Empress Effects Heavy

Electric Guitar Effect

  • Distortion
  • Two channels
  • Gain, Output, Weight and semi-parametric mids for each channel separately adjustable
  • Hi and Low controls
  • Noise gate with two stages for each channel separately adjustable
  • True Bypass
  • Closed aluminium housing
  • 9 - 12V DC power supply is required (not included)
  • 200 mA Power Consumption
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 50.1 x 114 x 89 mm
  • Weight: ca. 500 g
  • Matching power supply: Article Nr. 409939 (not included)
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  • Metal Off On
  • Rock Off On
  • Stoner Off On

Further Information

Overdrive No
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal Yes

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Monster distorion pedal
SpyrosVl, 07.11.2018
I am a simple man. I play heavy metal. I need my sound to be heavy and a boost for the solos with a bit different tone. I do not need a million effects or a complex multieffect.
Empress Effects Heavy does the job in a very simple but also effective way.

Pros:
- Easy to configure and get your sound in a few minutes.
- Plenty of options in order to achieve the above.
- Sounds amazing. The sound is full. No noise even on high gain settings.
- It is a great construction. Compact but the two channel buttons are far enough so you will not accidentally press the wrong switch.

Cons:
- No power adapter was shipped, but you can get one from the local shop in a really low price.

Conclusion:
Worths every cent/penny :)
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Amazing pedal
Leo.k, 30.01.2020
Amazing pedal, a very versatile distortion pedal, where you can get a variety of great tones.
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La machine de guerre Heavy Rock/Metal
Olivier1822, 05.05.2015
Après avoir essayé bcp de pédales (boss, mesa...), j'ai trouve chaussure à mon pied avec la Empress Heavy.

Son univers va du gros rock aux différents courants metal.

Elle répond à deux cas de configuration recherchées :

Soit une pédale qui groupe un son rythmique en canal 1 et un son lead en canal 2:
En effet, les 2 canaux sont sur la même base de "grain" de son (le canal 2 ayant de base juste plus de gain) ce sont les ajustements volume, gain et des médium qui permettent du coup d'avoir un lead qui sort bien du mix. Extrêmement bien fait, le noise gate affecté indépendamment sur chaque canal: du coup en rythmique on passe nickel avec un noise gate réglé sur naturel, très propre, et si sur solo comme moi vous boostez le gain ou avez une pédale en pré type tube screamer le noise gate en "agressive" maîtrisera parfaitement la situation !!

Ou bien, un canal disto classique/gros rock et un canal royaume du metal !
Même si le son de base est hors niveau de gain gain le même avec tous les réglages à midi, on obtient facilement avec l'égalisation, le switch sur les médiums et aussi le "weight" un très gros son, type gros metal - Heavy/trash/extrême 7-8 cordes- tout peut y passer. Le weight permet vraiment d'avoir des Palm mute très incisif, tranchant.

Un canal 1 réglé en gain à midi est largement suffisant pour taper des classiques du Heavy rock, et reste assez transparent sur le son de la gratte (la strato sonne strato !)

Testé sur du marshall et même sur un fender hotrod deluxe (un ampli qui accepte hyper bien toute pédale et qui a une énorme réserve de basses), ça sonne très fort.
Reste le prix élevé, mais quand on compte 2 pédales disto , ou bien 1 disto + 1 boost, + un noise gate, au final ça les vaut sans souci , en plus de la qualité de fabrication et surtout du gain de place sur le Pédal board.

A mon avis une future référence de pédale disto du Heavy rock-Heavy Metal !
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Ein Killer
Stefan421, 26.10.2014
Es ist ein Rätsel, was viele Zerrpedal-Hersteller bei ihren nervzersägenden Tretkisten falsch machen, das Empress Heavy jedenfalls klingt bombastisch, obwohl es auf reiner Transistortechnik aufbaut. Das unscheinbare Kästchen ist ein vollwertiger Zweikanal-Preamp. Der Sound ist fett, harmonisch und durchsetzungsstark (vergleichbar mit Engl) von Gesäge keine Spur. Die beiden Kanäle sind klanglich und technisch absolut identisch und teilen sich Bass- und Höhenregler. So lassen sich zwei verschiedene Sounds per Fußschalter wählen oder bei gleichem Sound ein Solo boosten. Clean kann er nicht, aber von leichtem Crunch bis volles High-Gain-Brett ist alles drin. Dem Mittenregler lassen sich drei verschiedene Ansatzfrequenzen mittels Kippschalter zuordnen. Der Weight-Regler bestimmt ob die Bässe schmal- oder breitbandig angehoben werden. Sehr gut auch das eingebaute zweistufige Noisegate. Das ist schon viel Luxus an Regelmöglichkeiten, daher auch der deftige Preis.
Wer seinen Amp um zwei hochwertige Zerrkanäle aufwerten will ist mit dem Empress Heavy auf jeden Fall bestens bedient.
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