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EMPRESS MDRV

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"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
- Aristotle

The idea of blending amps together has been a studio trick used on countless recordings over the years. Being able to blend the stregths of certain amplifiers and have other amps fill in the weaknesses produces a richer, better balanced sound. Up until now, the only way to repoduce this live was to haul a few amps around with you on the road. After a few gigs of doing that, a lot of players end up compromising tone for the ease of carrying 1 amp around with them. This is where the multidrive shines.

The multidrive allows you to blend Overdrive, Distortion and Fuzz together, creating a full and rich array of tones that would not be available otherwise. Let the sustain of fuzz, the bite of distortion and the clarity and note definition of overdrive all work together! It's like having an overdrive pedal, a fuzz pedal, and a distortion pedal, all in one box.

Love it!!!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I love this thing. I play through a mid priced guitar and a lower cost Traynor tube amp. When a band mate heard it he said "Wow... It makes it sound like you just plugged into some high end gear." It seems like a contradiction but it delivers nice clean distortion and brings out the sounds of each individual string when playing a chord. I dial it in so I can hear a nice attack using the overdrive with a lead distortion and I am amazed at how clear and crisp this is. I then add in the fuzz for leads which gives great sustain and I love how the fuzz becomes more apparent as the note fades. The EQ is outstanding. Turn up the lows and it brings a nice tight low end without feeling muffled or boomy while still maintaining the highs. This pedal made a huge impact on my tone and I find it very inspirational as I can tweek it to find a tone that suits my mood that day. It may be a little pricey but worth every penny. If your searching for the perfect distortion you will likely find "your sound" in this pedal. My only complaint is that I wish they would have put the dip switches on the outside. I also would love to be able to save a few presets but it is an all analog pedal so that's not going to happen. I highly recommend this pedal to others.
Posted by Grasshopper on Nov 3, 2017
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Versatile pedal4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
This is the main dirt box on my board, everything else revolves around it. It's best feature is the versatility, you can match pretty much any tone you can think of with this thing if you spend enough time with it. I've been able to use it with many different combinations of guitar/amp/speaker and it always adds to the sound, due in large part to the ability to tweak just about anything you need to. Solid construction, lasts years. This thing paid for itself pretty quickly.
Posted by Joe on Dec 31, 2016
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