There’s one thing in common when it comes to the great songs of rock n roll - they use the best pedal chorus. Think hits from Prince, Nirvana, The Police, and The Cure. And no, they’re not the part of a song when everyone comes together to sing the same few words over again. A pedal chorus adds some zing and life by creating the sound of multiple instruments playing simultaneously.
In a chorus pedal, the guitar signal is duplicated and the pitch changes slightly. In addition, the signal is often also slightly delayed and then mixed back into the original guitar signal. This makes it sound as if several guitars are being played at once and a wider, thicker, and richer sound is created. Adding chorus to a clean tone gives your sound a rich texture and is amazing for rhythm and lead lines. Chorus has been a favourite effect of guitarists for years and at Art of Guitar, we have a selection of the best Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser pedals for electric and bass guitars.
The gorgeous sounding MXR Stereo Chorus M13 will remind you how cool chorus can be. Set the Rate and Width controls to your liking and then dial in as much effect as you want with the Intensity knob. You can then shape the tone even further by EQ-ing the modulated frequencies with the Bass and Treble controls. Run in mono or use the stereo outputs for a huge, vibrant sound. If you're looking to preserve the low end of your guitar tone, the Stereo Chorus has got you covered with its Bass Filter button that applies the effect to the high frequencies only. The MXR range also includes the MXR Micro Chorus, which delivers a stunning range of rich chorus sounds. This affordable chorus pedal is designed with old-school bucket brigade technology for a warm analog tone and features a true bypass for pure guitar tone when the pedal is off. Its road-worthy hardware and components are housed in a space saving Phase 90-sized box.
The Hotone Ampero II Stomp is a top effects processor and amp modeler featuring more than 40 different effects that will allow you to create your own signature sound. The Ampero Stomp II also boasts 87 amp models, 6 cab models, over 100 pedal models, and 60 original effects designed by Hotone themselves. You can also buy the Hotone MP 100 Ampero Multi effects Pedal. Described an a ‘game changer’ this Ampero delivers all the real sounds of rock past and pr sent.
The Hiwatt Tube Tremolo has been popular throughout the decades with rock, indie, and country players. The Smith’s Johnny Marr pushed the boundaries of what tremolo was capable of with the hit song, ‘How Soon Is Now?’ This Hiwatt Tube Tremolo is simple but very distinctive and surprisingly versatile. Easily adjustable from the clear controls, which include Depth, Speed, Wave, and Master settings, this is one of the most comprehensive tremolo pedals you’ll find at Art Of Guitar and beyond.
The BOSS PH 3 Phase Shifter pedal puts vintage and modern phase effects (and more) into a very convenient stompbox! In addition to multiple-stage phasers with adjustable stage settings, you get Rise and Fall modes for incredible sounds. For the best chorus pedals for your guitar, check out our online shop or pop into the Art of Guitar store in Dubai.