Small Clone Full-Chorus review by Electro-Harmonix

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  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Sound: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.5 Good
  • Users' score: 8.7 (66 votes)
Electro-Harmonix: Small Clone Full-Chorus

Price paid: € 59

Purchased from: Olympus Music

Ease of Use — 8
The pedal has few controls, two, a depth switch and a rate knob. The rate knob controls the speed or rate of the modulation. The depth switch changes between two presets of the chorus intensity. Dialing in the right chorus is fairly easy - choose the intensity of your preference and then set the rate to taste in context of what you are playing. Using this pedal, great sound dis easy to achieve. Combine this with the low price, this pedal is highly recommended to beginners or anyone looking for a cool effect pedal.

Sound — 9
This pedal sounds full, deep and warm chorus. It does not feature a dry to wet mix control, thus, it is not exactly subtle. It is great for making clean passages interesting and to add some moderate modulation to the lead parts. Sounds like '80s cleans and early '90s. My pedal makes a clicking noise when engaged or disengaged. Works with a number of effects such as Tubescreamer overdrive, Dynacomp compressor and DM-2 delay. I use it by playing a Fender American Standard Stratocaster through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.

Reliability & Durability — 6
The first pedal I got was damaged. It still worked but I returned it. The second one is was good but has some minor paint defects. This shows that these pedals are not built to high specification. This reflects on the really cheap price they are available at. This makes them easy to replace. My pedal has a clicking noise when pressing the switch. I think it is acceptable to have minor visual damage for a cheap pedal that sounds this great at such a low price. The sheet metal case should keep the internal electronics safe for playing live. The pedal is a bit oversized for modern standards of pedal sizes.

Overall Impression — 7
It is a cheap pedal but sounds great. It lacks attention to detail, thus, making the pedal cheap. That cheap price makes it easy to reach and replace if anything happens to the pedal. Even though it is easy to buy at a cheap price, it has a great sound. The pedal can be used to add to clean and dirty guitar tones. Makes lead parts more interesting while adds depth to clean passages.

The ease of use of this pedal, great sound and cheap price makes this pedal reachable to different guitarists from beginners to professionals.

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