NAMM 2020: Origin Effects packs a Brownface-in-a-box with the RevivalTREM

Featuring a 60s Fender-style tremolo and overdrive circuit.

NAMM 2020: Origin Effects has unveiled the RevivalTREM, an overdrive-cum-tremolo pedal that is based on the 60s Fender ‘Brownface’ Deluxe Reverb and features a true bias tremolo.

The RevivalTREM is designed to emulate the interaction of a tube amp’s entire output stage, including the power tube bias tremolo. A true bias tremolo allows players to ‘play over’ the tremolo effect by hardening their pick attack, with the effect fading back in as the note decays.

Users can tailor the RevivalTREM’s modulation to their preference with the switchable sine and full wave LFO shapes, speed multiplier switch and speed and intensity controls. A tap tempo option is also available with selectable subdivisions, and can be remotely triggered with the use of the external footswitch input which is also compatible with switching systems like Boss’ ES series and TheGigRig’s G2.

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Meanwhile, the RevivalTREM’s preamp controls are divided across three knobs: output, tone and drive. Staying true to its ‘brownface’ claim, the pedal’s tone knob functions as a hi-boost/cut at lower drive settings, but strays further into ‘cut’ territory as the drive knob is turned up – just like the original amps. A post-drive EQ section tailors the output of the RevivalTREM to suit the voicing of the amp in use, and can also be used to pair the pedal with linear-response power amps, mixers and recording interfaces. Further adjustments can be made with the ‘Adj’ trimpot for more precise fine-tuning.

The RevivalTREM features premium components throughout and is built with advance power supply filtering for a low noise floor and current protection. Additional features include silent switching and a high-quality buffered bypass switch to maintain the pedal’s input impedance over an extended signal chain.

The Origin Effects RevivalTREM will be available in February at $430 (£360). For more information, click here.

Find out more about NAMM 2020 here.

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