DRV BLACKOUT (PREORDER)
DRV BLACKOUT (PREORDER)
in flat black with gloss ink black UV printing w/ black metal knobs
PLEASE READ FULL INSTRUCTIONS. THIS IS A PREORDER. ALL ITEMS WILL SHIP IN ORDER WITHIN 4 WEEKS.
NO REFUNDS. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ON A WHIM.
Hopefully they will ship sooner but I’m allowing some time. I will send out the units as they are done. Please do not purchase if you will be worried, haha. I haven’t missed an order yet. I’m opening up a limited preorder in order to give you the option to get in line to be the first on the next batch, which is currently in process. I will likely move back to batch releases after this. Can I say thank you so much for the opportunity to do this thing that I love and have so much fun every day.
Preorder for the next batch
Ships in 4 weeks or less
Runs on 9v standard (boss style) power. Battery clip or power supply is not included. An isolated power supply is recommended.
Will ship with a standard black bag and standard packaging materials.
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.
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.