We will be looking at two popular products, the Fender Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal and the MXR M83 Bass Chorus Deluxe Pedal. 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.
Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Fender Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal. Fender seems to do a bit of everything and do it well. Obviously, they are well known for their guitars and basses, the Stratocaster, the Telecaster, the P-Bass are all legendary. Also, their amps and other associated gear are all great yet they are lesser known for their ventures into the world of effects pedals.
Next let's have a look at the MXR M83 Bass Chorus Deluxe Pedal. When it comes to bass very few people think of it as an instrument used in conjunction with chorus pedals. Yet in the 80’s a chorus effects pedal combined with a fretless bass was extremely common, however, due to overuse it now tends to feel quite dated.
This is part of their new Competition Series a provides a decent level of control and manipulation for the price. Depth, Speed, and Mix function knobs do the work and give you some great modulation.
The trick to mastering a bass/chorus sound is to use it sparingly, less is more. When used heavily it can detract from tone considerably and an almost weak, distant feel overwhelms everything else in your output. However used in the correct proportion it can sound great, the low end of the bass mixed with the effect is a match made in heaven. For an example of quite a heavy use check out Jeff Berlin.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Fender Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal||MXR M83 Bass Chorus Deluxe Pedal|
+ Robust build and nice design
+ Impressive product considering the price
+ Simple operation
+ Mono and Stereo output
+ Classic bucket-brigade electronics
+ Fully analog
+ Flanger and X-Over features
+ 5 control knobs for ultra precise manipulation
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|Overall this is a decent box. It is nothing groundbreaking whatsoever but does the job. Ideal starter or secondary pedal.||A great investment for any bass player looking to make their sound stand out and arm themselves with the ability to offer something unique. Rather pricey, however , t may be one of the bet pedals of its kind on the market right now.|
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