Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor

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  • Compressor Pedal Dedicated For Bass
  • Perfect For Enhancing Low End Tones and Slap Bass
  • Includes Studio Grade 1960s Style Discrete Preamp
  • Jewel Metering LED light for Easy Accessibilty
  • 100% Class-A Discrete Signal Path

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor


The Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor is an 1176-style studio-grade FET compressor, complete with dedicated controls for parallel compression and side-chain filtering. Based of the original Cali76, this enhanced model includes new features dedicated for bass and comes housed in a pedalboard-friendly package. Equipped with 100 Class-A discrete signal path, and a Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp, the Cali76 Compact Bass delivers natural, musical compression exactly where you want it, letting the lower strings breathe for a more dynamic transfer.An worthwhile addition to any bass players pedalboard.

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Easy to Control

Controlling the Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor is easy using the basic 6-knob layout. The first control is the Dry Blend, which varies the amount of dry, uncompressed signal present at the pedal's output, and mixes the original, unaffected signal back in with the compressed signal for true parallel compression, which is an indispensable studio recording technique.

By combining the compressed and dry signals, you get all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the pedal’s 1176-style compression, while retaining the natural attack and dynamic expression in your playing, providing the ultimate in transparent compression.

The Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor allows you to control the amount of compression applied to the lowest frequencies of your bass tone via a variable-frequency high-pass filter placed in the compressor’s side-chain. Whilst using the HPF control knob, the compression ratio becomes frequency dependent., and allows the low strings come back to life, adopting an extra weightiness, power and dynamic response, while the higher strings are strictly controlled, preventing slapped and popped notes from leaping out of the mix. This unique bass compressor is the perfect addition to your pedalboard, especially for fans of slap bass.

Compact Pedal

Sticking to the same principles as the original Cali76, the same exceptional compressor functions with bass properties have been squeezed into a smaller stompbox package that’s more portable and easier to use. With its basic six knob layout, you can quickly tweak the settings to achieve the perfect bass sound. These simplified controls not only allow you access to a great range of instant sounds, but its compact size and top jack inputs mean it can be housed on even the most congested of pedalboards.

Like others in the Cali76 series, the Compact Bass is cut from the same cloth, sharing similar features, performance and prestige, with added parallel compression and a side-chain filter optimised for bass, all in a compact stompbox. Equipped with high-current, discrete, Class-A circuitry for transparent, low-noise performance, and generally the best of modern components, the Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor is a worthwhile investment for any bassist.

Jewel Lamp Function

As well as being packed full of versatile features, the Bass compact also includes an elegant jewel lamp, that functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter. Understanding these colour options is easy with Red for no compression, and Orange for active compression. The brighter the lamp, the greater the gain reduction. Yellow signifies that gain reduction has reached 27dB. This is an ideal function for live performances that may be badly lit.


  • 100 Class-A discrete signal path
  • Classic, ultra fast “FET” response
  • Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp
  • Combined Attack/Release control
  • Independent Ratio control
  • Dry Blend control for parallel compression
  • Variable-frequency sidechain filter (HPF) control
  • Rugged jewel-lamp gain reduction metering
  • Optimised for bass but can process any source
  • High-current, low-noise electronics
  • Ultra-wide frequency response
  • Ultra-high input impedance
  • Silent switching for quiet applications
  • High-quality “signal-conditioning” bypass mode
  • Premium components throughout
  • Advanced power supply filtering and protection
  • Flexible external power requirements (9-18V DC)
  • PSU Spec. 78mA @ 9V / 103mA @ 18V
  • Rugged Housing ideal for gig use
  • Includes top jack inputs for optimum pedalboard space
  • Designed and built in England


  • Controls:Dry, out, In, Ratio, Att/Rel, HPF
  • Weight:620 g
  • Dimensions:142 x 66 x 59 mm