What a pedal! Quite an investment, but easily worth every penny, no doubt about that.
Cali76 Compact Deluxe. Peter Vande Casteele – 01/06/2018
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. Read more
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.
This thing is not a pedal… no no… it’s a mini amp!!
RevivalDRIVE Ron Gabay 09.11.18
It’s one of the most amazing products I ever saw and touched and definitely kicks every pedal I had/have. Including Pete Cornish. Bravo 👏!!!
A really great pedal, so happy to have purchased one at last!
Cali76 Compact Ian Hodges 06.08.18
The perfect compressor for a performing or recording guitarist. Simple layout, every control is easy to understand. Great sounds straight out of the box, every setting is musical and useful. No need for manuals or diving through menus – plug and play. Tone is warm and full, compression is subtle or extreme as needed. Perfect for clean solos, funk, or chicken picking. Very well built. A really great pedal, so happy to have purchased one at last!
Definitely recommend it.
Cali76 Compact Deluxe Rodko Horzhynskyi 05.06.17
This group of people make the best pedal compressors in the world. Definitely, recommend it.
I’m blown away, it’s honestly the best sounding drive I’ve ever played through
RevivalDRIVE Matt Biffa 23.05.18
I had to drop you a note to say I got my Revival Drive last week, and it is just mind-blowingly amazing. Read more
As someone who suffers from option paralysis I was slightly scared it was going to be a bit too complicated to get to grips with, but actually, it’s really intuitive, thanks in no small part to the incredibly comprehensive instruction manual.
Cut a long story short, it’s bloody awesome, I’m blown away, it’s honestly the best sounding drive I’ve ever played through, and my fingers are totally shredded because I can’t stop playing…
Thanks again, wishing you continued success.
I’ve been wanting to write you about my RevivalDrive Custom that I got a week ago today, but I’ve just been too busy playing with it, really.
RevivalDRIVE Kirk Austin 22.05.18
Just to provide some context, I have an original 1955 Tweed Fender Deluxe 5D3 that I’ve always loved but had trouble controlling how loud it is once you get the tone right. So, I set out to get something similar but controllable out of the RevivalDrive. Read more
That led to me mostly experimenting with the valve rectifier side, and, yes, I noticed the led throbbing a bit. Very cool.
Turning off the negative feedback (more|pres) got me closer to my goal.
Ok, now the juice. The Ghost control brings back some very fond memories for me. I had a late 60’s 100watt Marshall in the early 70’s and I recognize the Ghosting sound. I frankly never thought I would hear it again, but I used to exploit it back then. You can get some really aggressive sounds with that.
Alright, so here I am with that background, and along comes the RevivalDrive. I can get the sounds of my favorite two amps quite nicely. And lots of other stuff, of course. And all at a volume level that I can control.
But wait, there’s more.
The thing I didn’t expect was the very flexible ability to mate up with the downstream amp. This is something unprecedented on a pedal as far as I know. With the bottom panel on the CUSTOM, I can really tweak the matching to the amp. This truly is a great fly-rig!
Please put me on the list for the bass version of the RevivalDrive. For the record, I’m a big Ampeg fan.
I’ve never had a pedal that sounds so amp like.
It takes fuzzes incredibly well. It’s another that will never leave my board. The RevivalDRIVE is perfect.
It goes beyond expectation, I just assumed you couldn’t get a pedal to do this…
RevivalDRIVE Tom C. 22.05.18
…and that the only way to get these sounds was at volume with valves, so I never hoped that this would happen, and to go from not knowing about it 4 days ago to having one I’m just blown away! So its a dream I never had come true, truly musical! Read more
I used a Les Paul G0, a strat and a Tele last night running the pedal into a modded DRRI and didn’t really deviate beyond the sample settings and some of the settings that the guys used at the end of the Andertons TV video. This thing is a beast! Just so good!
All I can say is I spent over a year modding a Marshall JVM 205C and I was able to really improve it with all the mods that people did on the JVM forum before it closed down, and I thought I got it sounding pretty good compared to its stock feel and tone, The revival drive does a much better job of getting very musical versions of these classic Fender and Marshall amp sounds but with much more to offer, I will be selling the Marshall.
My bass has never sounded so good.
Cali76 Compact Bass Nathan Navarro 29.10.16
This is the best compressor I’ve ever heard. Playing feels way easier and my bass has never sounded so good.
You guys are SICK! I’m blown away!
I gave up smoking several months ago, but I had to have a cigarette today! Read more
This is one of the best pieces of gear I’ve ever touched, seen or heard for the last 20 years since I started playing. The sound is so true and natural and the desired tone is shaping so easily I can’t believe it.
I’ll have some ale on you guys today, I thought it’s impossible to impress me after so many stuff I’ve tried, I was wrong…
Every time I change the settings, it’s like ‘Oh, that’s an [insert name of amp]’
RevivalDRIVE Graeme Scott 16.07.18
I recently took delivery of a RevivalDrive, and I am just contacting you to say how chuffed I am with it. Read more
Example – I dialled up the Sultans sound from the manual, which is a Twin. Then I thought, Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols used a cranked twin, so I increased the volume and played the start of Pretty Vacant on a Les Paul, and there it was!
My favourite sound so far is the Dumble simulation that Jay Leonard demonstrates on YouTube – just as well as I am trying to cop some Steely Dan riffs at present.
I was thinking of using one of my four analog speaker sim boxes with it, but none of them really do the pedal justice, so I am now waiting on a used Torpedo C.A.B. that I snagged on eBay.
Thanks for designing a fantastic pedal. Full disclosure – I already own a Cali76 (big box, home studio), a Cali76 Compact (country ‘board), and SlideRig Compact (big ‘board), so that makes me an Origin Effects fanboi!
Hands down my favourite pedal, and worth every penny.
Cali76 Compact Deluxe Matt Biffa 07.06.17
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 favorite pedal, and worth every penny.
You guys are magical wizards who can bend electrons to your will. Please don’t stop innovating!
Cali76 Compact Deluxe Fred Markert 17.02.17
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. Read more
I actually disliked compressors until I tried the Cali76 Compact Deluxe.
Cali76 Compact Deluxe Sean Rezel 09.06.17
I’ve actually disliked compressors until I tried the Cali76 CD. It blew my mind and works so well on my board. It’s unbelievable, the tone and roundness and smoothness of the note is killer.
I now own 4 Origin Effects pedals, which should tell you something!
Cali76 Compact Deluxe & RevivalDRIVE Graeme Scott 01.08.18
These are phenomenally well-made pedals, and the sound quality is top notch. They’re not ‘cheap’ but they still represent excellent value for money. The compressors are the quietest I’ve ever heard, and both the Cali76 and the Revival Drive have been game-changers for me, the former on stage, the latter in my home practice and recording setup. Read more
If you’re considering a purchase, watch OE’s own videos on YouTube to get an idea of how to use the pedal you’re interested in, then go to a dealer and try it out.
Sustain Sustain Sustain
SlideRIG Compact Deluxe Doug Pine 12.11.2016
First impression out of the box: Rock solid construction.
First impression on use: This compressor is everything I’ve longed for as a slide player. Incredibly flexible and adjustable. Sustain sustain sustain. Being able to blend the dry signal is fantastic. Separate in and out levels are great when switching from single coils to humbuckers (Strat to SG). Noiseless switching, no “pop” at all. It plays nicely with my other pedals.
I had given up on overdrive pedals. This is completely different. And one I want to use now.
RevivalDRIVE Ben B. 20.05.18
I’m stunned by the beauty of the tones from the RevivalDRIVE! Amazing woman tone, and note projection, even without mid boost. Ghost tone and more/pres controls…wow! Read more
I’m still exploring bright cap settings etc, and have yet to fully master the CUSTOM panel (Happy so far on reamp 1 into either Lazy J20 or J80). It’s so versatile in a thoroughly musical way.
I had given up on overdrive pedals (admittedly after trying only 3 or 4). This is completely different. And one I want to use now.
Anyway, thanks for making something so amazing.
I seem to have found my sound FINALLY….Thanks to the Cali 76 Deluxe.
Cali76 Compact Deluxe Azhar Karmal 02.11.16
I got mine a couple of weeks ago. I set it up in my main studio audio path coming from my Peter Cornish G2 into a Palmer Triline which splits up the signal to my main recording amps, Boogie King Snake and a 1967 Super Reverb with 4xD110F Speakers by JBL. Read more
It’s like having 3 great amps vs. one amp with a great pedal.
RevivalDRIVE Don Butler 13.07.18
I got my “Revival Drive” today! I’m more than chuffed! It’s incredible. Cheers guys! It does everything I hoped it would and more! The sounds & tone I’m getting are not like any pedal I’ve ever used but like an amp. Read more
The touch response is unbelievable. I’m using a Marshall Astoria Custom with NOS valves. It’s like having 3 great amps vs. one amp with a great pedal. I knew Duane and knew everyone. I even have a couple of Duane’s Coricidin bottles that were gifted to me in 1971 & another in 1989.
WHAT A PEDAL!
Cali76 Compact Deluxe Bern Stock 09.04.17
My Cali76 came in today. Super fast delivery, and WHAT A PEDAL! This is serious gear people. It’s impossible to get a dud sound out of it. I’ve never heard a compressor like it before in my life. Thank you Origin Effects. This will never leave my board.
This is guitar pedal history – it’s in a league of its own.
RevivalDRIVE Søren Reiff
I just got the RevivalDRIVE from Origin Effects and am totally blown away!
I’ve never heard an overdrive pedal sound this good, so dynamic, so transparent and the possibilities you get with this overdrive are outrageous. Read more
I had no idea how much I’ve missed ghost notes, or how good it sounds to mix some of the clean tone into the overdriven sound … just awesome.
On top of that … I’ve been looking for a good sounding drive pedal that could cover a lot of sounds/styles when I’m flying for gigs/sessions – and the possibilities with this, that I can make it fit any amp and still keep my core settings is ace … as I said I’m blown away.
I honestly could not recommend it more.
RevivalDRIVE Bern Stock 02.11.18
For the past 5 or so years I’ve been researching, testing and learning about guitar effects pedals in general. My journey with Overdrives ended up making me require very specific features to even get my attention as an Overdrive pedal. These features are: Read more
– Control over 3 levels of overdrive.
– Good sustain even at low gain.
– Dynamic response.
My Overdrive journey began by going through all the run-of-the-mill pedals that people swear by. I found that each one of them is made with a certain flavour, and when you attempt to stack any of those flavours, it’s very hard to find two tones that compliment one another, even using two objectively great pedals.
The Revival Drive is set up in such a way that your tone will sound smooth all the way through, and stacking has been minimised yet it still ticks all the boxes for functionality. This is super smart design!
The Revival Drive is so flexible that you can really dig deep into one kind of sound until it’s perfect. Don’t be put off by all the knobs.. it’s really not that hard to use if you’re into pedals. It has the Valve Rectifier on one side (the slightly more mellow of the two), and the Silicon Rectifier on the other. You can assign the Mid Boost on the Footswitch to one side or the other, resulting in 3 perfectly controllable levels of Overdrive. For me that’s a huge TICK.
The dynamics of this pedal are astounding and absolutely have a much wider range (from a whisper to a roar) depending on how aggressively you pick the strings – much more than any other Overdrive pedal I’ve tried. The timbre of the pedal is also crystal clear on my rig. When I directly compared the Sunset and the Revival Drive, I think Clarity is a good word to describe what Revival Drive gives in such high doses.
After such a long journey I know the pedal has been built by people who understand the needs of guitarists, and it’s been done so in extremely high quality.