Revelation Effects – Revenant Preamp-Boost V1.2

$340.00 CAD

Revelation Effects Revenant Preamp-Boost V1.2
V 1.2 Updates
→ Upgraded power supply for extra protection against over-voltage.
→ Earlier onset of overdrive when the clipping toggle is engaged.
→ Upgraded foot switches for quieter bypass.
→ Blue LED’s for Teal Sparkle and Green LED’s for Mint Turquoise.
→ Nichicon Electrolytic Capacitors.
→ black PCB with black a red colour-coded wire.
→ short toggle switches.

Description

The Revelation Effects Revenant Preamp-Boost V1.2 is an always-on pedal designed to interact with your amp or IR to get the optimal amount of gain and harmonic content from your guitar or bass. When using it at high volumes it is ideal to push the front end of your amp all while EQ’ing to fit your particular instrument and/or sound style. When used at lower volumes, engaging the clipping option will add some compression and saturation without having to crank your amp. The boost also has two options, a full-frequency boost and a high-pass filter boost. The latter is great for guitarists who want to tighten things up by adding saturation and volume without getting muddy. The full frequency boost keeps all the EQ but gives you more. Because the boost comes before the preamp you will get some added saturation. Use the Revenant at the end of your dry signal chain to fine-tune the sound of your pedals. Once you’ve set your sound, you’ll often find that the dirt pedals used before it sound better than they did before. The Revenant Preamp-Boost: Bring your tone back from the dead.

The idea of the Revenant Preamp-Boost V1.2 began in a no-longer-produced preamp pedal by the bass company Fodera. The Fodera Model 2000 is a rare bass preamp pedal with a master volume and a 3-band eq where a mid-boost/cut can be engaged with a separate foot switch. While the Model 2000 is a great bass preamp, it sounds amazing on guitar. As an older pedal, it needed upgrades to suit current musicians’ needs and make it more suitable for guitar. We hired John from Electronic Audio Experiments to do the design work. The two biggest necessities were to add a DC power jack rather than the dual 9V battery power and add LED indicators for the Bypass and Boost switches. In addition, we added a gain knob to allow for clipping/overdrive and replaced the mid-boost/cut footswitch with a clean boost (with an HPF toggle). The mid-EQ was now always on. Lastly, the footswitches became soft relay switches rather than 3PDT. Finally, we wanted a unique enclosure design with a vintage feel. Chris Ferebee of Futura Guitars took on that task and did some amazing work.

For those who want a cable that matches the Mint Turquoise Revenant, our Turquoise Tweed Instrument Cable is a perfect fit.

Revenant Preamp-Boost V1.2 Updates

→ Upgraded power supply for extra protection against over-voltage.
→ Earlier onset of overdrive when the clipping toggle is engaged.
→ Upgraded foot switches for quieter bypass.
→ Blue LED’s for Teal Sparkle and Green LED’s for Mint Turquoise.
→ Nichicon Electrolytic Capacitors.
→ black PCB with black and red colour-coded wire.
→ short toggle switches.

Features

→ High headroom preamp for guitar or bass.
→ 9v internally charges to 18v.
→ Clean or clipping gain.
→ 3-band active EQ.
→ Two boost modes: Full-Range boost and High-Pass filter boost.
→ True bypass with soft-touch relay switches.
→ Wima and Kemet film caps.
→ 2-Year Warranty on parts and labour.

 

Specifications

Power: 9v DC, 2.1mm center negative: 100mA

Input impedance: 1M Ω; Output Impedance 470 Ω

Gain 0dB to +21dB

Bass:  shelf boost from 0dB to +20dB below ~570Hz

Mid: Peaking boost/cut, up to +/-16dB at ~570Hz

Treble: shelf boost from 0dB to +19dB above ~570Hz

Master – >16dBV

Boost – +21db

Full Range Boost or HPF Boost with  – shelf cut at 720Hz

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Finish

Teal Sparkle – Silver Faceplate, Mint Turquoise – Gold Faceplate

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03/22/2023
Staringdowninfinity

This pedal is quite game changing. I don’t think I have ever used a pedal that the controls seem so dynamic. Every knob turned or switch flipped gives a new sound. Sounded great running my strat through it for low gain bliss and equally useable to push an already distorted sound with my Charvel. In addition I was struggling to find a pedal that works with my modelers so well. I have tried a bunch of them and this is the first pedal that actually works well with it. I can’t wait to continue to dive into all the possibilities that this pedal offers. It will stay on my gigging board for a while! -staringdowninfinity

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03/18/2023
Chris C.

If you already dig the sound of your rig, and you want it to sound more-better all the time, and then have a second footswitch to send the more better into more-best territory, this pedal does that. It makes my p bass hit my GK rig with a magic spell Harry Potter would applaud. It punches with a heft and clarity that never gets muddy, and once you have it on, you’ll never turn it off.

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03/16/2023
spiralcaster

Have been playing around on this thing all week. For me, it’s probably the nicest sounding, most feature set preamp I’ve played in recent memory…it instantly gelled with my guitar and amp. I love low gain drive, and this thing does it well. They asked me to showcase its heavier side and when I boosted it (with the second footswitch) I had to smile when I heard how explosive and fuzzy it got. Crazy range. The EQ section (because not all are born equal, believe me) is fantastic. Can cut or shelve and everything is just smooth and doesn’t sound harsh when you crank the mids like many pedals can end up. High pass filter is awesome for immediate QOTSA tones. Silicon clipping mode or open mode. 2 gain stages from almost clean sparkle to full blown out Metallica worthy distortion. I don't see this leaving my board. -Cohen H (SpiralCaster)

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