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Paul Reed Smith Horsemeat Overdrive Pedal

Paul Reed Smith Horsemeat Overdrive Pedal

Paul Reed Smith Horsemeat Overdrive Pedal: Transparent Overdrive with Unmatched Clarity

The PRS Horsemeat transparent overdrive is a from-scratch circuit designed to enhance guitar tone without coloring it. Using germanium diodes, Horsemeat delivers a throatiness without sounding nasal or too high-pitched and harmonic richness by boosting both low- and high-end frequencies, all while providing more available headroom. Depending on the setting, the PRS Horsemeat can be used as a clean boost, straight overdrive, or even enhance an amplifier's distortion by slightly pushing the front end of the amp's preamp section. In essence, Horsemeat sounds a lot like a good amp.

Silky Smooth Overdrive and Tweakable EQ

The PRS Horsemeat is known for its silky smooth overdrive and highly tweakable EQ section. With the ability to boost both low and high-end frequencies, this pedal adds a rich harmonic texture to your sound. The EQ settings allow you to fine-tune your tone, making it versatile for various musical styles. Whether you're using it as a clean boost or pushing your amp's distortion, the Horsemeat provides a natural and dynamic overdrive experience.

Endorsements from Renowned Musicians

Ben Eller and Eric Krasno, renowned musicians, have praised the PRS Horsemeat for its exceptional performance. Ben Eller states, "I've tried just about everyone’s take on the mythical gold pedal that costs more than my first car did, but the Horsemeat is the first to really live up to the hype. Silky smooth overdrive with a very tweakable EQ section. It's magical!" Eric Krasno adds, "Horsemeat is a game changer. It adds exactly the right textures I want from an overdrive pedal without taking away the tone and clarity I want to get out of my instrument and my fingers."

High-End Audio Gear by PRS

PRS pedals, including the Horsemeat, were created to be high-end pieces of audio gear. Designed by PRS Guitars in Stevensville, MD, USA, and made in the USA, these pedals reflect the high standards of craftsmanship and sound quality associated with Paul Reed Smith instruments. The Horsemeat overdrive pedal is no exception, offering top-notch performance and reliability.


  • Make: PRS
  • Model: Horsemeat
  • Effect Type: Overdrive (Analog/Digital Analog)
  • Inputs: 1 x
  • Outputs: 1 x
  • Power: 9VDC
  • Battery: 9V (Not included)
  • Bypass: True Bypass
  • Dimensions: 4.7" x 3.7" x 1.37"
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs

This pedal ships fully insured with signature required.