PreDrive Pedal – Handwired

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


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All purchases are final. Returns only accepted if there is a manufacturing defect.

The PreDrive studio grade, dual foot-switchable guitar preamp is designed to be the first pedal in your chain. Built in the USA with 2 discrete opamp chips and audiophile components throughout, the PreDrive will preserve every detail of any instrument plugged into it! The PreDrive’s preamp was designed to serve the unique needs of a matching impedances of magnetic pickups, typical in electric and bass guitars, and can be used as a preamp for almost any instrument outfitted with a magnetic pickup. With a full frequency range and a transformer coupled Direct Output, you can capture great direct in tones in the studio, perfect for reamping, using virtual amps or even use the PreDrive in front of digital effects units to add extra dimension and clarity to your tone.

Download the PreDrive User Manual

Main Features:

  • High headroom, transparent input buffer/ preamp with true bypass
  • Vari-Z switch adjusts the input impedance to better match between different guitars
  • Foot switchable boost with up to 11 dB of gain
  • Wide range sweepable High Cut and Low Cut filters for shaping great base tone
  • Harmonic Drive Circuit and drive knob mix in extra warmth and harmonic saturation if desired.
  • Separate Buffered Tuner Output
  • Transformer coupled direct output on balanced TRS jack
  • Audiophile components throughout:
    • 1% precision metal film resistors
    • Audio grade metallized polypropylene input coupling capacitor
    • No electrolytic capacitors in the signal path
  • Uses standard 18-24 volt pedal power. Supply available separately.
  • Durable, custom metal enclosure made in the USA
  • Custom, hand finished Vintage Blue Patina paint job
  • Standard PCB and handwired editions available, both fully made in the USA

Box and Circuit Handmade in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA

  • Dimensions: 3 5/8”W x 5 5/8”L x 3” H
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs


3 reviews for PreDrive Pedal – Handwired

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John H

    The PreDrive has changed my entire approach to how use my setup. I am hearing more of my actual tone. It’s as if my tone has finally been released! In addition, the PreDrive is the most transparent pedal ever used in my life; in my opinion it has redefined transparency!
    Revolution Studios

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Agape Custom

    The PreDrive is seriously not a toy, or even an effects pedal, it is a tool. Hence the phrase, “tools for tone.” With its top of the line pro audio components, it’s not just for the professional/studio musician; it’s for any and all guitarists that want their guitar to live up to its potential. I honestly did not believe that playing through it would make so much of a difference that I would feel the need to buy one, but I was wrong. So, what’s it do? In the simplest terms, think of it as a flavor enhancer. It’s that ingredient that you may not be able to put your finger on, but know is there and you “miss” it when it’s not there. If you’ve ever felt like, “you know, my rig sounds great, but there’s something missing…” the PreDrive is for you. If you’ve never felt like there’s something missing and don’t want to feel that way, DON’T PLAY ONE unless you’re ready to buy! I can’t say enough about the PreDrive, it’s that good.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fred Holly

    So a couple months ago I put in the order expecting a good pedal and good tool to use in the studio. When I received the pedal I realized it wasn’t a good pedal it’s probably one of the best pedals I have ever used. I play dark guitar amp it help those amps out a ton. I play music from death metal to gospel and somehow I can use this guy on all of it and it can make a guitar sing or just give you that extra life you needed. I feel like this pedal puts the chrome on the metal. It’s perfect! I will probably have to buy the pcb version for the pedalboard and the hand wired one stay in the studio!

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