Origin Effects

Origin Effects are based in Oxfordshire, UK, and specialise in producing guitar pedals with soulful, classic sounds!

Origin Effects

Origin Effects is headed up by British audio designer and industry veteran Simon Keats, who’s previously worked for the likes of Vox and Focusrite, among others.

From the very beginning, Simon set out with a clear mission statement: to produce highly-musical, industry-quality audio tools for the modern musician. He’s combined this ethos with a genuine passion for classic audio hardware; old-school studio compressors, plexi-style overdrive and so on.

The result is a range of beautifully handmade guitar pedals with the finest components that deliver timeless guitar tones! Among their most popular effects is the Cali76 Compressor, modelled on the highly sought-after UA1176, and the SlideRIG, which combines two 1176-style compression circuits to create soaring sustain!

Origin Effects artists include David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), James Valentine (Maroon 5) and countless others – they must be doing something right! Check out our selection below!