Empress Effects

Empress Effects is a pedal company that focuses on providing players with devices that are original, high-quality products for tone sculpting.  empress-effectsThe company produces reasonably priced pedals from their workshop in Ottawa, Canada.  Their core group consists of four experts: Steve, Mike, Jason, and Dan.

Steve has been working with electronics for years, and he holds a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He has over a dozen years of musical experience, and it was this experience that led him to forming Empress Effects.  When the work picked up, he brought in Mike, a man with years of experience in assembly management.  Jason was added to the team to help work on the Empress Superdelay and the Empress ParaEq.  Finally, Dan handles much of the actually business, leaving the others free to work on making new pedals.

So far, there are four different pedals in the Empress Effects lineup.  The first is the Empress Tap Tremolo, a pedal designed to provide many interesting oscillation features without losing any tone.  It’s a completely original pedal.

The Empress Superdelay provides basic delay, as one might expect, but it also brings in much more.  It gives you control over just about every aspect of your delay and sound, allowing you to create some of the most interesting textures ever.

If you want to really enhance and change up your tone, the Empress ParaEq brings in much more control that standard ep pedals.  It really gives you the ability to control every aspect of your tone from a eq standpoint. (more...)

March 15, 2010
Posted in Empress Effects — anthony @ 9:03 pm

Empress Effects ParaEq w/Boost Pedal

If you are looking to improve the sound of your guitar without changing the tone, then the Empress effects ParaEq w/Boost is just the thing for you.  Giving you plenty of control, it has high, medium and low frequency controls, as well as an overlapping frequency range to choose from.

empress-effects-paraeq-wboostThis pedal is extremely easy to use and as with previous models is free from noise.  The design boosts a small unit which at 3.5” by 4.5” by 1.5” is amazing considering all the features involved.

The Empress effects ParaEq w/Boost pedal is versatile in that it can run off 9, 12 or 18V power supplies.  It has a distortion of less than 0.03% which means that you will wonder why you haven’t been using this before.  And at just under $240 with a two year warranty, the Empress Effects ParaEq w/Boost is a bargain all guitar users can’t do without.  Getting the required sound may take a bit of trial and error but once you get it you will be satisfied that you are using one of the best products currently available on the market. (more...)

July 27, 2009
Posted in Empress Effects,Guitar Effects — anthony @ 3:43 pm

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