We’ve become acquainted with Horizon Devices from the Precision Drive co-developed by Misha Mansoor and built by MXR, as well as the newer Apex preamp. Now comes the Nano Attack, a genuinely simple pedal with only has one lone control knob. And it should be labelled Djent!
The only control visible on the outside is a single, six-position control labelled Attack. This sets the “Low-End Tightness”, so probably a cow tail filter for the bass. The degree of distortion is fixed. So essentially, this is a Precision Drive without gate or control for the amount of drive controller.
Internally the Nano Attack actually has two further controls:
Volume: 6 on the Nano Attack’s internal volume trim pot is roughly equal to 10 on a Tubescreamer. Plenty of headroom.
Bright: Dial in the Nano Attack’s top end by using the internal brightness trim pot.
I’m not a huge fan of internal trim pots and would have preferred these were accessible from the front panel. But I suppose they are kind of “set and forget”. According to the videos, this pedal should be especially suited to use in front of dimed amps. And bass players should be happy with it. Djent and all that.
The price isn’t that cheap, however. It does do a very specific job, so if you need one then you’ll probably be prepared to fork out the cash. The Nano Attack should be out before the end of the year, at least for the first 500 customers that pre-order now.
RRP – USD 149