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Empress Effects Heavy Distortion Pedal

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EMPRESS HEVY

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In this aptly named box you'll find a huge range of wicked sounding high gain tones. From crisp, mid-driven 80's metal, to scooped, modern down-tuned brutality. This little box of sonic mayhem does it all. The two independent channels can be voiced similarly so that one channel can be used as a solo boost, or they can be voiced entirely differently by using the mid range control in conjunction with the 3 position mid frequency select switch. Add in separate weight controls to shape the low end response of each channel, and a global hi/low eq section that allows you to fine tune your particular amp and cab combination, and you've got a serious tool to create a supremely heavy sounding rig. On top of all this Empress Effects has added an extremely responsive and hassle free noise gate that will ensure dead silent operation with even the most obscene amounts of gain added.

All Analog Signal Path - no digitals in here!
Super High Gain - It's called the heavy, what'd you expect?
Weight - An intuitive new control that changes the character of your low end.
3 Band EQ - Selectable mid frequency lets you get precise eq curves, with boost or cut up to 10dB per band.
Dual Channel Design - Heavy and Heavier let you set your channels similarly, for rhythm/solo, or completely differently for a wider range of tones.
Soft Touch Switches - Relay bypass and intelligent switching make this pedal super easy to use.
Noise Gate - Natural and aggressive settings let you tailor the gate to your needs, keeping noise out of your signal chain.
True Bypass - The Empress Heavy 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 3.5" by 1.5", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.

Specs
Input Impedance 1M
Output Impedance 510 Ohm
Frequency Response (-3dB) 35Hz - 17kHz
Power Input Voltage 9 - 12 V DC (Negative tip)
Power Input Connector 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
Power Consumption ~ 200mA
Enclosure Material Die Cast Aluminum
Input connector 1/4" Jack
Output connector 1/4" Jack
Height (Enclosure only) 1.5"
Height (including controls) 2"
Length 3.5"
Width 4.5"
Weight 1lbs

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Are you here looking at reviews to see if you might like this pedal? Well, if you like any kind of distortion, this pedal will have those tones under the hood. From early 60s blues overdrive, to 70s rock, to 80s hair metal, to modern scooped. I have finally found the pedal I have been looking for. Sold my mesa throttle box, mxr fullbore metal, metal zone, Sansamp, OD-1 and TS-9. This pedal covers all of them. Just buy it and see.
Posted by Garett on Oct 26, 2020
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best metal pedal0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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this pedal is badass if you plug it on an 18v.
Posted by pinoy metal on Oct 28, 2018
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Pricy but very good.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
Took a chance, paid the fee, now I am smiling. This is 2 peds in one as both channels do not stack. I use the heavy chan as an 'always on' meaty od. I set the heavier chan with more gain, less weight for lead. This thing has a killer eq, mids for days. Does classic Sabbath to modern Djent with ease. So much gain available it is crazy. The gate is very handy for massive chug. All in, a great ped with options.
Posted by Mr. Hall on Apr 13, 2018
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Yes,,,, worth the money2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Have you been contemplating this pedal for a while but can't justify the $400 price tag? It is definitely worth the money. Used infront of a clean amp it is without question the best distortion pedal on planet earth. The active high and low make it sound good with any speaker size. The noise gate is very effective and the weight knob can make even the weakest single coils fill the room with bass. In front of a dirty amp you can really tailor your sound and the heavy channel below half works great as an overdrive. Yes you can buy a noise gate an overdrive and distortion pedal for less money but this pedal does it all. As an overdrive maybe the tube screamer has a little more sparkle, but it only works infront of a good high gain amp. This thing will make any amp sing.
Posted by Rowski on Nov 19, 2017
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