Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Slaymus, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Slaymus

    Slaymus Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    New drive pedal from Origin Effects.

    From the website :
    Even though aspects of this pedal will sound great with bass, we also have a bass player voiced design currently in development, with further details being announced later in 2018.
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  2. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    I saw this on Instagram and on Facebook. It's not a cheap pedal and I'll wait for soundclips to hear how it sounds, but from the specifications it has the potencial to be one of the most amazing OD's that exists. The amount of tweakability that it presents it's amazing.
    It's like an analogue Kemper.
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  3. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    From the Facebook post:

    "It’s the first ever overdrive from Origin Effects – and the first overdrive of its kind, ever! That’s because the RevivalDRIVE houses a complete valve amp-style signal path recreated using all-analogue electronics. It accurately delivers a wide range of British and American amp tones, from clean to fully cranked, with the ability to dial in exactly the drive characteristics and dynamic response you desire.

    The RevivalDRIVE’s unique circuit design incorporates not only the preamp, phase inverter, power amp and rectifier stages, but also a synthesised mains power signal and a speaker-emulating reactive load. Because these stages behave and interact just like the real thing, the RevivalDRIVE is the first pedal capable of delivering true amp-like overdrive, power amp sag and the characteristic “ghost tones” generated when cranking certain vintage amps.

    Better still, we’ve built in a range of EQ compensation features that let you fine-tune the output of RevivalDRIVE to suit a range of popular amps – or even plug straight into a flat-response power amp.

    As part of the new RevivalDRIVE range, we’re also releasing the RevivalDRIVE CUSTOM. Designed for maximum versatility, the RevivalDRIVE CUSTOM features additional front-panel controls and a secondary EQ that will let you precisely match the pedal with almost any amplifier. For touring players, it’s the ultimate fly-rig overdrive!

    Features include:
    Solid-state and valve-styled rectifier channels
    Dual Class-A preamp stages
    Phase inverter and push-pull power amp stages
    Built-in reactive speaker load
    Fully variable mid boost
    Unique Ghost control
    Dry Blend control for parallel drive effects
    Re-Amp EQ controls
    RevivalDRIVE CUSTOM only:

    Additional amp-matching filter/EQ controls
    Optional two-button Revival Footswitch:

    Override Dry Blend control
    Activate mid boost

    RevivalDRIVE £469/$549
    RevivalDRIVE CUSTOM £569/$659
    Revival Footswitch £TBC/$TBC"
  4. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    I'm sure they could come up with a bass guitar version that has even more knobs, trim pots and switches on it if they just put their minds to it.
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  5. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    If in the end it can make some hamburguers and order beers, I'll sell all my drives and get one just for myself.
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  6. jwr


    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    I want to try one but the price scares me.
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  7. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    I'm going to wait for the Bass version.
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  8. TheLopp


    Dec 30, 2013
    I think it’s time to start saving for the bass version. I just need to get one.
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Annnnndddd...I want one
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  10. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    They sure do know how to sell a product! Origin is top shelf stuff and I would expect nothing less of a drive they would build. Def expensive but I'm sure it's worth it. Plus it sure seems to do a lot which is nice. Bet it sounds SAF.
  11. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    What you are supposed to say is that you could buy a Line 6 HX for the same price!
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  12. jwr


    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    I actually am on the opposite side here where I doubt it’s worth the price. At least the Deluxe. To me that’s an insane price point but I’m getting a bit of a different mind set on gear the last several months. I’ll say, it definitely looks cool. I’d need many, many demos to discern whether I’d even be remotely interested though. Top shelf or not, I’m pretty tired of paying ridiculous prices for pedals.
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  13. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Not really. I mean come on man. How much was that one delay you got/had? I can't even remember who made it, but it was like what, $1200???!(I don't know how much you got it for but that is roughly the going rate. I think. Roughly. Tell me if I'm wrong here). For a delay. That just does delay....now I'm not judging! haha seriously. But at least the Origin is like a preamp too as well as having things to fix phasing and as well as reactive speaker load with a TON of EQ and voicing options....That's not a crazy price all things considered. You look at the B7KU and its price point and this offers more in ways. And less in ways. I just don't think it's out of the realm of possibility for them to ask that much for what it is. And this is coming from a guy who is always screaming broke! ;) I don't normally spend more than $180 on a pedal. MOST times. I of course will splurge if I want it bad enough and I feel it's worth it.
  14. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    IDK... for the $$$ it would have to be significantly better than my MBD-1, AO and VT. And that’s hard for me to imagine.
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  15. mobdirt

    mobdirt Guest

    Jun 14, 2017
  16. jwr


    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    You're talking about the Toneczar Echoczar which has a 7 to 10 year wait list. That's why the price was so high. It's got a lot going for it but I'm going to agree it's overpriced.

    For a dirt pedal, I'd never pay this. I don't care what it does. It's not worth it for me. I could buy an amp that does all of that plus more if I didn't already have a great amp. It's almost 700 bucks for the deluxe. I could kind of see the non deluxe but I personally wouldn't buy it.

    They packed more in there than I need or want also. So, I get it on one hand but on the other, I don't. I would never buy one of their comps either.
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  17. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL

  18. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Having said all I said, I most likely wont get one. But it's mainly because I still have and use the MBD1 and still feel like it's top dog in the bass OD world. To/for me.
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  19. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    95% of the overdrive pedals I've tried don't come close to what I want to hear out of an overdrive. And the correlation with $$ spent on them is pretty much zero. So, spending that much for something I haven't tried - not gonna happen. If, however, it did actually do the sound in my head, and I could verify that before ordering it, I'd drop the cash on it so fast it'd make your head spin.
  20. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
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