Based on the legendary 1176 heard on countless classic albums, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe brings studio-grade FET compression to your pedal board. Recreate your favourite recorded guitar tones with high-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry and a dedicated parallel compression control, all in a compact enclosure.
- Studio-grade FET compressor in a pedal format.
- High-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry.
- Dedicated Attack and Release controls.
- Dry Blend control for instant parallel compression.
- Fully sweepable 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 assembled by hand in England.
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE CALI76 COMPACT DELUXE
Thicken up clean tones without losing clarity. Squeeze endless sustain from your solos. Dial in the perfect settings to get the bite and definition you want from your playing. Cali76 Compact Deluxe is a powerful tone shaping tool that will enhance the sound and playability of any instrument.
FROM STUDIO TO PEDAL
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 Deluxe 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?
The DRY control lets you mix your uncompressed ‘dry’ signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of standard compression, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing. Parallel compression is the secret to the classic guitar tones on many of your favourite recordings.
Individual controls for Attack, Release and Ratio, in addition to 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 lights up when the pedal is turned on with an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter, giving easy to read feedback from a distance.
BUILT FOR THE ROAD
Housed in a hand polished, brushed stainless steel enclosure and furnished with aluminium controls, Neutrik jack sockets and heavy-duty footswitch, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe is at home on the road as it is in the studio.
620 g (1.37 lb)
143 x 66 x 65 mm (5.62 x 2.6 x 2.56 in.)
L x W x H - Includes knobs and switches
9-18V DC 2.1 mm centre-negative
Please note: the Cali76 Compact Deluxe 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.
Cali76 Compact Deluxe
£249.17 excl. VAT
Please note that local duties/customs/taxes may be applicable on the shipment to your country. These are not covered and you will be responsible for payment (if any). You may cancel your order any time by contacting us.
What a pedal! Quite an investment, but easily worth every penny, no doubt about that.
Life's been good to me as I get to play an excellent guitar, a few wonderful pedals and two outstanding amps every day. I was already a happy man, and at gigs I've been proud of my tone for years now.
But this Cali76 CD's parallel compression is something else, there's no way back - I realised that within the first hour of playing it. This gets me studio tone quality in any real life situation.
My Tele's bridge PU used to be very lively, now it sounds as lively as fat and snappy.
But the neck PU ... it has never come to life like this before; your description of a "three-dimensional, sparkling tone" is spot on. Truely beautiful!
The level of control (attack, dry signal, release ...) really allows you to dial anything you need for any application - but basically: anyone playing clean or crunch sounds thru a high headroom amp, simply needs this to upgrade his tone from good to excellent. Same goes for bedroom practice, it's so much more rewarding with this Cali76 CD.
(Important; for good parallel compression you need a very fast attack, mine's at 15 o'clock.)
I got my Cali76 Compact Deluxe last week from No.Toms in Denmark St, and it is an absolute revelation. It adds so much sparkle and sweetness to my tone that I literally don't want to stop playing, and my fingers are killing me. I'd heard it was a pretty good pedal, but I wasn't prepared for this - it retains all my pick attack, while sustaining for days, the kind of sound you get lost in. Immense. Hands down my favourite pedal, and worth every penny.
My new Cali76 CD leaves me speechless! I've used an MXR DynaComp (script version) for decades and have tried out many different compressors over the years, but nothing compares to the Cali76 CD. The ability to fine tune every aspect of both my signal and the compression is unparalleled in any other compressor pedal out there. Simply spectacular! I'm in love with compression all over again. The ability to preserve and maintain expression and touch is allowing me to achieve the tones and dynamics that I've heard in my head but couldn't make happen in the real world — until now. Thanks for putting such a great tool in my hands to unleash untapped creativity. You guys are magical wizards who can bend electrons to your will. Please don't stop innovating!
For as long as I have been playing guitar I have always had a compressor in my signal chain. In over 40 years of playing I have owned many varieties of them with all of the usual choices from the Ross-Dynacomp OTA's through the FET, VCA and Optical types. For the last several years I have had a permanent spot for my beloved Keeley 4 knob compressor. Up until now nothing else came close to the Keeley. I decided to purchase the Cali 76 after I had a casual conversation about jazz guitar with my amp tech. He mentioned that the Cali 76 was the holy grail of stomp box compressors and would be his first choice recommendation for vintage jazz guitar tone. So I took his advice and ordered one the same day. I really didn't know what to expect and at worse it would be just another compressor that would just be sidelined and sent to the closet in favor of the Keeley. This is where the love affair came to a sudden and heart breaking halt. After setting up the Cali and dialing it into my rig I was absolutely stunned how intrinsically musical this compressor was. I suddenly was thrusted into a whole new love and lust for compression. For starters the tone is so transparent, clear and dimensional. It's truly amazing how all of the guitar and amp tone came busting through the mix. All the great squishiness and sustain of compression without any tone loss! My Gibson 335 sounded absolutely stunning and my Gibson 175 jazz box just blossomed into greatness. The dry mix knob is pure genius and is perfect for adding back the unprocessed signal in the mix. I was also very impressed with the clarity and sustain that my overdriven tone now had. It has been a very long time since I have been this excited over a stomp box but the Cali 76 has just supplanted a very dear and trusted piece of audio gear. This is audio engineering at its finest!
I got mine two days ago and can't keep me away from it.
It's just amazing, it's sound amazing and it's very very clean performing with your sound.
I mean it looks like if it enhance your sound.
For me the best compressor I've ever hear on a pedal.
Just blew my mind.