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Pro Pedalboards 2021

February 25, 2021
No one’s really toured for a year, but that hasn’t stopped us from catching up with guitarists of all stripes to find out what board candy has got them excited. Pandemic be damned! Here are some of the coolest stomp stations from the last year of PG Rig Rundowns.
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Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut [2021]

February 10, 2021
See the transformation from digital efficiency to a sprawling setup for Ghost Tapes #10 that now includes Gretsches, Jazzmasters, traditional tube heads, and more stomps than a store.
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Empress Effects Releases the Compressor MkII and the Bass Compressor

November 12, 2020
A pair of updated squeeze boxes that uses features and controls borrowed from high-end studio models.
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Rig Rundown: Caspian's Phil Jamieson

September 2, 2020
The self-proclaimed “midrange mattress” makes a post-rock bed with an “Excalibur” Jazzmaster and some up-the-sleeve Strymon settings.
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Increase Your IQ on EQ

July 24, 2020
Did you know that, with careful tweaking, an EQ can be among the most useful and drastic tone-altering pedals on your board? Here are 10 to check out.
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Rig Rundown: Elder

April 29, 2020
Swooshing Pink Floyd vibes, kerranging Sleep chugs, and mutating mellow Motorpsycho tones symbiotically swirl in this guitar duo’s growing setups.
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Empress Effects Compressor MkII Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Clever side-chain and EQ “tilt”functions make this revamped squeeze box even more flexible.
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NAMM 2020 Day 3 Gallery

January 18, 2020
Get close-up looks at new tone toys from Walrus, Eventide, Collings, Mythos, Orange, and more.
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PG Jams: Adrian Legg

February 26, 2019
The lauded fingerpicker visits our HQ to play some tunes and share details about his unorthodox technique, his one-of-a-kind guitar, and his expansive pedalboard.
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Tools for the Task: Buffers

February 19, 2017
Ten buffer options to help you maintain your core guitar-to-amp tone when running multiple pedals and cables.
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Empress Effects Unveils 10th Anniversary Tremolo

December 8, 2016
Only 250 will be made, each with its serial number engraved on the front of the pedal.
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Empress Reverb Review

September 23, 2016
This intuitive deep-space machine rewards tinkerers and traditionalists alike.
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NAMM 2016

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

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

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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