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So Iordered a Revival Drive last night... Oye.. I saw it on the "Vintage King" website and read through the manual and then said "F" it.. pull the lever. Should be here Saturday. I was hoping it would be here tomorrow as it was on their Hollywood/LA website. Good thing I just didn't drive down there thinking I could pick it up as I found out their stock is mostly out of their Michigan warehouse..
 

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So Iordered a Revival Drive last night... Oye.. I saw it on the "Vintage King" website and read through the manual and then said "F" it.. pull the lever. Should be here Saturday. I was hoping it would be here tomorrow as it was on their Hollywood/LA website. Good thing I just didn't drive down there thinking I could pick it up as I found out their stock is mostly out of their Michigan warehouse..

I got Vintage King to up the shipping to 2-day! I've been watching all their demos on You Tube. I should be an xpert by then...(I wish..)
Anyone want to buy a Van Weelden Royal Overdrive?
 

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I would suggest setting it for "We are the Champions" and holding onto sumpin' . My naaaaaaybores started waving white flags days ago!
 

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So Iordered a Revival Drive last night... Oye.. I saw it on the "Vintage King" website and read through the manual and then said "F" it.. pull the lever. Should be here Saturday. I was hoping it would be here tomorrow as it was on their Hollywood/LA website. Good thing I just didn't drive down there thinking I could pick it up as I found out their stock is mostly out of their Michigan warehouse..

History so far has shown that anything—- MY NAME IS SIMON AND I LIKE TO DRAW DRAWRINGS (of schematics of crazy awesome pedals) —. Makes that is large format becomes impossible to buy or immediately doubles in price.....

good to get one now!
 

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I got it today! Pretty amazing! Spent about 40 minutes going through it and then sat for a good hour playing it. Got lost in it! It's like having a great 3- channel amp. I'm using a Marshall "Astoria Custom" and this has added a couple of channels so to speak. No pops or clicks when it's kicked in and the Astoria has a +20db boost that's probably the best sounding boost in an amp I've heard..
anyway, I'll not sell it anytime soon....If ever. The Revival is the most amp-like pedal I think I've ever run across. The touch response is so dynamic..
 

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I just ordered a "regular" one for a great price, but now I'm second guessing myself regarding not purchasing the "custom" with the extra ch2 EQ settings. Not sure it's worth the extra $200 (got the regular one on a 15% off sale) though...any thoughts? Do those of you with the regular wish you had gotten the custom?
 

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I just ordered a "regular" one for a great price, but now I'm second guessing myself regarding not purchasing the "custom" with the extra ch2 EQ settings. Not sure it's worth the extra $200 (got the regular one on a 15% off sale) though...any thoughts? Do those of you with the regular wish you had gotten the custom?

I've used mine on 5 rehearsals, 4 gigs and a recording session (analouge studio, 24-track MCI desk & 2" tape). 3 tracks played live to tape(vocals will be re-recorded). I have it tweaked to my liking now, but right out of the box was pretty Great!
 

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I've used mine on 5 rehearsals, 4 gigs and a recording session (analouge studio, 24-track MCI desk & 2" tape). 3 tracks played live to tape(vocals will be re-recorded). I have it tweaked to my liking now, but right out of the box was pretty Great!

which side are you favoring?

I do think it is great
 

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I've used mine on 5 rehearsals, 4 gigs and a recording session (analouge studio, 24-track MCI desk & 2" tape). 3 tracks played live to tape(vocals will be re-recorded). I have it tweaked to my liking now, but right out of the box was pretty Great!

That's awesome. Nice to see you really using it so extensively. I'm sorry but I missed it: do you have the Custom with the front pannel EQ2 switches, or the regular version?

What amps are you playing it through and which channel have you used most? And if you have the Custom, are you using EQ2 and tweaking the front panel?

I'd be playing it through a wet/dry rig using a Boss ES8 loop switcher and a blackface princeton clone with a 12" speaker (for wet), and a Goodsell Super 17 (dry). I'm wondering if I need the extra tweakability of the Custom iteration, with its added EQ2 switches and extra filters. Supposedly EQ1 is GTG for use with blackface amps, or am I misunderstanding the use of the Re Amp EQ's?
The Goodsell is sort of halfway blackface and halfway Vox chime, but really bright, so again, I wonder if I need the extra tweak ability of the Custom...not that I want to tweak more knobs/switches than I have to, and I'd rather save the extra $200. But I'll have to set an EQ that works well enough with both amps as I'll likely set the drive signal to go to both amps, so added tweak ability may be in order.


For the recording did you mike an amp or did you go direct from the RevivalDrive using the pwr amp (or other) EQ ?
 

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I decided to go with a Custom version after all. I just thought I'd regret not having the extra adjustability for any trippy future boutique amps with a quirky preamp section in the future. Also this way I could have EQ1 set for one of my blackface clones and EQ2 set up for a different amp possibly.

I hope you cats keep on enjoying your RevivalDrives!
 

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I decided to go with a Custom version after all. I just thought I'd regret not having the extra adjustability for any trippy future boutique amps with a quirky preamp section in the future. Also this way I could have EQ1 set for one of my blackface clones and EQ2 set up for a different amp possibly.

I hope you cats keep on enjoying your RevivalDrives!

That's kinda why I did the Custom. I have not messed with the front panel MUCH yet, but I have a feeling I will. Either way, OE does NOT turn out crap. This guy is the BEST. You WILL love either version. Or I will find you and smack the back of your head!
 

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That's kinda why I did the Custom. I have not messed with the front panel MUCH yet, but I have a feeling I will. Either way, OE does NOT turn out crap. This guy is the BEST. You WILL love either version. Or I will find you and smack the back of your head!

What kind of amps have you tried it with?

Yeah I'm aware of OE's reputation. Incidentally I just took delivery of a cali 76 compressor compact deluxe and it totally blows my xotic sp compresor out of the water, and also my wampler ego compressor I recently got rid off. Built like a tank and bery smooth, quality feeling knobs! But it is like a blanket has been taken off my compressed tone!
 

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What kind of amps have you tried it with?

Yeah I'm aware of OE's reputation. Incidentally I just took delivery of a cali 76 compressor compact deluxe and it totally blows my xotic sp compresor out of the water, and also my wampler ego compressor I recently got rid off. Built like a tank and bery smooth, quality feeling knobs! But it is like a blanket has been taken off my compressed tone!

Amps tried so far:

At Mars Specialist
Matchless Clubman
Komet 19
Victoria Silver Sonic

That
Cali76 is the BEST EFFECT EVER PRODUCED BY FAR©℗™℞Ω.

And don't stop with your guitar.

Seriously.

There is a video out there about using it on drums, vocal, etc.

EVERYTHING SOUNDS BETTER THROUGH IT!
 

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Amps tried so far:

At Mars Specialist
Matchless Clubman
Komet 19
Victoria Silver Sonic

That
Cali76 is the BEST EFFECT EVER PRODUCED BY FAR©℗™℞Ω.

And don't stop with your guitar.

Seriously.

There is a video out there about using it on drums, vocal, etc.

EVERYTHING SOUNDS BETTER THROUGH IT!

Nice! And, ok, so those all have various different pre-amp tone stacks, so given that, do you use EQ1 or EQ2 mostly?

I feel validated that you dig the Cali76CD! Yeah there is Peter Thorn review out there and he's using it on guitar and on snare sounds if I recall correctly!
 

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I have not been using the front panel much because I am using two very bright amps with it right now so I flip to EQ1 on the reamp section (bypassing the front panel if I read his stuff right). Actually, now that you mention it so far I have not messed with the custom panel hardly at all YET. I am still dialing it in and playing to find the tonal separations. I just decided yesterday to roll a few humbuckers in to test it with because p90's are slightly harder because of the buzz.

So far I have been mostly twiddling dials, giggling like a schoolgirl and twiddling some more. I am doing nothing of a smart or scientific nature at this point.

I will try to pull out the book on it and stop giggling and get all serious and chit...
 

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I have not been using the front panel much because I am using two very bright amps with it right now so I flip to EQ1 on the reamp section (bypassing the front panel if I read his stuff right). Actually, now that you mention it so far I have not messed with the custom panel hardly at all YET. I am still dialing it in and playing to find the tonal separations. I just decided yesterday to roll a few humbuckers in to test it with because p90's are slightly harder because of the buzz.

So far I have been mostly twiddling dials, giggling like a schoolgirl and twiddling some more. I am doing nothing of a smart or scientific nature at this point.

I will try to pull out the book on it and stop giggling and get all serious and chit...

I can dig it..thanks for the explanation. I am excited to get one. My amps are very bright too, especially the Goodsell Super 17. Like I explained earlier I cancelled the order for the Regular one, but LOL it sounds like the regular one would have likely been just fine. But I still want the custom, better to have and not need, then to need and not have!

I really want this to be thee solution, as I really want a superlative, clean to the edge of breakup sound, which I use 80% of the time these days, which I get from my amps (or if I need to keep the volume lower, I use a Tech 21 Leeds character pedal (awesome pedal by the way), but when I want to dial up the classic Marshall heat, I want it to sound as authentic as possible! I thought about having a gain and a clean amp, but I love the wet/dry set up I have now with two clean amps.

Thanks for the help, cheers! Where did you order your Revival from?
 

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That Pedal Show is going to do a run down on the Revival Drive tomorrow :)
 

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I've tried mine through a '61 brown Deluxe, 72 Marshall #1986, Marshall Astoria Custom, Marshall #1974 and an old Supro (with a 15" speaker.. ) I forget the model as it was at studio I did a session for my friend Johnny Echols. Johnny was in the band "Love" with Arthur Lee.
 
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