Looking for that lush 3-D sound of a Chorus Pedal? Here are the best high-end, mid-priced and budget models.
One of the most popular guitar effects of all time — chorus pedals — are often used to fatten-up the sound and give it more of a “3-D” feel. Some of the most popular guitar tones of all time have involved the smart use of chorus (reference just about any song by the Police; Andy Summers really knew how to use chorus wisely). Even in the budget arena, thick and creamy sounds can be generated when using a chorus pedal in true stereo. Below is a list of the most popular guitar chorus pedals, arranged by price range.
High-End / Boutique Chorus Pedals
TC Electronic Stereo Chorus/Flanger Pedal
A high-end / boutique chorus pedal that also doubles as a flange or pitch modulator.
Best / Coolest Feature: A gain control that will have a big impact on the overall voice of the effected sound. There is also a built in power supply for AC operation (very very cool).
T-Rex The Twister Chorus/Flanger Guitar Effects Pedal
Excellent-sounding chorus and flange-in-one pedal. Good control set and decent features.
Maxon CS-9 Stereo Chorus Pro Pedal
Based on the Panasonic MN3207, does a pretty good leslie imitation.
Best / Coolest Feature: True bypass, also sounds great with bass.
Red Witch Empress Chorus Vibrato Pedal
True bypass switching, chorus or vibrato and a great control set.
Best / Coolest Feature: Internal trimmer lets you adjust the gain stage. The “voice” control affects the delay time and allows you to get an almost limitless array of chorus types.
Fulltone MDV2 Mini-Deja Vibe2 Chorus/Vibrato Peda
Fulltone makes extremely cool and high-quality pedals. The MDV2 offers chorus and vibrato. Here’s one that you can buy first and ask questions later.
Best / Coolest Feature: Vintage or modern voicing, control the chorus / vibrato speed with your foot.
Maxon Vintage Series CS550 Stereo Chorus Pedal
Uses Panasonic MN3207 IC chip, vintage chorus vibe.
Best / Coolest Feature: Hand made.
Mid-Priced Chorus Pedals
EBS UniChorus Chorus Pedal
Chorus, flange and pitch modulation in one pedal. True bypass circuitry.
BBE Mind Bender Analog Vibrato and Chorus Pedal
Dual-mode analog Vibrato/Chorus. Patterned after the Boss VB-2 Vibrato™ (Pitch Vibrato) and the Blue Hippo from Way Huge Electronics (Analog Chorus).
DigiTech HardWire CR-7 Stereo Chorus Pedal
Seven chorus types for a nice range of different voices. Voltage remains constant, regardless of battery life, for consistent performance.
Best / Coolest Feature: Stereo input and output. Very cool.
MXR M134 Stereo Chorus Pedal
An upgraded version of a cherished classic.
Best / Coolest Feature: Bass and treble controls allow you to really dial in the wet signal or use the bass filter switch to limit the effected signal to the high end only.
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal
Dunlop Uni-Vibe UV1SC Stereo Chorus Pedal
Chorus or vibrato in one pedal.
Best / Coolest Feature: Switch between chorus an vibrato mode with a second foot switch.
Electro Harmonix Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger Chorus Pedal
Best / Coolest Feature: Filter Matrix mode allows you to manually flange or freeze your sound.
Ibanez CS9 Stereo Chorus Pedal
Another classic pedal reissued. For many, this was their first chorus pedal. It generally sounds great.
Best / Coolest Feature: Text…
Line 6 ToneCore Space Chorus Stompbox Pedal
A deceptively complex and feature-rich chorus pedal.
Best / Coolest Feature: Stereo input, three modes and tap tempo.
DigiTech CF7 Chorus Factory Pedal
Digital modeling of seven classic chorus pedals.
Best / Coolest Feature: Cabinet modeling for direct output to a mixer.
Boss CE-5 Stereo Chorus Ensemble Pedal
Total work horse, good sound, high / low pass filters
Guyatone MC- Micro Chorus Effects Pedal
Best / Coolest Feature: Super tiny, small footprint.
ModTone MT-CH Aqua Chorus Pedal
True bypss, good-sounding chorus.
Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus Pedal
One of the real classics. Limited control set, but a pretty rich sound.
DigiTech Multi-Chorus X-Series Digital Multi-Voice Chorus Pedal
Best / Coolest Feature: 16 voice effects, cabinet emulation.
Ibanez CF7 Tone Lok Chorus Flanger Pedal
Chorus and flange in one pedal.
Budget / Inexpensive / Cheap Chorus Pedals
Behringer UC200 Ultimate Stereo Chorus Effects Pedal
Dan Electro Danelectro Milkshake Chorus Mini Effects Pedal
Starcaster by Fender – Chorus Pedal
Rocktek Electric Guitar Chorus Effect Pedal