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ARTICLES

Rig Rundown: Wolf Alice's Joff Oddie

February 3, 2016
The Jaguar-brandishing North Londoner dishes on the instruments, stomps, and amps that stir up the Grammy-nominated band’s live mayhem.
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NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 1

January 21, 2016
Take a look at the PG editors' top picks from Day 1 of NAMM.
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Wolf Alice’s Joff Oddie: Pop Goes Boom

December 3, 2015
The Brit noisemaker talks sonic expressionism, the benefits of fingerstyle guitar, and respecting the sanctity of songs.
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NAMM '14 - Empress Tremolo2 Demo

March 6, 2014
The Canadian boutique pedal builder updates their original Tremolo box with a few more tricks.
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GALLERY: 2014 NAMM Day 4

January 26, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the final day of the 2014 Winter NAMM show.
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Empress Nebulus Review

September 8, 2013
An impressive collection of highly customizable chorus, vibrato and flange sounds in a compact and reasonably priced stompbox.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Empress Effects Heavy & Nebulus Demos

August 1, 2013
Hear Empress Effects' latest pedals in action: the Heavy and Nebulus.
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Empress Effects Announces Nebulus and Heavy Pedals

July 10, 2013
Empress' first offering into the high-gain pedal market, Heavy, and the Nebulus chorus, flanger and vibrato.
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Summer NAMM '12 - Empress Effects Tape Delay Demo, Buffer and Buffer+

July 25, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2012 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Empress Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Empress Effects newest pedal for guitarists -- the Tape Delay, while we get to learn more about their two new buffers -- the Buffer and Buffer+.
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Video Review - Empress Effects Compressor Pedal

October 20, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Empress Effects Compressor pedal, which is featured in Premier Guitar's November 2011 issue, and can be read online for free in its entirety -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Empress_Effects_Compress....
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Empress Effects Compressor Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Empress places an emphasis on tone control and transparency that you don’t see in a typical stompbox compressor.
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Empress Effects Multidrive Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
With a parallel, rather than stacked—circuit, the Multidrive offers a lot more flexibility than a stacked multipedal or even a set of stompboxes in series.
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Empress Phaser Pedal Review

November 23, 2010
The Empress Phaser packs nearly limitless phase configurations that are all executed at a high level
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5 Boutique Stompbox Builders You Should Know

October 20, 2010
They’re a little crazy. They’re a little obsessive. And they relentlessly pursue both the tones you crave and those no one’s heard yet. That’s why they’re among the most impressive pedal builders in the world today.
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Stomping Grounds: 25 Pedals Reviewed

October 21, 2009
25 pedal reviews to put some womp in your stomp: Fuchs, Whirlwind, Maxon, Barber, T-Rex, Kasha, Rockbox, Granville, Pigtronix, Strymon, EH, Empress, ModTone, Barber, Red Witch, MXR, Pedalworx, Mountainking and Mad Professor
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