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


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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 Deluxe - Inverted Black - Limited edition

Limited to only 500 units, the Cali76 Inverted Black adds a classic studio aesthetic to your pedalboard. 

The Cali76 Compact Deluxe Inverted Black features all of the same electronic wizardry of its regular-finished Cali76-CD counterpart.

We’ve managed to build all of the functionality from our flagship Cali76 Standard into this little marvel – and we’ve added the much-requested parallel mix control previously only found on our limited editions.

Separate controls for Attack, Release and Ratio let you precisely tailor your tone, from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. Meanwhile, the elegant jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-colThe ace in the hole is the Dry Blend control, which lets you mix your dry signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the Cali76, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing.

It’s the ultimate in transparent compression and sustain. By blending your “honest” guitar tone together with more subtle compression, you can also create the kind of three-dimensional, sparkling tone that you’re used to hearing on records – not coming out of your amp!

our gain reduction meter.

The original Cali76 is a big, beautiful compressor pedal that delivers studio-quality 1176-style compression using discrete Class-A circuitry that’s true to the topology and design philosophy of the original.

The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is of the same blood line, sharing the features, performance and pedigree of its larger sibling, but in a smaller package and with parallel compression added on top. A third of the size of the Cali76 Standard, the Compact Deluxe can be housed on even the most congested of pedalboards.

Like all of our Compact Series pedals, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe features high-current, discrete, Class-A circuitry for transparent, low-noise performance. We’ve taken a no-compromise approach to the circuit design using only the best of modern components.

• 100% Class-A discrete signal path

• Classic, ultra fast “FET” response

• Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp

• Dedicated Attack, Release and Ratio controls

• Dry Blend control for parallel compression

• Rugged jewel-lamp gain reduction metering

• Optimised for guitar but can process any source

• High-current, low-noise electronics

• Ultra-wide frequency response

• Ultra-high input impedance

• Silent switching

• High-quality “signal-conditioning” bypass mode

• Premium components throughout

• Advanced power supply filtering and protection

• Flexible external power requirements (9-18V DC)

• PSU Spec. 77mA @ 9V / 104mA @ 18V (PSU not included)

• Designed and built in England


Premium-quality, 1960’s-style FET compressor with transformer output stage

The original, large-format Cali76 compressor with high-spec transformer output stage and balanced line out, optimised for guitar, bass and studio use. Strictly limited run.

When Origin launched the Cali76 back in 2012, it was, and still is, like nothing else on the market. With its large, brushed aluminium enclosure, studio-grade circuitry and astonishingly transparent sound, the Cali76 broke the mould in every department.

The Cali76-TX features a custom-wound iron core transformer designed to subtly saturate and add extra harmonic complexity at higher gain levels.

Meanwhile, the Cali76-TX-L  features a high-end Lundahl transformer, offering the ultra-linear performance, transparent low end and flat phase response that many users prefer for use in the studio and on bass guitar.

Both pedals also feature a 12-stage LED gain reduction meter, a balanced line-level/DI output, and a high/low gain switch – useful for pushing the transformer harder.


  1. OUTPUT – overall output level

  2. INPUT/COMP – sets how much signal passes the threshold and is compressed

  3. RATIO – sets the amount of attenuation from anywhere between 4:1 and 20:1

  4. ATTACK – determines the time taken for the compressor to react to the presence of a signal

  5. RELEASE – sets the duration of gain reduction before recovering to no compression

  6. GAIN – pushes the transformer into saturated overdrive

  7. PAD – drops the signal from LINE/DI output by around 28dB

  8. GND – disconnects the ground connection to solve ground-loop-related issues

Customer feedback;

Submitted on the 21st March 2019 by James in the UK who ordered a  Origin Effect Cali 76 Bass compressor

Firstly I’d like to thank Mark for his excellent service and advice, just what you need!

Secondly what a brilliant and musical product the Cali 76 is. It adds no noise to the signal chain but does exactly what I needed. All the notes are evened out, but not to much, and with the dry blend it still allows expression. Brilliant!

Playing with the controls though shows how versatile it is and can make your Bass, even with Tomastik Jazz flats, sound very dirty.

Thanks again.


Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor Pedal £269

Cali76 Compact Deluxe Limited Edition “Black” OUT OF STOCK

Cali76 TX-L Compressor Pedal OUT OF STOCK

Cali76 TX Compressor Pedal OUT OF STOCK

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