Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor Pedal Bass effects pedals: for sale, UK, EU, on offer Basses and Guitars :: Bass direct, Warwick, Birmingham, London, Manchester, USA


Origin Effects

Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor Pedal £269.00 + £4 UK shipping

Cali76 Compact Compressor Pedal £179.00 + £4 UK shipping

+ £6 for EU shipping outside UK

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The Cali76 Compact Bass is an 1176-style studio-grade FET compressor, complete with dedicated controls for parallel compression and side-chain filtering. We’ve taken everything that was great about the original Cali76, added new features optimised for bass and compressed the whole lot down into a pedalboard-friendly package!

A single combined Attack/Release control provides a continuous sweep of useful settings while avoiding combinations that can result in ugly distortion artefacts creeping into the lower registers. Meanwhile, the elegant jewel lamp functions as a three-colour gain reduction meter, providing vital and intuitive feedback to the player.

The Cali76 Compact Bass delivers natural, musical compression exactly where you want it, letting the lower strings breathe for more dynamic transfer and greater perceived girth.

In addition to this pedal’s low-noise circuitry and fast, musical FET response, two special features lift the Cali76 Compact Bass above the competition.

The first is the Dry Blend control, which lets you mix your dry signal back in with your compressed signal for true parallel compression, an indispensable studio recording technique. By combining the compressed and dry signals, you get all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the Cali76’s 1176-style compression, while retaining the natural attack and dynamic expression in your playing. It’s the ultimate in transparent compression –  both fat and punchy at the same time.

This pedal’s second secret weapon is also culled from the studio engineer’s handbook. The Cali76 Compact Bass allows you to rein in the amount of compression applied to the lowest frequencies via a variable-frequency high-pass filter placed in the compressor’s side-chain. With the HPF control dialed in, the compression ratio effectively becomes frequency dependent. The low strings come back to life, adopting an extra weightiness, power and dynamic response, while the higher strings are strictly controlled, preventing slapped and popped notes from leaping out of the mix. This unique bass compressor is like having your own studio engineer sat on your pedalboard!

About Origin Effects

British audio designer Simon Keats started Origin Effects through a genuine desire to produce quality audio tools that he wanted to use. He believes that the tools he creates just won;t be matched by 'off-the-shelf- FX pedals and many modern players would agree. Each pedal is individually handbuilt, expertly calibrated, assembled, tested and finished in the UK.

About Designer Simon Keats

As a guitarist himself, Simon understands the needs of modern players. As a highly experienced audio engineer and designer he has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry before creating Origin Effects to showcase some of his own best, creations. They are all designed to replicate those elusive legacy tones that guitarists lust over whilst retaining the soul of each instrument.


  1. 100 Class-A discrete signal path

  2. Classic, ultra fast “FET” response

  3. Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp

  4. Dedicated Attack, Release and Ratio controls

  5. Dry Blend control for parallel compression

  6. Jewel-lamp gain reduction metering for accessibility

  7. Optimised for guitar but can process any source

  8. High-current, low-noise electronics

  9. Ultra-wide frequency response

  10. Ultra-high input impedance

  11. Silent switching for quiet applications

  12. High-quality “signal-conditioning” bypass mode

  13. Premium components throughout

  14. Advanced power supply filtering and protection

  15. Flexible external power requirements (9-18V DC)

  16. PSU Spec. 77mA @ 9V / 104mA @ 18V

  17. Housed in a classic origin effects shell

  18. Includes top jack inputs for optimum pedalboard space

  19. Designed and built in England


  1. Controls:Dry, Out, In, Ratio, Attack and Release

  2. Weight:620 g

  3. Dimensions:142 x 66 x 59 mm

Cali 76 Compact

The Cali76 Compact provides direct access to your favourite vintage compression settings from the original Cali76 in a compact, easy-to-use package.

A single combined Attack/Release control takes care of these often misunderstood parameters, guiding you through the most useful combinations while avoiding the less useful ones. Add in a simple high/low ratio switch and you get tons of flexibility without the complexity – instant gratification guaranteed!

The ratio switch provides 4:1 and 20:1 settings. We sourced a number of original 1176 units and chose to match our compression curves to the best sounding unit, which displayed compression curves closely matching those shown in the first Urei manual.

4:1 tends to work best on guitars equipped with humbuckers, as well as bass guitars. The higher ratio setting on the Cali76-C is great for creating pronounced compression effects, such as a country-style squash.


Tel: 01926 886433