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Empress Effects Heavy Dual-Channel Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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In this aptly named box you'll find a huge range of killer high gain tones. From crisp, mid-driven '80s metal, to scooped, modern down-tuned brutalit...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-05-2018

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The perfect pedal for the heavy riff shredder.

In this aptly named box you'll find a huge range of killer high gain tones. From crisp, mid-driven '80s 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 added an extremely responsive and hassle-free noise gate that will ensure dead silent operation with even the most obscene amounts of gain added.

FEATURES
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

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SPECIFICATIONS
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
Dimensions (WxHxL): 4.5" x 2" x 3.5"
Weight: 1lb.
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Empress EffectsHeavy Dual-Channel Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

This thing is great for drop tuned guitars

By allenf

from Phoenix, AZ

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Empress Effects Heavy Dual-Channel Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This thing is basically a preamp with a lot of tweakability. Noise gate is phenomenal, great for drop tuned guitars. I don't know why I didn't buy this thing sooner. great product for metal heads

    Service and delivery comments:

    delivered quickly

     
    3.0

    Ehh....

    By Cheese

    from Nv

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Empress Effects Heavy Dual-Channel Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Not a bad pedal at all. Just not worth this kind of money

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best distortion pedal....ever?

        By uhhhhhhhhhhhh....

        from michigan

        Pros

        • Reliable
        • Well built

        Cons

        • Not a dang thing

        Best Uses

        • Everything
        • Gigs
        • Home Recording
        • Metal

        Comments about Empress Effects Heavy Dual-Channel Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I bought this pedal because the distortion built into my head really just kinda sucked. So i decided to experiment with pedals and ended up getting a mxr fullbore metal pedal and that thing had no balls.. when i got this IMMEDIATELY i was impressed! Built like a tank and could take a beating.. if you're a metal musician looking to find a distortion pedal with BALLS this is your pedal!

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