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Empress Deus Chorus - Perfectly Imperfect

Available as part of our perfectly imperfect sale.

We have a small quantity of Empress Deus pedals that are perfect in every way (sonically, electronically, mechanically) but have some minor imperfection in their cosmetic appearance.

Red Witch’s most beloved pedal, The Empress Chorus, is back.

Now even better than before.

Ultra Versatile. 100% Analog. New “DARK” mode. Chorus/ Vibrato. Stereo. 

The most versatile analog chorus ever made.

The original Empress Chorus was used exclusively by Andy Summers for all chorus sounds on the Police reunion in 2007.

 The most iconic exponent of chorus tones.

 The biggest reunion of the decade.

 The Empress Chorus.

 The new Empress Deus Chorus gives you access to the exact same sounds and circuit in Andy’s unit and so much more. All analog, with a new-old-stock MN3007 Bucket Brigade Delay chip at it’s heart, the Empress Deus Chorus offers virtually every chorus flavor you could desire.

The new Empress Deus adds an extra feature, the option of switching the right-hand toggle switch to a much darker mode – allowing you to emulate the high roll off of the classic Boss CE-1. 

Featuring the unique VOICE control of the original Empress, you are able to change the delay time of the chorus – allowing you access to an infinite number of chorus pedal sounds in one box – from super-spanky sparkling clean to over-the-top sea-sick inducing, pitch bending wobble.

The new Empress Deus also allows you to run the pedal from either a standard 9 volt DC supply, or, from a 15 volt supply allowing more headroom. 

Every analog chorus sound you could ever desire in one, beautiful box.

* Please note that the Empress Deus currently ships with the limited edition black knob option.




Current draw: 25ma


Weight: 360 grams


Dimensions: 93mm x 52mm x 118mm

"Just writing to say that I blind-bought the Empress Deus pedal after being so impressed with the Infinia and it’s probably the best chorus I’ve ever used - I even like it more than the pristine models in the UAD Astra. So easy to dial in and probably 95% of the pot values produce usable settings, I am loving it - and I don’t usually use much modulation."
Daniel R.

" I want to complement you on your work. The pedal is really fantastic and I am impressed with both the range of sounds and the quality of them. This really is an excellent device. I’m running it in stereo and it has exceeded my expectations, so thank-you." - Simon M. 


“Ben Fulton, the man behind Red Witch, has succeeded in designing a chorus pedal that is capable of dialling in pretty much any chorus sound you may have floating around in your head while not relying on past sounds to get you there. ”

Premier Guitar Magazine,

The Empress is a three-dimensional modulation machine, and when you couple its vast array of sounds with absolutely wicked construction – and some cool graphics – you’ve got one of the drippiest sounding chorus/vibrato pedals ever made.” 

Guitar Player



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