Origin Effects recreates the sound of late-'50s Magnatone amps in a pedal with the MAGMA57

Origin Effects MAGMA57
(Image credit: Origin Effects)

Origin Effects has announced the MAGMA57, an all-in-one amp sim, vibrato and overdrive pedal that seeks to emulate the sound of Magnatone amps of the late '50s.

With a circuit based on the company's RevivalDRIVE pedal, the MAGMA57 features a pitch-modulating vibrato and reactive overdrive design that promises “authentic sound and playing feel”, and a comprehensive post-drive EQ section.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.