A chorus pedal replicates the sound of identical instruments to thicken and add layers to your tone. The pedals available today allow you to control the size and shape of your waveform, as well as the speed, depth, intensity of the modulation rate so you can craft the right combination. At LAWK STAR, we give you the multi-dimensional qualities you seek with chorus pedals from companies such as: Earthquaker Devices, Boss, MXR, Rocktron, T-Rex, Tech 21 and Tortuga Effects.
Choosing the Right Chorus Pedal
Analog versus Digital: Chorus pedals use different types of electronic technology to process the signal within a device. An analog pedal acts directly on the signal, producing a warm tone. A digital pedal digitally processes a guitar’s sound to apply the chorus effect, and then converts the signal into a sound wave. While an analog chorus pedal may vary the delay provided, a digital pedal consistently delays the sound. Consequently, digital pedals tend to produce a brigh, crisp sound.
Chorus Pedal Controls: When shopping for a chorus pedal, look for one that has the controls you feel are most important to achieving the sound you want.
Popular chorus pedal settings include:
- Effect, or gain, level: Volume control; the effect will be more pronounced as you increase the volume
- Rate: Adjust the delay time between the original sound and additional sound waves
- Depth: The number of voices the pedal produces
- Tone (Filter): Control if you want the effect to apply to high, low or mid ranges
A chorus pedal gives your playing a full tone without the need to use extra instruments. If you have a specific sound that you want to achieve, talk to the pros at LAWK STAR so we can pair you with the right pedal.