LIMITED EDITION RUN
DISCONTINUED IN EARLY 2015
Premium-Quality, 1960’s-Style ‘FET’ Compressor with Germanium Output Stage, Dry Blend, & Footswitchable Boost
NOS Germanium Transistor Output Stage Gives Studio-Grade Compressor Pedal Added Warmth and
Adjustable Harmonic Overdrive
The Cali76 Germanium Parallel / Boost uses NOS germanium transistors, properly implemented in a fully balanced, Class-A configuration, to add the smooth blend of harmonics and gradual clipping so characteristic of the mid-1960s to the classic Cali76 blueprint.
The independently switchable wide-band boost, which offers up to 9dB of clean gain, also features a variable headroom control to set the desired degree of break-up in the output stage. Kick in the boost to push your amp over the edge, then dial in exactly the amount grit and colouration you require from the germanium circuitry!
On the compressor side, the dry level control lets you blend the dry signal back in with the compressed signal for the best of both worlds. You get all of the Cali76’s rich sustain and transparent compression while retaining all the detail and expression of your natural playing dynamics.
In The Studio
The Cali76 Germanium Parallel / Boost also offers a balanced, low-impedance output. Simply plug a TRS jack into the output and you can use this pedal to drive the input on your mixer, preamp, audio interface and other studio gear.
With it’s beautifully transparent, wide-open frequency response and fast response characteristics, the Cali76-G-P can be used on everything from vocals to acoustic guitars, piano and drums. The boost section’s headroom control ranges all the way from ultra-clean high headroom to saturated lo-fi grunge – from clear to warm, and from smooth to spiky, you can dial in exactly what you need, with tons of vintage character guaranteed!
High-Current Saturated-Iron Tones… with Professional Connectivity!
The topology of the design was kept true to the original, whilst the actual circuitry was carefully condensed. In this way, it has been possible to retain the much-loved dynamic response of the original, whilst at the same time permitting a smaller, more stage friendly format!
We’ve slightly tweaked the attack and release times to be of immediate use to guitarists and bass players, as well as in pro-audio applications. Plug it into your recording rig to process vocals, piano, acoustic guitars and drums, with a vintage, analogue warmth!
Attack times are: 0.020mS to 1.7mS (for 100% of recovery). Double the range when compared to the 1176 (stock 1176: 0.02mS – 0.8mS). This further defines percussive transients.
Release times are: 32mS to 267mS (for 63% of recovery). We’ve tailored the release times to best suite guitar/bass (this makes it easier to dial-in a useful setting), but can also offer people a wider range of times (stock 1176: 50mS – 1100mS).