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Chorus pedals can open up some previously unexplored sounds in your rig.

If you've always been curious about the effect but have been hesitant to make a purchase, or haven't had the time to do the proper research to see if you'd even like it, you're in the right place.

To help you explore your options, we asked 8 guitar players what their favorite chorus pedals are, and why they love them.

Along with their responses, we've embedded the best demo videos we could find on YouTube so you can use this post to listen to each pedal side-by-side to find the best tone for your liking.

Below are the top 8 chorus pedals according to the guitarists we talked to.


Stephen Perry from City Sounds Rhythm

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What's the best chorus pedal?

Boss CH-1 Stereo Super Chorus

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What makes it awesome?

It's a no nonsense chorus. Easy to man the tone Compatible for solid state and tubes durability is unreal for any BOSS pedals. Boss pedals are never too expensive.


Jerry Hamilton from That 80's Rock Band

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What's the best chorus pedal?

Eventide H9 Max Harmonizer Pedal

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What makes it awesome?

The H9's chorus effects are amazing. This pedal will give your guitar a subtle to dense warm chorus effect. These are studio quality effects that are used in countless songs.


Seth Michael Keil from Powder River

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What's the best chorus pedal?

Old Blood Noise Endeavors Reflector V2

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What makes it awesome?

Reflector has does so much more than just a simple chorus. It can give a tremolo like warble or even flange in addition to more traditional chorus sounds. I prefer off kilter, noise pedals. This is a chorus for explorers and weirdos.


Jeremy Aitken

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What's the best chorus pedal?

MXR M234 Analog Chorus Pedal

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What makes it awesome?

This pedal get's every chorus sound you could ever need. From classic Police tones, to fattening up your distorted sound ala Alex Lifeson up to your favorite Nirvana tones!


Patrick Wilkins

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What's the best chorus pedal?

Electro-Harmonix Small Clone

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What makes it awesome?

Ive had so many of these and I honestly can’t tell you why, it’s simple, and I enjoy the way it reacts and how easy it is to dial in. Downside - they break easily.


Chris Saalfeld from Orchid in the Ivy

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What's the best chorus pedal?

Maxon 9-Series Pure Analog Chorus

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What makes it awesome?

True analog, true bypass, and it has that awesome corny 80’s sound that i love for chorus pedals.


John Hancock

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What's the best chorus pedal?

Electro-Harmonix Stereo Electric Mistress Chorus/Flanger Pedal

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What makes it awesome?

Choruses generally sound pretty ugly to me, but I use the Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress flanger/chorus combo. It gives you a trippy sound that's very nice when combined with delay. Playing with the knobs can produce some really cool noises.


David Mahew from City of Takers

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What's the best chorus pedal?

Dunlop M148 MXR Micro Chorus

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What makes it awesome?

THERE IS ONE KNOB. One. I don't use chorus often but when I do I need it to be easy. It works and it's awesome.



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