Customer Information: Cali76 Compact Deluxe & Cali76 Compact Bass

New Cali76 pedals. What’s the big news?

We’re pleased to announce that we have two new models of Cali76 compressor! The Cali76 FET Compressor and Cali76 Bass Compressor will replace the Cali76 Compact Deluxe and Cali76 Compact Bass in our line-up, representing the latest evolution of our Cali76 compressor circuit.

We wanted to retain the sound and features of the Cali76 Compact Deluxe and Cali76 Compact Bass, while making improvements where we could. If you own a Compact Deluxe or Compact Bass, it is by no means obsolete. However, whether you’re a compressor fanatic chasing the ultimate compressed tone or simply someone building a compact and practical pedalboard, the Cali76 FET Compressor and Bass Compressor have some new features which can be considered an upgrade. Below is a list of the changes we have made for the new Cali76 models.

The new Cali76 FET Compressor and Bass Compressor are 17% smaller than their predecessors, with a footprint of 64mm x 124mm (2.5” x 4.8”).

The Cali76 FET Compressor and Bass Compressor feature a 10-LED gain reduction meter, which gives an accurate visual indication of how much your signal is being compressed, and also how fast the compression circuit is reacting to your signal.

The Cali76 FET Compressor and Bass compressor increase power supply voltage internally. They take a 9V supply and boost it up to 24V, giving them very high headroom – even higher than running their predecessors at 18V! The result is an even cleaner, more transparent compression tone that can handle hot pickups, line level signals and studio outboard gear.

When we designed the Cali76 FET Compressor and Bass compressor, we made some small changes to the sidechain design. These changes bring the dynamic response of the new pedals closer to our original “large-format” pedals, which are now highly collectible. The response is now a little punchier, with a flatter frequency response and more clarity in the low end.


If the Cali76 Compact Deluxe and Compact Bass are now discontinued, is mine still in warranty?

Yes! It doesn’t matter that these pedals are discontinued as far as warranties are concerned. All warranties will continue to be honoured for all pedals that are still within the warranty period. If you have a faulty pedal that is still in warranty, contact your dealer. Or, if you purchased it directly from Origin Effects, email [email protected].


I have a Cali76 Compact Deluxe or Compact Bass that is no longer in warranty. Can you still repair it?

Yes. We offer repair services on all current and discontinued products. In the rare instances we can’t repair an out-of-warranty Cali76, or the repair is uneconomical, we will aim to provide a replacement or upgrade path (at the discretion of Origin Effects).