The Empress Superdelay isn't your basic digital delay pedal.
Sure it does basic delay sounds, and it sounds better than anything else out there while doing them. But if all you want is a simple delay pedal, the Empress Superdelay isn't for you.
The Empress Superdelay is for musicians who want to be inspired by their pedals, not limited by them.
In 2009, the Empress Superdelay was awarded the Premier Gear Award in the November issue of Premier Guitar.
Features & Specifications
Killer Sound Quality - The Signal to Noise ratio is around 105dB.
2.8 Seconds of Delay Time - For your extra long delays.
8 modes - normal, tap, autoset (delay time is set by tempo played), reverse, rhythm mode (multitap), tape mode, misc (dynamic, gate), and 11 second looper.
Expression Pedal Input - allows you to control either mix or feedback with your foot.
High Pass/Low Pass Filter - high pass is good for electronic music, low pass is sweet for darker analog delay type sounds.
Fast/Slow Modulation - slow adds extra texture, fast is a little crazy.
8 Presets - Settings can be saved to 8 presets. With three stompswitches, accessing the presets is easy.
Tap Tempo with Ratios - many of the modes use tap tempo, and the ratio selection makes fast in-time delay times easy.
True Bypass - The Empress Superdelay employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
Small Size - The enclosure measures approximately 5.7" by 3.75" by 1.75", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.
45 Day Money Back Guarantee - If for any reason the Superdelay 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 Superdelay 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 Superdelay is the last digital delay pedal you'll ever have to buy. It retails on empresseffects.com and in select music stores for $449 USD. Order one now!
The Empress Superdelay does not run off of batteries. It comes with a power supply. The Empress Superdelay requires 300mA, positive tip, 9 to 12 VDC. You can power the Empress Superdelay from outputs 5 or 6 of the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+. You'll need to use the red or white reverse polarity connector. You must set the corresponding DIP switch away from the NORMAL position. Also, since the Superdelay requires nearly 300mA, you should only use the other output for a much lower current pedal.
Power Input Voltage
9 - 12 V DC (Positive tip)
Power Input Connector
2.1mm barrel connector (Positive tip)
Die Cast Aluminum
Height (Enclosure only)
Height (including controls)
Signal to noise ratio
These are some old clips just to give you an idea. The sound has been improved considerably. These don't really scratch the surface of what the Superdelay is capable of.
Normal delay with crazy feedback. (00:27 sec | 429 KB)
Multi tap delay. (00:25 sec | 402 KB)
Reverse delay. (00:46 sec | 727 KB)
Reverse double speed delay. (00:24 sec | 376 KB)
Here's some videos of the Empress Superdelay. They're part instructional, part promotional. As you can tell, I was born to be a voice over guy. If you have trouble playing the files below, I've also put them up at YouTube. Check them out at youtube.com.
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.
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.