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Dr. No and Troy Van Leeuwen Collaborate to Create the Raven

Dr. No and Troy Van Leeuwen Collaborate to Create the Raven

A filter and booster combined into a single pedal.

Eindhoven, Netherlands (March 21, 2017) -- The second Guitar pedal of the TVL (Troy van Leeuwen) series of two, The Raven is ready! Part two of a unique set of two signature tone boutique guitar effects. TVL and Dr. No trying to bring boutique effects building to it's highest level with this concept series.

In early March 2017, TVL and Dr. No presented the Octavia. They now proudly present part II...the Raven. After nine months of intensive development, the Raven completes the series made and created in collaboration with QOTSA member Troy van Leeuwen.

"The collaboration between Troy van Leeuwen and Dr. No started after a gig in Amsterdam, were Troy van Leeuwen was playing with Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression in May 2016. Troy van Leeuwen, (known from the Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, Sweethead, and his recently formed band Gone is Gone), asked Dr. No if he would be interested in doing a project with him.

Totally unprepared for this question, but as a great fan and honoured by the request, Dr. No leaves the venue and after missing his last train back, spent a long night stay at the train station. He returned to his laboratory to immediately start to outline the ideas TVL had put in his head.

It wasn’t an easy job to evolve in previous designs and sonic concept and take this to a next level as well as to capture the artist in question’s DNA and put this all in a guitar pedal.

After a long search and a few prototypes, Dr. No came to the conclusion that Troy’s wish list wasn’t able to fit in one pedal. Soon the idea came to create the whole enquired spectrum of unorthodox tones, in two enclosures and two different concepts. To be honest the signature QOTSA was a guide line as Troy van Leeuwen told Dr. No some of his sonic secrets to capture in this project.

The Raven completes the series, that together with the TVL Octavia, that has been developed over the past nine months in collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age member Troy van Leeuwen.

The Raven contains a filter and booster effect that can work separately as well as together.

The TVL Raven and Octavia pedal will be released april 2nd, but are exclusively in pre-sale this week at Dr. No's Labshop!

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