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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:




Revival -- named after the allman bros song!

so the really cool thing here is back in 2001 when I first fell in love with les pauls it was all because of the tone of the guitars in Blue Sky. And for me the allman tones are some of my favorites... so its extra cool that it has that connection and that he was also inspired by the allmans

full circle! (for me)
 

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Revival -- named after the allman bros song!

so the really cool thing here is back in 2001 when I first fell in love with les pauls it was all because of the tone of the guitars in Blue Sky. And for me the allman tones are some of my favorites... so its extra cool that it has that connection and that he was also inspired by the allmans

full circle! (for me)
You know, "Revival" (the song) was one of the first Allman Brothers tunes to hit me as well but it was in 1973 when Beginnings, the 1973 repackage of their first two albums, came out.

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Wow! I guess I'll have to sell my Van Weelden Royal Overdrive now to get this(or trade even..).
 

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Bob; I was in on the Brothers in late `69. I realized two bands I knew had sort of joined forces. Sadly only two original members are left.
 

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Ghost Notes: Are a result of an amps power stage being pushed and getting an octave note under the original note. Usually a result of the filtering being a little low for the amp, but and over-filtered amp will sound stiff.But for years guys have asked me to get rid of the Ghost Notes in their Vox AC30's or in their Marshall's. It's never going to go completely away without losing some touch response and tone from the amp. Fender tried to get rid of it in the `70's with their Silverface's.. and if you go up too high on it the amp will loose volume as well.. Now Ghost notes are different than cone cry from an alnico Celestion, but sound similar.
 

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You know, "Revival" (the song) was one of the first Allman Brothers tunes to hit me as well but it was in 1973 when Beginnings, the 1973 repackage of their first two albums, came out.

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I saw them in Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena right around when that album came out. I'll always remember that.
 

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Glad to help, guys. I apologize to your wallets. Being a recording engineer makes me a CERTIFIED tweaker - I've chased all these variations for years and have ended up with a "amp wall." This thing threatens to replace a good percentage of them. Besides anything else, this looks to take care of the bedroom/studio level problem rather spectacularly.

Bob

It seems that every session player/band that I've had sessions with, 99% of the time has their own gear. How do you persuade them to give this a try for their session when they are not familiar with it? Just curious.:)

Are you just using it for yourself?
 

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It seems that every session player/band that I've had sessions with, 99% of the time has their own gear. How do you persuade them to give this a try for their session when they are not familiar with it? Just curious.:)

Are you just using it for yourself?
I don't have a Revival Drive yet and I mostly use my own gear for "my own-littles-elf." Because I'm a producer/engineer/guitarist/synthesist so I'm the cheapest guitarist my clients can find when they bring me on as the producer. However, I've had breakthroughs: the last guy I had in did the sessions half with an Orange amp rig and half with my modeler that's programmed with my special sauce when he heard how good it sounded.

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OK gotcha. Yes that's how it goes.

121 and a 57. Perfect! I do that too.

Watch your phantom power switch on the 121. :##

The 414 and the 57 is the other go to mike combo here.:jim
 

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I saw them in Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena right around when that album came out. I'll always remember that.

Does that mean this was after Duane and Berry Oakley had died?

1973 is my birth year. yet another omen!

I"m not sure what these omens mean.... oh they justify gear purchases.... thats what they mean
 

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I saw them in Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena right around when that album came out. I'll always remember that.
I like to count my experiences with the Allman Brothers as the times I just missed them. Like Knoxville, TN, 1772. Or Savannah GA, 1974. Chattanooga, TN, 1976. I was actually living a couple of miles from Pyramid Sound Studios when they were recording Reach for the Sky. I kept driving by and saying, "Those scruffy guys sitting out front look so familiar..."

I finally caught up with them on their "Never Trust a Band Under 30" tour in 1999. It was Derek's first outing with them and Dickie was drunk. Derek hadn't yet developed his soul and Dickie was trying to figure out exactly what he had strapped onto him. I was saddened, despite the amount of secondary weed in the air. However, Butch, Jai, and Mark Q. had a drum solo that made my heart race.

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I like to count my experiences with the Allman Brothers as the times I just missed them. Like Knoxville, TN, 1772. Or Savannah GA, 1974. Chattanooga, TN, 1976. I was actually living a couple of miles from Pyramid Sound Studios when they were recording Reach for the Sky. I kept driving by and saying, "Those scruffy guys sitting out front look so familiar..."

I finally caught up with them on their "Never Trust a Band Under 30" tour in 1999. It was Derek's first outing with them and Dickie was drunk. Derek hadn't yet developed his soul and Dickie was trying to figure out exactly what he had strapped onto him. I was saddened, despite the amount of secondary weed in the air. However, Butch, Jai, and Mark Q. had a drum solo that made my heart race.

Bob

I've seen Betts pull a knife on the monitor mixer, intentionally play out of time (and un-intenionally too) and in general just be an asshole and that's just onstage. He's struggled with being a sensitive guy and a redneck all his life. Duane knew how to talk to him and get him to go along with everything for the band. Once Duane and then Berry left us he was "difficult". I was lucky to see them 3 weeks before Duane was killed at a small-ish club in L.A. I saw "The Second Coming" a few times in 1968 when I lived in Florida. They were really very, very good! They were mainly playing covers, but the band consisted of great musicians: Dickey, Berry(or BO as we called him), Reese Wynans, Larry "Rhino" Reinhert & Bobby Caldwell. Dickey's then wife Dale was singing as well.
 

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I've seen Betts pull a knife on the monitor mixer, intentionally play out of time (and un-intenionally too) and in general just be an asshole and that's just onstage. He's struggled with being a sensitive guy and a redneck all his life. Duane knew how to talk to him and get him to go along with everything for the band. Once Duane and then Berry left us he was "difficult". I was lucky to see them 3 weeks before Duane was killed at a small-ish club in L.A. I saw "The Second Coming" a few times in 1968 when I lived in Florida. They were really very, very good! They were mainly playing covers, but the band consisted of great musicians: Dickey, Berry(or BO as we called him), Reese Wynans, Larry "Rhino" Reinhert & Bobby Caldwell. Dickey's then wife Dale was singing as well.

I saw Dickey Betts in Charlottesville VA back in like -- 2003 or so? His son Duane was playing with him and they did Blue sky and it was awesome
 

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Not sure on the date. Thinking anywhere between 71 and 75.
 

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Not sure on the date. Thinking anywhere between 71 and 75.

Duane passed on the 29th of October, 1971. Berry left us on the 11th of Nov., 1972
I saw what we call "The Five Man Band" in August of 1972 and Berry was almost back to himself. He was seriously depressed after Duane was killed. I was Duane in early Oct. 1971, about 3 weeks before he died.
I saw the Five Man Band @ the Hollywood Bowl and Betts was in a sour mood. He and Gregg had gone the night before trying to see Alice Cooper and they wouldn't let them in.. in Betts' mind it's "I'll show you fuckers" and play shitty. His solo in Liz Reed as like maybe 3 minutes..all of his solo's are short. I have a cassette tape of that show here someplace. Flo & Eddie and Loggins and Messina were the opening acts and Johnny Winter came out and played on the encore(Johnny B. Goode..).
It's really a shame as it could have been a great show on the Brothers part, but Betts had it in his mind that the Bowl folks were against him & the band and decided that trying to play great wasn't going to happen because he didn't get his way...
 

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Ok everybody I've had a chance to mess with this thing and OH MY JEEAYAZUS THANK YOU JEAAZUZUS!

un REAL

this, combined with my Cali76 big box germanium boost and its tone insanity

i"ve never sounded so good! (to me)

the ghosty thing is SO COOL when you really get it going. you play the high notes and there is this (bruuuuumph low note thing you hear along with it. its crazy)

This going into the Matchless is really phenomenal.

I'd try very hard to get one.
 

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Ok everybody I've had a chance to mess with this thing and OH MY JEEAYAZUS THANK YOU JEAAZUZUS!

un REAL

this, combined with my Cali76 big box germanium boost and its tone insanity

i"ve never sounded so good! (to me)

the ghosty thing is SO COOL when you really get it going. you play the high notes and there is this (bruuuuumph low note thing you hear along with it. its crazy)

This going into the Matchless is really phenomenal.

I'd try very hard to get one.

AWESOME! I'm still waiting on mine. But I got a deal so I'm happy. Did you get the aux button box?
 

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I'm waiting on mine too . I also got a good price....:hank Waiting sux LOL
 

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AWESOME! I'm still waiting on mine. But I got a deal so I'm happy. Did you get the aux button box?

do you mean the revival drive "custom" that has the extra EQ switches on it -- or the extra foot switcher to engage the mid and overdrive the "blend" switch?

No its not the "custom" one but yes I have the extra foot switcher. The mid boost, so far, I can't tell does a huge amount but the blend overdrive can do a lot if you have it dialed to mix the dry and OD-- and then it just goes to FULL OD-- so works better as the boosty thing if you know what I mean

Do you think I should have my big cali 76 before it or after it? (I actually have the big one before it and the small one after (the board on the right is kind of an added board)

Drive stuff goes right to left in from cali 76 then through some of that other stuff out the Zen drive. The effects things are in a loop



 
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