Has anyone been following the launch of the Origin Effects...

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  1. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Well-Known Member

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    ... Revival Drive? Lot's o' knobs and switches, lots o' geld, but, darn, it sounds fantastic.



    Now, note that he's playing it through a clean blackface Twin Reverb at a level he can speak over...

    The Revival (as in song one from the Allman Brothers album, Idlewild South) is a lot more than a drive, it is an analog simulation of all of the portions of an amplifier, including the power supply, in a pedal. It features two channels, one tube rectified and one silicon rectified. It is designed to work through clean amps or slightly driven amps and bright amps and dull amps, etc. Want to know more? Watch through the builder's five videos, starting with this one:



    They were all ready to roll it out with a remote footswitch to add a couple of features whne users asked for a couple more features in the remote jack so there's been a little lag as they modified the first run before they released it.

    So, how much geld?

    A LOT!

    Basic unit: $529
    Unit with Re-Amp EQ $649
    Footswitch: $100

    Serious geld. Serious geld.

    But listen to that thing.

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    Bob
     
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    wow, that's a lot of 'controls" ...I might find that confusing.

    Me, I have to paint my start points on my pedals with white enamel,
    so I can quickly set up my work station and quickly see where I am
    in dim light. My pedals get bumped and settings get altered with I
    take the board in and out of the backpack rig I use to carry it about.

    electric pedal board 2017.jpg
    I have to keep things very simple, and I like my blues driver as much as any I've played. But this board has almost $500 worth of pedals...
     
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    I only tend to run a couple of pedals at a time. I really like a direct to amp tone and I've been leery of large amounts ever since I had to troubleshoot a failure on the floor of a stage, five feet up in plain view of the world. So, at a gig so I tend to go with guitar -->amp with perhaps a drive and a delay.

    I guess I should also explain: I run in two electronic streams. I've got a modeler and some amps and use both depending on the gig. I understand the whole business of single-point versus multi-point failure modes and prefer a smaller number of things to go wrong. :D I really prefer guitar-->echoplex-->amp but the 'Plex is getting pretty long in tooth at this point.

    So on the guitar and pedals front I'm looking for a good drive and perhaps a Catlinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe to go in front of a Blackface. This thing looks fantastic with its ghost tone modeling.

    Bob
     
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    Check this mod out for the Boss GE-7 EQ petal that are older than 2017.

    https://www.fromelelectronics.com/products/ge7-mods
     
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    that Fromel mod is very interesting, thanks for showing it to me.
    I might just have to try one of these... Fromel makes mods for several pedals that
    I own and use.
     
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    It sounds pretty amazing, but way too many knobs for me.
     

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