Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE - Ghosting Overdrive / Unabridged Amp Tone


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Coming soon from Origin Effects: the RevivalDRIVE!

After several years of research and development, we are proud to announce our latest pedal – the RevivalDRIVE.

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
  • Pricing:
  • RevivalDRIVE £469/$549
  • RevivalDRIVE CUSTOM £569/$659
  • Revival Footswitch £TBC/$TBC


The RevivalDRIVE and RevivalDRIVE CUSTOM will be officially released at the end of April and we’re expecting demand to be high. You can pre-order yours here from the 29th of March. We’re limiting pre-orders to an initial 200 units, so save the date!

Further Information:

Please refer to the product page… We will be adding further content in the coming weeks.

Please note that a bass-friendly version of this design is currently in development, with further details to follow in summer 2018.

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