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ORIGIN EFFECTS Revival Drive Custom HOT ROD EDITION


World-class Vintage High-gain Amp Overdrive with Custom Re-amp EQ

Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom is overflowing with the most beloved and sought-after overdriven amp tones from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, voiced for ruthless high-gain distortion. But this is no digital emulation. RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom uses real circuit topology to replicate the breakup characteristics, sag, and ghosting of classic American and British amps. For tone chasers, it’s a veritable dream machine, giving you access to limitless tones. And it’s designed to provide those brutal dimed-amp sounds at neighbor-friendly volumes, without any sonic sacrifice. RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom offers valve and silicon rectifier channels so that you can play around with different combinations of power amp sag, from syrupy slow tube sag to snappy solid-state rectification. To hammer home its authentic sound, RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom contains a built-in reactive load so that it responds to dynamics just like the real thing would, with the touch sensitivity and harmonic tone generation that make old-school amp overdrive sound so sweet. Guitarists at Sweetwater know you can never have enough flavors of overdrive, and Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom puts an amp room’s worth of world-class amp overdrive right at your feet.

Massive range of British and American amp tones

RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom's simple but robust control section makes dialing up your favorite tones a breeze. Control how and when RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom breaks up with the Volume knob, just like on a non-master-volume amp. The Bass control lets you select the amount of low frequencies that get fed into the drive. Let them all in for some wild and wooly OD or trim them back to tighten and focus your tone. Use RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom's ample controls to enhance presence, tailor your mids, and select from the preamp behavior characteristics of the all-time great American and British guitar amps.

Perfectly pairs with your pedal platform amp

When designing the RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod, Origin Effects took into account that when pedal designers are voicing their pedals, they're typically doing so to match one or a few of their favorite amps. But if you're using something different, then you may not be getting the most out of a pedal. The standard RevivalDRIVE pedal works around that by providing two EQ curve options for British- and American-style amps. The custom edition takes it one step further, giving you detailed control over the pedal's voicing — including variable shelf and frequency cut controls and a secondary boost/cut EQ — so you can match it perfectly to your pedal platform amp.

Sag and ghosting add dimension to your sound

Much of the magic imparted by vintage amps derives from their slight yet musical imperfections, such as sag and ghosting. Sag refers to when the power supply voltage drops when it gets hit with a large transient signal, which creates a natural compression effect and contributes to the dynamic feel of vintage-style amps. Ghosting, also referred to as double tones, is when a slightly darker and often atonal note follows what you play that’s created by the amp’s rectifier during power conversion. On paper, sag and ghosting are technically design flaws. However, without them, a vintage amp loses a lot of its charm. RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom gives you total control over how much or how little sag or ghosting you add into the signal, to strike the perfect balance of clarity and character.

Origin Effects: superior pedals for discerning tone chasers

Origin Effects’ founder and lead designer, Simon Keats, has an outstanding resume, working alongside numerous venerated pro audio equipment manufacturers. As a guitarist, Simon recognized a need for effects pedals that offer a high degree of quality and musicality not always available outside of custom-made devices. Origin Effects was created to answer that need. To ensure the highest quality product possible, every Origin Effects pedal is hand-assembled, individually inspected, and manufactured using only premium components. Origin Effects is not your typical pedal company. They’re committed to serving the most discerning players who are on a quest to achieve the best possible tone.

Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Custom Overdrive Pedal Features:

  • Massive range of classic amp tones using real circuit topology voiced for high gain
  • Re-create the sounds of your favorite vintage American and British amps
  • Huge overdrive at neighbor-friendly volumes
  • Choose between valve or silicon rectification
  • Detailed control over breakup, tone, and dynamic response
  • Custom re-amp EQ matches the pedal to your amp for the best possible sound
  • Tailor sag and ghosting for the perfect amount of old-school charm
  • Housed in a hand-polished stainless-steel enclosure
  • Manufactured with premium componentry
  • Assembled by hand and individually inspected

Tech Specs

  • Pedal Type:High-gain Overdrive with Secondary EQ
  • Analog/Digital:Analog
  • Inputs:1 x 1/4"
  • Outputs:1 x 1/4"
  • Other I/O:1 x 1/4" TRS (external RevivalDrive switching)
  • Bypass Switching:Signal Conditioning Bypass Mode
  • EQ:Lows, Mid, High Shelf, Frequency Shift, Lowpass Cut Filter, Variable Shelf, Secondary Boost/Cut EQ
  • Controls:Blend, Ghost, More/Presence
  • Features:Valve/Silicon Rectifier Settings
  • Power Source:9V DC power supply (sold separately)
  • Power Usage:Up to 120mA
  • Height:2.32"
  • Width:4.6"
  • Depth:6.29"
  • Weight:2.6 lbs.