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    Empress Effects ParaEQ MKII Deluxe FX Pedal

    *This is a Special Order item that we order quickly and directly from our suppliers after your purchase and ship to you within 2-5 days.*

    The most sought after and groundbreaking parametric EQ is back, better than ever, here in it's deluxe form!

    The ParaEQ Deluxe from Canadian pedal outfit Empress Effects is back for MKII, with everything kept from the much loved original but with added fidelity and control, and with even more tonal shaping and precise fine-tuning option with the deluxe version.

    Having a ParaEQ in your setup gives you a combination of transparency and precision and is why recording studio control rooms are dominated by parametric equalisers, it's why they’re a great choice for creative and corrective EQ on your pedalboard.

    The Details
    • Special Order item
    • Expected to ship within 2-5 days
    • Effect: Parametric EQ
    • Made in Canada
    • Deluxe version MKII
    • Deluxe version extra: High-pass and low-pass filters for precision work at the frequency extremes
    • Deluxe version extra: The glorious sound of Baxandall filters for sparkling broad high end or extra weight in the low end with extra frequency shelving adjustments
    • Deluxe version extra: Prepared for any EQ situation
    • Low noise, transparent signal path
    • 3 fully parametric bands
    • Precision EQ control
    • Clean headroom with no clipping
    • Superior control with no tone degradation
    • Works with a variety of instruments
    • Top mounted jacks
    • Current draw: 300ma
    • 9VDC
    • 2 year manufacturer warranty (4 years if registered)
    Shipping & Returns


    • Free UK shipping from orders of £200 or more
    • Orders despatched within 1-2 working days
    • Always tracked worldwide shipping
    • Plastic free packaging as standard


    30 day peace of mind return policy, but please read our terms and conditions, returns and refunds policy before placing an order. 

    What Do Empress Effects Say?

    The #1 EQ pedal returns - better than ever

    We've brought back the most sought after Parametric EQ pedal with groundbreaking upgrades.We kept everything people loved about the original ParaEq and added more fidelity and control.

    More Control

    Whether you're trying to cut through a mix or fix a feedback issue, you need precision! The ParaEq MKII offers the most control of any pedal EQ on the market.

    More Sweetness

    Effortlessly sweeten your tone with beautiful sounding, super smooth Baxandall filters for broad high and low frequency shelving adjustments on the Deluxe.

    More Power

    The ParaEq MKII pedals operates internally at 27V, providing clean headroom without unwanted clipping.

    More Purity

    We’re able to offer the most control without degradation to the tone due to minimal circuit topology­­—the opposite of graphic EQs.

    Why Choose Parametric EQ Over Graphic EQ?

    Graphic equalizers provide a convenient visual sense of the EQ curve. However, there is a tradeoff in transparency and precision.

    The graph here shows the ParaEq MKII Deluxe (cyan) and a 7-band graphic EQ pedal (magenta) both providing a +4dB boost at around 2 kHz. As can be seen, the ParaEq is much more precise in the changes it can make, whereas the graphic EQ affects nearly the entire frequency spectrum. Furthermore, at around 10kHz the ParaEq is providing unity gain, whereas the graphic EQ is attenuating the signal by nearly 6dB. This makes the ParaEq a more transparent circuit than the graphic EQ.

    This combination of transparency and precision is why recording studio control rooms are dominated by parametric equalizers, and why they’re a great choice for creative and corrective EQ on your pedalboard.

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