DRV blackout (PREORDER)

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DRV blackout (PREORDER)



in flat black with ink black printing - knobs may vary (but will be black)

This pedal is powder coated and printed locally in Nashville, TN and has been a part of my project that I had hoped to release for some time now. I just did some samples and this one really jumped out to be as something that I want to include in my main line. Hope you like it.

These pedals are entirely built by me, with some help on the circuit boards from my trusted pal Jeff Hime and a few other friends!

Runs on 9v standard (boss style) power. Battery clip or power supply is not included. An isolated power supply is recommended.

Pedals will ship as soon as they are completed in the order they are placed. As some of the components and sourcing are out of my control, I will do my best to get each of them out in a timely manner. I am hesitant to put a date on such things that are out of my control, but I will do my best to get everything out in the next 6-8 weeks at the latest.

Thanks again friends. And if black isn’t your thing, maybe more of a pink or green…then I might have you covered soon enough as well.

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A uniquely designed steel enclosure made with quality components throughout. My goal was to spare no expense. I realize that sometimes in the world of guitar gear, there isn’t always one answer in choosing the best components and designs, so I just picked my favorites. This includes Switchcraft 11 open frame jacks, and a super quiet soft touch switching system via an internal relay.

The DRV is a distortion pedal, based on another pedal with a whiteface graphic. I have been working on this project for the better part of three years, as a collaboration and with engineering by Jon Ashley of Bondi Effects. I feel that the pedal is unique in design and sonically unlike anything I have ever heard, especially in the lower gain and boost settings. There is a subtlety that feels more like a vintage pedal than a modification of a classic. There are two circuits present in the pedal, one distortion and one preamp boost, running at 18v via an internal voltage regulator. I made this pedal with the idea to create a distinction for my own sound, and what I found is that it is an extremely useful tool for capturing a lot of different types of sounds. I am most proud of the lower gain side, as I feel it is the most unique section of the pedal, but I must also include that the gain section is extremely sweet sounding throughout, especially for heavy and complex chords. There is a midrange punch that I love and a warmth and thickness that reminds me a bit of a ribbon mic. When the development of this pedal turned into something new and unique, it became the catalyst to starting 1981 Inventions, so I decided to make this the first official release.