RevivalDRIVE Compact Wins Guitarist Magazine GEAR OF THE YEAR!

Thank you to Guitarist Magazine for awarding the RevivalDRIVE Compact a ‘GEAR OF THE YEAR’ award in the Effects Pedal Category. We are honoured to be featured in the January 2021 issue.

Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Compact

The original RevivalDRIVE Custom was an excellent, almost exhaustive evocation of vintage amp tones in a pedal. It was a complex beast, though, with a chunky form factor and a price to match at £559.

With the new Compact version, however, Origin has distilled an already excellent design down to its essential elements, rehousing it in a smaller box to suit a typical slot on the pedalboard, while also bringing the ticket down to a less salty level. Some of the more arcane features of the original, such as a choice of silicon or valve rectifier-style modes, have gone, but as reviewer Trevor Curwen commented in his write-up of the Compact, “the essence of the sound remains the same, as does the excellent touch sensitivity, while the reduced control set makes it so much easier and quicker to get to where you want to be”.

We’re big fans of gear that doesn’t obstruct your path to making music, so we reckon the average user will get more from less with this Compact version. The six-knob design still permits deep tone sculpting, while a Dry knob lets you choose how much of your amp’s natural voice shines through. Focused yet endlessly adaptable and compelling to play, this top-notch drive will amply repay your investment.

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