The year, 2005 Steve Bragg fresh out of university for electrical engineering is asked by a friend to create a custom Tremolo pedal that he would later have no need for. Steve left with this creation sells it at a local music store and Empress Effects was born. Take that!


What they’re all about:

At Empress Effects, we strive to make original and exciting effects. Every effort is made to ensure the highest possible sound quality in every pedal. We aim to maximize the tonal possibilities with innovative features, yet remain focused on providing an intuitive user experience while keeping the footprint on the pedalboard minimal.

“Our goal is to inspire musicians, and give them the tools to create any sound they can dream of(and even some they can’t)”

With musicians from Andrian Belew to Bootsie Collins and Canada’s own Kim Mitchell, Empress features a long line of quality made great sounding pedals. Ranging from distortions and fuzz, to equalizers and tape delays there are pedals to suit your sound and style.