Empress Effects Heavy

Empress Effects Heavy

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In this aptly named box you'll find a huge range of killer high gain tones. From crisp, mid-driven 80's metal, to scooped, modern down-tuned brutality, this little box of sonic mayhem does it all. The two independent channels can be voiced similarly so that one channel can be used as a solo boost, or they can be voiced entirely differently by using the mid range control in conjunction with the 3 position mid frequency select switch. Add in separate weight controls to shape the low end response of each channel, and a global hi/low eq section that allows you to fine tune your particular amp and cab combination, and you've got a serious tool to create a supremely heavy sounding rig.

On top of all this we've added an extremely responsive and hassle free noise gate that will ensure dead silent operation with even the most obscene amounts of gain added.

Features & Specifications

In this aptly named box you'll find a huge range of killer high gain tones. From crisp, mid-driven 80's metal, to scooped, modern down-tuned brutality, this little box of sonic mayhem does it all. The two independent channels can be voiced similarly so that one channel can be used as a solo boost, or they can be voiced entirely differently by using the mid range control in conjunction with the 3 position mid frequency select switch. Add in separate weight controls to shape the low end response of each channel, and a global hi/low eq section that allows you to fine tune your particular amp and cab combination, and you've got a serious tool to create a supremely heavy sounding rig.

On top of all this we've added an extremely responsive and hassle free noise gate that will ensure dead silent operation with even the most obscene amounts of gain added.

  • All Analog Signal Path - no digitals in here!
  • Super High Gain - It's called the heavy, what'd you expect?
  • Weight - An intuitive new control that changes the character of your low end.
  • 3 Band EQ - Selectable mid frequency lets you get precise eq curves, with boost or cut up to 10dB per band.
  • Dual Channel Design - Heavy and Heavier let you set your channels similarly, for rhythm/solo, or completely differently for a wider range of tones.
  • Soft Touch Switches - Relay bypass and intelligent switching make this pedal super easy to use.
  • Noise Gate - Natural and aggressive settings let you tailor the gate to your needs, keeping noise out of your signal chain.
  • True Bypass - The Empress Heavy employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
  • Small Size - The enclosure measures approximately 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.5", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.

Input Impedance1M
Output Impedance510 Ohm
Frequency Response (-3dB)35Hz - 17kHz
Power Input Voltage9 - 12 V DC (Negative tip)
Power Input Connector2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
Power Consumption~ 200mA
Enclosure MaterialDie Cast Aluminum
Input connector1/4" Jack
Output connector1/4" Jack
Height (Enclosure only)1.5"
Height (including controls)2"
Length3.5"
Width4.5"
Weight1lbs

Soundclips


Heavy Up! - This song was recorded using the Heavy on all of the guitar and bass parts! Check the videos section for a video on how it was recorded. (04:07 sec | 9440 KB) - click here to download

Videoclips

Here's some videos of the Empress Heavy. If you have trouble playing the files below, They're also up on YouTube. Check them out at youtube.com.

Manual & FAQ



Empress Heavy User Manual



Question: What kind of bypassing does the Heavy have?

Answer: The Heavy has true bypass switching. It uses a relay to switch.

Question: I play bass! Can I rock out through the Heavy?

Answer: Yes! Bass sounds great through the Heavy. If you're finding that the bass sounds too thin, try turning up the Weight knob.

Question: Can you mod my pedal so that an expression pedal jack controls one of the knobs?

Answer: No, sorry. But it's not a hard mod to do. Here's a good resource on how to do it: Add an Expression Pedal to Any Effect. If you don't want to do it, you the fine folks at Nice Rack Canada do. Send them an email at info@nicerackcanada.com.

Question: The pots turn easily, so they move when I accidently hit them during a show. What can I do?

Answer: One of our customers has a great solution to this problem. If you wrap rubber bands at the base of the pot it makes it harder to turn.

Warranty & Money Back Guarantee

Products ordered through the Empress Effects website come with a two year warranty against failures resulting from defective parts and/or faulty workmanship. This warranty can be extended to 4 years by filling out an online registration.

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Products ordered through the Empress Effects website come with a 45-day money back guarantee. This means that if you are not completely satisfied with your Empress Effects product, you can return it for a refund.

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