10th Anniversary Tremolo

$249.00 USD

The Empress Tremolo is 10 Years old! We’re celebrating with a limited edition, 10th anniversary tremolo pedal. Only 250 of these pedals will be made, each with its serial number engraved on the front of the pedal.

The Charity

For every 10th anniversary tremolo sold, we will donate $10 to charity. Being animal lovers, we're supporting Big Sky Ranch, Ottawa's only no-kill animal shelter.


Andy Summers Charity Auction

Andy Summers, of The Police, was one of the first users of our original tremolo pedal 10 years ago. He was super awesome and signed serial number 1 of 250 for us to auction off for charity. 100% of the proceeds from this auction will go to charity, so please check it out and support a good cause.




The Giveaways

We’re giving away 10 of them!

- 2 Pedals will be given away to our mailing list. Everyone subscribed to our mailing list on Dec 20th is entered to win..
- 2 Pedals will be given away on instagram. To enter, all that’s required is to post a photo of your pedalboard, tag @Empress_Effects and use the hastag #10YearsOfTremolo.
- 2 Pedals will be given away on Facebook. To enter, all that’s required is to post a photo of your pedalboard, tag @EmpressEffects and use the hastag #10YearsOfTremolo.
- 2 Pedals will be given away on the Gearpage. To enter, all that’s required is to post a photo of your pedalboard on this thread!
- 2 Pedals will be given away on Reddit. To enter, all that’s required is to post a photo of your pedalboard on this thread!

Contest runs from Dec 6th – Dec 20th.

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Features

  • Pristine Sound - The Empress Tap Tremolo2 Pedal has to be heard to be believed. It's whisper quiet and free from the "LFO throb" usually associated with tremolos. We dare anyone to find a better sounding tremolo.
  • Waveform Selection - You can modulate your sound with three different waveforms. An asymmetrical tremolo was modeled after a '65 Fender Vibrolux (brown face) to give you the fullest tremolo sound possible. A square wave can be utilized if you're after a harder sound. And if you're looking for a more normal tremolo, you can use the triangle wave setting.
  • Tap Tempo - The Empress Tap Tremolo2 Pedal averages your last four taps so it plays in sync with your music. You can also choose different tap to tremolo rate ratios. 1:1, 3:4, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4 are available.
  • Rhythms - Another exclusive feature. The Empress Trem will definitely do your run-of-the-mill tremolo sound to a tee. But you can also set it to play different rhythms. Check out the soundclips for examples.
  • Gain - A problem with most tremolos on the market is that when they're engaged, you hear a noticeable drop in volume. The Empress Trem solves this by having a gain stage on the output. It's able to deliver up to 12dB of gain without adding any distortion to the signal.
  • Presets - Save all your settings in up to 8 presets and recall with the touch of a button.
  • True Bypass - The Empress Trem employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged. Buffered bypass is also available if that's your thing.
  • Advanced Configuration Menu - The Advanced configuration menu lets you configure how your tremolo works. Select from true or buffered bypass, 0-8 presets, MIDI configuration, Control port control (expression pedal, external tap, control voltage and MIDI) as well as which preset system to use, the ramp speed when switching between presets and more!
  • Perfect Size - The enclosure measures approximately 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.5", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.

Soundclips

Specifications

Power Input Voltage 9 - 12 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"
Length 3.5"
Width 4.5"
Input Impedance 1 Meg
Output Impedance 330 Ohm
Frequency Response (-3dB) 4Hz - 30kHz
Input Headroom +9.8dBu
Output Headroom +9.2dBu
Distortion 0.40%
Signal to Noise 107.7dB