The Empress ParaEq w/Boost

$249 USD

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Are you someone that’s always striving to enhance your tone? It’s time to un-leash the power of the Empress ParaEQ w/Boost EQ Pedal on your instrument – sadly, it may piss you off that you haven’t been using it for years.

Most Beta testers were not excited to test this pedal for us – it didn’t have the bells and whistles of the superdelay…but they were pleasantly surprised. Here are a few comments:

I'm beginning to dislike my clean tone without this pedal on.
- Ian, electric guitar player.

Wow, the eq is the best I’ve heard in a pedal. It out-performs my _______ eq and I’m able to get a huge variety of tones. I also love that it’s so small
– Jake, upright bass player and recording engineer.

What's been really nice about this pedal is how fast I can get to really nice sounds with it. I wasn't expecting that. I was expecting to have to hunt for a while. That's been my experience with DAW-based para eq plugins. Not so with the pedal. It's very quick to sweep and find a sweet frequency spot, both cutting and boosting.
– Peter, guitar player.

Design Philosophy

The Empress ParaEq w/Boost EQ Pedal is designed to be a simple device that does its job extremely well. We noticed that the EQ section of many instrument amplifiers offer a very limited range of control. We designed the Empress ParaEq w/Boost to give musicians a powerful, musical, high quality EQ in a conveniently small package. The signal path of the ParaEq w/Boost is comprised of the highest quality components chosen for their transparency, powerful tone shaping capabilities, and low operating noise. With the Empress ParaEq w/Boost your instrument will still sound like your instrument, only better.

Features & Specifications

  • Ultra Transparent Sweet Sounding EQ – enhance your sound without masking the tone of your instrument.
  • Lots of Control - with switchable q, fully over-lapping sweepable frequency selection, and 15dB of cut and boost you’ll get all the control you need.
  • Ultra-Quiet – You’ve come to expect our pedals to be noise free and we’ve delivered once again. If you put this at the front of your chain and boost a bit you’ll also cut down on the noise your other pedals are introducing.
  • Loads of Headroom - Internally switchable to run off 9/12/18V power supplies.
  • 30dB of Boost - making it an ideal candidate before long effects chains and overdriving tube amps.
  • Pristine Clean Sound – We measured the distortion to be less than 0.03%. Pretty remarkable for a guitar pedal.
  • True Bypass - The Empress ParaEq w/Boost EQ Pedal employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
  • Perfect 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.
  • 45 Day Money Back Guarantee - If for any reason the ParaEq w/Boost isn't for you, send it back within 45 days for a refund. Read our Guarantee for more details. This guarantee does not cover Empress products not bought from www.empresseffects.com.
  • Two Year Warranty - The Empress ParaEq w/Boost EQ Pedal comes with a two-year warranty. Read our Warranty for details. You can extend the warranty to 4 years by simply registering online.
  • Great Value - The Empress ParaEq w/Boost, a perfect blend of quality and innovation, will retail on empresseffects.com and in select music stores for $249 USD. Order one now!
  • The Empress ParaEq w/Boost does not run off of batteries. It is powered by a standard 9, 12 or 18VDC negative tip wall wart (like the BOSS PSA-120). Power supply sold seperately.

power supply compatibility chart

Power Input Voltage 9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
Power Input Connector 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
Power Consumption 85mA
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"
weight 1 lb
Q's 0.5, 1.5 and 3
Input impedance 1MΩ
Output impedance 510Ω

Soundclips

Here's an example on bass. The unprocessed signal is boxy sounding and flat. We used the ParaEq to add a bit of bottom, cut the low mids and give a gentle boost in the high mids.

Unprocessed Signal

ParaEq Engaged

Videoclips

Here's some videos of the Empress ParaEq w/Boost that Jason did. We're going to put up a couple more. If you have trouble playing the files below, I've also put them up at YouTube. Check them out on youtube.

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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