Origin Effects SlideRig and Cali76 compressors? Anyone?

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  1. A-Bone

    A-Bone Gold Supporting Member

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    I've no experience with 'em. Don't have much experience with compressors in general, but they're something I'm interested.

    I've been enjoying listening to this dude's demo:



    Why don't you PM him on YouTube and ask him?
     
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    Speaking of great demos of the pedals, this is what got me seriously interested in and looking at one of these units:

     
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    No one has experience with either of these pedals?
     
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    I just ordered one so I'll report back
     
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    Nice, which one d'you get?
     
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    Yes, which of the pedals did you order, texzy?
     
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    I got the Sliderig last week
    I like it a lot
    Clean sustain the best I've encountered
     
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    Very cool! Thanks for replying.
     
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    Sorry I just saw this...I ordered the Cali 76 transformer edition shortly after Pete's demo and have had it on my board for about 4 months...since I don't really play slide I didn't even think about the Sliderig...I know it sounds good clean and you don't have to use it with slide but I won't ever really need two levels of compression so the Cali 76 was the one I focsued on from the beginning...plus based on Pete's demo that's the one just sounded better to me...it has not dissapointed me!!

    Of couse to get it to sound like Pete's demo you would also need a Jim Kelly amp but since I use a 15 watt Morgan and sometimes a JTM45 style amp I can safely say that it works well with other amps too...

    I's a huge pedal and hugely expensive but it has become the heart and soul of my electric and acoustic setups...I run it after Fuzz and OD and it is always on and an essential ingredient of my tone with a tele as it adds sustain not to mention some fatness to the bottom end and sparkle on the top end as well...it just makes my tone stand out and come forward in the mix without altering what I like about my base tone too much...it also cuts off some of the ratiness of EL84's and a Celestion Gold and just makes my tone more consistent and smoother and my tele is just easier to play...

    With my 330 and P-90s I use it to boost my Chandler Overdrive into liquid susutain...the guitar has gobs of sustain so it's not needed for the clean tone...

    I ran the Cali 76 into a Demeter reverb pedal direct into the board for an acoustic show and listened to an iPhone recording and the tone was to die for...

    Also sounds great with bass and for going direct for recording...

    I got the transformer version and it cost a nice chunk of change and if I had to do it again I would just get the regular standard version.

    In order to use the transformer section you have to run it at 18volts and then it becomes a buffered bypass and I find that adds some high end and hardness to your tone...I prefer running mine at 9V which is automatically true bypass and I find the tone and bypass very neutral and more pleasing than at 18V...plus I never use the extra features that the xfmr version offers...

    There are some clips of me noodling and using the Cali 76 with various other pedals on my YT channel at Seegs2 if you're interested...

    Chow,
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    Oh cheese and Chrysler, those things sound amazing! (always loved Lowell)

    But they're large and expensive and I just finished my compressor search, ending with an Okko Coca; small, simple and sweet.

    Why do I come here?
     
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    That was where I ended up after trying a bunch...the Coca Comp. is a great...great pedal comp. I bought two and then sold one when I dismantled my second PB...it was a mainstay on my board for 2-3 years until I heard Pete's demo...

    I waited until the Cali came in and shot it out with the Coca and well...sold the Coca...it cost me 3X what the Coca cost but for me it is worth it...the regular version is about double...

    What the Cali does to my tone just brings a smile to my face even after 4 months...

    Having said that...I would not hesitate to pick up another Coca Comp for a small board if space were at a premium...

    Chow,
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    I have the Cali76 transformer version and its unbelievably good. I use it about equally with bass and guitar. It has a low end heft it adds (probably due to the transformer) and is ultra smooth. I just tracked bass for a session with it this week. It's become a vital part of my rig.

    Also, it works exceptionally well too as a conventional 1176. My tracking engineer and I ran tracks back through it (at line level) and it sounded better than the 1176 plug-ins we had been using.
     
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    Has anybody tried non-slide lead playing through the SlideRig pedal?

    Would the right side of the SlideRig give you the same basic, sweet, warm full tone that the Cali76 pedal does for a good tele?
     
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    Thanks for the responses. It really does sound like a great unit.
     
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    My Cali76 Transformer Version landed today. So very very nice. It's at the beginning of my chain just after fuzz. I had a dedicated buffer there but the transformer is buffering the chain even when the compressor isn't engaged. It just makes everything sound better. I still love my diamond comp...which has a happy home on my acoustic board.
     
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    Got the TX version coming today. Gonna try it for some tracking this weekend. May try seeing if I can run direct via balanced out, then using the Scuffham amps with Two-Tone PI WoS to inspire me. Still attempting to find a direct solution that inspires me to play like my Dr. Z Maz 18. Getting closer. Hoping this helps.

    But to answer the above question... no I don't think the SlideRig can give u the exact same thing through "1 side" as the Cali, exactly. The way it's described on their site, SlideRig has 2 inline comps on all the time (when switched on). Each side controls both series comps simultaneously. The two sides will give you 2 different settings to switch between on the fly.

    I debated which to get. I don't play slide, but I luvs me some Tele twang. But I have a Keeley 2 knob for some super squish. Still hoping that the Cali76-TX version can do some pretty good squash when needed... plus be a little more sonically elegant about it, with a little less noise. I'd still like to try the SlideRig at some point, though... to see what it can do for "compression as an effect" and Tele super squish.

    Hopefully get to find out 1st hand this weekend some of what the Cali76-TX can do! :D
     
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    Would be extremely curious to hear how the Cali76 compares to the Effectrode PC-2A. I know it's a long shot that someone's tried both, but I'd love to know.

    I just got the Effectrode a couple weeks back and am loving it, but have always been curious about these.
     
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    Adagietto has already posting this link (and keep in mind that this reviewer is an electric bassist), but he's reviewed both of those:

    http://www.ovnilab.com/
     

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