A uniquely designed steel enclosure made with quality components throughout. Matthew Hoopes from 1981 Inventions' goal was to spare no expense. Sometimes in the world of guitar gear, there isn’t always one answer in choosing the best components and designs, so Matthew just picked his favorites. This includes Switchcraft 11 open frame jacks, and a super quiet soft touch switching system via an internal relay.
This project has been in the works for the better part of three years, as a collaboration between 1981 Inventions and Jon Ashley of Bondi Effects. The pedal is unique in design and sonically unlike most other pedals on the market, 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. Matthew made this pedal with the idea to create a distinction for his own sound, and what he found is that it is an extremely useful tool for capturing a lot of different types of sounds. The lower gain side of the pedal is a highlight, as it is arguably the most unique section of the pedal, however the gain section is extremely sweet sounding throughout as well, especially for heavy and complex chords. There is a great midrange punch and a warmth and thickness reminiscent 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 Matthew decided to make this the first official release.
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.