Cali76

Compact Bass

Cali76 Compact Bass

£249.16 excl. VAT

Colour: Brushed Aluminium
Colour: 64 Black Panel
Colour: Super Vintage Blue
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CALI76 COMPACT BASS

Studio-Grade Compression Optimised For Bass

 

The Cali76 Compact Bass is an all-analogue recreation of the legendary Urei® 1176® studio compressor, specifically engineered for bass guitar and low frequency instruments. This studio-grade FET compressor uses Class-A, low-noise circuitry and dedicated controls for side-chain filtering and parallel compression, bringing your favourite recorded bass tones to your pedalboard.

With huge low-end clarity with a control set designed with bass guitarists in mind, the Cali76 Compact Bass gives you the transparency and feel of a world-class compressor, with enough precision and dynamic control to honour its studio heritage.

 

FEATURES LIST:

  • Studio-grade FET compressor optimised for bass guitar and extended range instruments 
  • High-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry 
  • Variable side-chain filter keeps low frequencies loud and clear 
  • Dry level control for instant parallel compression 
  • Easy-to-use Attack/Release control sweeps through a range of useful sounds 
  • Fully variable Ratio, Input and Output controls for precision settings 
  • Classic jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter 
  • 9 to 18V operation for increased headroom 
  • Tour-grade, all-metal construction 
  • High-impedance buffered bypass with silent switching 
  • Designed and built in England 

 

THE DETAILS:

Look at any high-end studio and you’ll find at least one 1176® compressor. This iconic piece of outboard gear is the secret behind the guitar tone on many classic recordings. Inspired by the design topology and philosophy of the original, the Cali76 Compact Bass delivers the same natural, musical compression in a compact, stage-friendly pedal. After all, why should high quality compression be confined to the recording studio? 

Mix your Dry signal in with your compressed tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you thick compressed tone and increased sensitivity while retaining the natural dynamic expression of your playing. 

The Cali76 Compact Bass’s HPF control gives you access to another powerful studio technique. Using a variable high-pass filter on the compressor’s sidechain input, this control prevents the compressor from being overwhelmed by all the low-end in a bass guitar signal, which can result in excessive compression. By allowing the pedal to react to the dynamics in the high end, the Cali76 Compact Bass has a much more natural feel on lower notes, while higher notes are tightly controlled, keeping slapping and picking from leaping out of the mix. 

A single combined Attack/Release control provides a continuous sweep of useful settings while Individual controls for Ratio, HPF, Input and Output level offer a degree of control not normally seen on a pedal compressor. Tailor your sound from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. The rugged jewel lamp houses an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter, giving easy-to-read feedback from a distance. 

Housed in a hand polished, brushed stainless steel enclosure and furnished with aluminium controls, Neutrik® jack sockets and heavy-duty footswitch, the Cali76 Compact Bass is equally at home on the road and in the studio. 

SPECIFICATIONS

Physical

Weight

620 g (1.37 lb)

Dimensions

143 x 66 x 65 mm (5.62 x 2.6 x 2.56 in.)

L x W x H - Includes knobs and switches

Electrical

Input Impedance

1 MΩ

Output Impedance

1 kΩ

Current Draw

100 mA

Power

Power Supply

9-18V DC 2.1 mm centre-negative

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.

Origin Effects pedals are designed to deliver impeccable performance using a range of power supplies. We recommend you only use a regulated power supply specifically designed for guitar pedal applications as power supplies which do not have sufficient internal filtering can result in unwanted noise.

We recommend the following power supplies for use with our pedals:

  • Voodoo Labs Pedal Power series
  • Cioks supplies
  • Truetone 1 Spot Pro series
  • Strymon Zuma
  • Dunlop ECB-004

Operating this pedal with an 18V power supply will give the most headroom, allowing for higher levels of compression before clipping occurs.