MXR M-234 Analog Chorus
MXR have created a simple yet effective chorus pedal that is eerily similar to the Boss CE-5. The only real difference between the two is the Boss’s digital circuitry as opposed the the MXR’s analog circuitry. This pedal does provide some warmth to your sound and is a solid choice for anyone looking for a simple analog chorus.
External Control: None
Although this pedal has almost the exact same controls as the Boss CE-5, they layout might be just a tiny bit easier to read and use on the fly since the hi and low pass filters are not crammed into the same knob.
As with many similar chorus pedals, this one is not meant to break new ground. It gives you a range of subtle to intense chorus with a bit of tone manipulation.
Reproduction of sound: 3.5/5
The tonal realities come down to preference with this pedal. Where some might prefer the digital sound that the Boss CE-5 produces, others may prefer the analog sound of this pedal. Analog tends to have a more warm character to it where digital can be more electronic and sparkling. This pedal does do a fair job of reproducing your tone. If you want some warmth in your chorus, the analog sound is definitely a plus here.
Live application: 3.5/5
The hi pass and low pass knobs seem to react a bit more organically and with more noticeable effect on your sound than its immediate competitor the CE-5. Since the layout of the knobs is a bit more simple and straightforward, this might be a slightly better pedal for live use.
Inputs: 1 x Instrument
Outputs: 2 x 1/4"
Batteries: 1 x 9V
Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Power Supply Included: No
Product info from Sweetwater.com