Cali76 CD or TX?

Black_Label

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I've watched the videos and read the threads. But, from players who've played or owned both, is the 18v transformer version really than much better than the Compact Deluxe?

Assuming I won't die of starvation if I spring for the extra $90 or so for the big transformer version, is it worth it?
 

eSS eSS

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Live I have found it gets lost in the mix
In the studio with all the plug-ins and crazy hardware these days it's a bit redundant
If you're jamming on your own in your basement you will notice the difference
 

charley

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You really can't go wrong with either. I have both. They are both amazing. The TX has a slightly more refined and articulate quality. But the CD has the Dry Blend that is really really helpful for adding back a bit of low end and fullness. At least, thats what I hear. Both give your tone a sweetness that is just deliciously chewy.

I end up using the CD more, because it is just more pedalboard friendly. But really, you win with either one.
 

Seegs

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I love the transformer option...

I have played the CD and the dry blend is great but I would prefer one with the tx every time...one with an added dry blend would be best of both worlds...
 

Supercubziggy

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in the studio the TX-P found its way on to every track on our record. Every single solo, rhythm parts, etc. I expected it to make an impact but when
we would A/B something the sound with the TX-P on it was just better. Every time. Go figure...
 

teleking36

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I lucked out and grabbed a TX-P while they were still available. I have the best of both worlds IMO - the transformer and the dry blend. Unrivaled compression pedal. I'll never need another one unless of course this one breaks.
 

Black_Label

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That's kind of how I feel. This one will stay in the studio tho. I have a W&C Gold Comp on my board that I like a lot. But it (and every other comp I own) is in a different league than the Cali.
 




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