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Empress Distortion Pedal

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  • Taken From the Empress MultiDrive
  • 3 Distortion Flavours
  • Mild - gentle break-up that cleans up well
  • Crunch - Tight low end with strong bite
  • Lead - high gain with lots of sustain
  • Two Band EQ
  • True Bypass
  • All analog signal path
  • Small Size
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The all new compact Empress Distortion pedal is taken from the Empress Multidrive. It provides a wide range of distortion tones from a light crunch to a screaming lead tone. It has a natural amp-like compression and super tight low end, which can be tweaked by the on board 2 band EQ.

The Empress Distortion has three modes : Crunch, Mild and Lead. The Mild mode is great for that just-broken-up sound that cleans up really well if you use your guitars volume knob. Crunch Mode is a nice tight sound with lots of attack and bite but you can still ease of the volume and clean it up. Lead mode is an awesome high gain sound with more bite and definition, it also has a volume boost to give you that extra little lift.


Treble Control - This controls the amount of high frequency content in the output signal. It is a gentle high shelf filter starting at around 3 kHz. The 12 o'clock setting is 0 dB, no boost or cut, and the extreme boost and cut is about 10 dB.

Bass Control - This controls the amount of low frequency content in the output signal. It is a low shelf filter starting around 150 Hz. The 12 o'clock setting is 0 dB, no boost or cut, and the extreme boost and cut is about 10 dB

Flavour Switch Select between 3 flavours / modes of distortion - Mild, Crunch and Lead

Gain - Controls the amount of break-up. Turning clockwise will increase the distortion effect as well as adding to your signal.

Output - Controls the output volume. Unity gain depends on the gain setting. This can also be used as a boost if using the pedal for soloing


Power : 9V DC
Height : 2"
Length : 2.5"
Width : 4.5"

Empress Effects are a Canadian company offering electronic devices to increase creativity. Empress effects are high quality pedals designed and hand built by a small team in Canada’s capital. Empress offers pedals from a simple distortion drive, to a musically inspiring ‘Superdelay’ with many settings waiting for you to unleash your musical creativity.

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

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