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EMPRESS VMSD

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The Vintage Modified Superdelay takes the award winning Superdelay one step further.

Say your delay is sounding sterile and boring. You've heard the best vintage delays use tape technology. Unfortunately, they're expensive as hell and a bitch to maintain. Not fun.

We've revamped the tape mode of the Superdelay to give you more of the compression, grit, and saturation heard in tape echos. Except this vintage delay pedal still gives you the sweet features of the original Superdelay: presets, tap tempo, reverse delay, expression pedal inputs, and much more!

Features & Specifications
The Empress Superdelay isn't your basic delay. 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, 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.

- 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.

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
This is a great alternative to the Strymon TimeLine at a similar price point. It has nearly every delay type you could ever want, tap tempo, a looper, and the improved tape delay setting is absolutely gorgeous, nearly worth the price of admission alone. Presets are extremely simple to set up, and the guys and gals at Empress have taken the time to make sure there's no double-tap, hold-tap, or other ridiculous features - save the 'save' switch, but the functionality of it makes complete sense anyways. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the Strymon has, e.g. you can't set up two different delay machines per patch, the looper may not be as functional and there's no digital screen, but honestly I wasn't looking for that in a delay pedal. Some people may complain about the lack of stereo outs as well, but even in mono this delay sounds incredible. If you want a great multi-delay that you can save presets to (up to 8), have access to a beautiful tape delay, use a looper all while keeping the tactile feel of turning real pots and stomping switches, all while maintaining a smart sense of simplicity, this is the delay pedal. It's not cheap, but it sounds fantastic.
Posted by Andrew on Jun 23, 2016
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I have this oedal for a couple of years and I can't complain at all. It has beautiful sounding delays it's easy to operate and in very compact size. If you're looking for delay pedal and you have some extra 500$ be sure to give it a try.
Posted by Lubo on Aug 9, 2015
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Sale Price: $399.00
Store Special Product - Vintage Modified Superdelay
Model: EMPRESS VMSD
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