TECH TIPS: Hot Rods – The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Tradition

If you follow what we do at Origin Effects, you’ll have seen us release a couple of pedals that had “Hot Rod” written in big letters on the front. But what does it mean? Is it just a cool name, or a marketing buzzword? Or is it something bigger than that? Obviously it’s the latter.…

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Guitar World – RD Compact Hot Rod REVIEW

View the article here: Guitar World – RD Compact Hot Rod Revival of the Fittest By Paul Riario THE UNSHAKABLE FEALTY many a guitarist has for their favorite dirt device is a hard thing to shatter. No doubt, when a new type of gain pedal emerges, it’s an uphill battle to persuade these stompbox stalwarts…

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TECH TIPS: More Compression Equals Better?

You may have noticed that we’re making a big deal of our new Cali76 Stacked Edition Inverted Black compressor. It may only be a fancy new finish for an already popular pedal, but it seems like a good excuse to tell you why we think it’s awesome, and why more is more when it comes…

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TECH TIPS: Cali76 Compact Bass HPF Control – Why It Works

If Origin Effects is anything approaching a household name among the guitar community, it’s because of compression. We like to think we know a fair bit about it and our Cali76 compressor pedals are popular enough to suggest that we do. But let’s not overlook one crucial element to that popularity: bass players!  Yep, bass…

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PRODUCT NAME CHANGE – DELUXE61

As of the 6th October 2021, our RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo pedal will be called the DELUXE61 Amp Tremolo & Drive. This is to reflect the fact that it is more than just a Tremolo pedal – it’s an entire amp circuit recreated in miniature, faithfully emulating the overdrive and tremolo sounds of a vintage 1961…

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TECH TIPS: Compressors, Always First in the Chain?

Compressors, Always First in the Chain? By John Dines – OE Product Manager   Pedalboard signal chain order. That old chestnut. If you’ve spent any time reading and worrying about what order to place your pedals in, you’ll know that there is a certain amount of “accepted” wisdom on the subject. There is very much…

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TECH TIPS: Understanding Compressors

Understanding Compressors By John Dines – OE Product Manager   As you’re reading this article, you’ll hopefully already know a little bit about the company. Specifically how we started out in 2012 with the Cali76 compressor pedal – a guitarist-friendly unit that emulated all that’s great about the UREI 1176 studio compressor, in a larger-than-average…

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