Empress Effects Distortion Pedal

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  • 3 Versatile Flavours of Distortion including Mild, Crunch and Lead
  • All Analog Signal Path for Optimum Clarity
  • Hi Shelf and Low Shelf EQs which Allow you to Tweak your Sound
  • Can also be used on Bass Guitar
  • True Bypass to Not Affect the Signal when Disengaged

Empress Effects Distortion Pedal


The Empress Effects Distortion Pedal offers three unique flavours of distortion including mild, crunch and lead, while retaining a super tight low end and naturally compressing like a high gain amp. Whilst using the Mild setting, it delivers a gentle break-up that cleans up with your volume knob. The crunch setting is tight, with good bite and ideal for rhythmical playing, whilst the lead setting offers high gain with lots of sustain. Additional features include gain control, two bands of EQ and output control allow you to achieve the perfect tone.

Product Ref: 76748

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The Flavour toggle switch allows you to select between 3 flavours of distortion. Whilst using the Mild option you can expect to achieve a gentle break-up that cleans up with your volume knob. The Crunch setting is great for tight sounding rhythmical playing and also features enough gain to have some edge, but cleans up with lighter playing or by easing back on the volume knob. Finally the Lead setting is ideal for lead parts or for more aggressive music as it benefits from a lot of bite and tight lows with a good amount of sustain. This setting also features a bit of a volume boost to make your parts stand out, a great tool for adding more impact to your performances.


  • All Analog Signal Path for optimum clarity
  • Three Flavours of Distortion including mild, crunch and lead
  • Mild Distortion- gentle break-up that cleans up with your volume knob.
  • Crunch Distortion- great for rhythm playing. tight low end with strong bite.
  • Lead Distortion- high gain with lots of sustain.
  • Hi shelf and low shelf EQs which allow you to tweak your sound
  • Can also be used on Bass Guitar
  • True bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged
  • Small Size unit of approximately 4.5" by 2.5" by 1.5"


  • Input Impedance: 300k
  • Output Impedance: 5k
  • Frequency Response (-3dB): 20Hz - 12kHz
  • Power Input Voltage: 9V DC (Negative tip)
  • Power Input Connector: 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
  • Power Consumption: ~ 35mA
  • 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:4.5"
  • Width:2.5"
  • Weight:0.5 lbs