THE PRECISION DRIVE
Volume6 on the Precision drive is roughly equal to 10 on a Tubescreamer. Start with the volume at noon.
DriveStart at 0 then slowly turn the drive knob up to around 1-2 until you get the level of saturation you’d like.
AttackTowards the left is more of a lower mids punch. To the right can get you very defined, pick-y, and modern tones.
GateAll the way left gives you a very loose, subtle gate. All the way right gives you a fast, hard, and modern gate.
PRECISION DRIVE SPECIFICATIONS
Designed to pair well with digital & tube rigs.
Built by MXR, guaranteed to last.
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PRECISION DRIVE SPECIFICATIONS
LISTEN TO THE PRECISION DRIVE.
Misha Mansoor demos the Precision Drive in a wide variety of applications. Aggressive chugging, big chords, technical solos, and mid-gain pieces all sound full, rich, and cut in the mix. Hear what the pedal really sounds like for yourself.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
The Precision Drive is the Overdrive pedal I always wanted and that I was kind of shocked no one had made. Given how many rock and metal musicians use ODs to boost and tighten their amps, I would have thought there might be a solution aimed at that crowd, but there just wasn't. So I figured I might as well bring that pedal to life, if anything, just so I could have it for myself!
The Precision Drive is an awesome addition to your rig if you want to breathe new life into your amplifier.
The Precision Drive gives me tone shaping options I always wish I had when it came to tightening up my gain tones. It has a distinct and unique character that compliments my sound in a way I never expected. In front of an amp or a modeler, and as a standalone distortion, the Precision Drive is everything I need in an OD pedal.
This Precision Drive is awesome! I struggled with getting note definition on a lot of my other drive pedals. It all just sounded muddy... but the attack knob really helps notes cut through. The gate feature is really useful too for cleaning up gainy parts but also I find that this pedal interacts with my ac30 amp in a really cool way to produce really cool feedback. And on top of it all it makes an excellent clean boost!
There are so many great overdrives available today. Some excel at pushing your amp into lead territory, while others work better at tightening and focusing your already driven amp. I have yet to find a single OD that is able to achieve both of these approaches as effortlessly as the Precision Drive. Between the Attack and Bright switch, you have enough control to shape the front end of anything you put it in front of. I use mine to tighten and focus my rhythm/riff sounds and it does exactly what I ask of it. I'm a big fan.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
When does the Precision Drive ship?
Right now! The Precision Drive will be available until the end of time.
Will you ship internationally?
We ship almost everywhere worldwide, except to Zimbabwe.
How much is shipping to my country?
Shipping is automatically calculated at checkout thanks to the magical internet elves powering our website.
What’s the deal with the accidental damage plan?
The Precision Drive already includes a 1 year manufacturer defect warranty (that basically never comes into play since MXR does such great work). The accidental damage plan will replace your pedal for anything but water damage for one year. Ran it over with your van? Check. Trampled by thousands of fans that want the secret to your tone? Check. Just follow the instructions after buying the coverage, and send your pedal back if you need it replaced!
Does it djent?
If you want it to.
Will my 7/8 string sound good with the Precision Drive?
The Precision Drive is voiced to work with lowering tunings better than any other pedal. Not only does it work great for standard 6 strings, but it’ll handle that multiscale 14 string you’ve been waiting to use for years just fine.
Can I use a battery?
Yes! A standard 9v works, in addition to a proper power supply (9v negative tip only).
How does it have a noise gate built in? Isn’t that really expensive?
Overdrives can be the noisiest part of your chain, and are essential for the tight sound on many modern metal recordings. We didn’t want to compromise on what the community wanted, so we made sure you could get that entire sound from one pedal. If you don’t want extra tightness, turn it to the left side of its range and it will only eliminate noise.
Will this work with my Axe FX II/Kemper/Line 6 device?
Yep! We made sure the pedal was voiced to cut through both high gain heads and integrate perfectly with digital modeling rigs.
Does it work like a normal OD?
Yes and no. It does boost your signal, but it is built from the ground up to tighten high gain tones. It won’t be confusing to dial in but will work easier than what you’re used to. It also does vintage crunch and lead tones great as well!
You say it’s a community-driven pedal. How does that work?
We spent hundreds of hours asking modern guitarists what they need out of pedals. For example, we’ve poured through the data of countless polls from our Facebook group of over 7500 members.
This is one great pedal , using it with my collection of messa boogie amps .
It’s a very well thought out design and makes a great addition to my pedal board.
I would recommend this pedal to any one who likes great tone.
I bought this to try and change it up i play 7 string ibanezs though either a peavey 6505+, JSX or EVH 5150 III and a V30 loaded 4x12 and have a lot of different od pedals and wanted to finally try the horizon devices precision drive and while its better than a ts9 or a od808 nothing honestly beats the Airis Effects Savage Drive for tight knob alone i can get that ultra tight low end as where the precision drive leaves off at a certain point but the precision drive is a close 2nd and if your looking for a great modern od & noise gate solution in one package this is it do i regret my purchase no its still a good od and i use different tools for different things
The brightness and tightness of this overdrive is second to none. I'm really pleased with the definition of the tones I've been getting. Great product!
Personally I would have loved to have easier access to the battery compartment. Four screws is definitely not the best solution for speed and convenience. Imagine having to change the battery in the middle of a gig and faffing around with a screwdriver...
The other thing is the position of the adapter inlet... It would fit my pedalboard, and I'm sure most other people's better if it were on the top.
Otherwise superb product