In this comparison we put the MXR M234 Analog Chorus Pedal and TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus Pedal head to head in a battle to find out which wins the specifications war. There is a lot more to this sort of decision than price, so we see if we can help you decide which is best for your needs. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.
Contestant number one is the MXR M234 Analog Chorus Pedal. MXR is one of the big 3 brands that have dominated the world of chorus pedals since the 80’s. A household name to almost all guitar players, they have been turning out exceptional products since the 70’s and still are in 2019 .
And now we will have a look at our second product, the TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus Pedal. TC Electronic is a Danish outfit who are all about quality and pushing technological boundaries. Their Sentry noise gate pedal, in particular, is a masterful, cutting edge product. Due to the new technologies they utilize, their pedals often come with premium price tags however they are well worth the money if you’re willing to part with your cash.
The analog chorus is all about the classic feel. It has been designed using old school bucket brigade electronics and gives you a beautiful warm, liquid tone. Also, the amount of control this pedal provides is second to none with level, rate, depth, low and high function knobs.
For a lesser known brand name, a staggering amount of outstanding and legendary guitarists use a number of TC’s products as part of their rigs - Andy Summers of The Police, Queen’s Brian May, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Steve Vai, Tony Lommi of Black Sabbath and many, many more.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|MXR M234 Analog Chorus Pedal||TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus Pedal|
+ Completely analog for a warmth and depth
+ Bucket Brigade electronics
+ Absolute maximum levels of control and flexibility
+ Cutting edge TonePrint technology
+ Mini size means it takes up next to no room on your board
+ Simple operation
+ Extremely robust design
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|A truly outstanding pedal. The warm, deep liquid feel of this pedal that comes from the classic circuitry and design is simply amazing and will give you an enviable guitar tone. Not overly priced by any means but still not the cheapest chorus pedal you will find, however it is without question worth every penny.||Another top offering from TC. Innovation is what these guys are all about and they have done it again with the Corona. Reasonably priced and oozes quality.|
Also see Music Critic's article Best Chorus Pedal for Guitars in 2019 which includes even more information.