PRS Guitars Enters the World of Pedals

PRS Guitars has introduced its entry into the pedal world with three all-new stompboxes. Designed by PRS Guitars in Stevensville, Maryland, and made within the USA, the lineup consists of a Clear Overdrive, Optical Compressor, and Twin Flanger.


“This entire idea began in my residence studio. When recording, the musicians have been in search of tones and textures that we couldn’t get straight from the guitar. After we couldn’t discover what we have been in search of, we began constructing gadgets with the assistance of some associates. That’s how the primary pedal prototypes have been born,” stated Paul Reed Smith. “Over time, all of us bought excited by them, so we determined to supply them to extra gamers. I feel these first three designs are the beginning of one thing very cool.”

PRS Horsemeat // Clear Overdrive

The PRS Horsemeat clear overdrive is a from-scratch circuit designed to boost guitar tone with out coloring it. Utilizing germanium diodes, Horsemeat will give throatiness with out sounding nasal or too high-pitched and ship harmonic richness. It additionally boosts full low- and high-end frequencies, all whereas offering extra obtainable headroom. Relying on the setting, the PRS Horsemeat can be utilized as a clear enhance, straight overdrive, and even improve an amplifier’s distortion by barely pushing the entrance finish of the amp’s preamp part. In essence, “Horsemeat appears like an excellent amp.” – Paul Reed Smith

“I’ve tried nearly everybody’s tackle the legendary gold pedal that prices greater than my first automotive did, however the Horsemeat is the primary to actually stay as much as the hype. Silky easy overdrive with a really tweakable EQ part. It’s magical!” – Ben Eller, PRS artist

Worth: $249

PRS Mary Cries // Optical Compressor

The PRS Mary Cries optical compressor is predicated on the storied LA-2A and helps to harness gamers’ dynamic audio vary. When engaged, Mary Cries can enhance and even out clear tone, add maintain to leads, assist management sign peaks, and push guitar tone with out shedding definition or readability. By utilizing the output/acquire management and leaving the compression management low, gamers can even use Mary Cries as a straight enhance pedal.

“A very good compression pedal is likely one of the most vital parts to my pedal board however usually neglected as a result of it’s not almost as horny as a loopy delay or wild octave shifter. The brand new PRS Mary Cries does an outstanding job of retaining all of the notes and tones from throughout my fretboard tight and balanced. For anybody who makes use of compression for fingerpicking or all-over-the-neck-two-hand-tapping, this factor is my new favourite. I actually respect the blue compression gentle approaching to indicate me when and the way exhausting it’s working. That suggestions is improbable for figuring out when the pedal is digging in. Solely pretty and a beautiful new addition to my board.” – David Knudson, PRS artist

Worth: $219

PRS Wind By the Timber // Twin Flanger

The PRS Wind By the Timber twin flanger is finest described as two flangers preventing one another, leading to a sound that’s paying homage to the wind whipping via the bushes. Use the PRS Wind By the Timber to create ethereal harmonics, moody frequency swirls, jet-engine swooshes, and fluctuating warbles. This pedal is extremely usable and hours of enjoyable.

“We imagine the pedals we’ve created are extremely usable, great-sounding items {of professional} gear. An actual magic pedal makes the board. We’re making an attempt to make pedals that make the board and keep on it,” stated Paul Reed Smith.

All PRS pedals function through-hole soldering, which broadened the part choice and allowed for the best-sounding elements for use. PRS pedals are additionally true bypass, so they’re out of the sign chain when turned off, permitting gamers to have uncolored tone on the tip of their toes.

Worth $349

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