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Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor Pedal

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SKU: 76-CD

Product Description

The Cali76 is regarded as one of, if not the best footswitch compressor available on the market today. The pedal was designed in order to give you a useable, high-quality compressor, without too much messing around with knobs that are hard to understand.

The Cali76 Compact Deluxe will allow you to fine tune the compression on your guitar by separately adjusting the attack, release and ratio. You can take the pedal from mildly squashed for sustaining to solos to super-compressed funk.

Origin Effects modelled their compressor after the famed 1176, and even matched the compression curves from their pedals to the 1176. 

The Jewel Light Meter

The Jewel light will act as a VU meter for you to visually monitor how much your signal is being compressed. If you want less compression and more dynamics, you can then turn down the ratio switch and push more dry signal into your amp.

No Battery For Good Reason

The Cali76 is a mains powered pedal only. It doesn't have a 9v battery slot, so that they could use the space for higher grade components, and so that they could have a high-current approach. Higher current will yield purer signal, and true tone!

They've also made the pedal flexible in terms of the voltage it uses. So you can run the pedal on 9v or 18v and this will affect the sound of your compression in quite a big way.

The easiest way to remember it is, if you use it on 18v you will have more headroom and a slightly more 'open' sounding compressor.

Here's What Origin Effects Say About The Cali76 Deluxe

The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is an 1176-style studio-grade FET compressor Featuring high-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry and a dedicated parallel compression control… all contained in one compact, stompbox-sized package!

We’ve managed to build all of the functionality from our flagship Cali76 Standard into this little marvel – and we’ve added the much-requested parallel mix control previously only found on our limited editions.

Separate controls for Attack, Release and Ratio let you precisely tailor your tone, from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. Meanwhile, the elegant jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter.


  • 100% Class-A discrete signal path
  • Classic, ultra fast “FET” response
  • Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp
  • Dedicated Attack, Release and Ratio controls
  • Dry Blend control for parallel compression
  • Rugged jewel-lamp gain reduction metering
  • Optimised for guitar but can process any source
  • High-current, low-noise electronics
  • Ultra-wide frequency response
  • Ultra-high input impedance
  • Silent switching
  • High-quality “signal-conditioning” bypass mode
  • Premium components throughout
  • Advanced power supply filtering and protection
  • Flexible external power requirements (9-18V DC)
  • PSU Spec. 77mA @ 9V / 104mA @ 18V
  • Designed and built in England
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Customer Reviews


34 reviews





Mr Paul Bellamy30th Aug 2023

Now I know why everyone rates this compressor so highly. The absolute best I've ever used, and I can believe it's the best there is in pedal format.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer26th Apr 2023

The best Compressor Excellent

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr john Masters30th Nov 2021

Value 4Looks 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer4th Jan 2021

Amazing pedal! This has instantly became my always on pedal. I call it my “better pedal” : switch it on and your tone gets better!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer21st Dec 2020

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr. Antonello Pignatiello28th Oct 2020

In many years I have tried several pedalboard compressors. Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe is the COMPRESSOR. The right charge is for the electrified acoustics and for my Telecaster. Everything else is boring.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Helen Cox17th Oct 2020

Excellent product with stunning build quality.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Chris Reardon Noblet28th Sep 2020

The final piece to my core pedal collection. Performs marvels with myt strat and tele.

Value 3Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Alexander Harvey12th Aug 2020

I needed a compressor pedal after removing my Xotic SP Compressor from my pedalboard. I play a wide range of styles and so I needed a compressor that could do it all and had quite a lot of control. I was initially intimidated by the amount of knobs, but after a day of sitting with the Compact Deluxe, I’ve gotten very used to how it works!

Value 4Looks 3Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer6th Aug 2020

What can I say other than the reviews of the Cali76 CD were right when they gave it 5 stars! I run mine always on, adjusting to suit. I can't believe how neutral the tone is, Origin Effects have really done something special with this pedal.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5

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