1981 Inventions DRV Limited Edition Overdrive Pedal in Claret & Blue

Featuring an Andertons Exclusive Finish! Limited To Only 50 Pieces.

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Elliot Stent

The highly-acclaimed 1981 Inventions DRV overdrive packs a whole lot of boutique quality into a simple stompbox format. Offering classy "vaporwave" style and dirty drive-meets-distortion tones, it's no surprise why this unit is seen on so many professional pedalboards worldwide!

Limited Edition, Andertons Exclusive DRV

This particular DRV is special. That's because it sports an exclusive-to-Andertons 'Claret & Blue' colourway that is sure to add life and vibrancy to your effects setup. Limited to just 50 pieces, you better make sure that you order one quickly — before they're all gone!

Check out our video below to hear what the 1981 Inventions DRV overdrive pedal sounds like in action! Please Note: The 'Greyscale' colour option featured in the video is no longer available, however this 'Claret & Blue' version sounds exactly the same:

Tales from the Andertons Pedal Cabinet | Episode 1

The Story Behind the DRV

The DRV is the result of a fruitful collaboration between 1981 Inventions main founder Matthew Hoopes and Bondi Effects engineer Jon Ashley. Between them, they created a truly unique-sounding drive capable of an incredible sonic palette, from low-through-high gain settings controllable across just three tactile dials.

No expense has been spared in production either. That's because the DRV consists of the very best hand-wired circuitry and boasts Matt’s favourite components. That includes Switchcraft 11 open frame jacks, and an extraordinarily quiet soft-switching system. The results speak for themselves — both tonally and operationally!

Scorching Sounds!

Musically-rich with a warm low-end, punchy mid-range and expressive highs; the DRV is an extremely flexible overdrive in various scenarios. The drive (DRV), cut and volume (VOL) controls work wonders across two circuits — the first a finely-tuned distortion, and the second a preamp boost running at 18-volts internally for loads of headroom.

Whether you’re looking for that little bit of extra sparkle in your gain layering, or want the distortion as the driving force of your sound — the DRV works beautifully for both, as a seriously high-end option!


  • Handwired Low/Mid Gain Overdrive Pedal
  • Controls: DRV, VOL & CUT Knobs
  • Footswitch: On/Off
  • Power Indicator: LED
  • Dimensions: 86 x 107.5 x 46 mm
  • Made in the USA
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