Origin Effects Cali76-STD, TX, TX-LP Review – Best Compressor Pedals?

Review of: Origin Effects Cali76

Reviewed by: Rating:5On December 24, 2014Last modified:October 8, 2016



If you know anything at all about studio compression, the numbers “1176” probably need no introduction. And even if you’ve never heard of the legendary Urei 1176 compressor, you’ve heard it on countless hit music spanning every decade since its release in the late 60’s. The solid-state, FET-based Urei/Universal Audio 1176 is considered by many distinguished musicians, engineers, and producers as one of the greatest compressors of all-time and is still in production today. The Origin Effects Cali76 draws upon the 1176’s legacy with a single mission: to give guitarists access to that legendary compression sound in a stompbox guitar pedal.

But the Cali76 isn’t to be mistaken as a mere clone of the 1176. While the Cali76’s name clearly references the 1176 and Urei’s California origins, it’s actually a carefully crafted original circuit that mirrors the topology of the 1176’s design with thoughtfully condensed circuitry to fit into a floor-based unit for your pedalboard. The task of shrinking the illustrious 1176 into a pedal without any compromise in sound quality is a task that few pedal builders would even attempt, but Simon Keats of Origin Effects draws upon an engineering and design experience working with a number of well-known audio companies to bring guitarists the Cali76.

What’s especially interesting to note about the Cali76 is that there are multiple versions available, each one perhaps suited to different needs. Our review aims not only to find out how good the Cali76 really is in general but to also discover which version may be best suited to which user.

Here’s the most basic feature summary of the Cali76 pedals that have been released so far:

Cali76-STD: standard model, single in/out.

Cali76-TX: iron core transformer, in/out, Line/DI out w/ ground lift & pad, high/low gain modes.

Cali76-TX-L: same as above except w/ Lundahl transformer instead of iron core.

Cali76-TX-P: same as Cali76-TX w/ added parallel compression and foot-switchable 2-8 dB Boost.

Cali76-TX-LP: same as above except w/ Lundahl transformer instead of iron core.

We’re reviewing 3 of the 5 to cover the different features found in these units. The biggest concern for most potential Cali76 owners is whether or not to get the standard unit or a transformer equipped version. The parallel/boost models were a limited run, but we’re still going to assess the value of those added features to see if you’re really missing out.

Cali76-STD vs Cali76-TX vs Cali76-TX-LP


If the Cali76 has come on your radar before reading this review, you might have had a few questions about the different models available. I was in the same situation myself. I decided that if I was going to review the Cali76, I wanted to do it right. I would have to compare the various versions available to see not only if the Cali76 really is the best compression pedal around but which version is the best one to get… period. (As you’ll soon discover, the different models are suited to different players.) Most importantly, I want this review to be a resource for helping you discover if the Cali76 is right for you and, if so, which version will best suit your needs.

Some people look at spec sheets and don’t fully understand what they’re reading. These hapless guitarists sometimes end up paying for something that ends up being less suited to their needs. It’s very important to understand what you want out of a product and know what those different options mean before making a buying decision. Don’t be one of those pedal hoarders trying to one-up the next person’s pedalboard with the fanciest version of whatever cool new pedal they find. If you put tone before everything else and want the best gear for creating your music, this Cali76 review is for you. I’ll do my best to share my thoughts on which version of the Cali76 may be best suited for who while assessing if these really are the best compression pedals since the original 1176 hit the scene. Here’s deeper summary of  features before we get to our Origin Effects Cali76-STD, Cali76-TX, & Cali76-TX-LP review.


The Cali76 is a premium quality, 1960s-style FET compressor, inspired by the legendary Urei 1176.

Cali76-STD Key Features:

100% Class-A discrete signal path.

Ultra-fast “FET” response.

Attack & Release presets.

Studio-grade “discrete” preamplifier.

Rugged VU-style meter.

Low-noise electronics.

Optimized for guitar but also great for processing recorded instruments.

Selectable True, or Buffered, Bypass.

50 hours life from single 9V / PP3 cell.

Optional external power (9-18V DC).

Traditional Through-Hole PCB.

Cali76-TX Key Features:

100% Class-A discrete output-amplifier.

Custom-designed transformer driving a pair of outputs.

Unbalanced instrument-level output.

Balanced line-level output.

Ground-lift function to eliminate ground induced hum (balanced output only).

Signal-pad for DI (balanced output only).

Gain-switch adjusts level through transformer circuitry, for increased amplifier/transformer saturation.

Auto-Shut-Down – effectively returns pedal to “stock” format when powered from a battery or low-voltage supply (Cali76-STD mode).

Cali76-TX-LP Key Features:

Same as Cali76-TX with these exceptions:

Top-of-the-line Lundahl transformer.

Foot-switchable 8dB Clean Boost stage.

Parallel Dry signal path level control.

Visit Origin Effects for more info about the Cali76-STD, Cali76-TX/Cali76-TX-L, and Cali76-TX-P/Cali76-TX-LP.

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Sound & Performance:

You know that feeling when you play an instrument or a piece of gear and right away you just know that it’s a “next level” piece of hardware? Factors like price, build quality, and sound design aren’t what I’m talking about here. It’s like that moment when you pick up that perfect guitar and everything just clicks and you know that the instrument you’re playing will help you take your music to the next level. It’s the inspiration that the right instrument brings with it. I always have this feeling of experiencing a greater connection with my guitar and amp when a Cali76 is in the middle. The single biggest benefit of any guitar, amp, or effect is how it inspires you, and the Cali76 offers a source of inspiration that parallels the best instruments and effects I’ve ever played. Just as a good bus compressor gels a mix together, the Cali76 has a way of providing a unique bond between guitarist, instrument, and amp.

While compression is one of the most often misunderstood and underused effects by guitarists, it is perhaps the single most important effect a guitarist can use. Compression is all about dynamic control, accentuating aspects of your original guitar signal before it hits your other pedals and your amp and is finally heard from your speakers. Of course dynamic control also comes from your hands, but seasoned guitarists understand the important role a compressor can play in helping shape the initial sound that comes from your guitar. The Cali76 can be so subtle, yet have such a great presence on what you play and how you play it.

Let’s get away from the vagaries of the “magic” that Cali76 imparts on your sound. I’m going to start with my impressions of the Cali76-STD first as this was the unit I spent the most time with and probably the unit I’ve found is probably best suited to the needs of most guitarists.

When I unboxed these 3 pedals I spent about a week playing the Cali76-STD before even plugging the other models in. I wanted to develop an appreciation for the Cali76 on all levels instead of just diving into all the units and checking out those snazzy transformers in the more expensive models under the assumption that those pedals would sound “better” than the Cali76-STD.


(Pictured Above, Top Middle: Cali76-STD, Bottom Left: Cali76-TX, Bottom Right: Cali76-TX-LP)


While the Cali76-STD is the most basic and straight-ahead version of the Cali76, it is by no means a second rate version of the more costly units available. The first thing I noticed when activating the Cali76-STD is that it is perfectly transparent and offers a true representation of your guitar’s original tone. Transparency is one of the most sought-after attributes of a compressor, and the achievement of such a pure sound (even without the Lundahl transformer!) is a testament to Origin Effects’ careful attention to detail with this pedal. The Cali76-STD also operates with extremely low noise, a problem that usually plagues lesser stompbox compressors. It’s undeniable that the basic Cali76 model is leagues ahead of your typical compressor in terms of reproducing your input source signal accurately and without unwanted noise added. You can grit things up a bit if you’d like, but I’ll get to that later.

The Cali76-STD features a similar knob layout to the Urei 1176 with a 5th knob to pick the compression ratio instead of the 1176’s 4 buttons. Yes, that means no “all-button-mode” like on the 1176, but you instead get a smooth sweep through the ratios for fine tuning the perfect ratio of compression.

Origin-Effects-Cali76-STD-TX-LP-Review-Best-Compression-Pedals-04Your basic 2-knob compression pedal will usually have some kind of generic Sustain and Output control configuration. Likewise, the Cali76 starts with Input/Comp and Output. The Input/Comp lets you essentially adjust the threshold at which the compression kicks in by increasing the gain at the pedal’s studio-grade input preamplifier. If you crank the Input/Comp too high, you’ll get the expected saturation caused by clipping the input along with a more heavily compressed signal. You’ll typically get great results by pushing up the Input/Comp until the meter shows that you’re compressing the peaks on those more loudly picked notes. Then you can adjust your overall Output to unity gain with your bypassed sound or a little higher if you want a boost. If you want some heavier transient squashing, you can push up the Input/Comp to achieve your desired response. This also can be used to achieve a slightly “grittier” sound as mentioned above.

Origin-Effects-Cali76-STD-TX-LP-Review-Best-Compression-Pedals-05After you get the Input/Comp and Output set, you’ll find the Ratio to be an integral part of adjusting the amount of compression your signal receives after it passes the threshold set by the Input/Comp knob. Keeping the Ratio knob left of noon to the 4:1 and 8:1 settings usually provides enough of a cut to even out your dynamics without squashing the life out of your tone. The Cali76’s variable Ratio knob, in contrast to the Urei 1176’s 4 buttons, gives you greater ability to fine-tune the volume reduction to dial in the perfect amount of compression.

Origin-Effects-Cali76-STD-TX-LP-Review-Best-Compression-Pedals-06The beauty of the Cali76-STD is in its subtleties and how the parameters play off each other. The Ratio control also impacts the threshold of the unit which helps keep output volume consistent. You can balance extreme settings in one value with more mild settings in others. Even guitarists with little experience using compression will find it very hard to get a bad sound out of the Cali76-STD if you just listen to the sound and follow your ears. A little A/B testing with your dry signal will help you find just the right amount of compression to suite your tastes. Just keep your Input/Output around 12-3 ‘o clock or lower (especially if you’re using higher Ratio settings) to avoid overloading the input. It’s also important to get a feel for setting the Attack knob to let your picking transients through as well as getting the Release time right so that the compressor opens up for each note or passage you play. The Attenuation meter makes it easy to see how the compression is affecting your playing, so you can adjust settings accordingly.


Here are some example Cali76 settings from Origin Effects that give you some good starting points. While you can’t go wrong with these, you’ll get best results by tweaking them to your liking to suit the response you need for your playing. Follow your ears!

The Cali76-STD also features internal jumpers which may be used to select between true bypass (default) and buffered bypass (for long cable runs). Another jumper section allows you to lower the input sensitivity further, padding the pedal’s input if necessary. For typical guitar use at or near the front of your signal chain, the default options will most likely suffice. The Cali76-STD also has a single Input and Output for connectivity, making this the most accessible, plug-and-play unit in the line up for guitarists and bassists.



The Cali76-TX adds a few extra goodies to the Cali76 that make it a worthy consideration. The “TX” in the name indicates that this version has Origin Effects’ custom made iron core transformer at the output section of the pedal (“TX-L” indicates a Lundahl transformer). The most notable difference between the sound of the Cali76-STD and the Cali76-TX is that the iron core transformer imparts a more harmonically rich, fatter sound compared to the standard unit’s flat transparency. This pedal has the most unique character of the 3 variations (standard, iron core, & Lundahl) as it does impart a bit of its own color to your overall tone. The iron core transformer’s sound is especially tempting in a minimalist rig where you’ll really want that character to become a focus of your tone.


The Cali76-TX (and TX-L) also has a High/Low Gain switch on the back of the pedal that kicks up the gain by 9 dB where it hits the transformer, resulting in an even more saturated sound. The Cali76-TX keeps your output level consistent when you flip the switch to High Gain, so you can saturate your sound without getting hit by a potentially unwanted surge in volume. That was some very nice attention paid to detail on behalf of Simon Keats at Origin Effects. For guitarists this slight surge of gain will provide an even more aggressive sound, especially pleasing if you want to hit your amp hard directly from the pedal without using an overdrive or boost in your chain. Some bassists on the other hand may not appreciate the extra coloring and saturation the Cali76-TX offers. For preserving the sound and absolute clarity of your bass tone, perhaps the Cali76-STD or one of the Lundahl equipped units (Cali76-TX-L or TX-LP) would be preferred. Again, this where I’d really recommend knowing what you want to achieve beforehand with your tone before you make your final decision.

While I lean towards the Cali76-STD as being the best fit for most guitarists and bassists, the “TX” units do offer some extra flexibility in the connectivity area that are worth considering. While the Cali76-STD offers a single medium-impedance output (suitable for connecting to your pedals or directly into your amp), the 2 outputs on the “TX” units are “ultra-low-impedence” according to Origin Effects. This gives you the flexibility to drive “almost any audio input connection”. Basically, this means you can confidently connect the pedal to recording consoles, mixers, sound-cards, mic preamps, etc. There’s even a -28dB Pad switch to drop the output level on the Line/DI output to ensure connection to any line-level or mic-level input. It has a TRS output connection for converting to standard XLR with ground if necessary. A GND lift switch should help with removing any ground hum you may encounter as well. The Cali76-TX and Cali76-TX-L units give you extra connecting flexibility if you plan to use this pedal for tasks including vocal recording or connecting directly to a recording interface or mixing console for DI purposes.

All transformer versions of the Cali76 will bypass the transformer when powered via a 9-volt battery or 9VDC power supply. This means you can still access the Cali76-STD sound (albeit with slightly less dynamic range/headroom) if you really want the extra option. However, it must be understood that the regular Cali76-STD is impeccably transparent as is and is a very suitable option if you’d prefer to let all the tone come from your guitar, amp, and other overdrive and tone-enhancing pedals in your chain. Sometimes having several pedals that impart their own unique color to your tone can be like trying to paint with several brushes at once. For this reason I again touch on my point that perhaps the Cali76-STD may be best for most folks. But if you do choose a “TX” unit, you do still have the option of getting the “standard” Cali76 sound by using a 9-volt power source.


I’m testing this unit mainly to compare its Lundahl transformer to the iron core transformer and the FET-only standard version. The Cali76-TX-LP is essentially the same as the Cali76-TX-L only with an extra control for blending in your Dry Level (hence the “P” for parallel compression) and with a foot-switchable Boost function.

The Lundahl transformer is beautifully transparent along the lines of the standard Cali76 but with a more “hi-fi” audio quality to it. Origin Effects mentions on their site that it has no “core saturation”, instead offering the purest audio path for your signal and with a broad-spectrum frequency response far outside the range of human hearing. It’s more pristine than your ears may even realize. This might be overkill for some, but it does have its uses, particularly if you plan on recording direct with your Cali76 as you would with a rack-mounted compressor unit.

The absolute transparency and incredibly wide frequency response of the Lundahl transformer models make them especially worth considering for vocal recording applications and other mono signal compression duties in the studio. If you plan on using your Cali76 not only on your pedalboard but in your home/professional studio as well, you might benefit from having one of the Lundahl units.

As mentioned previously the Cali76-TX-LP also has a parallel compression option. This is particularly suited to recording applications for blending in some dry signal to fatten up the transients of percussion sounds. This could be essentially used to thicken up any input source. Many people feel that having a blend control isn’t necessary for guitar pedal compression as it detracts from the original purpose of using compression in the first place. Also, people who don’t really understand how to properly use compression may end up using a blend control as a crutch to fatten up their tone instead of really dialing in their compression sound. I was, however, able to use the Cali76-TX-LP’s parallel compression to thicken up my sound and make my guitar sound more saturated akin to the iron core Cali76-TX even without the Gain switch set to High.

The Boost of the “P” models is a nice touch, and it’s great to see Origin Effects make use of the extra space on the southwest side of the pedal by including this function. Again, this adds extra utility for players with a minimalist rig. If you don’t already have a boost or overdrive pedal, you may just want to use the Boost function to push your amp into overdrive or provide a little solo boost.

The only range of sounds I haven’t tried personally are what’s provided from the Cali76-TX-P unit. This unit would seem like one for players who feel they still don’t have a enough saturation with the Cali76-TX as you could use parallel compression to further thicken up your overall sound. This might be overkill though. The parallel version was originally conceived for recording purposes. All these extra bells and whistles may seem like icing on the cake, but some musicians may find it wiser to keep it simple and just dial in the classic compression offered from either the Cali76-STD, Cali76-TX, or Cali76-TX-L. Besides, don’t you already have a great overdrive/boost pedal? Remember, think about what you need and what will most benefit your guitar sound. If you simply need quality compression, then one of the currently available units will most likely be right for your needs.

If you watch the Cali76 review demo you’ll really be able to discern the differences of these pedals yourself. Also, it’s worth emphasizing that you can sort of reach the ballpark sounds of other versions by tweaking whichever one you’re using. Pushing up the Input/Comp on the Cali76-STD will saturate the tone somewhat towards the iron core unit. Any “TX” unit can be run on 9-volts to get the standard sound. The Lundahl units are transparent like the standard and can be used in High Gain mode as well like the iron core version. The differences are subtle, less so with the iron core transformer, but before you make a decision have a listen for yourself. Check out our review demo. Listen to others on the web. If you’re still having a hard time considering whether or not you need a transformer version, know that even the humble Cali76-STD is a stellar compressor and may be the best value for the needs of most working guitarists.

I don’t have any real complaints with any of these units. Sure, the Cali76 is big. And in a world of shrinking pedal enclosures, this may be a turn off for some. It would of course be be nice if Origin Effects could condense the size a little, but the Cali76 is definitely worth making room for if you want the best compression on your pedalboard that money can buy. Simon Keats made no compromises in the audiophile grade components he used when designing this pedal. This is a premium piece of gear that few other pedals could even dream of matching. I will note that I really liked the way Origin Effects made use of the extra space on the “P” units by adding a Boost even though it may be redundant in some setups. I would be curious to see the Boost option be added as a standard feature on all the units and perhaps be selectable to come before or after the compression. I could imagine using it to match the levels of 2 different guitars before the signal hits the compression. Or maybe some people who really like the High/Low Gain options of the “TX” units might appreciate the ability to foot-switch between them. Perhaps then a small dial instead of a switch could be used to select the amount of High Gain for an adjusted level of extra saturation. These are just a few ideas that spring to mind, and I’m sure Origin Effects have already been taking notes from their growing fanbase of loyal customers. But I can’t really complain. These units are all top tier, and each one will be best suited to different players.

Which Cali76 Is For Which Player?

In case you’re skimming through this review (tl;dr?), here are my final thoughts on which of the 3 currently available units is probably best for which type of user.

Cali76-STD: Any guitarist/bassist who needs transparent, high quality compression on their pedalboard.

Cali76-TX: Guitarists with who like the coloring of the iron core transformer as its great tone will always be imparted in your sound. Those who might need the DI.

Cali76-TX-L: Guitarists/bassists/recording professionals who need high quality compression with studio-grade audio fidelity. Those who definitely need the DI.

While the Cali76-TX-P and Cali76-TX-LP do have the potentially handy boost function if your rig is very light on pedals (i.e. no overdrive/boost), I’ve come to regard parallel compression as less vital in pedals if companies have really focused on getting the compression right in the first place.

What’s most important here is Origin Effects’ interpretation of a proven compression method and how it’s been implemented in a fairly easy to use compressor pedal. They’ve nailed it with the Cali76. Let’s see the final result.



The Origin Effects Cali76 is the forerunner for the best compression pedal available today and is a heralding champion of the distinguished 1176 legacy that it draws upon. Each unit is top-notch and deserves highest marks in all categories. The Cali76-STD in particular is an instant classic, beautiful and transparent, and is an incredible value for real 1176-style compression in a stompbox. The Cali76-TX will be a welcome addition for guitarists who appreciate the extra tonal coloring that it offers. The Cali76-TX-LP brings in the hi-fi audiophile transparency that only a Lundahl transformer can deliver, making this pedal a multi-duty workhorse for stage and studio. The “P” units were a limited run, but you can still get that Lundahl sound with the Cali76-TX-L. The Cali76 is simply in a league of its own. As most compressors can’t compete on this level, it only competes with itself with the variations that are available. I can’t give a clear answer of which one is best. You’ll have to decide which one is best for you. As long as it says “Cali76” on it, you’ve made a good decision.

That concludes our Origin Effects Cali76-STD, Cali76-TX, and Cali76-TX-LP review. Thanks for reading.


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  1. Cole

    April 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Love the tone of these pedals

  2. Arturo Matos

    March 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This detailed review help me broaden my skills in the art-of-sound…

    Thanks a lot Gabriel from Lima, Perú

  3. Basil

    February 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Great review! Want it!

  4. Jimmy

    February 28, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Would love to hear my bass through one of these.

  5. Greg Stringer

    February 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Great sound! What I could do with that.

  6. dave grimes

    February 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

    want want want!!!

  7. Zoran

    February 28, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Great pedals!

  8. Lorraine Squires

    February 27, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I would give this to my brother as an upgrade to some older equipment.

  9. luis horacio

    February 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    excellent effects unit that plays test

  10. Easton Arquette

    February 27, 2015 at 11:30 am

    The review seems legit. Oh my, these pedals seem to have the FX that I need. ‘Giveaway winning hopes’ apart, I think this happens to be a fine piece of sound FX processor, especially for Bass players. If I win this one, I’ll be able to play Bass with Synth sounds.

  11. Reed Johnson

    February 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

    What a beautify transparent compression. I can hear the difference the TX’s Output Transformer makes and I like it. Would love to stick this on my board.

  12. John

    February 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Wow what an eye opener! I am a purist started teaching myself to play guitar in 1965 on a Sears & Roebuck Silvertone guitar and case/amp combo. 50 years later I’ve played in numerous bands mostly back in the 60s and 70s. At this stage I am a “Old Guys Rule” kind of guy playing a Fender Deluxe American Strat and a Gibson SG through a Fender “Blues Junior lll”. I like ANALOG. and this compression sounds like the thing I’ve been looking for. I would opt for the Cali76 STD. I play with other guys into “Classic Rock”, “Surf Rock” mostly small venues, bars, etc. I have to have “that” tone I can still hear from the likes of Dick Dale and the Delltones, my fav. Take your transistors and, well you know. I will be beating boots on ground to my music store and see if I can check one out in person. Great job “Origin Effects” for getting “that” sound out and about again.

  13. Leandro

    February 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Great pedal and review!

  14. landon olesen

    February 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    love it

  15. KeLynne

    February 26, 2015 at 8:17 am

    After seeing these pop up on my radar for the last few weeks, this in depth review is really great. As a vocalist as well as a guitarist, I know the importance of compression and it’s really cool to see a classic such as the 1176 in pedal form. These are probably the best compressors a guitarist can buy. Hope I win.

  16. John

    February 26, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Thanks for the review of the Cali76 line of compressors. I am learning the bass, and now I am curious if the Cali76 line would be useful with a bass.

  17. Stian

    February 26, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Always wanted an 1176… It costs.. This might be my chance!!

  18. Samir

    February 23, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Lovely pedals and a focused pedal maker!

  19. Kris Oprisko

    February 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Love the comp sound with the iron core transformer.

  20. Jake Behr

    February 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Looks beautiful, sounds beautiful. 10/10 likely will buy

  21. Bill Siepierski

    February 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Send it my way!

  22. Luco

    February 22, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Really nice and transparent pedals! Would love to try one out!!

  23. cato

    February 22, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Incredible compressors! Would look nice on my pedalboard too!

  24. james

    February 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I run a buffer first so I’d like the tx-l at the end of my chain or the tx-p to replace my boost that sits last as well. I haven’t had much luck with compressors but I’ve also never had one of this caliber.

  25. ruben alarcon

    February 21, 2015 at 9:07 am

    So nice! I want it!

  26. mote26

    February 21, 2015 at 8:33 am


  27. hugo

    February 21, 2015 at 4:08 am

    very nice!

  28. John keetch

    February 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Looks like you can’t choose a bad one

  29. Tyler

    February 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    This is one of the pedals I would love to add to my bass board! It would really help me control some of the punch I need when I switch on pedals like my octaver!

  30. Alexandre Bernardo

    February 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    These pedals are so tasty they made me so hungry…

  31. jh

    February 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Had the -TX for a year – loved it! But sadly it was stolen with my gear last fall! Someone in Oakland has a great compressor, hope they appreciate it!

    Love to get another one day and get this xotic off my board (not bad but not great even though the size is right)



  32. Steve

    February 17, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I would use this for fuzzy “art punk” guitar effects.

  33. Helen G

    February 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful pedal. Like the MS-20 of pedals actually. 🙂

  34. Martin

    February 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Kool pedals…

  35. Rader

    February 16, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Sweet. These appear to be best in breed.

  36. Juan Parra

    February 16, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Very nice pedals, and great work with the reviews. Good to see in-depth reviews for compressors!

  37. Corry

    February 15, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Great sounding pedal. Love the Funky Monks sound in the demo. I definitely need to get my hands on a compressor that’s low noise and highly adjustable.

  38. Angel

    February 15, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Looks good, hope I’ll get the chance to try it.

  39. Rip

    February 14, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I like the design of many versions. Not all people needs the extra features, and saving cost could be nice…

  40. Ennio Milano

    February 12, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Wow incredible!

  41. Henry Klobukowski

    February 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Great review. I really want one of these for playing slide.

  42. Michael Gianan

    February 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you for the review!

  43. Ruben Röh

    February 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Great review! Very informative regarding the tonal differences of the individual versions.

  44. eric potter

    February 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    either of these I would be very grateful for!

  45. Rosa

    February 11, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Simple appearance to an incredible result

  46. Leigh

    February 11, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Played one at a studio gig, absolutely the best pedal compressor I have ever had the pleasure to play. I would love to have one for myself.

  47. julia

    February 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Would love one!

  48. Matt

    February 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I would love to win the Cali76-TX-LP so that I could use it on vocals and acoustic guitar direct to the sound board, in addition to my electric guitar.

  49. Remi

    February 10, 2015 at 5:21 am

    I want the TX-LP !

  50. yann

    February 10, 2015 at 12:20 am

    it will be nicely killin between Tc Looper and MXR Phase 90

    Need it

  51. elevation

    February 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm


  52. Daniel McMullen

    February 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Deffinitely an upgrade from the old design. I need this!

  53. NewAgeBlue

    February 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    It seems a very good and essential guitar pedal, thank you very much for the draw .greeting 🙂

  54. Adela Cordero

    February 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I need it!!

  55. Nathan Vickers

    February 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Would love to win one of these things

  56. Laurent 2C

    February 9, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Waaah looks and sounds nice…

    i have a spare space available on my pedalboard 😉

  57. aaron

    February 8, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Great execution on this design!

  58. Noel

    February 7, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Niceee! I need one of these

  59. Gelo

    February 7, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Great pedal man!!!

  60. James

    February 7, 2015 at 4:59 am

    I would love to win these pedals

  61. Michael

    February 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Wow if I had this I would rock out so freaking hard

  62. Tino Gonzalez

    February 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    The Cali76 has that sweet sound that would make anyone hearing it,melt away. That sound that is just as sweet as honey.

  63. Christian

    February 6, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Would LOVE a high-quality compressor like this for guitar, bass and even vocals. Would use on-stage and in the studio.

  64. William Hall

    February 6, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Love the tones… definitely want one!

  65. Franklin Fuertes

    February 6, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I love the transparency on this units, how subtle and gentle but yet how much tone it adds to your signal! definitely love the taste and flavor it adds. my favorite unit its the CALI76-TX-L. I am hoping Simon will come up with a smaller footprint of this pedal…..maybe a 4×5″ would be perfect but who knows……

    I am definitely sticking with these compressor until death do us apart…..love them.


  66. Franklin Fuertes

    February 6, 2015 at 7:34 am

    This pedal is what every musician in the world needs.

    #nomoretobesaid #getthisthing

  67. luis

    February 6, 2015 at 6:19 am

    great pedal

  68. Sean richter

    February 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I could definitely use one of these on my pedalboard!

  69. Christophe R. Cote

    February 5, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    That’s sound good! I would like to use it for a good blues!

  70. bruno Afonso

    February 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Damn these compressors sound tasty! Don’t know if I’ll still get the SP compressor now..

  71. idokadosh8

    February 5, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Great pedals, gotta love ’em all 😛

  72. sergio arteaga

    February 5, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Profesional sound. High cuallity. I love both

  73. Sergio Mallorga

    February 5, 2015 at 12:57 am

    This is a one of a kind pedal. I use a 1176 clone plugin from Antress for limiting on my voice over audios and it’s my favorite sounding compressor. To have that same sound in a box like this would be a dream come true. Useful not only for guitar or bass but for anything you can record.

  74. Ricardo higareda

    February 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Great review and very thorough. I will purchase the Cali76-tx. It sounded the best to me.

  75. Shawn

    February 4, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    The TX version’s fat sound and versatility makes it a great choice for a project studio.

  76. Greg

    February 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Love a good comp. This is the best one I’ve seen/heard so far. Thanks for sharing

  77. Daniel P.

    February 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    It’s hard to get super excited about a compression pedal, unless it sounds this good!

  78. Martin

    February 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

    i really like this pedal. If I win it I will be very happy

  79. Christian

    February 4, 2015 at 7:48 am

    These pedals are quite expensive but it seems they are totally worth the money, i’d really love to try one! Excellent build quality and a really unique pedal (until Keeleys new pedal-size compressor comes out, which seems to shoot in the same direction).

  80. Charles England

    February 4, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Looks like a really cool unit. I look forward to hearing one.

  81. Antonio López del Moral

    February 4, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Great pedal!

  82. Seth O

    February 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Great review, maybe my birthday month will be lucky! 😉

  83. Dan Leary

    February 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I’d be all over the Standard. Outstanding monster pedals!

  84. Jonathan Padilla

    February 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Great pedal!!

  85. XabelT

    February 3, 2015 at 10:37 am


  86. drumhand

    February 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Wow. Impressively thorough review of these pedals. Won or not the Cali is going on my short list.

  87. Carlos M. Gómez-Escalonilla

    February 3, 2015 at 7:44 am


  88. Elián Rodríguez

    February 3, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Awsome pedal

  89. Attila

    February 3, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Love the demo, learnt something about compression, can make space any day for a Cali76-TX

  90. Daniel Perez

    February 3, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Best compressor pedal ever!

  91. Kim

    February 3, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Great and detailed review. What a great pedal. Love it!

  92. Andrea

    February 3, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I want it!

  93. Manny0108

    February 3, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Seems to be great…! Please find a French seller!

  94. Miguel Angel

    February 3, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Good luck !!

  95. Azrael

    February 2, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I’d totally be able to get a use outta this. Woah man cool.

  96. Alfredo Espinosa

    February 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for your comments. I understood better than a compression pedal and how it works in the tone of the guitar.

    As always a wise and very interesting review…

    Thank you very much.

  97. Landon Olesen

    February 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm


  98. GParty

    February 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    In depth review. Thanks!

  99. Javi Metal

    February 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Nice pedal, and nice review too! 🙂

  100. Bezola

    February 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Muy versátil,grandes posibilidades de ajustes.., magnífico

  101. Bertus

    February 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Feeling like playing with this gear!

  102. Dylan Thomas

    February 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Great review for a great pedal. Thank you for having these giveaways, I would love to win!

  103. Robert Little

    February 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    It looks like the STD will suit me just fine. I usually play acoustic through pedals, and I want to make life easier for the sound man. The STD seems well suited for that purpose, as the compressor will fit early into my chain and I will not need a separate DI.

  104. Robert Little

    February 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    These reviews are thorough and geared towards real players. Thanks.

  105. Jeppe Søndergaard

    February 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Looks awesome! Would love to try it out

  106. miquel

    February 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    i need this pedal

  107. Gonzalo Deubelbeis

    February 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    A must have fx, as well as a boost in any pedalboard. All in all this heavy duty Cali76TX compressor exhibits a lot of outstanding features that make it to stand apart!

  108. Fernando Gabriel Villabrille

    February 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

    It is a pretty interesting pedal, I would like one

  109. Nathan Mumford

    February 2, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I prefer the STD actually. The TX sounded a little fuzzy to me for some reason. I think that the STD would help me with low gain tone.

  110. Scott Clarke

    February 2, 2015 at 8:11 am

    looks pretty cool, been looking for a versatile compressor

  111. Daniel Chapman

    February 2, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Must get one of these! Seem all too great!

  112. Dustin Stallings

    February 2, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I want this.

  113. chris kenny

    February 2, 2015 at 6:49 am

    played a cali compressor…sounded great …will buy one when i can…

  114. diego errico

    February 2, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Great! Very good sound! Awesome pedal!

  115. OK

    February 2, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Thanks for this thorough review. I’ve been pondering over this pumpkin for a while, but it’s hard to get my hands on one. This was the perfect substitute for actually playing it.

  116. Mayse Peralta

    February 2, 2015 at 3:05 am

    This is an awesome pedal! One of the best sounds ever heard!… Great Review

  117. Raul Navarro

    February 2, 2015 at 3:03 am

    WOW! … What an amazing pedal!

  118. Jaime

    February 2, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Sound awesome, great pedal. ¡¡¡Muñon from Spain!!!

  119. Gonzalo Gonzalez Perez

    February 2, 2015 at 12:49 am

    awesome!! .. spanish muñon

  120. Daniel

    February 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I love this pedal, its awesome.

  121. Manuel Cordero Rodriguez

    February 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Great review. A based in legendary Urei 1176 sound excellet!!! Sweet!!

  122. jaime halcon

    February 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Great effects

  123. Merrick Ames

    February 1, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    definately time for an upgrade i think!!

  124. Aidan Scrivens

    February 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm


  125. sergio martinez

    February 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm


    I could chage my old dynacomp by this great compressor!

  126. Francisco Prado

    February 1, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Great pedals!!!

  127. Angel Tejon

    February 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Want any of these compressors….Badly !!

  128. Dan Kucera

    February 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Amazing compressors! Would love to add to my board!


    February 1, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    i need it!!!

  130. Ody

    February 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    lo quierooo

  131. Jeremy H

    February 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve never won anything in my life, but if I won one of these I would use it to tenderly compress my tones for many years. Beautiful piece of equipment. Wow

  132. Jerms

    February 1, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Great sounds from all. Any would have a place on my board.

  133. samuel

    February 1, 2015 at 9:35 am

    would love to put one of these in front of my 69 super reverb

  134. Tim

    February 1, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Fab sounding product. Great people.

  135. Mike Roeder

    February 1, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Good looking pedals.

  136. Jay JD

    February 1, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Very nice! I’d be happy with any of them, but if I have to chose… Cali76-TX

    Looking forward to winning

  137. Juanjo Bolanos

    February 1, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Lovely pedal !! If I had to choose one, I think it would be the Cali76-TX. I love how fat but still transparent gets your sound.

  138. JohnnyCNote

    February 1, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Send me a few of each…

  139. Sage F

    February 1, 2015 at 1:56 am

    A lovely pedal, wish to see one on my board.

  140. J Wolfgang Mann

    February 1, 2015 at 12:46 am

    I just ordered (one of) the last available TXLPs and look forward to its delivery. Can’t wait to try the Germanium version.

  141. Ken Bost

    January 31, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    This sounds like it would be amazing! Would love to add it to my effects chain!

  142. Chris Caraway

    January 31, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for another great review 🙂

    I wouldn’t mind any version on my board

  143. Jan-Paul

    January 31, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    This is a supreme pedal, love it!

  144. Pedro Cunha

    January 31, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Epic compressions 😛

    Kinda give that little something you need to colour your sound.

    I would like one fo those on my board 🙂

  145. Joel Chatelain

    January 31, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I’ve been considering getting a compression pedal and this review has given me a lot to think about. I’do probably go for the STD model so the character of my guitar and other pedals come through nice and clean.

  146. James

    January 31, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I would love to win this pedal

  147. Jonathan M.

    January 31, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Must. Have. This.

  148. Peter Teipe

    January 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Excellent and detailed review of the origin effects cali76 series. I gravitate towards the Cali76-TX-LP

  149. Steve dkins

    January 31, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Perfect on my board.

  150. Michael kocheran

    January 31, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Wow! An 1176 for my pedalboard? Yes please!!

  151. Eric

    January 31, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Man…. All three of these pedals look great! I’ve been looking at getting a compressor for a while now, and to be honest, after reading this review, I would be immensely happy with any of these pedals! Thanks for a great detailed review of all three pedals!

  152. David

    January 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Very informative review as usual and great to know about 3 different very solid compressors to choose from!

  153. John

    January 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Great review as always guys!

  154. William

    January 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Nice clear review of all 3 pedals. Very helpful video as well!

  155. Jay Park

    January 31, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Great review! Thank you.

  156. Bill Ryan

    January 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Cali76-TX Looks good and review is good

  157. Steven Bastian

    January 31, 2015 at 12:40 pm


  158. J.D. Harris

    January 31, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Like the description of the Cali76-TX

  159. Cody Budd

    January 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Rad! Do want!

  160. SteviL

    January 31, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Cali76-TX-LP the Parallel dry path control seems the handy option

  161. Raul Gadalean

    January 31, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Nice pedal

  162. Lefteris

    January 31, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Very informative review! Looking forward to test one of this!

  163. Nyírő Márton

    January 31, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I think this pedal would be perfect with my Suhr riot… it has tons of features!

  164. Lefteris

    January 31, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Very informative review! Looking forward to test one of this !!!

  165. Michael Scar

    January 31, 2015 at 11:20 am

    It looks just as great as it sounds!

  166. mathias

    January 31, 2015 at 10:52 am

    a rack unit at your feet. great review!

  167. john

    January 31, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Excellent and thorough review.. thank you!

  168. harold carl

    January 31, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Pretty Cool Effects!!!

  169. Peter Woloszyn

    January 31, 2015 at 10:48 am

    A good compressor is so crucial. I dig it.

  170. daniel

    January 31, 2015 at 10:32 am

    They all sound amazing and transparent

  171. Andrew Rigsby

    January 31, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I love compression! Especially like it at the beginning AND end of my way too long effects chain, GOTTA HAVE ONE OF THESE BB’s!

  172. Brett Jackson

    January 31, 2015 at 10:01 am

    These pedals give normal humans access to a secret weapon of loads of top flight producers and engineers. Thank you Origin Effects!!!

  173. Brian Mosley

    January 31, 2015 at 9:55 am

    This looks like one incredible compressor!

  174. Matt Collins

    January 31, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Compression seems like an underutilized effect when it comes to experimenting: why not multiple compressions? More than one compressor at the same time? Compression is cool!

  175. Nick

    January 31, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The 76 STD sounds like the perfect addition to my set up. I’m drawn to the transparency of the unit as I’m very happy with the tone I have already. I NEED ONE!

  176. Phil M.

    January 31, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Sorry to have missed NAMM. Grateful that we can check out some of the sweet gear through bestguitareffects.

  177. David

    January 31, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I want one!

  178. Jeremy Bowen

    January 31, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I’d love to have any of these units, but especially the TX-LP!

  179. Carey

    January 31, 2015 at 8:49 am

    These sound great, and I’ve heard nothing but favorable comments from players!

  180. Mykel Pickens

    January 31, 2015 at 8:42 am

    This is exactly what I need!

  181. beshmonger

    January 31, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Looks like the Standard would be all I need!

  182. Carl Martin

    January 31, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Awesome pedals and great demos. The Cali76 TX is out of this world great!

  183. Christopher Faricy

    January 31, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I must say that this Cali76 Demo is One of the Best Pedal Demos I’ve ever seen. Thanks for a thorough job 🙂 I LIKED the Cali76-TX (with the Iron core) the Most. It’s Subtle yet Fat Colorization is just what I think I’d like the MOST. Therefore, if my entry is chosen, I WOULD ENJOY having the Cali76 TX Iron.

  184. Petar Petkov

    January 31, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Great pedal !

  185. Dennis Gaines

    January 31, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Although they all sound amazing, I think I ike the TX the best. But wow! Just amazing all around.


  186. John

    January 31, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Wow that looks awesome! I can’t wait to get my hands on one, and crank it up!

  187. Dan

    January 31, 2015 at 8:16 am

    That looks like the perfect piece of gear for me.

  188. Thomas Dück

    January 31, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Awesome pedals man. I like them all, but if I had to choose I’d go for the TX. Very funky 🙂

  189. ron

    January 31, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Cali76-TX-LP might as well go for all the bells and whistles, i have a great compressor / limiter from keeley and i won’t get the pro version because i don’t feel i need it; but if i’m getting one; i’ll take any, but why not get the one with all the bells and whistles.

  190. raymond seto

    January 31, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I like the TX because of the fatter sound I could get when using single coils. 🙂

  191. John McGuigan

    January 31, 2015 at 7:57 am

    The review makes me want to try this pedal. Is there some way we can see a demo of these pedals online?

    What’s the street price for these pedals?

  192. Trevor Owen

    January 31, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Beautiful looks and sounds

  193. Bill Belcher

    January 31, 2015 at 7:50 am

    If it sounds as good as it looks through my rig, if I don’t win it, I’ll buy it and when my friends hear it, they’ll be buying one too. I am a man of few pedals.

  194. Jeff

    January 31, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I keep hearing that this is one of the best comps out there. I’d love to give it a go. I think I’d have a hard time choosing a version though, since I want them all. Amazing features and attention to detail.

  195. Adammmmm

    January 31, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Man I want one of these so bad. Getting that tight percussive tone is the key to the funk.

  196. John Saylor

    January 31, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Play slide like Lowell with this wonderful tool!

  197. Nathan Barker

    January 31, 2015 at 7:25 am

    That Cali76-TX-LP sounds phenomenal!

  198. addison

    January 31, 2015 at 7:23 am

    These things look awesome.

  199. Alec A. Head

    January 31, 2015 at 7:22 am


  200. Ken Bacon

    January 31, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I’m in

  201. Eric Gressel

    January 31, 2015 at 7:09 am

    I adore the TX – it would fit perfect sound’n’style of my simple bassrig. Sandberg Masterpiece, Darkglass Vintage Deluxe, Mesa 400+ and an Orange OBC 410

  202. Michael Schenk

    January 31, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I absolutely love the 1176 in the studio. I’d love to hear what this pedal can do for guitar.

  203. Greg Piotrowski

    January 31, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Sounds great! Looking forward to hearing the new one from NAMM.

  204. Douglas

    January 31, 2015 at 6:49 am

    so much to learn, so much to know, so much fun to be had!

  205. Doc

    January 31, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Not sure which Cali76 would be best for me, but I should be so lucky as to have to chose one.

  206. Tulio Andrade

    January 31, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Wanna put my hands on one of these.

  207. Mike Freed

    January 31, 2015 at 6:34 am

    The Cali76 STD looks like the perfect one for me!

  208. Isaac

    January 31, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I’ll take two.

  209. seb

    January 31, 2015 at 6:32 am

    nice! this could help m sound out huge!

  210. Mark Nason

    January 31, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Wow, these sound so much more expressive than a traditional, mass produced compressor pedal.

  211. Johann Tay

    January 31, 2015 at 6:26 am

    They just keep churning out great stuff! Would totally kick off all other compressors on my board for this.

  212. David Z

    January 31, 2015 at 6:23 am

    I’m impressed!

  213. mike sharp

    January 31, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Epictude. As a major fan and admitted abuser of compression, this line is phenomenal.

  214. Joel wolfe

    January 31, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Praying to the guitar gods for one of these

  215. Denoise95

    January 31, 2015 at 6:18 am


  216. Ron Olszewski

    January 31, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Love these boutique pedals! Amazing sound.

  217. Victor Caamaño

    January 31, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Looks like I’m saving up my pennies for this one.

  218. Adam C

    January 31, 2015 at 6:15 am

    I’m not a compressor guy. I like the dynamics I get with my pick, but the Cali76 provides a way for me to keep my pick dynamics and make all the notes stand out and be crisp. I dont own one but if I did it would never leave my board. It would make all our live recordings sound so much cleaner.

  219. arcos santiane alvarez

    January 31, 2015 at 6:15 am

    oh yeah Cali76 can i use

  220. Jake DeLoera

    January 31, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Money constraints have been pointing me towards cheap compressors so it’d be super nice to win one of these!

  221. Tom

    January 31, 2015 at 5:47 am

    I like the Standard best, followed by the Lundahl and last place, the TX

  222. Oli

    January 31, 2015 at 5:10 am

    great pedals!!!

  223. Matthew

    January 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Great review of a great compressor. Tried out a sliderig recently that was also amazing. Would love to get one of these.

  224. Scott

    January 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I really enjoyed the head to head to head. You can actually hear the differences between the different models quite clearly. I enjoyed the TX the most, then the TX-L, and finally the STD. I think any of these would sound great with an acoustic!

  225. Joshua

    January 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I have heard good things on the original lets see how progress sounds.

  226. Spencer

    January 30, 2015 at 11:45 am

    It looks bullet proof. Solid.

  227. Mike2

    January 30, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Nice, thorough review. I’ve been hearing good things about Origin Effects.

  228. John R Samuels

    January 30, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I checked out the Cali76 & sliderig & had a tuff time making up my mind which to buy. I chose the sliderig for slide work but you can’t go wrong either way. Built like a tank & there isn’t a bad setting on either box. Thanks Origin for making these.

  229. Joseph Poe

    January 30, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Wow, great video. Appreciate how you let us listen

    Would love one of these Cali’s for acoustic rig too


  230. Mike

    January 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Looks interesting… would like to try one in person!

  231. Derek

    January 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Gigantic but it looks pretty sweet.

  232. Rodger

    January 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    The sound has a really nice “sparkle” to it. Excellent pedals!

  233. dennis keplinger

    January 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Nice pedals , very informative review , win me with it

  234. Dan Newman

    January 29, 2015 at 2:10 am

    I would go with the Cali76 std because as you said it meets the needs of most players and would sound great with my rig.

  235. Henry Whitmer

    January 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Now that is awesome! Sounds fantastic! need one……

  236. Danië Yves Dudok

    January 28, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Wonderfullllll!!! OOh wait let say the pedal translates everything in awesome

  237. James Askew

    January 28, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Would def get the TX version for the transformer fattness!

  238. Chris Robbins

    January 28, 2015 at 6:44 am

    WOW, this is awesome! This is like a super high quality studio compressor in pedal format.

    I NEED this for guitar, bass, and mandola..

  239. Sam Madden

    January 27, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    The Cali’s have been getting a lot of attention on talkbass, especially since Nolly from Periphery started using one last year.

    It really says a lot about musicians buying habits when remakes of older gear sell better than new ideas (e.g. the smoothie compression pedal). Just some food for thought.

  240. NMA

    January 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Would love to add one of these to my growing collection of compressors.

  241. David B

    January 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    It looks so good, I’m excited to try one! To my ears the std one sounds better by videos but for sure it’s not fair to judge them without trying them in live!

  242. Matt

    January 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Best Compression pedal in the market by far

  243. Theo Nt

    January 27, 2015 at 8:43 am

    One of the best out there…

  244. Joe Spacone

    January 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    To my ears, it’s gotta be the Iron Core, for that little something extra! I’ve never played with a compressor before, nor have I even THOUGHT about it. So I’m not sure how I would use it, except that I hope it gets me closer to that killer tone I hear in my head. Thanks for this great demo, as well as all the other great demos / reviews!

  245. Tyler Sherrod

    January 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    This would be awesome for use with the new speaker cab!!!!

  246. Mitch T

    January 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Sounds great. Killer for getting those “Radio City” era Big Star tones.

  247. Roger

    January 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Great job guys! Nice clear concise information and comparisons.

  248. Reinhardt Passreiter

    January 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Congrat guys – best review on web by far! Helps a lot to compare…thx !

  249. Bill Siepierski

    January 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Me likey

  250. Christopher Word

    January 23, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    What a cool pedal!!

  251. Yannick Rocheleau

    January 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I am in the process of getting a new guitar compressor. This could be the one!

    I’ll have to try it!

  252. Lee Landers

    January 23, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Love it. Would love to add these to my board.

    Yes please.

  253. Max Mills

    January 23, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Looks awesome, sounds awesome! I want one

  254. Cleamon Jones

    January 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    These pedals sound fantastic! Top of the line.

  255. Bren

    January 22, 2015 at 11:05 am

    looks and sounds great, hope I win one!

  256. Robert Barry

    January 22, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I watched the comparison, prefer the STD edition IMHO 🙂

  257. Jonno

    January 22, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Would love to get any of these compressors into my rig!

  258. Kyle

    January 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Digging the TX version. Love the fatter sound it lets loose.

  259. Paul Bonfiglio

    January 21, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Origin Effects hands down builds the best compressors. The Lundhall transformer is exceptional. The Cali76 closely captures the sound and feel of an 1176. Thanks Best Guitar Effects!

  260. Nicolás

    January 21, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I’m not used to use compression, but after reading about its benefits (if used in a subtle way) I’m starting to think I’d like one. These Cali76 look superb!

  261. Andrew Estes

    January 20, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve never really been a fan of compression pedals, but these sound really great. I like the fatter sound of the TX out of the three. It would be really useful for me since I play with single coils.

  262. don hutchko

    January 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I like it

  263. Sam Buisman

    January 20, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Dig this compressor, it gives that slight tonal change to make your guitar sound like a really nice and expensive piece of hardware. I don’t know too much about compressors personally but the video demo did a very nice job of showing off the pedal’s feature and sweet sound.

  264. David James

    January 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, I’ve been lusting after a Cali76 for a while now, it’s the ultimate for clean versatility

    I bought an MXR Custom Comp for a budget option. It’s sorta OK for one sound but limited tweakability

    I’ll get a Cali76 one way or another, if I win one it’ll be like Xmas for me!


  265. Phil

    January 20, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Sounds awesome. I sure hope to win one. Greetings!

  266. bob

    January 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This sounds like a great addition to my sound!

  267. Dustin Stallings

    January 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Sounds great. Would use live and in studio.

  268. Andy

    January 19, 2015 at 7:06 am

    These sound great, especially like the idea that i could be lazy and just run a cable directly into my audio interface. That makes life a lot easier when laying down a demo track.

  269. Kevin B

    January 19, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Compression is an important part of my sound. I’ve been on a search for the best compressor. This one seems to be it. I’m looking into buying one of the limited edition models with parallel compression. The Cali76-TX-P. From all accounts it’s not only a fantastic compressor but it imparts a really nice sound to your tone. I would just keep it on 100% of the time. Have it set for a mild/medium compression with the parallel compression knob at 75% wet 25% dry to keep some of that pick attack. I’d keep my Empress Compressor on the board, have it set for a really high compression and kick it on when needed. In my mind it couldn’t get much better than that. Already drooling.

    But hey, maybe I’ll just win one of the compressors you’re giving away…

  270. Jonny B

    January 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I have been looking for a good compression pedal, I am gonna have to check this one out, or maybe I will win one!

  271. Matt

    January 18, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Man, this this is amazing. I love percussive compression and so few pedals are capable of it. I would love to have this thing.

  272. George Parker

    January 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    looks good, sounds even better

  273. Hovak Alaverdyan

    January 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I discovered this beauty literally yesterday and i felt in love with it.

    Being a sound engineer as well, i am a big big fan of original 1176 and having that type of compression on my pedalboard i blowing my mind away. I am really looking forward to check it out, even if i don’t win it, i’ll definitely buy it. I hope you are gonna be at NAMM this year and i will have a chance to see you in person and talk about it. THANK YOU for all your work.

  274. Patrick Karkabi

    January 18, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Cleary the best compressor I’ve ever tried? Very useful too for recording… A real gem.

  275. Jens Millkrantz

    January 18, 2015 at 3:38 am

    This pedal simply sounds and looks amazing! I’d love to get my hands on it and apply that sweet compression to guitars, drums and bass alike. Thank you for a great review!

  276. Mykel Pickens

    January 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    THis sounds like an incredible pedal! Would love to win to try it out!

  277. piero

    January 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I hope to win .Should be great!

  278. Victor C

    January 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    The Cali 76 TX looks very complete. I think it is more versatile with Direct Out. I would like to have that for those instances when the sound man wants direct out, or a studio application. It would be great to see a distortion pedal from Origin Effects.

  279. Jordan Reed

    January 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

    This is an amazing pedal! I would be blessed to be able to use it. Hope I am able to play one some day.

  280. Matt Foster

    January 17, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Very nice pedal. Would sound great on my board

  281. Brett Paschen

    January 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I love this pedal.It is sounds great. I love the subtle compression that you can get from this pedal.Would be great for a SRV type of rig set up.Blows away the competitions compression pedals.

  282. jeffrey smith

    January 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Nice pedal! Will sound good through my set up

  283. Alfonso Garcia

    January 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I love how transparent they are. To the readers: go to minute 7:48…awesome slap guitar!

  284. Dave Jon

    January 16, 2015 at 6:46 am

    World class pedals, excellent company and Simon is a super nice guy – which is important.

    The Slide Rig is particularly impressive!

  285. Vinay Lobo

    January 16, 2015 at 5:20 am

    This sounds fab in its reviews. Can’t wait to get my hands on one! Would love to try this on vocals.

  286. Lec

    January 16, 2015 at 3:56 am

    I love the sound of this one!

  287. Dan

    January 16, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I’d like one of these with the blend..

  288. Pedro Rodriguez

    January 15, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Nice review, wow! An 1176 in a solid stage stomp. I would love the Cali76 TX-LP please, like the dry signal blending option. I would use it right in front of my pre on stage or studio. Bet it’ll be fabulous for vocals. Again, great review. Now pick me and I’ll be totally in your debt. Superb sounding compressor stomp, nice job Origin. Did I mentioned to pick me?

  289. Jerome Steele

    January 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I definitely want to check out these very articulate compressors.

  290. Brandon

    January 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    so im looking to get one of these i see nothing but good things so im guessing there isnt any horror stories im missing is there?

  291. chao

    January 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    my guitarist and my bass player have the Sliderig and the Cali76 and i love that sound! i´m planning on getting both for my studio as a more comfortable compression-effect for recording. it´s always better for the player to be able to change the settings by themselves and not to ask the tech about changing the blackface… big thumbs up!

  292. Gideon Boley

    January 13, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Ive been looking into the hype around these compressors and I’ve heard nothing but good things.. Id probably go with just the Standard version because it would do what i need it do which would be compress, (obviously). i already have other pedals and amps that boost and sound like i would want them to sound already But having a nice studio grade compressor would be an amazing addition.

  293. Rowland Jones

    January 13, 2015 at 3:36 am

    As soon as I heard these pedals I wanted one. In fact I immediately sent a message to them, saying I want one! Unfortunately for various reasons (both fiscal and personal) I was unable to go through with it!

    But I live in hope! The sound is wonderful. Nice one guys!

  294. Ed

    January 12, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I desperately wanted to try the Origin Effects Cali76 TX-LP, such a shame they were produced as a limited run as it looks to be the ultimate comp for all my guitar needs.

    That said, I’m sure the Cali76 TX-L would be nothing short of fantastic and I’d love to try it through my board some day…… keep up the great work Mr Keats!

  295. SimonSP

    January 12, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Thought I had the bees knees of compressors with the Empress but it looks like Origin Effects have just raised the bar. The Cali76-TX-L looks to be my favourite though I’d like to try one that’s not reviewed here, the Sliderig, with its dual compressors.

  296. Shelton

    January 12, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Love it. Must have.

  297. Gary Davis

    January 12, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Gotta have. …..soon.

  298. Fabian Falkenstein

    January 12, 2015 at 6:27 am

    This is one of these pieces of gear, that are on my wishlist!

    Looks quite solid,haptic and precious!

  299. Darryl Biggs

    January 12, 2015 at 2:32 am

    It’s never how it looks but how it’s sounds, this little beauty sounds great

  300. Trent M.

    January 11, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I’d really love that Cali-76 TX with the DI and the iron core what more could you possibly ask for?!

    so nice.

  301. Brian

    January 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Great review, now just need to win it and experience it for myself.

  302. Adam kelly

    January 11, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I’ve heard the Cali76 in person and it delivers top notch compression. I’m still amazed at how good it sounds. Very versatile.

  303. Nic Elsby

    January 11, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Great review.. matches the other Youtube reviews Ive seen… Because of this I am now leaning more towards the STD than the TX… Still would love to try them all out personally first though…

  304. Dustin Rhodes

    January 11, 2015 at 10:47 am

    A lot of options here. I love the fact that you can use a tasteful and useful compression without too much clipping or too much squish. I love it. want it. Gotta’ have it. I’ll have everyone I know wanting to buy one of these!

  305. Andrew R.

    January 11, 2015 at 7:47 am

    She will be mine. Oh yes, she will be mine.

  306. Robert Wiley

    January 10, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Once again my noobness shines through. I had NO clue what could be accomplished with a compressor pedal. Hey, even if I don’t win this thing, thank you guys so much just for educating the common unknowing musician like me with all these reviews!

  307. Bill

    January 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm


  308. Grant Ewing

    January 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing.

  309. piero

    January 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    i want it

  310. james

    January 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Long time luster after the Cali 76.

  311. Jeff D

    January 9, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Fantastic pedal, the one with the blend knob and transformer especially.

  312. Dan Black

    January 9, 2015 at 11:24 am

    So impressed with your products! Cali 76 and Slide Rig are so on my radar for live and studio use.

    Keep up the good work.. I’d sure love to show these of to my colleagues and musician buds her in Portland Oregon!

    All the best,

    Dan Black


  313. Peter

    January 9, 2015 at 3:42 am

    I just love the way this compressor makes my beloved P-basses sound.

    I’ve tried a bunch of top-tier compressors but the Cali76 is by far a winner and is always on in my signal chain. A great in-depth review by the way!

  314. Oscar

    January 9, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Best compressor i’ve ever tried since my keeley 4 knob!

  315. Victor

    January 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    The Cali 76 TX looks like a great comp for adding character to guitar/bass/synth in the studio. That’s the one I’ll be saving up for! The extra line level out seems great for that application

  316. Colin Christian

    January 8, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I want like 6 of the Cali 76 TX-LP For my studio…

  317. Jochen Mann

    January 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    The slide rig rules and the 1176 OS great too!

  318. Neil Weavers

    January 8, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Have the Slide Rig, it is just always on and the build quality is outstanding.

    Cali 76 would be amazing.

    Having studio quality compression at your feet just brings your playing to life.

  319. Oiram

    January 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Very good review, I already have the Slide Rig and i like to have a Cali 76 TX for bass or anything what is possible to recorg throug !

  320. Gareth Williams

    January 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Best compressor I’ve tried! Great review.

  321. James

    January 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    These pedals are fantastic!

  322. Jeremy

    January 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Nice review. Great compressor!

  323. Gerry Norris

    January 8, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I’m loving the sound of these compressors, but love the Cali76-Tx and the extra pop..makes the guitar clean and reall…I would use it for slide guitar!

  324. zack chandler

    January 8, 2015 at 11:28 am

    This is hands down the best compressor out there. Used it with bass and it works flawlessly! I would like to try it on vocals sometime as i would think it would do wonders! Cali 76 for the win!

  325. Michael

    January 8, 2015 at 11:04 am

    The Cali76 is absolutely the best compressor pedal to hit the market. It certainly will do the set and forget, but in the studio it is a very versatile tool.

  326. Giuseppe Fugazza

    January 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

    if you can dream, this is the best dream!!!

  327. William Schweickert

    January 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

    The Cali76 Standard is the best compressor on the market. The preamp is like nothing you have experienced. As the front end to my rig, the preamp/compressor is all I need for chain signal strength and tonal color. The ability to shrink and expand the tone range is amazing. I often just use the Cali76 with no other pedals because it is such a great pedal. Outstanding pedal and a permanent resident on my pedal board :).

  328. Ken Mathis

    January 8, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I have the TX-L version. Best compressor I’ve used. I leave it “always on” in my bass rig. I love the subtle warmth it can give my sound. It tightens up everything and if I could only have one pedal this would be it!

  329. Chris Luebeck

    January 8, 2015 at 9:14 am

    These are all fantastic pedals. I had the opportunity to try the STD model and I fell in love with it. Although I bought the Slide Rig compressor, I would buy the Cali 76 STD pedal. It’s the best transparent compression I’ve ever heard from a pedal. I would leave it on all the time if I owned one. It cleans up your sound and gives it an overall boost yet at the same time stays out of the way. Fantastic pedal. Thanks for the great review. Cheers

    – Chris

  330. bozobreak

    January 8, 2015 at 9:02 am

    This will sound so good on my guitar!!!

  331. Danis

    January 8, 2015 at 8:57 am

    First class compressor! I got the STD and using it with bass.

    Wide, fat and lively sound, organic and liquid action.

    If I wanted more features I guess I would want even lower ratios and slower attack times.

  332. Mr Mike

    January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Great review, nice to hear them all at the same time! The TX is the winner – love the sound + DI output.

    Would love to hear an acoustic guitar demo.

  333. Jacob Daugherty

    January 8, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Okay, here’s the deal. I have the standard Cali 76 already and I downright love it. I seriously love it for everything I’ve ever tried it with. It works well for guitar (in which it has a spot on my pedalboard), bass, live keys, acoustic, etc. I’ve also used it quite a lot in the studio just in front of the pre. I honestly can just use it in front of almost anything to give me a little more shine and boost. It does a great job at cleaning everything up and boosting without squashing the heck out of everything. Don’t get me wrong, if you want it to squash, you can make it squash. Most of the time though, I don’t want a compressor to squash too much. I had a question regarding something with the Cali at one time too and attempted to contact the company and they got back with me within minutes, which I consider awesome customer service. They were very helpful and seemed like great people. The Cali is the only compressor pedal I’ve ever had out of maybe 20-30 altogether that was the perfect answer to a compressor connoisseur’s needs. I wish I had 10 more of them.

  334. Diego González

    January 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I want this pedal SO BAAAAD!!

  335. Andrew John Roberts

    January 8, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I’ve been wanting to pick one of these up for quite a while now. Would love to get my hands on one. I will probably end up getting the Lundahl transformer version when/if I do. I really do wish people (including Origin themselves) would quit talking about the TX-P and the TX-LP version as they were both limited runs and are not available anywhere any longer – don’t really count as a product if people can’t get their hands on them. I wish they would consider making a version with Parallel compression a non-limited run. So many uses, defienitly a must-have

  336. Frank

    January 8, 2015 at 6:51 am

    The Cali76 is a very, very nice compressor pedal. It’s versatile, extremely well made and seemingly incapable of delivering anything other than high-quality sounds.

  337. Eduardoman

    January 8, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Being lucky enough to own number 7 of the uber Cali76-TX-LP already I am entering in the hope that if I win I can gift this finest of audio devices to one of the soul brothers.

  338. Benz

    January 8, 2015 at 6:25 am

    possibly the best comp in a pedal available.

    Can’t wait to try it in vocals too.

    Can’t wait to have it!!

    You guys rock!!

  339. Joe Lorence

    January 8, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Love me some Origin Effects

  340. Jon Diener

    January 8, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Origin Effects has knocked it out of the park with the Cali76! I’ve been saving up for a TX model to put on my bass pedal board and complete my rig. The amount of control and degree of faithfulness to the original 1176 is amazing. Combining the Cali76 with my Sadowsky MV5PJ and my Schroeder cabinets would put me in tone heaven!!!

  341. Greg P

    January 8, 2015 at 5:59 am

    The most versatile compressor on the market. Have heard one in person and it’s rapturous. It can go from a transparent and supportive studio-quality warmth to ultra-tight and sinewy tones, with just a turn of the knob. Desperately need one in my rig!

  342. joe

    January 8, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Would LOVE this pedal more than anything!

  343. Simon Dixon

    January 8, 2015 at 5:49 am

    This is the best compressor limiter on the block for guitar and bass by a long way! I want one! ! !

  344. Russell Donovan

    January 8, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Dying to get my hands on one of these.

  345. David P. Lee

    January 8, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Beautiful get comp to settle levels after my various dirt pedals.

  346. Eugene sabaitis

    January 8, 2015 at 5:03 am


  347. Ricardo Mealha

    January 8, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Truly amazing piece of gear… Best bass comp!!

  348. Pete McDonald

    January 8, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Origin Compressors are the very best compressors. Nothing else gets the time of day after using one of these.. everybody should have one. Cheers guys.

  349. Remy Malo

    January 8, 2015 at 4:52 am

    I have been using the Cali76 ( with the Lundahl transfo ) for a year now and it’s simply the best pedal I’ve ever bought ! I’m the bass player for TV show ” The Voice ” in Canada and I get to play all different styles of music and my Cali76 always keeps my bass tone very focus sounding no matter what bass I use . Thanks guys !

  350. roe fremstedal

    January 8, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Very nice pedals, although a smaller footprint would be great

  351. Oli

    January 8, 2015 at 4:43 am

    damn great pedals!!!!

  352. Andy

    January 8, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Cali76 – the notes go on and on………..

  353. Michael

    January 8, 2015 at 3:44 am

    I wish I had a Cali76-TX, options for the studio and compact for the stage. Awesome!!!!

  354. Jesper

    January 8, 2015 at 3:32 am

    It’s truly great.

  355. marky b

    January 8, 2015 at 3:06 am

    That sounds like one hell of pedal, I wish I had one

  356. James Crow

    January 8, 2015 at 3:06 am

    PICK ME PICK ME!!!!!!

  357. Al Ballentyne

    January 8, 2015 at 2:47 am

    a great sounding unit. A close friend has one and I am worried about our friendship after my repeated attempts to steal it!

  358. sam

    January 8, 2015 at 2:44 am

    I want the TX!

  359. san

    January 8, 2015 at 2:43 am

    TX version please!

  360. Caner Ustundag

    January 8, 2015 at 2:29 am

    From what I’ve been reading, hearing, seeing, the Cali is a dream come true for the stage use!

  361. Jack Ruston

    January 8, 2015 at 2:28 am

    I’ve used the Slide Rig a few times and was absolutely blown away. So looking forward to hearing this pedal. J

  362. Nic Lambert

    January 8, 2015 at 2:27 am

    The 1176 is one of my all time fave compressors. Getting that tone in a pedal is a fantastic idea 🙂

  363. Fran

    January 8, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I bought #16, one of the first. The best compression pedal I have ever owned. The only one I have tried that really adds to the tone.

  364. Jase

    January 8, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Loved this review for the extreme detail! Have heard the demos & compared it to other name brands making compression pedals & the Cali76 can’t be beat! Looking for the right time to add one to my pedal & this might be it. Would love to see it come with an internal power supply that bumps up a 9v connection to 18v (for the TX models) much like the Lehle Basswitch pedals!

  365. Vincent Tam

    January 8, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I am having the TX version for over a year, simply put. The best pedal compressor I ever used.

    League of it’s own.

  366. sam jankowski

    January 8, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I need compression in my life, as I’m sometimes quiet then i shout


  367. magnus fredholm

    January 8, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Seriously, the cali76-tx is the one pedal I refuse to play Without. The thickness and tone makes me sound much better than I am, and The DI puts the bass on tape (ok Hard drive) in an amazing way.

  368. John parra

    January 8, 2015 at 2:08 am

    i want it!!

  369. Jamie Biles

    January 8, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Since when has a guitar pedal sounded as good on snare as it does on guitar? This thing is nuts. Kudos Simon! Yes please!

  370. Paul Benteau

    January 8, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Love the sound I hope to own one soon!

  371. Ken Hodge

    January 8, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I’ve been jonesing for one of these bad boys. I’d love to try one as an insert in my DAW too!

  372. Dave Evans

    January 8, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Best pedal compressor out there.

  373. paul jennings

    January 8, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This pedal is the holy grail of compressors but a warning should be attached!

    once switched on it is VERY HARD to turn off ,it makes EVERYTHING sound great.

    A must have for all musicians .

  374. Jesper Huus

    January 8, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Hi Guys

    Origin Effects ROCK

  375. Ali

    January 8, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Studio grade compressor in a stomp box. The best one can have.

  376. Cko

    January 8, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Best compressor in a pedal today! Full stop.

  377. Ricky Young

    January 8, 2015 at 1:49 am

    An 1176 in a stomp box is genius!

  378. Andy Tibbetts

    January 8, 2015 at 1:47 am

    As a proud owner of the incomparable Origin Effects Slide rig I can only imagine what sonic possibilities I could explore armed with the TX. Would also be invaluable in the studio for a multitude of uses.

  379. Alan Hill

    January 8, 2015 at 1:40 am

    An 1176 in a stomp box…. who wouldn’t want that! Awesome stuff.

  380. Conner Johnson

    January 7, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Looks awesome! Worth a shot! As always, if I don’t win, I hope somebody else will enjoy it as much as I would

  381. Harold

    January 7, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I already have Origins Slide Rig pedal. It’s definitely my favourite compressor for slide. Since it’s two 1176 dual chained it’s sometimes a little much for acoustic guitars and light compression but amazing for Slide. Lower George tones for days. I’d love the TX for studio and acoustic duties

  382. Tyson

    January 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Just got a Diamond Compressor not long ago, which is more in my range (less buttons/head scratching) My tweakaholic guitarist would love this though.

  383. Chris McKendrick

    January 7, 2015 at 5:51 am

    I would use this to tame my ghetto-improvised mini Kaoss Pad guitar – it’s currently ear bleedingly unruly, and could do with just a little compression and limiting to bring it into line in a mix…. It would also be useful on one of my loop pedals which becomes very hard to manage the output level of when more loops are added…

  384. Joseph Bugg

    January 7, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Nice. I am in need of a new compressor, as mine is quite noisy. Thank you for the review!

  385. Gabe

    January 7, 2015 at 1:52 am


  386. Steve C.

    January 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I love this recent trend of mimicking famous studio components in stompbox form

  387. Trent

    January 6, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Great reviews! I enjoyed seeing the three models compared, the TX-L looks like a fantastic and flexible live and studio tool. Awesome website.

  388. Stephen P

    January 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    These are some pretty cool compressors, especially for a guitar compressor. I like how much tweakability these have.

  389. Phil T.

    January 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Really like the standard version. Nice review Gabriel.

  390. Nick Buckley

    January 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I’ve heard about the 1176 from friends but have never experienced its benefits for myself. Great review – detailed and educational. This is my first visit to BGE.com, but won’t be my last!

  391. Juanito

    January 6, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Aahhhh!! I need this bad!!.

  392. Michael Olivier

    January 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

    This is a really neat concept! I’d love to try one out for some of the recording sessions I have coming up!

  393. Ted Kim

    January 6, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Another amazing pedal and a great review! Thank you!

  394. Remington Stallard

    January 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    This pedal sounds phenomenal. I would love to try it with not just guitar and bass but vocals as well. It really is the best compressor pedal out there.

  395. Qman

    January 5, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    This would make me the happiest (wannabe) chikin picker ever. And it would sound great for everything else.

  396. Alejandro Rivera

    January 5, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    1176 is one of the best comps in history and now it can be on a pedalboard! sweet!

  397. David

    January 5, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    A nice compression pedal sounds nice!

  398. Mike

    January 5, 2015 at 10:36 am

    This pedal sounds amazing! Just a great piece of work

  399. Johnny

    January 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Ton of control and very smooth response. Love it.

  400. eugene

    January 5, 2015 at 9:11 am

    looks amazing

  401. Jeff

    January 5, 2015 at 8:30 am

    This is THE compression pedal I’ve been waiting for!

  402. Wes Miller

    January 5, 2015 at 8:30 am

    This is so what my setup needs

  403. Tim Enright

    January 5, 2015 at 8:26 am

    compression impression

  404. Anup

    January 5, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Wana own this… This is what mu rig is missing

  405. Roger

    January 5, 2015 at 7:48 am

    W O W, sick pedal, nice caae, excellent knobs 😀

  406. Jim

    January 5, 2015 at 7:36 am


  407. Chris

    January 5, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I’ve always wanted a transparent compression for my board, this sounds great.

  408. Daniel Schreiber

    January 5, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Those sound rad. I’d love to add one to my board.

  409. bob

    January 5, 2015 at 7:31 am

    After hearing these guys, I would love to have one. I’ve never been happy with compression pedals I’ve had. They always seemed to color the sound too much. It sounds like the Calie76 doesn’t do that. How cool! Even if I con’t win I’ll probably give these a test drive if I can find a local stockist who carries them.

  410. Joe

    January 5, 2015 at 7:24 am

    They all sound amazing. I’ll have to check these out!

  411. Mark Walsh

    January 5, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Fingers crossed I can win this one, the pedal of my dreams.

  412. teodor

    January 5, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Limit my compression please.

  413. Rain

    January 5, 2015 at 6:58 am

    I would love one of these. The only compressor pedal I’ve ever used is just a boss CS-3, which basically makes me hate compression, and I never ever use it and end up relying on software compression in the mix. I need to put a good comp in my chain.

  414. Igor

    January 5, 2015 at 6:45 am


  415. Robert Abernathy

    January 5, 2015 at 6:36 am

    love that light indicator – this sounds amazing!

  416. Jeff luke

    January 5, 2015 at 6:20 am

    These sound amazing. Great review!!

  417. Colin

    January 5, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Ye gods of the internet, please look favorably upon this wretched creature, and in thy exceeding benevolence, bestow upon me this mystical power of compression.

  418. Travis Brown

    January 5, 2015 at 6:12 am

    From all the videos I’ve checked out these are really the best sounding stompbox compressors out there. Pricey though!

  419. Ryan begley

    January 5, 2015 at 6:03 am

    These are by far the best compression stomp boxes on the market. Of all the giveaways, this is the one I would be most excited to win!

  420. Jonathan Guillemette

    January 5, 2015 at 5:46 am

    They all sound good but the XT (second pedal) imparts a bit of coloration in the low end. I like that one the best.

  421. Magnus Thor

    January 5, 2015 at 5:43 am

    I usually don´t like compression pedals but this one might change my mind

  422. Kelly

    January 5, 2015 at 5:42 am

    I’m itching to try one of these with my rig. I like that Origin has only focused on creating the best options for a studio-grade comp, differentiating themselves from the now infinite number of pedalmakers. The TX has my attention with the DI out, though i’m certain that each model will impress.

  423. Noel

    January 5, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Awesome pedal!!!

  424. Urban Sever

    January 5, 2015 at 4:57 am

    probably the only compressor that would suit my pedalboard 🙂

  425. Timothe Catlin

    January 5, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Super rad pedal!

  426. Brian

    January 5, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Looks like one awesome pedal!

  427. Yair

    January 5, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I would love to win this pedal. Thank you.

  428. Dave Henderson

    January 5, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Best comp ever.

  429. Ewing Falla

    January 5, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Amazing device !! I hope to win 🙂

  430. Dani perez

    January 5, 2015 at 4:23 am

    it’s an amazing compressor!

  431. Rodfles

    January 5, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Great review!! !I need one now!!

  432. charles

    January 5, 2015 at 4:16 am

    The best compressor pedal on the market, one of these will be on my board soon

  433. Beau

    January 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I want this baby so bad it makes me wet.

  434. Demian Rojas

    January 4, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Love the STD version! Thanks for the review. Its easy to notice the difference between them

  435. Rob V

    January 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    sounds great – very musical

  436. Bertram D

    January 4, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    thank you for the detailed review and sound demo — it’s so rare to have the chance to go beyond mere advertisement… and there are 3 models to choose from, it’s brilliant – my choice would be the TX…

  437. Steve

    January 4, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    The original Urei 1176 had huge transformers that help give it that magic but this pedal sounds great for the price (compared to a UA reissue),plus you can just use it as insert on a vocal channel as well ,which makes it’s well worth the money. I need one!

  438. Gabe Tonestoy

    January 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Seems kind of large and overly expensive, may have too many knobs, and is probably way more than I would ever need, but the Cali76 compressor sure does sound great!

  439. James Healey

    January 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    My ear tells me the Cali-76TX is what I prefer. Good demo seems like fair comparison.

  440. Morley

    January 4, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I was compressed once … then I read this review ; )

  441. jonathan

    January 4, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Wow… Top notch pedals.

    If only I could afford one 🙁

    Maybe I could win one?

    I was born in ’76… it’s meant to be;)


  442. Peter Francis Woloszyn

    January 4, 2015 at 8:49 am

    My god…. I’ve never had the honor of actually trying one out myself, but from interviews I’ve read with Jim Scott and the sounds I’ve heard these babies put out (especially in a lot of Wilco’s work) I’m fairly certain that I need to save up for one of these.

    As always, thank you for all of the hard work and the amazing site, BGFX.

    oh, and one last thing…. R.I.P Andy Richardson…. you will be missed.

    Rock on, friends.

  443. Eibert

    January 4, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I like the looks. If it sounds only half as good………….

  444. cato

    January 4, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Excellent compressors! The TX is a favourite!

  445. Rob Pickering

    January 4, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for the thorough comparison. I’d probably take the TX for versatility.

  446. Rick Gordon

    January 3, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I just checked out the comparison of the Cali76 Compressors and came away pretty knocked out by all three of them. In the end, I found the one with the Lundahl transformer to be the sweetest sounding one.

    It was a difficult choice and an entirely subjective one because each of them sounded excellent, and stood out, depending on the guitar music played through it.

    They do make some rather large footprints compared to most compressors we’ve all used over the years. If they didn’t sound as great as they do, I’d have a hard time making the switch with my Keeley.

    Thanks for the demo – it was done very well and opened my eyes and ears to some new gear I wasn’t looking for, but am sure glad I know about now!

  447. Mark Darrow

    January 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Like the Cali76 tx for its DI out

  448. Anthony Juniper

    January 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Cali 76, best compression yet. Would love to win!

  449. Stefan Hansson

    January 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    And it looks nice to boot.

  450. Joe

    January 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I am new to compressors and building pedalboards. The Cali76 preserves tone while giving it a boost, it really is a no brainer! I like the STD a lot, although I can not afford it.

  451. Rob Darby

    January 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

    This looks like the ultimate compressor! In addition to playing guitar and bass, I also play electric viola, and my instrument can have wide–way to wide–swings in volume. If I had a Cali76-STD, the first thing I’d do would be to dial in the perfect viola tone. Then I’d try in on my other instruments, of course.

  452. Matt Ganguzza

    January 3, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Sweet compressor would be a great fit on any pedal board

  453. Carl Martin

    January 3, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Great review on an awesome pedal!

  454. yannis haji

    January 3, 2015 at 6:08 am

    life’s too short, to waste it without compression

  455. Fabio S

    January 3, 2015 at 5:42 am

    We want it!

  456. Vivek Nair

    January 3, 2015 at 5:37 am

    The stock sound seemed slightly thin and distant to me. Would have been great if the pedals had been compared using a better stock sound and may be a touch of reverb. But this is by far the most comprehensive and detailed review on these pedals that I have seen by far – amazing how much effort you have put into it. Cheers.

  457. Mike Perkins

    January 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    One of the few pedals I’m lacking for a proper Pedalboard.

  458. Roel

    January 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Somehow a bit of compression is always handy when playing guitar or bas.

  459. Mike

    January 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Lends a real sparkle to the tone. There is a definite color to the TX but in a good way, yes to all three.

  460. David Outten

    January 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I don’t have a compressor or limiter and would love to learn how to use one. What better way then to do it with this one!

  461. Kason

    January 2, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    A good comp is my next major need for my pedalboard. I’d love to win this one!!!!

  462. Sandy

    January 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    What a comprehensive review! Compressors are my new favourite toy, so I am now in love with this bad boy.

  463. Brad

    January 2, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Looks like a potential addition to my pedal board. Great review. Thanks!

  464. Carlos

    January 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Yes Please!

  465. Lukas

    January 2, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Looks like an awesome compressor. Thanks for the great review!

  466. David

    January 2, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Very thoughtful and informative review. I would love one of these and it’s so great to have a place to go when we want reliable info on new guitar effects! Thanks!

  467. Jeremiah L.

    January 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Man, I do not have a good compressor in my signal chain, but have become very aware of the Cali76 in the last few months. After hearing your demos, that TX is amazing. Great job.

  468. Justin Nicholson

    January 2, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Wow these compressors look great. I’ve been wanting to upgrade and the TX might just fit the bill.

  469. Bruce Fontaine

    January 2, 2015 at 9:24 am

    This Cali76 is an ulitimate homage to the 60s.

  470. DCMattS

    January 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Been using a dynacomp for some time. Would be interested to try this.

  471. jim peacher

    January 2, 2015 at 8:34 am

    nice,I don’t currently have a compressor in my signal path,so send me one,lol.no really,I am intrigued

  472. David Polidoro

    January 2, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I’m really digging these pedals, big time. the tone is fabulous. I play guitar in a band that records and plays live frequently, and I could definitely put one of them to use on my pedal board.

  473. Derek B

    January 2, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Been waiting to see a review on these and now I’m gassing. Hope I win one of these!

  474. johan

    January 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I never saw them before, but now i would love to check ’em out!

  475. arbel

    January 2, 2015 at 6:47 am

    compressor eshhh!

  476. laurent_b

    January 2, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Nice review.

    That’s the only compressor that I wish I have on my pedal board one day.

  477. Mike

    January 2, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Studio quality on my pedalboard….yes please!

  478. James

    January 2, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Very informative review, thank you.

  479. Peter Homoki

    January 2, 2015 at 3:26 am

    nice review

  480. Philippe

    January 2, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Nice review! I was asking myself witch compressor should I need… This one seems pretty awesome!

  481. Andy

    January 2, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Very nice!

  482. Derek

    January 2, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I’ve never had a compressor pedal. Thanks for the review.

  483. Shawn Wile

    January 2, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Very comprehensive review of what sounds like a fantastic trio of compressors. I’m thinking the standard would be plenty for me, but the others sound like potent studio tools.

  484. berko

    January 2, 2015 at 1:12 am

    i would use this Cali76 to make squishy compressy awkward loveliness!

  485. Dejan Slak

    January 2, 2015 at 1:10 am

    This is a very usefull pedal…good to use in studio on synths!!!

  486. Nathan Mumford

    January 1, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    My first impression is that it certainly looks sturdy. My second impression is that it does appear to take a lot of space on a pedal board. I like the settings provided and the resulting effects. Given my limited knowledge and experience using compression I would probably need to test like mentioned in the review in order to get an actual feel for it but I am interested in trying it.

  487. Jaco Theunissen

    January 1, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    What a great pedal. And a great review. Very compact design.

  488. Anthony Stephen Mendes

    January 1, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    They look vintage, but still they are really effective in today’s market. The giveaway is going to last two months if I read the email correctly (2 processors, so yay, double the chance). Hoping to win it. I want to start of my pedal collection with this

  489. JohnnyCNote

    January 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I haven’t yet had an opportunity to try out a compression pedal. After winning this contest I’ll have plenty of time to do so…

  490. Wes Miller

    January 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm


  491. Ricardo higareda

    January 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    What a great review. I love how comprehensive your reviews are. The video was great. I like the Cali 76-tx out of all of them. I expected the lundahl one would sound better, but to me the iron- core one sounded best. Cheers

  492. Jeffrey Smith

    January 1, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    What a product review!


    January 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Was in the market for a new compressor pedal and after reading the review, this seems to be it! Hope the giveaway will come to me. ahha.

  494. James Southard

    January 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I would love to win this pedal contest.

  495. Bob Schilling

    January 1, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Sounds like the Cali76-TX-LP would be the most interesting one.

  496. keith

    January 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Great looking pedals would upgrade my tone

  497. debi

    January 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    These look like awesome pedals. Would compliment my setup

    • Harry9000

      January 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      These compressor pedals are the most usable pedals i’ve seen

  498. gregory bodish

    January 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    The STD sounds like what I`ve been looking for in compression

  499. Gary Plaus

    January 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Nice boxes. I’m not looking at the Keeley so much anymore.

  500. MO gottschall

    January 1, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Wow, this could really improve my tone!

  501. harold carl

    January 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Looks like a great compression unit.

  502. Kevin L. Gibbs

    January 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I would start with the standard since I’m not a compression guru and would be experimenting with this for a while.

  503. Rob

    January 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    WOW!! Nothing more to say

  504. Javi Metal

    January 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Nice review! and very nice pedal too!

  505. Johnny

    January 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Looks mad! Do want!

  506. Seth

    January 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Ok, send me one or two, I’m ready.

  507. Brian

    January 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I need this thing

  508. Hollow_markov

    January 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Nice review!

  509. Greg B

    January 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm


  510. Rodger

    January 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks for another great demo! This is my first introduction to this line. Great sounds!

  511. Dan Kucera

    January 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Amazing compressor!!!

  512. Victor Caamaño

    January 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Great demo. Be a great addition to my board.

  513. John Baum

    January 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Those are some really nice sounding compressors! Great demo too.

  514. Stéphane

    January 1, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Wow im surprise no other company did a pedal with this concept before. Great demo I would love to try one with my rig!!

  515. don hutchko

    January 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Very cool

  516. matt

    January 1, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I’ll try one

  517. Adam

    January 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Tasty playing! I have a buddy who has the TX one. No squishiness or noise, its just right for what you want out of a compressor. The demo demonstrates very well, in my opinion. Nice job!

  518. Goran

    January 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Great review!! I use EBS Compressor on bass, and it does the job. I’ve had a MXR M87 and, although it looks like it’s compararable to Cali76 on paper, it seems that Cali76 does the job better. That said, this is the pedal I would really LOVE to have any of these :).

  519. Ken Stern

    January 1, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Sounds amazing! Great review too.

  520. James Knowles

    January 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Pretty sweet pedal.

  521. Michael Norton

    January 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    a very nice comp -sure would like to win that

  522. Peter Busatto

    January 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Love to try this pedal!

  523. Bálint

    January 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Awesome gear!

  524. Mike Freed

    January 1, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Looks incredibly cool. But I don’t know if I’d be smart enough to use one of them!

  525. michaelt

    January 1, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I need that on my board.

  526. nicosonic

    January 1, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    great pedals !

  527. Simon

    January 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    MMmm, interesting pedal. Wonder the difference in tone with the Xotic SP for instance…

  528. David DeCota

    January 1, 2015 at 11:57 am


  529. Jason Wilcox

    January 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The Cali76-STD looks brilliant for me… I gave up using a compressor because I felt I wasnt getting enough performance out of it for the footprint it was taking up on my board. But it was a cheap one so thats probably why. I think this would make a much better addition my my setup. Yes please ! And Ill probably be the only guy in New Zealand with one so if it works out it would be good publicity for the pedal here 🙂

  530. scott

    January 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

    This will fit rite on my board and sound great

  531. Dan

    January 1, 2015 at 11:46 am

    These look just like candy. I want one.

  532. Laurent 2C

    January 1, 2015 at 11:40 am


    looks nice, it might sound great in my pedal chain… 🙂

  533. Tim M

    January 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

    This baby will complete my signal chain nicely.

  534. Richard

    January 1, 2015 at 11:31 am

    if it sounds half as good as it looks it will be killer…

  535. Nils

    January 1, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Cool to see something fresh in the world of compressors

  536. Tim Enright

    January 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

    iron core. diggin’ it

  537. Aaron R

    January 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

    That Cali76-STD compressor looks amazing. Great review!

  538. Jeff

    January 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

    These are such incredible comps. Rare that you find this sort ofquality in pedal form. I’d love to have a go with one.

  539. Brandon Billings

    January 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

    woah! I don’t think I’ve seen stompbox compressors this fancy…. studio grade yet still road worthy! Looks great.

  540. mike sharp

    January 1, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Compression rules and this one is Emperor!

  541. Brent S

    January 1, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Really impressive compressors – I like the option for different models and features, like the DI and boost. I could use one in my rig!

  542. Mattson

    January 1, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Snappy and crisp. Love the layout and controls. I bet with some slapback that sounds delicious

  543. Tyson

    January 1, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Love the multiple options between the pedals.

  544. Brad C.

    January 1, 2015 at 11:05 am

    These comps appear to be studio quality effects, in stompbox form.

  545. Bruce Rainier

    January 1, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Nice sounding pedals, not used a compressor in awhile but could see me having one of these on my board

  546. David Fisher

    January 1, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Wow, that would make for a perfect addition to my pedal board. These sound great, thanks guys! Happy New Year 🙂

  547. willowhaus

    January 1, 2015 at 11:03 am

    This looks like a great compressor pedal – I’d love a chance to own one!

  548. albert ceva

    January 1, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I’ve never had or used a compressor, yet. This looks like a god one.

    • albert ceva

      January 1, 2015 at 11:03 am

      and also a good one-Albert Ceva

  549. Maxxwell Harkins

    January 1, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I’d use this as a nice little clean boost.

  550. Randy

    January 1, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Ragin’ smooth!


    January 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

    WOW Epic.

  552. Jacob

    January 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Mmmm juicy!!!! I like very mucho! 🙂

  553. Diogo

    January 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Huge deal right here, sounds amazing.

  554. Gonzalo Deubelbeis

    January 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Quite a great compressor to extract juicy clean notes from one’s guitar!!

  555. James

    January 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

    These do sound steller. And the transparency on the std is outstanding!

  556. John Saylor

    January 1, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Would love to sound like Lowell!

  557. Stefan Vos

    January 1, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Super keen to try this company out. Pick me pick me 🙂

  558. Mike H

    January 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Those are some nice comps. Wouldn’t mind adding one (or two) to my board.

  559. Rich P

    January 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

    If this sounds as good as it looks, it would never, ever, leave my pedalboard.

  560. Brent Johnston

    January 1, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Sounds like a great series of compressors!

  561. mike p

    January 1, 2015 at 10:45 am


  562. Daniel

    January 1, 2015 at 10:44 am

    What a big box of awesome.

  563. Nosebone

    January 1, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Nice pedals.

    I want one now!

  564. adam

    January 1, 2015 at 10:41 am

    As a studio geek, a new guitar gear geek – it marries two of my loves.

  565. Michael Scar

    January 1, 2015 at 10:38 am

    WOW! They sure sound as good as they look!

  566. Adam Jensen

    January 1, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I’ve heard so many great things about these pedals! It would be amazing to try one.

  567. Mike Stevenson

    January 1, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Nice pedals

  568. dave

    January 1, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Would love to add one of these pedals to my board.

  569. Eric L

    January 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Would definitely enjoy the TX model for my synths

  570. Chris Aguilar

    January 1, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I love the sounds coming out of these pedals! Love my Wampler Ego, but these seem to have a few more shaping options.

  571. Adrian

    January 1, 2015 at 9:39 am

    nice compressor.

  572. Robert House

    January 1, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Really like Ross compressors, but they are a bit limited when it comes to some of the shaping that the Cali76 has. These pedals also look amazing.

  573. iliasp

    January 1, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Now these would make for juicy tone. Would love to hear with a hog …

  574. John

    January 1, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Nice to have options beyond the ubiquitous Ross/Dynacomp variants, as nice as that sound is. And this is an incredibly cool option to have. Good stuff.

  575. Raul Gadalean

    January 1, 2015 at 5:44 am

    nice pedal.

  576. Jonathan

    January 1, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Cali76 looks really good. I hope Origin Effect steps forward and produces other pedals at this quality.

    Btw, how important is the iron core upgrade?

    • elevation

      February 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm


    • jh

      February 17, 2015 at 11:08 am

      its great for the added headroom (18v) if you want a big blooming sound (through an old blackface twin for example). Had the pleasure of that experience last summer – I pretty much wanted to trash all my OD pedals right there in favor of a superduper.

      All the other output options are cool too for separate effects sends or why…



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