Empress Effects Compressor

Empress Effects Compressor

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Compressor, Compressor/Sustainer for Guitar from Empress Effects.

3 user reviews
Prices starting at $219 average price: $219

Empress Effects Compressor tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Empress Effects
  • Model:Compressor
  • Category:Compressors/Sustainers for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 07/27/2011

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Empress Effects Compressor user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %

mok683's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a very good transparent compressor"

Empress Effects Compressor
The + important has already been said. For a guitarist, it swells very attacks input your chain effect, and the job done as well limiter at the end of the chain, to keep your sound in a limited dynamic range, while keeping the definition. The price difference is justified, it is not a "box crush her!" . If you push it to its limits, we notice its presence, but it's still very good, in any case much better than the boss compressors of the same size.


so far, especially live


works like a compressor


If the budget / need follow is to make a purchase without hesitation.

OdysseyV's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Indispensable pedal"

Empress Effects Compressor
Dedicated to the compression effects.

Bought the pedal delivery.


Marshall head
Guitar: Custom Gb
Effects: TC reverb and dreamscape; empress tremolo and compression pedal slash wha wha, t rex for the power supply.

It is positioned at the beginning of your effects chain. Start the compressor and tremolo, wha wha ... etc.

By jack connector.


The configuration is simple, but you must read the manual to start.

Difficult to see precisely the effect has to spend less time on the position 2:1 compression is fine then hardened to 4:1.

The manual is clear, but I went on Wikipedia to understand one can better compression.


Sound quality. Before her was inaccurate, even without percussion with a good head (I afd marshall).

As soon as you turn the sounds come out ten times better, a solo blue with a little reverb on it, a bit of grain is quickly out big sound quality.


I noticed two negative points:

- When I use the wha wha I turn the compression if it saturates.
- The LED mode imput and compression (middle position) is pretty with yellow and red, but difficult to use, I use the LED input (left position) and gr (right position) when I want to adjust .

When you pedal qualities, it is a shame not to use this machine, it is ready to € 200 if you want to get a clean sound.

Your belongings out better since compression reduces the signal from your amp to your pedals. Imagine the poor pedals that take a head 100 w in the face and must at the same time put an effect on a signal inaccurate!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" High quality"

Empress Effects Compressor
Empress Effects has a compressor pedal 100% analog handmade in Canada.
Comes with instructions in English and mostly sticker empress effect.
True bypass
9 or 18V


ratio 2/1, 4/1, 10/1


This robust housing sector is supplied only on (and yes you will need a power supply). But beware it can be plugged in 9V 18V but that is a huge plus for a compressor pedal.
It has three types of ratio (to choose a more or less strong compression): Light 2:1, 4:1 normal, 10:1 high.
It has an attack control (switching speed 50us - 50ms) and release (speed of return to its normal 50ms - 1 sec).
A huge advantage is the control mix for mixing the signal with the compressed normal signal in parallel, This will keep a little, a lot or not at all sound like it was before the treaty by the compression.
And like most high quality compressor and above rack can be adjusted precisely its treatment through the system LED which indicates the input level, compression and interaction of both.


What can I say except: Transparency, not breathing or buzz, is very good at her job.


For the model tested and bought No. 89 I can say that this pedal is very high quality, very transparent and above all not doing his job only half done. I had several back on the compressor, they have been all very positif.Pour me this is one of the best compressor pedal on the market today but beware it is a transparent compressor, it does not color the sound at all . So those looking for a compressor that adds a color other pedals it ia much more appropriate.

To retain the Empress compressor: 9 or 18V
Control mix
High quality
Use of guitar and bass
Give stickers (well what? ...)

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