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Empress Effects ParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Empress ParaEq w/Boost EQ Pedal is designed to be a simple device that does its job extremely well. Empress noticed that the EQ section of many instrument amplifiers offer a very limited range of control. They designed the Empress ParaEq w/Boost to give musicians a powerful, musical, high quality EQ in a conveniently small package. The signal p...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Empress ParaEq w/Boost EQ Pedal is designed to be a simple device that does its job extremely well. Empress noticed that the EQ section of many instrument amplifiers offer a very limited range of control. They designed the Empress ParaEq w/Boost to give musicians a powerful, musical, high quality EQ in a conveniently small package. The signal path of the ParaEq w/Boost is comprised of the highest quality components chosen for their transparency, powerful tone shaping capabilities, and low operating noise. With the Empress ParaEq w/Boost your instrument will still sound like your instrument, only better.

Features

Extremely transparent sweet sounding EQ
Switchable q, fully over-lapping sweepable frequency selection, and 15dB of cut and boost
Ultra-Quiet
Internally switchable to run off 9/12/18V power supplies
30dB of Boost
Pristine clean sound with distortion measured to be less than 0.03%
True Bypass
Perfect size at 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.5"
Specifications
The Empress ParaEq w/Boost does not run off of batteries. It is powered by a standard 9, 12 or 18VDC negative tip wall wart (like the BOSS PSA-120). Power supply sold seperately.
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Empress EffectsParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

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5.0

Yes

By ROB

from undisclosed

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Comments about Empress Effects ParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal:

Great tone shaping tool. No noise. Boost feature alone makes it worth the price.Vary versatile, use it to put some sparkle back after all your pedals,or a boost for solos. Just a high end piece of gear. Get it!

 
5.0

I want another one

By Chows

from Mi

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Empress Effects ParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I use this to shape and boost my Distortion tones. Read up on it a bit, and went for it and I'm very glad.

     
    5.0

    Magnificent tone shaping pedal, well-built, worth the price

    By Don

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    Comments about Empress Effects ParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Now that I know what this pedal can do to hone the sound of any instrument I wouldn't do a gig without it. I am using two of these with my acoustic guitar set up. One for the magnetic pickup and one for the K&K. I am finally able to amplify the authentic full range of tone my guitar is capable of.

     
    2.0

    Not as good as the Furman PQ3

    By galayon

    from Valencia, Ca

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        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Empress Effects ParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I wanted to replace my Furman PQ3 with a smaller version like the ParaEQ, but I was very disappointed. I use the Furman PQ3 to push my amps to distort and get a thicker tone like many players have used it, but the ParaEQ gets really nasty and harsh especially when using the boost. Each band has only 15+ dB of boost. The Furman has 20dB of boost per band and it's also a preamp, but it's too big for a pedalboard. I think if Empress could improve on the ParaEq and make it do what Furman PQ3 can do, plus improve on the signal to noise ratio they would have a winner. I wouldn't recommend this pedal to Furman PQ3 or PQ6 users, on;y for light eq and some corrective eqing

         
        5.0

        get one new or used.

        By its all about the music

        from new hampshire

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        Comments about Empress Effects ParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal:

        i had bought one when they first came out and loved it.. sold it along with other gear to fund a guitar. i bought this new only because GC lowered the price for a few days at used value price.. these have excellent resale . you really do not need to test drive this pedal , just get one. i really truly missed this pedal and so so happy to have it back. i have zero patience to tweak a pedal all day long to get the tone you want, this pedal takes little effort and, when you do play with all the settings, i actually had the patience . this is not my first " EQ " pedal, owned most of the top 5 eq pedals and struggled with it, they would just change to tone from the amp and guitar completely.. the paraEq is super transparent, like a summer breeze , you can't see it but it feels great..

         
        5.0

        Easy to Achieve Dramatic Changes in Tone

        By Mark

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        Comments about Empress Effects ParaEq with Boost EQ Guitar Effects Pedal:

        A graphic EQ is nice, but this provides much more tone control. The clean boost allows me to easily get nice breakup on my Blues Junior, even at low volume, and the EQ helps make up for the loss of treble at low volume.

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