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Empress Effects Bass Compressor Pedal - Silver

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The original Empress Effects Compressor was an instant favourite among guitar and bass players, searching for something more than the typical oversimplified controls found on most compressor pedals.

Improving on this success, the new Bass Compressor offers the same features and controls normally only seen in high end studio equipment. Input and gain reduction metering, independent attack and release controls, a mix knob for parallel compression, an external sidechain insert - and now, a fully variable sidechain high pass filter, PLUS a two position 'tone + colour' circuit which adds gentle tone sculpting and harmonic distortion, giving your bass some delicious character.

• All Analog Signal Path - no digitals in here!
• Extremely Transparent - Add dynamic control without altering the original tone of your instrument
• 3 Compression Ratios - 2:1, 4:1 and 10:1 ratios offer lots of flexibility
• Attack and Release Control - allows for ultimate control over the compression characteristics
• Mix - Blend uncompressed signal in with the compressed signal for parallel compression, New York Style!
• Metering - Meter both gain reduction and input on separate meters.
• Tone + Colour - Adds mild harmonic distortion with a mid range cut or an upper mid range boost.
• Sidechain Send/Return - 3.5mm TRS jack send and return for sidechain compresson.
• Sidechain High Pass Filter - a variable high pass filter that filters low frequencies from the sidechain. The filter frequency ranges from 20Hz to 400Hz.
• Improved Low End Frequency Response - To handle those low low sounds, completely flat down to 20Hz.
• True Display LEDs - Bright multi-colour LEDs always let you know what the compressor is doing.
• True Bypass - The Empress Compressor employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
• Small Size - New enclosure approximately half the size of the original compressor, which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.

Input Impedance: 1M
Output Impedance: 2.2k
Frequency Response (-3dB): 10Hz - 20kHz
Distortion: less than 0.1%
Noise: -101dB
Power Input Voltage: 9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
Power Input Connector: 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
Power Consumption: ~ 100mA
Enclosure Material: Die Cast Aluminum
Input connector: 1/4" Jack
Output connector: 1/4" Jack
Height (Enclosure only): 1.5"
Height (including controls): 2.5"
Length: 4.8"
Width: 2.6"
Weight: 1 lb

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I purchased this product at Long & McQuade and I am a professional teacher/musician. I am very picky when it comes to my bass sound and I admit I should be spending more time practicing rather than tone searching, however I think a great compressor is essential to finding the right sound for bass. I owned, traded and brought back many high quality bass compressors in the past all of which fall short of this product. I'm completely Empressed! Things I really like..... - the quality of the attack and squashed/compression at the highest level is outstanding... (some high end compressors sound terrible when pushed to higher levels making the sound not useable) - you get three useable voicings.... scoop, transparent, mid boost.... really an awesome tool for finding your sound. - parallel compression sound blending is a huge must... and this box blends clean & compressed signals so well... - the HPF enables you to select how much of the original signal to compress... works great! - the build quality is outstanding... all the pots and switches are super fantastic and of the highest quality! - no point in getting a compressor if you can't set it up properly.... that's why they give you all the metering lights.... finally a great visual... it's the key to setting a bass compressor just right... (a lot of great bass compressors fall short in this category) - input AND output gain control makes this work with any bass no matter where you put it in the chain - finally... input/output at the top of the box...THANK YOU It is really nice to see a product of this quality made specifically for bass. Sometimes I feel electric guitars get all the high end effects and bass players usually have to settle for second best. Thanks Empress!
Posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2020
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