1981 Inventions DRV Black / Teal
The DRV is a distortion pedal, based on another pedal with a whiteface graphic. The development of this pedal was a collaboration with Jon Ashley of Bondi Effects over a three year period.
There are two circuits present in the pedal, one distortion and one preamp boost, running at 18v via an internal voltage regulator.
Clear and harmonic-rich warmth with guitar specific midrange, which brings a lot of clarity to almost any instrument. I think we're most proud of the lower gain sections of the pedal, where preamp meets distortion. The DRV has a unique dynamic range and sensitivity, where instead of going clean to slightly overdriven, it goes from clean to slightly distorted. We also love the thick and yet clear fuzz sounds that you’ll find in the high gain settings.
Built and wired in the USA. Vintage style through-hole components on the PCB. The DRV features off-board jacks and power enclosed in a uniquely subtle folded steel box. Each unit thus far is personally tested and hand numbered.