Empress Effects Distortion

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EMPRESS DIST

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From mild to crunch to lead, the empress distortion does it all. This true bypass pedal offers three flavors of distortion while retaining a super tight low end and naturally compressing like a high gain amp.

The mild setting offers gentle break-up that cleans up with your volume knob. The crunch setting is tight, with good bite. The lead setting offers high gain with lots of sustain.

Gain control, two bands of EQ and output control allow you to tweak the sound to taste.

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From mild to crunch to lead, the empress distortion does it all. This true bypass pedal offers three flavors of distortion while retaining a super tight low end and naturally compressing like a high gain amp.

The mild setting offers gentle break-up that cleans up with your volume knob. The crunch setting is tight, with good bite. The lead setting offers high gain with lots of sustain.

Gain control, two bands of EQ and output control allow you to tweak the sound to taste.
All Analog Signal Path - no digitals in here!
3 Flavors of Distortion - Select between mild, crunch and lead.
Mild - gentle break-up that cleans up with your volume knob.
Crunch - great for rhythm playing. tight low end with strong bite.
Lead - high gain with lots of sustain.
EQ - Hi shelf and low shelf EQs let you tweak your sound.
Bass - Works great on bass!
True Bypass - The Empress Distortion employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
Small Size - The enclosure measures approximately 4.5" by 2.5" by 1.5", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
As we all know the market is flooded with drive and fuzz pedals, but we can't say the same about distortion... I tried MANY to find the sounds I had in my head and this pedal delivers in spades. The 3 clipping options gives you boost, light crunch, and thick gain distortion. It chugs, but also cleans up with your volume knob. It stacks with OD and fuzz, sounds great with modulation... and they just lowered the price down to $125 CDN, so get it !!
The Germ drive and Fuzz are also great. Empress rocks.
Posted by eric on Oct 19, 2021
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I really like this pedal. It has a great range of distortion sounds from mild to lead (just select your level of distortion and dial it in), two knob EQ, and build quality is great. The tone in lead mode is just awesome.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2021
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Versatile pedal for multiple distortion sounds1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Royal Vista, Alberta
I really like this pedal & can get a variety of useful distortions sounds from it (& some I don't find useful)-so something for just about everyone.
With the switch for Lead, Crunch or Mild you can dial in a mild distortion, or a boost or some aptly named crunch.
I'd recommend spending some time just experimenting with the different sounds you can get & keeping track of your favourite ones.
Posted by Zontar on Jun 4, 2020
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