Empress Effects Heavy Menace Distortion Pedal

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Heavy Menace Distortion Pedal

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The Heavy Menace is an evolution of the Heavy distortion pedal in a compact enclosure. A new Lite(ish) mode joins the original Heavy and Heavier settings to cover everything from crunch to crushing. The three-band EQ features a sweepable midrange frequency, and the Weight control sculpts low frequency response for thick, full chords or tight palm muting. The footswitchable gate adapts to your playing, decaying naturally over sustained notes and clamping down during fast stops, with a key input for additional flexibility. However you get heavy, find your perfect sound with the Heavy Menace.

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• Three versatile distortion modes - Lite(ish), Heavy, and Heavier
• Footswitchable noise gate
• Gate key input (1/8" TS or TRS)
• Three-band EQ with sweepable midrange frequency
• Weight control to sculpt low frequency response
• Linked or independent switching of the distortion and gate
• True bypass or buffered bypass
• Requires 9-12V DC, 250mA (centre negative)

Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.8" x 2.6" x 2.5" / 122mm x 66mm x 64mm
Weight: 1lb / 454g

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Description: Dave Miner from Empress Effects shows Justin Waterfield from Long & McQuade Toronto the brand new Empress Heavy Menace distortion pedal. The Heavy Menace is an evolution of the Heavy distortion pedal in a compact enclosure. A new Lite(ish) mode joins the original Heavy and Heavier settings to cover everything from crunch to crushing. The three-band EQ features a sweepable midrange frequency, and the Weight control sculpts low frequency response for thick, full chords or tight palm muting. The footswitchable adaptive gate adapts to your playing, decaying naturally over sustained notes and clamping down during fast stops, with a key input for additional flexibility. However you get heavy, find your perfect sound with the Heavy Menace.


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This pedal delivers the goods 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
It seems a contradiction on good sounding distortion, but Empress Effects have done amazingly with the design and construction of the Heavy Menace. The scoping and fine adjustment of the distortion is great. The channels, the Gate provide such a range of Heavy sound sculpting. The EQ and Weight provide a great range of tweaking of the sound. Too many pedals have it that turning too many knobs makes it unpleasant. Not the case with the Empress. Such great control over the sound.
Posted by Sean on Jan 3, 2024
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Undeniably Heavy! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This unit absolutely crushes! Not much to say, but it does it's job convincingly! I normally don't like pedals. I prefer to plug directly into an amplifier (i.e EVH). However, I couldn't deny the unmistakable distinct tone of this pedal. In the entire sea of distortion pedals, I found sooo many to sound basically the same. Not so here. I have to thank Empress and L&M, for the quick delivery of this gem! I ordered online, as I'm from Thunder Bay.
Posted by Jan Patrick Lucas on May 18, 2023
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Heavy, versatile, tight 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
Just received it 3 days after it was released and I'm blown away. Sounds killer when all settings are at noon, and with the eq being so versatile you can get almost any metal tone you could think of. The noise gate is incredibly tight, and can be adjusted from enough to cut out excess humming, all the way to a ?brick wall? for when you play choppy riffs.
Posted by Patrick on May 13, 2023
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