In today's comparison we invite you to see how the Walrus Audio Julia Analog Chorus Vibrato Pedal stacks up against the Dunlop M148 MXR Micro Chorus. Not sure which is right for you? With so many great options on the market that's hardly surprising, so read on and see if we can help you reach a decision. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.
Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Walrus Audio Julia Analog Chorus Vibrato Pedal. Walrus audio is easily one of the coolest outfits in the industry. They are well known for creating pedals that not only sound outstanding but look absolutely awesome. Their pedals have some seriously “out-there” designs that will be the talking point of your board.
The second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Dunlop M148 MXR Micro Chorus. The MXR pedals need no introduction. They have been creating first class products for decades now and have not let up by any means since their takeover by Jim Dunlop. The Micro Chorus is an 80’s reissue from the MXR custom shop team and it joins the ranks of other illustrious pedals from these guys such as the classic Phase 90. Quite simply MXR got it right with this one.
They are certainly not the most well-known brand yet an almost endless list of guitar players from some great bands use their effects pedals such as Bon Jovi, One Republic, Boyce Avenue, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Shins, The Raconteurs, Cold War Kids, Manchester Orchestra and much, much more. Click here for a full selection of guitar pedal reviews.
The operation could not be easier with a single Rate function knob giving you full control over a wide chorus range from shimmering tones to intense modulation. Considering the fact this sports only 1 knob the level of manipulation and the corresponding output is remarkable. The pedal adds a fantastic layer to your sound, especially towards the high end with a gorgeous yet biting resonating effect.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Walrus Audio Julia Analog Chorus Vibrato Pedal||Dunlop M148 MXR Micro Chorus|
+ Classic fully analog electronics
+ Dry-Chorus-Vibrato Blend for unparalleled manipulation
+ Rate, Depth and Lag control knobs - Lag is a specialty of Walrus Audio
+ Fully analog electronics
+ ‘True Bypass’ technology
+ Ultra simple operation
+ Solid build and a beautiful stripped back design in striking yellow
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|You get what you pay for and Julia is both pricey and outstanding. The level of control combined with the quality and clarity of sound she gives you is second to none, a truly professional chorus pedal.||Another absolutely top quality product from MXR. Everything you need from a chorus pedal packaged in as simple a form as you could possibly imagine. Simple and extremely effective, this will not disappoint.|
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