Not your everyday chorus.
The Red Witch Empress Chorus is not just an ordinary analog Chorus and Vibe effects pedal. The most enticing feature on the Empress Chorus pedal is the unique voicing control. This dial accesses virtually any chorus soun...
Not your everyday chorus.
The Red Witch Empress Chorus is not just an ordinary analog Chorus and Vibe effects pedal. The most enticing feature on the Empress Chorus pedal is the unique voicing control. This dial accesses virtually any chorus sound you could desire. It changes the delay time-it's on a pot so you've got an infinite number of chorus pedals in one box-from super spanky sparkling clean to noisy, seasick-inducing, pitch bending wobble.
Delay time determines a big part of any chorus pedal's tone, flavor, and sound. Short delay creates a very pristine, airy chorus, whereas longer delay time gives more wobble and throb. Unfortunately virtually all chorus devices only have 1 fixed delay setting-or at most a choice of 2.
Red Witch designed a circuit that adjusts the delay time via a potentiometer-from one extreme to the other and everything in-between. In its most extreme settings the device produces some hiss-this would be expected within the last third of the voicing controls sweep.
Vibe and Chorus Switch
Choose between Chorus or Vibrato mode. When in Vibrato mode use the voicing dial to choose from gentle, subtle pitch shifting to wild semitone leaps. The voicing control functions in vibe mode the same way it does in chorus mode-it shifts the delay time. Nasty or nice, you choose.
Velocity: Super stand-still slow to freaked out fast.
Mix: As clean or as chorusy as you like.
Depth: from a delicate flutter to a sickening swing.
Stereo Out: The Empress loves to function in stereo-harness her to 2 amplifiers and stand in between them-one will carry the dry signal and the other will carry the wet. The chorusing occurs in the air between the amps.
A Bright switch accesses some more sparkle on the more shimmery settings. Set voicing anywhere between 7 o'clock and 11 o'clock. Engaging this switch in more extreme settings adds background hiss.
Internal slide switch: The Empress Chorus pedal has 2 different input stages. A slide switch chooses between them. The effect pedal is preset to the Medusa input stage setting. The other position provides a little more boost and slightly different tonal response. Feel free to try both.
Switching: The Empress stereo chorus and vibrato pedal uses True Bypass switching. When she's not turned on she's just like a piece of guitar cable (A lady's allowed to have some quirks!)
Power: The Empress Chorus runs from either a 9V battery, or from an external 9V supply, via a 2.1mm socket.
Red Witch houses the Empress Chorus pedal in a die cast aluminum box coated in a unique vintage pearl finish, screen printed with the appropriate images. All Red Witch guitar pedals use only the highest quality, close tolerance parts, to ensure decades of hassle free use.
All electronics in the Red Witch Empress Stereo Chorus Vibrato Pedal are covered by a lifetime warranty.
I acquired this on a whim as a lad I know needed a borrow and used this as collateral. mines the early chrome one (sexy as hell) which looks miles better than the newer white ones. the voice knobby is fantastic and helps make all sorts of tones. I do have one gripe though... when in vibrato mode it volume drops worse than a three dollar hooker.