MXR M-234 Analog Chorus Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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October 28, 2012Music Background:
Home Studio Enthusiast, Pedalboard Designer/Builder
Great Sounding Chorus!I've been looking for a chorus pedal to add to a new pedalboard I'm building for myself for quite some time. I build boards for other local musicians and have been able to try out many different chorus pedals over the years. I'm definitely partial to the analog chorus sound. I've tested several vintage pedals (Boss CS-2, Ibanez CS9) and even tried the newer Boss CE-5 (not a fan) along with a Small Stone and Nano Stone from Electro-Harmonix. If price were not an issue, I would shell out for a minty vintage Boss CS-2 ($170-$200) which I have on another board of mine. But I wanted to see what was out there and gave this one a try. In the end, it came down to either the MXR Analog Chorus or the EH Small Stone. The MXR ended up winning out - I could match the same tone of the Small Stone plus dial in many other flavors. And it takes up less space on the board and is built like a tank. This is an excellent pedal for the price and IMO really stands up to my favorite, the Boss CE-2. Anyone looking for a great sounding analog chorus that can pretty much do it all can't go wrong with the MXR!
from New Haven area, Connecticut.
August 11, 2012Music Background:
self taught on guitar, vocal, songwriting, recording
Nice Analog Chorus Effects...I recently bought the MXR Chorus Pedal M-234. So far I use my chorus pedal on occasion. I have a Roland JC-120 stereo guitar amplifier. The perfect amp for this chorus pedal, you might say. But currently I have equipment scattered about. I'm working on downsizing my pedal board. I still find my best description of the "chorus" effect to be of a Carousel-like effect or "similar to the sound of music coming through several speakers rotating at slightly different speeds". An example of a typical and pleasant chorus effect would likely be with the rate and depth knobs set between 2:00 and 3:00. Run one cable out of the "mono" jack on the pedal to one amplifier. Run the other cable out of the "thru" jack to a second amplifier. Or using a stereo amplifier run one cable out from the "mono" output on the pedal to the Left stereo channel of the amplifier, and run the second cable from the "thru" output of the pedal and into the Right stereo channel. Stereo hookup is not necessary for hearing the effect but only a stereo hookup will animate and create a sense of movement within the effect. It's a real pretty effect. I use it with one cord out from the MONO jack. All Analog. Bucket Brigade Technology. Same size as a Dyna-Comp or Dist+. There's a lot of pluses there. That's why I bought it. Unless you want an over-the-edge-digital that will do chorus to the 5th power,.. this in a real comfortable, nice looking, pretty sounding pedal with a small footprint. I recently bought
a American Deluxe Strat. 'n ask my sales rep. to tack this on too.
from Los Angeles
July 6, 2012Music Background:
MxR Analog ChorusVery responsive low and high levels i actually use this for Bass and Responds better than my Bass chorus!
from Los Angeles, CA
August 10, 2011Music Background:
Classic sound with lots of tweakability!Bought this primarily to use with old analog synths, but also with my DSI Tetra, to warm up some of the pads and strings with some Juno-60 style chorus. The sound is great and with so much control you can dial in pretty much any chorus effect you want from mild to extreme. My only gripe - and this goes for all MXR pedals - is that it is too easy to overload the pedal if you come out of a synth. I have to really turn the level down to almost silent to avoid clipping the pedal, whereas with other brands like BOSS and Moogerfoogers they just work.
from jefferson city missouri
August 4, 2011Music Background:
mxr-234 analog chorusI have owned different chorus pedal,but this one sounds better and haves alot of options for adjustments.that the other simply dont have.Good job mxr.