Empress Effects - Germ Drive Pedal


The Empress Effects Germ Drive Pedal is a true-to-tweed overdrive wrapped up in a nice, rugged package. Like a tube amp in a stompbox, its break up is incredibly natural sounding, never with the artificial harshness like in some overdrive or distortion pedals, so that your tone stays intact even at higher settings. Your guitar's volume control really becomes an extension of the pedal itself - just roll it back for some cleaner drive, or turn it up for full-on crunch. An incredibly warm, all analog overdrive, the Empress Effects Germ Drive Pedal is true bypass and uses a simple four knob layout to achieve your sound.

  • All Analog Signal Path - no digitals in here!
  • Natural Break-up - Stays true to your original tone.
  • Cleans up well - Seamlessly clean up your sound by rolling back your volume knob.
  • Dynamic - Responds well to your dynamics like a tube preamp
  • Sustain - Good sustain with warm, tube-like overdrive
  • EQ - Hi shelf and low shelf EQs let you tweak your sound.
  • Bass - Works great on bass!
  • True Bypass - The Empress Germ Drive employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
  • Small Size - The enclosure measures approximately 4.5" by 2.5" by 1.5", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.

Empress Effects Germ Drive Pedal
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