DRW AVIA : All Valve Instrument Amplifier

Design Retro Works have designed and tested our first production amplifier the AVIA. The amp is closely based around the high end studio amps hand made in Britain in the 50s, 60s and early 70s that Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Davis, Jimmy Page, Peter Green, John Entwistle, Dave Gilmore etc. used to have before mass production took over. These amplifiers were totally clean valve amplifiers and the originals are now very sought after by studios worldwide.

There is a new breed of amp that is becoming very popular "PEDAL PLATFORM AMPLIFIERS" this definitely falls perfectly into this category, superb platform for your pedals to shine through!

Named AVIA (all-valve instrument amplifier), these are now available to order, they currently have a lead time of 4 weeks from order placement, please check out the demo video below. As the title suggests, the AVIA all-valve instrument amplifier can be used to amplify most kinds of stringed instrument or keyboards, results are obviously dependant on the use of suitable speakers.

Please email us at the usual address for further product and ordering information, key features include:

LF Gain control - adds great lows, 4 way Range switch - this sets the bass roll-off frequency, Middle control- adds the mids, HF Gain - similar to the LF gain but for some great highs, Master Volume .....! Paralleled speaker outputs with selectable impedance between 4 or 8 ohms, LED switch for the internal "LED's". The amplifier output stage is based around 2 x 5881 so is rated around 45 watts, and is an ultra-linear design for those great clean tones.

We love the sound of this amplifier and we really hope you do too!

The following is a demo video of the DRW AVIA


Chorus & Flanger

We are currently laying out the designs for the Printed Circuit Boards for both our Flanger and Chorus pedals. As our growing customer base have come to expect - these designs have been painstaking and the results, we think, encompass the pinnacle of quality and tone.

DRW - Chorus
Smooth warm analogue chorus. LED flashes in conjunction with the rate setting. Sleek compact design using only the highest quality components. True bypass switching.

DRW - Flanger
Classic analogue flanger with modern innovations. Safe & Xtreme settings allow you to choose between lovely sweeping flange effects and more intense self -oscillation and ring modulation style effects. LED flashes in conjunction with the rate setting. Sleek compact design using only the highest quality components. True bypass switching.

Once the boards have been tested and we have our first prototypes we will explain their controls in detail. Please watch this space.

The images shown are the finished cases. These represent our commitment to continue to develop and refine our products. We thought it was about time we added a bit of colour. Designing our first modulation effects gave us the perfect opportunity to put this into practice.

These pedals will be available to own in the second quarter of 2017 - apologies for the delay!


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