Empress Effects Germ Drive Overdrive Pedal

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  • Delivers Warm, Harmonically Rich Overdrive
  • Analog Signal Path for Optimum Clarity
  • Natural Break-Up which Stays True to your Original Tone
  • Responds Well to your Dynamics like a Tube Preamp
  • Great Note Definition, even with Complex Chords

Empress Effects Germ Drive Overdrive Pedal


The Empress Effects Germ Drive is a versatile overdrive pedal that delivers the classic sounds on the 1950's tweed tube amps. This vintage inspired pedal features a warm and rich tone, and cleans up with a twist of the volume knob. Additional features include standard treble and bass controls, along with gain and output control and is complete in cream die cast aluminium housing. A great addition to any guitar or bass pedalboard.

Product Ref: 76750

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Vintage Inspired

The Empress Germ Drive is a vintage inspired pedal that delivers wonderful vintage tones that that are articulate and dynamic. Its tube-like break-up sounds extremely natural and will enhance your sound without masking the original tone of your instrument. The Gain ranges from light and crisp to a saturated, woody drive that responds exceptionally to picking dynamics at any setting and stays articulate as well as retaining clarity.


  • Analog Signal Path for Optimum Clarity
  • Natural Break-up which stays true to your original tone
  • Seamlessly clean up your sound by rolling back your volume knob.
  • Responds well to your dynamics like a tube preamp
  • Perfect sustain with warm, tube-like overdrive
  • Hi shelf and low shelf EQs which allow you to tweak your sound
  • Great note definition, even with complex chords
  • Can Also be Used with 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:1M
  • Output Impedance: 2.2k
  • Frequency Response (-3dB):20Hz - 20kHz
  • 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