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.
Yvette Young - Covet
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!
Aaron Marshall - Intervals
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.
If you like progressive metal, djent, and all that kind of stuff then the Precision Drive is absolutely perfect for you!
Alex Wade - Whitechapel
I really like the attack and bright features which can allow you to control how much of an effect that you want from the pedal versus most overdrives where you are stuck with 1 tone (think smoother and chunkier at the lowest settings to edgier and tighter at the highest and everywhere in between). The built in gate is nice too, overall a deadly addition to the overdrive arsenal!
I've never owned a piece of gear that could be so subtle, and yet perfectly achieve what had previously required numerous amp modifications and front end pedals. Using vintage guitars and amps in a modern tuning is a delicate dance. It requires that I address the low end "flub" and missing high mids, created by heavy gauge strings and a shift in the guitar's natural tuning. The Precision Drive addresses all of this, and I'm only "dusting" the front of the amp with it. This pedal literally makes every amp I own...sound better. After hearing mine, everyone in my band, AND my soundman has bought one. Well...Boom!
Now you guys know I like things that are nice. And I am here to tell you, the Horizon Devices Precision Drive is indeed very nice. Plenty of gain on tap, a wide-sweeping tone control, an innovative “attack” adjustment to suit any tonal environment, and a dang smart and usable noise gate. It’s doggone dandy.
Joseph Anidjar - Bird Problems
To my ears, the Precision Drive is the best pedal to achieve that tight, modern, aggressive metal gain sound. I’ve gone through a lot of different boosts and I haven’t looked at another since. On top of getting the job done, the flexibility available from the attack switch makes this pedal extremely versatile and suitable for all the situations I’ve found myself in.