Origin Effects MAGMA57 & RevivalTREM review

Amp and modulation combos that offer coolly authentic vintage sounds

Origin Effects
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

The MAGMA57 nails the legendary vibrato sound of vintage Magnatone amps, while the RevivalTREM takes a heady trip through Fender amp tones of yore, offering some unique sounds and plenty of territory for the adventurous player to explore.


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    Both offer rich and unique vintage tones.

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    Tweakable designs.

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    Top-quality build.


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Origin Effects, purveyor of classy compressors and RevivalDRIVE pedals, has launched a series of all-analogue ‘amp in a box’ pedals. 

These new additions – likely the most solidly constructed pedals we’ve ever seen – are derived from RevivalDRIVE technology, but they focus on a specific amp known for a particular onboard effect, recreating that complete amp signal path and modelling it using analogue circuitry. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.