Empress Effects Multidrive Pedal

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  • Overdrive, Fuzz and Distortion in One Unit
  • Analog Signal Path for Optimum Clarity
  • Can Also be Used on Bass Guitar
  • Switch to Toggle Between 2 Preset Combinations
  • Bright multi-color LEDs for Easy Operation

Empress Effects Multidrive Pedal

Details

The Empress Effects Multidrive is a compact unit that combines Overdrive, Distortion and Fuzz effects. The unit allows you to blend these effects together, creating a full and rich mixture of tones. Additional features include true bypass, multi-colour LEDS, two presets, and a comprehensive EQ. This versatile unit can also be used on bass providing punchy and dynamic lows. Complete with a sturdy die cast aluminium housing.

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Three Effects in One

The Empress Effects Multidrive provides you with fuzz, overdrive and distortion circuits that can be run simultaneously, in parallel; their individual outputs get blended together to create the final output. The gain control on each section controls how distorted the section sounds, and the volume control on each section controls how much of the effect appears at the output.

Fuzz

A classic sounding circuit with loads of gain and sustain. Blending this in will add great note definition to lead parts. On its own it will give you that classic, bursting at the seams kind of sound.

Overdrive

A completely original circuit, this overdrive is designed to give you a warm and smooth break-up that cleans up well with changes in volume and attack, much like a tube preamp.

Distortion

This circuit uses a combination of BJTs, FETs, LEDs, standard diodes, and opamps. It’s a little bit of gain from a lot of different places. In the mild setting, it’s focused and is an excellent complement to the overdrive. In the crunch setting, you get a thick, well defined sound with really tight low end. In the lead setting, it compresses and gets over the top.

Reviews

"the Multidrive will be a serious contender for the number-one pedal on a lot of boards in the years to come. " Premier Guitar

Read the full review here.

Features

  • The Empress Multidrive is three pedals in one
  • Innovative analog signal path which harnesses the best characteristics of germanium diodes, class-a BJT amplifiers, FET distortion and soft led clipping curves to deliver amp-like tones.
  • Independent control over the amount of fuzz, distortion and overdrive that gets added in parallel to create the final sound. Each can have a high pass or low pass filter engaged.
  • Great fuzz sound which allows for smooth, rich sustain and great note definition.
  • Unique overdrive circuit which has a smooth germanium break-up and the compressed characteristics of a tube amp.
  • With three modes, the distortion will go from controlled to sizzling, all while retaining a super tight low end. It naturally compresses at high gains like a hi-gain amp.
  • Can be used on Bass as it's easy to blend a distorted top end with a crystal clean low end to get an aggressive vibe with punchy and dynamic lows.
  • Smooth sounding high and low shelving EQ combined with a powerful frequency selectable mid band bell.
  • The Empress multidrive employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
  • Use the select switch to toggle between 2 preset combinations
  • Small Size unit of approximately 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.5"
  • Bright multi-color LEDs always let you know what the Multidrive is doing.
  • Sturdy Sparkly Housing

Specifications

  • Power Input Voltage:9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
  • Power Input Connector:2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
  • Power Consumption:180mA
  • 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:3.5"
  • Width:4.5"