Misha Mansoor and MXR have collaborated on a new pedal: Horizon Devices’ Precision Drive. This is a thoroughbred design for the metal guitarist of today, and definitely not suited to blues or old school rock. If you are looking for a new, modern-sounding distortion pedal, then this has to be a contender.
The Precision Drive has been hotly anticipated of late in guitarist circles for its tight, Djent-style modern distortion. It features a built-in gate and has – I feel – a beautifully simple user interface. Horizon Devices say the Precision Drive has also been designed to work well with extended range guitars and low tunings being played through modern modelling amps like the Axe FX, Kemper Profiling Amp and Line 6’s range.
I have a feeling the first batch will have sold through very soon, as the Precision Drive needs to be pre-ordered (read: reserved) via Misha’s new site for Horizon Devices. Units from the first production run come in at $199 each which, for a boutique distortion and noise gate, is very well priced, as they could easily cost that if sold as separate gate and distortion units. The introductory pricing will eventually rise to $249 after initial batches have been sold.
To know exactly what to expect, watch the video below – and check out Horizon Devices’ website for full specifications. The pedals can be reserved now and the first batch should be available around March 2017.
RRP: Horizon Devices Precision Drive pre-order/reserve $199 then $249 plus shipping
Full details on Horizon Devices Precision Drive can be found here