Horizon Devices Preamp Pedal

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  1. Spinedriver

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    Exactly. I mean, there are a lot of other reviewers but they either don't do much (if any) high gain stuff (That Pedal Show, Gearmandude, etc..) or they just demo things they've bought. That being said, the Precision Drive has tons of different demos so I'm sure that the Apex will have a pretty decent sampling as well after it gets released.
     
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    Chopped up and replied.

    Not everyone has a $2,500 amp.

    Do you gig? What if your amp breaks down mid set?

    You already have the PD, great. Did you hear how amazing this worked with the PD?


    TBH I had no desire to buy the PD. I didn't need one and while I know its not strictly a "Djent" pedal, thats the impression I got and that isnt my thing.

    I dont NEED a Preamp pedal either but after seeing Ola's demo I now want both the PD and the Apex.
     
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    We are live for preorders!!
    www.horizondevices.com

    Orders are coming in a lot faster than we anticipated!! Thanks so much for your support guys, and I really do hope you love the pedal, I think it sounds so damn good haha!

    Also this pedal was designed to not need a boost in front of it, but when I tested it with the PD in front it went into crazy dj0nt territory, which is kinda sweet if that’s your thing!
     
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  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I've seen a couple of people here that aren't big fans of either, for whatever reason (especially Agufish). But I dig them because they both tend to be honest and get down to the nitty gritty, especially Arnold.
     
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    This pedal is pretty tempting. I missed the memo that preamp pedals existed at all and that people are taking their tones seriously/potentially “recording-quality”. I love the simple all-in-one idea as I’m not a knob-tweaker, and unfortunately can’t blast a dual rec in the basement. My question is: is this the first quality preamp pedal with a built-in cab sim, or is there competition that I should consider??
     
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    I quite like Agufish. I also like Robert Baker. He’s not as big a gear demo’er but I like his stuff. Definitely more of an 80’s lean though.
     
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    Any of the amt legend series pedals which have cab sim, kartakou beast box, Airis has a couple of preamp pedals coming out, there’s the amptweaker tight metal.. nothing new.
     
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    Robert Baker is cool. I like his instructional vids mostly.
     
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    MrExcane and Dennis Kayzer both get pretty nasty
     
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    Disregard. I read up on it a bit today. Found the Mooer preamp pedals etc.. Ordered the Apex :)
     
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    Excane does do some pretty badass demos but they've mostly been Darkglass & more 'boutique' pedals. I'd be awesome of he did one for the Apex but I think it might be a longshot.
     
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    Tech21 has been making them for years. Granted, they aren't as high gain as this one but they very much do have a 'speaker sim' output. There's the US Steel pedal, the GT2 and the current Fly Rig pedals can go either direct or into the front of an amp.
     
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    Not sure I need it, but I ordered one anyway. Guess I’ll have to compare it with the Invective lol. And a few other pedals. :)
     
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    They are sometimes referred to as..."distortion pedals"
     
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    Does this pedal have power amp simulation when going direct? When I have used my Be od into torpedo wall of sound or cab it sounded better with the power amp sims on. Wondering how they get around this for direct recording.
     
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    It doesn't have poweramp simulation because that's kind of a weird one. Most of the time "poweramp simulation" is effectively just another eq curve, makes sense when you have just an IR like the Torpedo, but when it's a single contained sound it's less necessary. Hope that makes sense.
     
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    Hell yeah! Thanks for the support dude, and I hope you love it!
     
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    Why is everyone doing this "crowdfunding" type purchase "pre-order pay in full" pay in full many months before receiving this product when they can just wait for product to be in-stock?
     
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    I don’t have time for patience.
     
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    wonder how it'd sound into the Boss Katana?? hmm.. I'm tempted, gotta admit. Mainly for that gate and the "simpleness" of it all. Might be badass to pair with the Katana for its pretty amazing cleans at under $500. Gig-ready rig under $700? Yea.
     
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