Treble, Gain, and Output level controls
  • Gold and Silver modes
  • Optional True Bypass / Buffer Bypass
  • 1/4" jack Input and Output


  • Input Impedance: 1MΩ
  • Output Impedance: 10kΩ
  • Working current: 20mA
  • 9V center negative DC supply, 90mA current draw
  • Dimensions (L/W/H): 94mm x 51mm x 53mm (3.7" x 2" x 2.08")
  • Weight: 174g / 6oz


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Model NumberHorseman


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