Empress Effects Bass Compressor Pedal - Blue

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EMPRS B-COMP BL

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The original Empress Effects Compressor was an instant favourite among guitar and bass players, searching for something more than the typical oversimplified controls found on most compressor pedals.

Improving on this success, the new Bass Compressor offers the same features and controls normally only seen in high end studio equipment. Input and gain reduction metering, independent attack and release controls, a mix knob for parallel compression, an external sidechain insert - and now, a fully variable sidechain high pass filter, PLUS a two position 'tone + colour' circuit which adds gentle tone sculpting and harmonic distortion, giving your bass some delicious character.

Features
• All Analog Signal Path - no digitals in here!
• Extremely Transparent - Add dynamic control without altering the original tone of your instrument
• 3 Compression Ratios - 2:1, 4:1 and 10:1 ratios offer lots of flexibility
• Attack and Release Control - allows for ultimate control over the compression characteristics
• Mix - Blend uncompressed signal in with the compressed signal for parallel compression, New York Style!
• Metering - Meter both gain reduction and input on separate meters.
• Tone + Colour - Adds mild harmonic distortion with a mid range cut or an upper mid range boost.
• Sidechain Send/Return - 3.5mm TRS jack send and return for sidechain compresson.
• Sidechain High Pass Filter - a variable high pass filter that filters low frequencies from the sidechain. The filter frequency ranges from 20Hz to 400Hz.
• Improved Low End Frequency Response - To handle those low low sounds, completely flat down to 20Hz.
• True Display LEDs - Bright multi-colour LEDs always let you know what the compressor is doing.
• True Bypass - The Empress Compressor employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
• Small Size - New enclosure approximately half the size of the original compressor, which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.

Specifications
Input Impedance: 1M
Output Impedance: 2.2k
Frequency Response (-3dB): 10Hz - 20kHz
Distortion: less than 0.1%
Noise: -101dB
Power Input Voltage: 9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
Power Input Connector: 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
Power Consumption: ~ 100mA
Enclosure Material: Die Cast Aluminum
Input connector: 1/4" Jack
Output connector: 1/4" Jack
Height (Enclosure only): 1.5"
Height (including controls): 2.5"
Length: 4.8"
Width: 2.6"
Weight: 1 lb

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I`ve been thru many compressor pedals in the past and this one smokes them all. Other pedals I`ve used were good but you could very easily mess up your tone and fiddle with knobs endlessly to try and get it back. This Empress bass comp is just perfect. The mix knob and High pass to by pass the low end is what stood out for me with this pedal. You can compress your signal without losing all the feel and lows. It's great. The metering lights are very nice too. If you are new to compressors they help you see what is going on.
Posted by Lucien Picard on Jan 20, 2023
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I’m very happy with my purchase of the blue empress compressor bass pedal! It is easy to use and Empress provides some handy settings tips in the included manual. The tone colour switch is the bomb (I mean that in a good way)! I can hear the difference of the compression makes and the tone switch further enhances the sound. It makes my bass and chorus pedal sing, bringing some really nice tonalities. The mid boost sounds like it will add the definition to stick out nicely in the mix.
Posted by Steve on Oct 19, 2022
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