PRS | Horsemeat
- Germanium Transistor/Diode
- No Alternate Versions Listed
To paraphrase Paul Reed Smith’s own words, the PRS Horsemeat transparent overdrive pedal eats the world’s multitude of horse-themed overdrives for lunch! Tongue-in-cheek references to the world’s most mythical dirtbox aside, the PRS Horsemeat is a brand-new from-scratch circuit that’s by no means a clone with a capital K. Designed to function equally well as a clean boost, a traditional overdrive, or to kick up your favorite tube amp’s front end, the Horsemeat’s high-headroom design provides grit and harmonic richness in spades. Germanium diodes give your tone a throaty punch without even a hint of high-end shrillness, courtesy of a subtle boost to both Horsemeat’s low and high frequencies. Most importantly, the Horsemeat does it all in a completely transparent fashion, precisely preserving the core tone of your amp and guitar setup. Trust Paul’s modesty when he says that “Horsemeat sounds a lot like a good amp,” and trust us when we tell you that’s a huge understatement — it sounds a lot like a great amp!
The PRS Horsemeat transparent overdrive comes equipped with quite a bit more tone-shaping power than your typical horse-themed overdrive pedal! A 2-band EQ section and a Voice mode offer endless adjustment options for your dirty tone, effortlessly taking you from saturated singing leads to just a hint of breakup to add some punch to your rhythm tones. Moreover, while the Gain and Level controls are typical for just about every overdrive out there, their sheer versatility is anything but — from a clean boost to a standard OD to an amp-pushing monster, the Horsemeat is truly a do-it-all dirtbox.
- From-scratch circuit design that adds some grit to your guitar while perfectly retaining its inherent tone
- Germanium diodes provide a throaty overdrive punch with no shrill or nasal qualities
- High-headroom design unlocks ample harmonic richness
- Great as a clean boost, traditional overdrive, or even to push the front end of your favorite tube amp