MXR Micro Chorus Reviews4.0/5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
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from Western MA
August 2, 2012Music Background:
25+ years playing guitar
AMAZING - BUY IT !!Simple, yet oh so effective. Let's face it, you do not need 5 knobs on a d*** chorus pedal. This pedal with its one knob can get you just about any chorus type sound that you could possibly want. It has a nice warm tone and can go from a gentle shimmer (think the opening of Metallica's Fade to Black) to full on warble. The 12 o'clock setting will get you the clean guitar part from Iron Maiden's Revelations. In any event, I love it and use it constantly. Oh, it's also built like a small tank.
from Marmaduke, AR
February 12, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist of 17 yrs
K.I.S.SKeep It Simple, Stupid!
This really is a greatest hits of chorus effects. If you don't need stereo and like simple, great sounding chorus then pick this up. It's dirt cheap. Sounds awesome. And only has one knob. It covers everything from shimmer to warble. Bucket Brigade analog and true bypass. Does it get any better?
April 13, 2013Music Background:
Old Retired Pro
Great Chorus!What a great, lush chorus! Simple, awesome, very deep and rich! Built like a tank as all MXR pedals are. Only things that kept it from 5 stars were...no volume/mix control, very noisy if ran in front of your dirt pedals, and adds a slight increase in volume if run after your dirt pedals but is not noisy at all that way. Sounds absolutely fantastic into a clean amp, and aside from the lack of volume control, it totally smokes the Boss CE-2 & CH-1!
Pedal chain: Guitar > MXR Script Phase 90 > Boss SD-1 > Timmy > Boss HR-2 > MXR Micro Chorus > Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master > Amp
from Central Florida, USA
August 17, 2012Music Background:
working musician in an active band
Nice, compact chorusI dig MXR stuff. This gets the job done and fits on a crowded board. Heavy duty construction and build quality means it'll survive the road and the mishaps that come along with gigging. Analog technology that sounds good and goes from shimmer to all out trippy swirl. Fits my needs well. With the exception of my tuner, my board is all MXR. Can't go wrong with their stuff. Good value for the money and dependable.
August 6, 2012
solid all aroundsolid pedal all around. good for those of us who like to keep it simple and focus more our our playing. very sturdy construction and easy to use. I'm very satisfied with it.
There are a couple of drawbacks. If you use a battery to power it, you have to manually take the back cover off with a screwdriver-its a pain. Second, if you are pushing a lot of overdrive or distortion at higher volumes, the pedal can be noisy. It will make a slight hissing sound. However, I play blues mostly and this is not a issue at all for me even at high volumes. If you play metal, I would use another pedal.
All in all, its a good pedal for adding some texture to blues and classic rock tones.
from Tumwater, WA
March 13, 2012Music Background:
super simple, awesome soundI think the chorus sweep is dialed perfectly. I love that I can move the rate knob with my foot for real-time control. I gave it a 4 only because I intended to patch this in my fx loop but since it doesn't have a level/ mix control it sounds better in front of the amp.
from Kalamazoo, MI
March 1, 2012Music Background:
Simple is GoodI bought this chorus pedal to replace my Ibanez CS9.
Both are analog, both sound good, both are easy to use.
I don't know if it is the wave shape or just the overall rate
that is different, but the MXR has a more defined sound,
and when full on the MXR is closer to a vibrato, and the
CS9 more like a spring reverb tank. The MXR has more
low end as well, making it seem like your tone doesn't
shift quite as much as with the CS9. The CS9 is dead
quiet, while the MXR has a sweep pulse when you're
not playing. Even though the CS9 has more controls and
can be stereo, it is not as versatile as the MXR. So while
I like the Ibanez, I will be using the MXR. It just sounds like
what you want a chorus pedal to sound like.
from Mandeville, LA.
February 27, 2013
Micro ChoursSounds good but wish there was a way to control the level of the effect,