The Collision Drive is an overdrive specially developed for metal players. Based on Misha Manssor’s Precision Drive, this circuit has been perfectly designed to plug it in front of a high-gain amp, making the low-end tight and plenty of definition.
This board offers various settings with the Attack rotary switch to get rid of unwanted mud in the low end as the one present on the Horzion devices version. Still, we have included 3 extra positions on the rotary to make your own custom settings by placing a custom value capacitor.
We have also included a toggle to select between the stock diodes, no diodes, or a custom option of your choice, giving you total control of the compression and clipping of the drive.
This version does not include the noise gate section.
The Collision Drive is a modern, cutting-edge overdrive pedal. Tailored towards high-gain metal players looking to tighten up their sound, the Precision Drive is built specifically to be used in conjunction with super-hot amplifiers and digital modellers.
With roots on the Ibanez Tube Screamer as a starting point, the people of Horizon devices took care of modifying this all-time classic in order to make it perfect for the needs of the modern metal player and the extended range guitarist.
The Attack control manipulates the response of the pedal, increasing the Attack will give a more immediate punch, suited for fast palm-muted chords. For extended range 7 or 8 stringed guitars, this is a key addition.
The Bright control gives you even more flexibility. Adding presence to darker-sounding amps, the Bright knob delivers plenty of high-end sizzle. Taking away further low-end sag, this EQ control balances well together with the Attack.
You can check Collision Drive´s analysis and sound in these youtube videos from German Gear Nerds:
PCB Guitar Mania Collision Drive
- Diode Switch
For further analysis on this circuit, take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.
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Collision Drive – Building Docs
Collision Drive – Drilling template
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