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1981 Inventions DRV No3 Overdrive Pedal - White

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1981 Inventions DRV No3 Overdrive Pedal - White

A uniquely designed steel enclosure made with quality components throughout. 1981 inventions goal was to spare no expense. They realize that sometimes in the world of guitar gear, there isn’t always one answer to choosing the best components and designs, so they just picked their favorites. This includes Switchcraft 11 open frame jacks and a super quiet soft touch switching system via an internal relay.

They 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. They feel that the pedal is unique in design and sonically unlike anything they 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 18 volts via an internal voltage regulator. They made this pedal with the idea of creating a distinction for their own sound, and what they found is that it is an extremely useful tool for capturing a lot of different types of sounds. They are most proud of the lower gain side, as they feel it is the most unique section of the pedal, but they must also include that the gain section is extremely sweet sounding throughout, especially for heavy and complex chords. There is a midrange punch that they love and a warmth and thickness that remind them a bit of a ribbon mic. When the development of this pedal turned into something new and unique, it became the catalyst for the 1981 Inventions, so they decided to make this the first official release.


  • Switchcraft 11 open frame jacks
  • Soft-touch switching
  • White finish


  • Controls: Drive, Cut, and Volume controls
  • Power: Runs on 9V DC center-negative power
  • Ins - Outs: 1 x 1/4" In - 1 x 1/4" Out
  • Analog/Digital: Analog 

Condition: Excellent. Light wear typical of a gently used Pedal. Light surface scratches, scuffs, etc.
This item comes with everything pictured.

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