Ian Allison is an uber-creative bassist with a flair for synth-pop arrangements. He’s also a member of the crew over at Scott’s Bass Lessons. We asked Ian about his Origin Effects Cali76 Stacked Edition and (now discontinued) Cali76-TX-LP compressor pedals. What’s a piece of studio gear that you cannot live without? For me, it’s…

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“What happens when Britain’s most intimidatingly high-class pedal maker branches out from compression and overdrive into vibrato and tremolo?”   Thank you to Guitar.com for their review of the RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo & MAGMA57 Amp Vibrato & Drive. “2020 was the year that Origin decided to get a bit more ambitious. After nailing compression and…

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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…

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“There may be more radical tremolos, but few achieve such musical seamlessness.” Some gear nerd debates get pretty pointless. Disputing the merits of different op-amps in two late-model RATs? Maybe that time would be better spent practicing. But tremolo circuits are another matter. The differences between bias, optical, and harmonic tremolo can be audible and…

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Origin Effects NAMM Booth 2020

Our Brand New Pedals Rocked The 2020 Winter NAMM Show We’ve just returned to a rather chilly Origin Effects headquarters from the 2020 NAMM Show which took over sunny Anaheim. A week of late nights, early mornings, worn eardrums, and sore throats was more than worth it for the opportunity to meet so many lovely…

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Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod

Origin Effects go high-gain with limited-edition RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Hot-rodded amp-in-a-box pedal delivers searing sustain and distortion Buckinghamshire, UK (16 January 2020) – Origin Effects have released a supercharged version of their celebrated RevivalDRIVE pedal. Designed to deliver massive amounts of gain and sustain, the limited-edition RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod pays homage to the heavily modified…

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Origin Effects RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo

Origin Effects unveil the RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo Buckinghamshire, UK (16 January 2020) – Origin Effects have introduced the RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo, the first ever pedal to faithfully recreate the sound, feel and unique dynamic properties of the power tube bias tremolo effect built into early 1960s amps such as the Brown Fender Deluxe. In contrast…

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Sought-after large-format Cali76 with transformer output stage set to return Buckinghamshire, UK (11 December 2019) – Origin Effects have just built their 10,000th Cali76 Compact Deluxe, the compressor pedal widely regarded as the gold standard for effects pedal compression. It’s a remarkable achievement for a small British company and shows how players worldwide have embraced…

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