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Empress Effects Tape Delay Guitar Effects Pedal   

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Rich, lush tape delay in an incredibly small box. 3 flavors of tape age let you choose how dark and gritty the repeats will get while filter and modu...Read More

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A compact and powerful delay that offers a multitude of tonal options.

Rich, lush tape delay in an incredibly small box. 3 flavors of tape age let you choose how dark and gritty the repeats will get while filter and modulation controls allow for even more fine tuning. Tap tempos with ratio multiplier mean rhythms like dotted eights are all at your fingertips.

Now with an analog dry path, the Tape Delay is packed with features, all accessible from the advanced configuration mode. Presets can store all your settings and be recalled at the touch of a button, making switching live fast and easy.

FEATURES
  • Killer Sound Quality - The Signal to Noise ratio is around 103 dB
  • Tap Tempo with Ratios - Use tap tempo to set the Tape Delays speed; the ratio selection makes fast tempos and triplet based phase times easy
  • True Bypass and Trails. - The Empress Tape Delay Pedal employs true bypass, or you can choose to use buffered bypass with trails
  • 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
  • Analog Dry - The dry signal path is all analog
  • Advanced Configuration - let you customize the tape delay to suit your needs
  • Blips - Activate blips to get crazy sounds when you move the tape head around while playing
  • Presets - Advanced configuration allow you to run with 0, 2 or 3 presets
  • Relay Bypass - Using a relay for bypass means quieter switching and, if the pedal loses power, your signal will still pass unharmed
  • Filter - Hi pass or low pass the delayed signal
  • Modulation - Add a little or a lot of modulation, or none at all!
  • Four Year Warranty - The Empress Tape Delay Pedal comes with a two-year warranty. Read our Warranty for details. You can extend the warranty to 4 years by simply registering online

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SPECIFICATIONS

Tape Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Input Impedance 1Meg
    Output Impedance 1K
    Power Input Voltage 9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
    Power Input Connector 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
    Power Consumption 280mA
    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: 1 lb.
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Empress EffectsTape Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

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5.0

Last Delay you will need

By SpAzMaTrOn

from Raleigh NC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Empress Effects Tape Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    3 Presets, Tap Tempo, incredible modulation and tape delay. Sits perfectly when playing. I have used some excellent pedals. Catalinbread Echo Rec(No Presets or Tap Tempo) TC FlashBack(to easy to loose settings no presets, Strum tap does not work well live) but an incredible pedal, Boss Delays, L6 M9 and rack delays (no where close). This delay is sick. Playing on an Ibanez RG Prestige into the effectrs loop of a Mesa Boogie Mark V! Buy this!!

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    5.0

    My favorite delay pedal

    By Rotti

    from Texas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Empress Effects Tape Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I don't really do reviews, but I'm a delay junkie. I've gone through El Caps, Timelines, Skreddy Echos, everything from Catalinbread, MF-104's, vintage BBD stuff, even a few actual tape units.

      This is my favorite pedal-form delay. The sound quality is right up there with the El Cap, but with a slightly different flavor... more like the texture of the Bella Epoch, but with more easily accessible options & tap tempo. I prefer it over the El Cap, but to each his own.

      It's built solid (mine has taken a BEATING but still functions flawlessly) on a very small footprint for a dual-stomp pedal. the tap divisions are useful and easy to tweak quickly. Lots of flavors available via tape age & HP/LP, making it one of the more versatile tape-emulating delays out there.

      I love it. Not a thing I would change, so it gets 5 stars from me. Best and last delay for this guy.

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      3.0

      Good tape delay sounds, small footprint

      By Tbone McScreedle

      from California

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy to use
      • Lots Of Options

      Cons

      • Pulse While Disabled

      Best Uses

        Comments about Empress Effects Tape Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I was looking for a delay with a tap tempo button to replace my Boss DD-7. The empress tape delay is a nice compact pedal with some cool options for sub-dividing the tap. It sounds good, but I didn't really find a good use for the chorusy tape emulation sounds, and to me it didn't seem to have the clarity of the DD-7 when those features are disabled. One thing that was odd that was that there was a slight static pulse that I could hear through the amp even when the pedal was disabled. I imagine that this has something to do with the feature to have the delay fade out after the pedal is dis-engaged, and the pedal does provide an option to disable that feature (see the manual), which will probably remedy the issue. I ended up exchanging this for the TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay, which I managed to get some nicer tones out of, and also has way more options including running up to three delays at once. Overall not a bad pedal though if you want something that's got a smaller footprint with good tape delay emulation.

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