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.
Nick Bennett - With Control
The Precision Drive coupled with the Apex Preamp have completey changed my tone for the better. I have never had more control and flexibility in a rig with just 2 pedals
My number one pedal for overdriven tones. Great for cutting cleans and shaping overdrive pedals. The Precision Drive is always engaged on my board!
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.
The Precision Drive does exactly what it sets out to do. It gives my tone so much more clarity and attack, which is essential in modern metal.
Ro Han - I Built The Sky
The Horizon Devices Precision Drive is a staple to my guitar tone, I've been using the Precision Drive on everything I've done since I got it including touring and recordings. Its seamless integration into my rig and range of tones has provided me with a monster sound that keeps me inspired to create. I really love the built in noise gate feature and how so many tonal options are housed within such a light weight and compact pedal design. Now with the APEX Preamp I have even more options and features that I'm excited to explore. If you're after that crushing metal tone, or just want to experiment with OD tones this is the pedal you NEED
The Precision Drive is a versatile pedal capable of achieving both buttery lead sounds and aggressive modern tones. It's also one that can be extremely precise using the 'Attack' and 'Bright' controls. Safe to say I've completely fallen in love for both low and high gain applications.
Leo Diensthuber - Divine Realm
One of PD's key features is it's ability to work in tandem with digital units/interfaces: I ran straight into the PD then direct-out into my interface then DAW using Biasfx and the results were nothing short of impressive. My rhythm/pick attack was noticeably tighter + more defined and it gave my leads/solos an undeniable tube/bubbly tone. Also, having a gate built into the actual pedal is extremely useful might I add. This is just the beginning of course... I'm very much looking forward to discovering what more this unit has to offer in both recording/live settings.
The precision drive is honestly the best overdrive pedal I’ve ever used, bright and tight just how it should be. The apex is the perfect travel guitar rig, so crazy to have so much tone come out of a pedal! These pedals are exactly what metal guitarists have always needed!
I’m always chasing new tones but one thing that always remains consistent is the Precision Drive. I have full confidence that I can throw the Precision Drive before any amp/plugin and get the sound that I hear in my head. Whether you want super tight modern metal riffing, a little bit of grit on cleans or luscious leads, the Precision Drive is versatile enough to be dialled in for all use cases.