Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Analog Boutique Compressor Limiter Guitar Effects Pedal
Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Analog Boutique Compressor Limiter Guitar Effects Pedal
Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Analog Boutique Compressor Limiter Guitar Effects Pedal
 
 
4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Cali76 Compact Bass

$454.80

The Studio-Style Stompbox Compressor That Loves Low End!

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Rest of the World price $379.00*

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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.

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Analog Boutique Compressor Limiter Guitar Effects Pedal

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.

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Analog Boutique Compressor Limiter Guitar Effects Pedal

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!

Smaller Size With No Compromise!

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Analog Boutique Compressor Limiter Guitar Effects Pedal

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.

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 Bass is cut from the same cloth, sharing the features, performance and pedigree of its larger sibling, but with added parallel compression and a side-chain filter optimised for bass, all in a stompbox a third of the size of the Cali76 Standard.

Like all of our Compact Series pedals, the Cali76 Compact Bass 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.

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Analog Boutique Compressor Limiter Guitar Effects Pedal

Rugged MELF resistors offer low noise performance and rock-solid reliability. Film and tantalum capacitors offer tight tolerances and superb linearity. Carefully chosen transistors biased at relatively high currents yield a distinct signal-to-noise advantage.

Please note: the Cali76 Compact Bass is powered by a mains adaptor only (not included). We’ve dispensed with the usual 9V battery option, both to save space and to allow us to adopt a high-current approach, yielding lower noise levels and superior tone.

The Cali76 Compact Bass compressor pedal also delivers outstanding results when used with drop-tuned electric guitar…

Weight 620 g
Dimensions 142 x 66 x 59 mm

Technical Specification

• 100% Class-A discrete signal path
• Classic, ultra fast “FET” response
• Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp
• Combined Attack/Release control
• Dedicated Ratio control
• Dry Blend control for parallel compression
• Variable-frequency sidechain filter (HPF) control
• Rugged jewel-lamp gain reduction metering
• Optimised for bass 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. 78mA @ 9V / 103mA @ 18V (PSU not included)
• Designed and built in England

4 reviews for Cali76 Compact Bass

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I was looking for a compressor for my pedalboard a long long time. Now my search is over. Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop... I think I won´t play any gig without this little beauty from now. Sound engineers and musicians love it. Hope it lasts forever. Gratulations.
  2. 5 out of 5

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    This is the best compressor I've ever heard. Playing feels way easier and my bass has never sounded so good.
  3. 4 out of 5

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    This pedal sounds AWESOME! The best I've heard so far. The ONLY thing that lets this pedal down is the lack of adequate metering (the jewel meter isn't particularly useful). With a proper meter, this pedal would be the King of them all... (not counting the Cali76 TX!) TRY IT!
  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Buy the best, cry only once.

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