MXR M234 Analog Chorus review

  • £134
The M234's five knobs offer serious control.

MusicRadar Verdict

Compact and adaptable - an excellent piece of kit.

Pros

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    Small footprint for a five-knob pedal; useful tone controls.

Cons

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    Four-screw battery access.

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Somewhere between the minimalist Micro Chorus and the larger format Stereo Chorus, MXR's new Analog Chorus combines a pedalboard-friendly compactness with the control provided by five knobs.

Sounds

With true analogue bucket brigade technology onboard, juxtaposition of the rate and depth controls gives a wide range of familiar classy chorus tones. But it's the other three knobs that sweeten the deal, with the two EQ knobs putting the tone in the zone and the level knob adding in as little or as much effect as you want, from a subtle shift in your tone to a full-on ensemble sound.

A versatile, quality box for those looking to add a chorus pedal to their 'board.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.