Designed in conjunction of Jon Ashley of Bondi Effects, the DRV is dual circuit overdrive/distortion that is one of the most well rounded on the market. The DRV sounds terrific as a low gain overdrive, and really blooms when you roll up the dial. Still as popular as when it was released, the DRV continues to well worth the price of admission.
The Stranger addition of the DRV is finished with a familiar color scheme and looks great in person.
From 1981 Inventions:
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.