The Revv G3 pedals has become really popular recently, mainly with players specialising in heavier styles, as it’s distortion voicing is based on the widely acclaimed “purple” channel from Revvs awesome sounding Generator amplifiers.
Control-wise it’s a fairly straightforward distortion pedal, allowing you to dial in killer tones really easily. There’s volume and gain controls, bass, middle and treble, and finally an aggression switch. Now you can leave this off, if want kinda lighter overdrive tones, but let’s be honest, that’s not really the reason why so many people have been raving about these pedals lately, as it’s the blue and red aggression modes which have really put the G3 on the map. Now these boost modes crank up the gain in two different stages, offering really heavy, saturated amp like tones, which are really tight and responsive, and sound epic for those crushing de-tuned riffs.
Revv have designed the G3 to integrate into pretty much any rig, it sounds great as a standalone distortion channel infront of a clean amp, but it also blends really well with an already overdriven amp, offering another flavour of gain and bringing out unique harmonics. Adding to it’s versatility, you can also use the G3 as a pre-amp either in the return of your amps effects loop or infront of a cab modeller, so it’s a really handy little unit for the studio.
The pedal itself looks great with it’s reflective, almost colour morphing purple finish, it’s built in Canada and feels really durable and sturdy and it features top mounted jack sockets helping to save space on your pedalboard. It is worth noting though, the pedal can’t run on batteries, so you will need a 9v power supply.