Re-Creating the sounds of the sixties

 

 

 

TECH STUFF, HOW REVIVAL'S SOUND IS DELIVERED

Revival specialise in re-creating the sounds of the sixties. Although the songs and melodies from that era still retain their own unique magical appeal, the equipment used to make those original recordings would not stand up to the expectations of modern audiences.
To perform these great songs live and deliver the sound that meets these expectations, Revival has had to make an investment in equipment that would have kept the band in food and alcohol for many years back in the sixties.

This investment in equipment continues on a regular basis, with hardly a Gig passing without the Band playing spot the new gear, as each member strives to bring that something extra to Revival's sound.

Revival's secret is simple, use authentic original instruments and plug them in to state of the art amplification.


Below is a list of the ban
d's gear.

Ken Pritchett, Lead Singer

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Microphone -

Shure Beta 58A
 

Specially modified telephone, plus one packet of throat lozenges every show.

Geoff Ellis, Lead Guitar and Vocals

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Guitar 1 -

1956 re-issue black Fender Stratocaster with a Di Mazio pick up at the fingerboard and a Humbucker at the bridge.
  New locking tuning pegs and white pearl scratch plate fitted in 2012
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Guitar 2 -

White Burns Marvin 40th Anniversary Special
bullet Guitar 3 - Blue Fender Stratocaster formally owned by the Corrs
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Guitar 4 -

Ovation Electro acoustic.
bullet Electric Mandolin
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Amplifier -

Blackstar 50 Watt valve head through a Marshall cab with two 12inch speakers.
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Effects -

Boss effects board housing the following Boss pedals:- Tuner, Distortion, Reverb, Digital Delay, Chorus and Tremelo-pan.
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2nd Amplifier -

Vox valve combo amp
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Microphone -

Shure Beta 58A plus two packets of throat lozenges every show.

Bryan Wilkinson, Bass Guitar and Vocals

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Guitar 1 -

Fender Precision bass (USA) guitar
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Guitar 2 -

Black Rockinsetter Bass Guitar (Rickenbaker copy as on stage backup)
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Amplifier -

Phil Jones six pack + extension speaker cabinet
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Microphone -

Shure Beta 58A

Steve Potts, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone and Vocals

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Guitar 1 -

Paul Reed Smith SE Santana
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Guitar 2 -

White Burns Marvin Signature
bullet Guitar 3 - Ovation Celebrity Acoustic

Banjo of unknown origin
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Amplifier -

Marshal Valvestate 2 x 12 combo with built in chorus
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Effects -

Boss GT6 Modelling amplifier/effects pedal
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Saxophone -

1950's Conn Pan American Tenor Sax
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Microphone -

Shure Beta 58A for Vocals plus Shure Unidyne 3 for Sax
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Monitoring -

Shure in ear (UHF)

Jim Kirby, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion and Vocals

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Keyboards -

Hammond SK1
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Amplifiers -

Roland SA300 (350 watt) stereo amplifier with sub-woofer. (Keyboard)
Marshall Astoria Dual amp head (30 Watt hand wired 'Boutique' style) with matching 12 inch speaker cabinet. (Guitar)
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Effects -

Line 6 POD X3 Live
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Microphones -

Two Shure Beta 58A ( One at Keyboard and one front Stage)
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Guitar 1 -

Line 6 Variax 700
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Guitar 2 -

Gibson SG
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Guitar 3 -

Gibson Les Paul 60's.

Alan Yeo, Drums and Vocals

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Drum Kit - Premier (Silver Star finish) Vintage 1972 made up of the following drums:-
  14x5 inch Premier 2000 Snare, 22x16 inch Bass Drum,12x12,14x12,16x16 inch Toms.
(All with Evans heads. BD Batter being Evans Calf Tone)
bullet Hardware - Premier 4000 and 6000 series Hi Hat, Snare stand and Cymbal stands. Premier Bass drum pedal.
bullet Cymbals - Zildjian - 14 inch Avedis Quick Beat Hi Hats, 21 inch Avedis Sweet Ride, 16 inch K Crash/Ride, 15 inch Avedis Fast Crash, 14 inch Avedis Crash.
bullet Sticks - 7A Hickory - Custom with "REVIVAL" logo
bullet Drum Microphones - Shure and Sky Tronic on individual drums and overhead
bullet Mixing desk - Behringer Europower PMX 3000 16 Channel, with built in digital effects unit and 7 Band graphic equaliser, fed in stereo to main desk.
bullet Additional percussion Roland SPD-30 Octapad
bullet Vocal Microphone - Shure Beta 58A
bullet Monitoring - DB Technologies IEM 1100 in ear (UHF Radio) with Minerva Mini-Pro custom made ear pieces.
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Rehearsal/recording -

Roland V Drums TD-30K pro V Drum Kit.

Revival's Sound System

Front of house rig

bullet Behringer XENYX X2442 USB Mixing Desk
bullet Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Eliminator
bullet 4 x Studio Master powered speakers 500 watts per speaker
bullet Peavey stereo 15 band graphic equaliser
bullet Alesis Midiverb 4 digital reverb for lead vocals
bullet Yamaha R100 digital reverb for backing vocals
bullet Sony Walkman Mp3 player (Background music between sets)

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Various Pro-el microphone and speaker stands

bullet For large venues a Peavey 1000 watt stereo power amp and 4 Celestion Road 15inch speakers are integrated with the above equipment.

On stage monitoring

bullet InterM 600watt stereo power amplifier
bullet Peavy Stereo 15 band graphic equaliser
bullet Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Eliminator
bullet Peavey stereo 15 band graphic equaliser
bullet Four Celestion floor monitor speakers
bullet Two stand mounted Celestion monitor speaker
bullet Two separately mixed feeds to individual in ear monitoring transmitters

Lighting

bullet 2 x 4 Stairville Stage TRI LED Floodlights
bullet Stairville LED Floodlight
bullet 2 x 4 Chauvet 4play LED effects
bullet Chauvet Eclipse LED effect
bullet Chauvet Eclipse LED Laser effect

 

Revival would like to thank Geoff Banks guitar technician, Bob Massey lighting engineer. All of the staff at Intercom DFB, CIE, Mackie and Celestion for their help and assistance over the years.

 

 

 

 

   

Alan Yeo
Copyright 2011 [Revival]. All rights reserved.
Revised: December 10, 2016