Origin Effects RevivalDrive Hot Rod Custom Overdrive Pedal Overview
Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod CUSTOM Overdrive Pedal
THE ULTIMATE FLY-RIG OVERDRIVE!
We’ve built a range of EQ compensation features into the RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod to make sure it will sound great with whatever amp you’re using – even a flat-response power amp.
The optional front-panel filter controls take fine-tuning the pedal to the next level, with variable shelf and cut frequency controls and a fully adjustable secondary boost/cut EQ.
HOT RODDED FOR HIGH-GAIN GLORY
From searing lead tones to super-saturated chords and palm-muted riffs, the RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod delivers two channels of aggressive high-gain tone with tons of tweakability, including a fully adjustable mid boost, the unique GHOST control and comprehensive RE-AMP EQ controls.
We have unearthed and analysed some of the most influential mods created by notable amp techs of the early ‘70s then applied them to the RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod’s valve amp-style signal path. These mods pushed the sonic boundaries of these classic amps and ushered in an era of heavy rock bands and super-saturated guitar tones. The result is a pedal that retains the RevivalDRIVE’s astonishingly amp-like response but covers a completely new expanse of tonal territory
Controls CHANNEL SWITCH – toggle between two identical sets of controls with two different rectifier optionsVOLUME – adjusts input level for amount of overdrive. Past 2 o’clock enters hot-rodded levels of gain.OUTPUT – overdrive and blended levelLOWS – adjusts the amount of low-end distortionMORE|PRES – reduces the power-stage’s negative feedback (CCW) or increases the presence (CW)GHOST – adds sag and “ghost notes” to replicate the behaviour of inefficient amps of the ’50s and ’60sBLEND – mix in your unaffected signal for parallel amp and subtle drive effectDRY GAIN – cut or boost the blended dry signalPRE-AMP – tonal recreations of hot-rodded preamps at the flick of a switchBRIGHT-CAP – add chime or top-end aggression just like on the real ampsRE-AMP EQ – three presets allow quick compatibility when plugging into Blackface, Plexi, and flat-response amps. Fine tune the top-end further with HI SHELF and BRI-CAP CUT trimmersMID-ASSIGN – boost by up to +8dB from anywhere between 780Hz and 1.9kHz. Apply to either channel or toggle on/off anytime with the optional footswitchSHELF FREQ – varies the shelf frequency of the top panel HI SHELF filterCUT FREQ – varies the low-pass frequency of the BRI-CAP CUT filter trimpot on top of the pedal, for optimal compatibility with all vintage Fender, Marshall and Vox ampsADJ – Turn clockwise to reduce treble and boost bass, and counter-clockwise to increase treble and reduce bassFREQ – This three-way switch shifts the frequency focus of the EQ up or downMODE – Select MODE I when using a full-range amp that sounds woolly or muddy. Select MODE II when addressing an overly bright amp that needs taming