“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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Win Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe 10K compressor limiter pedal

Celebrate this huge milestone with us! It’s been another busy year at Origin Effects HQ here in the heart of the English countryside as we’ve seen the demand for studio-grade compressors sky-rocket as well as a frenzy of orders for our RevivalDRIVE series. We’re really proud to announce that we have now produced over ten thousand…

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Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Compact. Best tube valve amp in a box overdrive pedal. British American amplifier tones

New overdrive delivers ultra-realistic amp-like tones in a more compact, affordable and user-friendly package Oxfordshire, UK (16th August 2019) – Origin Effects have just released the RevivalDRIVE Compact, a single-channel overdrive designed to accurately recreate a range of British and American non-master volume valve amp tones. The RevivalDRIVE Compact condenses the groundbreaking circuit design of…

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Simon Keats, Guitarist Magazine, Origin Effects, Cali76, SlideRIG, RevivalDRIVE

May 2019 Issue #445 “This issue, we venture to the leafy outreaches of Buckinghamshire to discover more about an effects manufacturer whose pedals are turning up on the ‘boards of top players all around the world.” Words: David Mead. Photography: Olly Curtis When guitarists as diverse as Joe Walsh, Josh Smith, Ed O’Brien and David…

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