Top Guitarists Return To Origin For Their Compressor Needs
It has been a great week here at Origin HQ: circuit board design for our new drive pedal is progressing well and our new video suite is almost ready, meaning that we will be starting to film more demos and how-to videos very soon. We have also sent out pedals to several notable artists – some of which are already Origin Effects pedal owners. We suspect that these new pedals could have been ordered for second rigs, studio work, or home use…Rock God, Lenny Kravitz, has just ordered his third large format pedal from us – this time it’s a Lundahl transformer-equipped Cali76-TX-L. After touring with Guns N’ Roses last summer, Lenny added a SlideRIG and a Cali76-TX to his rig, possibly after hearing Richard Fortis rocking out with his Cali76 Compact Deluxe on stage. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for news about Lenny’s next tour as we are sure that his Origin Effects pedals will get put to good use.At the start of the week we heard back from bassist-of-choice, Pino Palladino, who is need of another Cali76-TX pedal. Pino is one of the most in-demand bass players of the moment so imagine that his current Cali76-TX has seen a fair amount of recording studios and stages – perhaps Pino is building a back up rig!The next day we had an order from Coldplay’s Jonny Buckland for another two Cali76 Compact Deluxe compressors. This, again, was a repeat order from the Coldplay guitarist, who has always ordered his compressors in pairs. We’re not sure whether Jonny runs a stereo rig or whether he has a backup rig – Jonny tends to keep tight-lipped about his rig.We have also had the pleasure of supplying Mark Sheehan from Irish chart-toppers, The Script, with a Cali76 Compact Deluxe this week. Mark wields some pretty epic tones from his trusty Les Paul and we imagine that he will be using the Cali76 to create studio-quality tones with his live rig.Lastly, we discovered on Twitter that Graham Coxon is using a Cali76 Compact Deluxe in his studio. As the guitarist in Blur, Coxon carved a creative path for guitarists with his unique combination of effects and free playing style. It is so great to have all of these world-class guitarists using our products and even better that they keep coming back for more!