A couple of days ago I received my new Cali76 CB. Really impressed with the quality and sound of the pedal. I'm kinda new to compression and I pulled the trigger on this one because everyone seems to be using it! I like how versatile it is and how smooth the compression is. I say that I'm new to compression because I used to have an Aguilar TLC that I was just tweaking ''in and there''. I ditched it because it had the old ''lip'' design and couldn't stay attached to my board. So here I am with a high end comp trying to understand it by not fiddling to much around! Only downside to the Cali76 is I wasn't expecting to be able to clip so easily. The various settings shown in the manual show the input knob at 12, and I get a fair amount of distortion. I also tried to replicate several settings in different youtube demos and Talkbass users (There's a thread with users sharing their settings). To be honest, it doesn't really bug me that much, considering it still sounds good! The clipping could be used to have a distortion ''a la'' Vulfpeck, kinda Vulf compressor with Joe Dart digging it style of sound... If you know what I mean! So, How are you dealing with this clipping? Cali76 seems to be a warmer comp in general, if I'm not mistaken. Are you using it with the dry and the HPF to get a warmer compression and ''hide'' the clipping? I use it with a Pbass with flats and a Mike Lull PJ5 and to get clean compression at any ratio I can't use the input at more than 9 o'clock. Is this normal? The PJ5 has a bit more punch, but still, it's a passive bass! The output is loud enough to compensate the input at any settings anyway. TLDR: Got a Cali76 and wasn't expecting it to clip that easily. How are you dealing with that? Could it be possible I have a faulty unit?