That Pedal Show

Origin Effects Revival Drive – What Do We Think?

August 17, 2018

Well well well. When somebody brings out an overdrive pedal that isn’t an overdrive pedal… //doesn’t// call it an amp in a box when it’s probably the best one we’ve heard to date… //and// charges a pretty penny to behold its charms, you can expect us to sit up.

This is the audio from our video of 17 Aug 2018 that you can watch here:

So yes it’s complex.Yes it is amp like. And yes it’s an overdrive pedal for people whoo don’t like overdrive pedals. But is it the hands-down, bottom-up no-brainer purchase that we should all make?
Nope. This puppy is dividing opinion good and proper.
So what about us?
Please enjoy the episode…

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• D’Addario Pedal Tuner
UK & Europe:

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe:

• Origin Effects Revival Drive Custom
UK & Europe:

• JHS Panther Cub V2 Analog Delay
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G2

Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here:

- Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Always playing that lick: 1:45
- What are we doing today?: 2:05
- Woo, that’s a lot of controls: 3:19
- How are we plugging in? 5:10
- Two channels – orange and grey: 6:15
- Valve and solid-state rectifiers? 6:55
- Mick has spent his whole life trying to get away from hairy-ass amp distortion: 7:46
- The Poo Pooer Of Hamelin: 8:45
- The Anyest Any Amp Of All: 9:25
- Let’s get going. Finally: 9:53
- The Re-Amp EQ mode switch: 10:35
- Preamp and Bright Cap Structure: 11:00
- All in the middle… let’s go! 12:42 (13:13)
- Three different preamp settings: 14:14
- A sound Mick has been trying to get away from: 15:55
- EQ2 – eek! 17:20
- Let’s try some P90s: 18:16
- The Ghost control: 18:44
- The More/Presence control & negative feedback: 22:25
- Does Origin like P90s and humbuckers more than single coils? 27:11
- Into the front end or the effects loop of the HRD? And humbuckers… 29:40
- Let’s try the other channel: 32:11
- Mick still doesn’t like the hairy stuff: 36:10
- Dan’s sceptical about the Vox tones: 38:00
- Much better! The Revival Drive’s suggested settings: 41:20
- Clapton and Hendrix? 42:37
- Clapton: 42:54
- Hendrix: 43:54
- Less gain, for sure: 45:04
- Engaging the mid boost switch: 47:50
- Boosted with the D&M Drive: 48:40
- And a fuzz? 49:18
- Brian May? 51:16
- Kossoff? 52:25
- Mick’s philosophical tangent: 53:53
- Conclusions? 55:50

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster - watch Mick’s video at
• Collings 290 DCS – watch Mick’s video at
• Fender 60s Reverse Headstock Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster – watch our video at
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 – no video yet
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at

Amps in this episode
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III (no longer made - check out the version IV)

We hope you enjoy this episode. Please subscribe to our channel.

You may even want to buy a T-shirt to support our efforts

We are also on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives

Please visit our preferred retailers!
UK & Europe: Andertons Music
USA: Riff City Guitar & Music Company
Australia: Pedal Empire