REVIVALDRIVE

Ghosting Overdrive

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RevivalDRIVE

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REVIVALDRIVE STANDARD

Analogue Amp Recreation

 

When it comes to electric guitar tone, nothing beats the sound of a vintage valve amp. The RevivalDRIVE recreates a valve amp-style signal path in all-analogue electronics to provide a realistic tonal response, touch-sensitive drive characteristics, and elusive ghosting overtones.

The RevivalDRIVE’s two channels each deliver a wide range of British and American amp flavours, from clean to fully cranked. Intuitive controls let you go under the hood to tweak every aspect of the amplifier, from preamp shape to power amp breakup, even down to the sag and ripple of the HT supply. With amp-like playing feel and realistic harmonics, this is the ultimate analogue amp recreation.

 

FEATURES LIST:

  • Two channels of authentic valve amp tone
  • Variable negative feedback to fine-tune breakup characteristics or boost presence
  • Unique Ghost control recreates the “ghost note” effect encountered when cranking certain vintage amps, subtly thickening up solos
  • Reactive design simulates interaction between amp and speaker for realistic feel and authentic sound
  • Assignable mid-boost to cut through on stage
  • Comprehensive Re-Amp EQ section to seamlessly match RevivalDRIVE to the rest of your rig
  • Tour grade, all metal construction
  • High-impedance buffered bypass with silent switching
  • Supports switcher system integration
  • Designed and built in England

 

THE DETAILS:

The RevivalDRIVE contains a complete valve amp-style signal path with dedicated class-A preamp, a long-tailed pair phase inverter, and a push-pull output stage. Each part has been designed to reproduce not one, but many different amplifier sounds, putting incredible tone-shaping power at your fingertips. Recreate your favourite vintage amps or get creative with new and exciting combinations.

Amplifier tone starts with the preamp, and this stage can fundamentally re-shape your signal. Select from a range of voicing and bright-cap options to configure the RevivalDRIVE’s Class-A preamp stage. Use the LOWS control to sweep effortlessly between fatter or tighter vintage tones.

Origin Effects’ Reactive Drive Technology adds another level of realism, replicating the frequency-dependent effects of a loudspeaker on the non-linear performance of a valve power amp. We’ve applied this to our push-pull, high-voltage output stage, built with meticulously hand-selected discrete JFETs, to achieve sound quality unmatched by conventional pedal designs.

The MORE PRES control is a hugely powerful tool when designing the perfect vintage amp tone. By affecting negative feedback, this control lets you adjust the breakup characteristics and dynamic response, as well as functioning as a classic presence knob. This is where the real character of an amp’s tone is created. Gradual touch-sensitive breakup, rough and raucous overdrive, percussive hard-edged distortion or bright searing leads. It’s all down to how you set this control.

Have you experienced the other-worldly overtones of a cranked Twin or an early Plexi? The RevivalDRIVE is the only pedal to recreate the subtle “ghosting” effect heard when the guitar signal interacts with mains hum from a struggling power supply. Increasing the GHOST control not only brings out these elusive “ghost notes” but also increases the rectifier “sag” in the RevivalDRIVE’s power supply. Get tight, modern chord definition from the Silicon channel, or switch to the Valve channel for smooth, natural compression.

The built-in Re-Amp EQ means you don’t have to compromise your favourite amp settings to get the perfect drive sound from the RevivalDRIVE. This proprietary filter lets you tailor the output of the pedal to work with just about any amp, as well as flat-response power amps, cabinet simulators and recording interfaces.

Housed in a hand polished, brushed stainless steel enclosure and furnished with aluminium controls, Neutrik® jack sockets and heavy-duty footswitch, the RevivalDRIVE is at equally home on the road and in the studio.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Physical

Weight

1.2 kg (2.65 lb)

Dimensions

160 × 118 × 65 mm (6.30 x 4.65 x 2.56 in)

Includes knobs and switches

Electrical

Input Impedance

1 MΩ

Output Impedance

1 kΩ

Current Draw

120mA

Power

Power Supply

9V DC 2.1 mm centre-negative

Please note: the RevivalDRIVE is powered by a mains adaptor only (not included). We’ve dispensed with the usual 9V battery option, both to save space and to allow us to adopt a high-current approach, yielding lower noise levels and superior tone.

Origin Effects pedals are designed to deliver impeccable performance using a range of power supplies. We recommend you only use a regulated power supply specifically designed for guitar pedal applications as power supplies which do not have sufficient internal filtering can result in unwanted noise.

We recommend the following power supplies for use with our pedals:

  • Voodoo Labs Pedal Power series
  • Cioks supplies
  • Truetone 1 Spot Pro series
  • Strymon Zuma

This product should only be operated at 9V. The design employs a voltage doubling circuit to achieve higher internal voltages for improved sonic performance.