MXR Stereo Chorus Effects Pedal
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Big for a reason Feb 26, 2011
By T. Heiss
My previous pedal was an old DOD which had only had a rate and width knob. When you turn it on, it blasted overbearing chorus even turned all the way down. The great thing about the MXR is the intensity knob which allows you to control how much effect you want in your signal. So smooth. The bass and treble function is great. If you're lacking in low end, boost the bass. The LED light not only shows you when the pedal is on but also mimics the rate speed. With the width and rate all the way down, the average listener will never know its a chorus pedal and won't know how you get that great tone. I don't know if I'll ever go fully clean again. One thing worth mentioning is that the width and rate don't go Grand Canyon wide or like spastic speed but it's more than enough. Get more pedals for that anyway. I leave the low end cut on. The knob level indicators glow in the dark, good for the stage. You can actually power this with 2 9V batteries if you're crying over the adapter. Why not just buy a power brick though? Mine came with the adapter. Playing this pedal in stereo is a must. I wish there was a ping pong option because with the rate and width up high, it sounds really close to a tremelo pedal. Put delay and a little distortion next to this pedal and BAM, a single note sounds like an epic 80s solo. Very transparent. Again, intensity knob is the best. I haven't tried the BOSS chorus pedals but after this I really don't care to. I prefer the MXR footswitch over the bulky BOSS ones anyway. It's not as big as those RC20 or Memory Man double pedals FYI. Love it. Negatives? Um... I wish it came in midnight blue.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Mxr Stereo Chorus Jun 26, 2011
I love the MXR Stereo Chorus so much. It provides a very warm and lush chorus sound, which can be tweaked in many ways. The pedal can please even the most meticulous chorus aficionados. I believe this pedal was used on Gun's and Roses appetite for destruction album. This pedal perfectly nails the effect on during the intro to Paradise City. The Bass and Treble knobs allow you to get pretty much, whatever chorus sound you are interested in. The Bass Filter switch also provides a wonderful feature that lets you apply the chorus only to the high-end parts of your signal and the bass and lows are left unaffected. You can plug this chorus into two amps and get some very cool spatial chorus effects. This baby is definitely worth the money, if you are looking for a more professional chorus to use. This is an 18v pedal, and it sounds like heaven. The pedal also does great Leslie speaker simulations when the width and rate knobs are turned up. If this pedal were ever stolen, I would go right back out and buy another one.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
LOVE my big yellow brick!!! Feb 17, 2011
By W. Fleming
I've tried dozens of choruses and I'm always seduced back to the MXR Stereo Chorus. MXR really hit on something special with this yellow brick. Most other choruses sound too contrived or over-the-top, but there's something else going on here. There's something absolutely haunting and provocative about the M134's sound. I'll concede there are other pedals that may have a slightly wider range of sounds (with adjustable delay time, etc.) and the 18V adapter is a minor inconvenience, but to my ears none have the raw tonal beauty of the M134.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Very nice - lots in a small box Mar 16, 2010
By Blue Strat
I have really become a big proponent of Jim Dunlop / MXR pedals after trying out and purchasing the Noise Gate, Dyna Comp, Distortion III, and now the Stereo Chorus. All of these are on my pedalboard and all have lots in common like, high quality construction, easy to use, "very quiet", small footprint ( even the larger Chorus pedal), looks good, flexible options and affordable.
This Chorus pedal is 18VDC for that extra punch and comes with the power adapter included. I bought this to replace my Fulltone MDV2 chorus which has an issue picking up AM radio interference RFI much of the day and the MDV2 was 100.00 more expensive than the MXR. The MXR is very quiet, combines nicely with other pedal sounds and has taken its place on my main board now. Lots of features like its own Bass and Treble EQ which only effects the chorus and will not color the whole tone, a bass filter button that keeps the low end in tact if needed , Stereo or Mono output. Very easy to set up and use right away. The pedal is not quite 4.9 inches wide x 3.5 inches long in case you are wondering about limited pedalboard space...its not too big but twice as big as other standard MXR's.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Nice subtle, transparent Stereo Chorus Nov 11, 2010
By aspiring saint
I like it better than the vintage Ibanez Stereo Chorus this replaced for me. Ther vintage Ibanez stepped on my original tone-rplacing it with a more synthetic, if musical, texture and tone. I have not used numerous Chorus pedals--but this one is quality, and can be purchased for a reasonable price used.
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