Best Chorus Pedals for Guitar: Top 5 (2022)

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Best Chorus Pedals for Guitar: Top 5 (UPDATED) 

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Stop searching! We've found 5 of the best guitar chorus effect pedals today for you to check out.

Here's a question for you: want to get lush textured sounds with a rich stereo effect and make your guitar playing sound better to boot? Get a chorus pedal if you do.

A chorus pedal is the perfect effects unit for you, whether you're a gigging guitarist or play for your own pleasure at home. If it's good enough for Slash (think Paradise City and November Rain guitar sound), it'll jolly well be good enough for you.

So here they are, the top 5 chorus pedals you should get your little mitts on...

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Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus Pedal

The Small Clone is a classic sounding chorus fx pedal. Kurt Cobain's chorus fx pedal of choice, this little guy takes full credit for those iconic tones heard on 'Come As You Are' and many Nirvana tunes.

Are you bored of digital sounding pedals? This Electro-Harmonix chorus pedal will be your cup of tea then. Its pure analogue tones give you a spacey, timeless chorus that'll make your guitar sound bigger than it is. Think deep swirling, undulating tones, and you're there.

The sound you get from this pedal, for its modest price, we know will impress you guitar effects lovers out there. As one pleased as punch Small Clone user commented, "Epic sound. Very affordable compared to other high-end chorus pedals. You need to get one now!"

Best Bits

  • Classic Analog fx pedal
  • Simple, user-friendly design
  • 1 Rate knob & 1 Depth switch
  • Big spacey chorus tones
  • True bypass (maintains tones)
  • Includes a 9-volt battery
  • Used by bands like Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr

Power: 9V battery (included) and DC Adaptor (sold separately).

You'll love: The sumptuous warm bass the Small Clone adds to your guitars tone (not to mention how easy it is to get that perfect sound).

You might not dig: We honestly cannot find a negative with this pedal. You're gonna love it!


Jim Dunlop MXR Analog Chorus Pedal

Hands-up, who prefers analogue pedals over digital? You can't beat them, can you? And this offering of chorus fx pedal from MXR will leave a big smile on your face.

Easily play around with your tone by tweaking the high and low frequency knobs sculpting your perfect chorus tones further with the rate and depth dials the pedal offers.

Using bucket-brigade circuitry, the MXR chorus pedal easily creates gorgeous textures and sounds the way only an analogue guitar fx pedal can.

Thanks to its heavy-duty housing and robust design, the pedal looks stunning and feels long-lasting. It's back of the net for MXR.

Best Bits

  • All-Analog 'Bucket brigade circuitry'
  • Vintage deep textures
  • Rate, level, and depth controls
  • Sexy sparkly blue finish
  • High- and low-cut knobs
  • Input, Mono out, and Thru jacks

Power: 9V battery (included) and DC Adaptor (sold separately).

You'll love: The subtle and classy chorus tones. Non cheesy 80's sound zone guaranteed.

You might not dig: Some users say it took them time to tweak to get the perfect tone balance, whilst others said it sounded lush out of the box. You decide.


Behringer Ultra UC200 Chorus Pedal

It's cheap as chips this chorus pedal. It really is.

The UC200 stereo chorus fx pedal offering from Behringer is a favourite of bedroom guitarists the world over who don't want to spend a fortune on an effects pedal, but not sound pants either.

With its straightforward design and solid plastic housing, you'll be impressed to hear that the Behringer UC200 chorus pedal feels more expensive than it is. With tone, level, rate and depth dials, you've no excuse; go let your inner creative beast loose.

Control the amount of chorus effect by tinkering with the level pot, which is very handy, so you can mix the amount of effect you want with the unaffected signal from your guitar. All the standard stuff you'd expect from a chorus pedal.

Best Bits

  • Big stereo chorus sound
  • Cheap as chips
  • Easy accessed Level, Tone, Rate and Depth controls
  • Status LED for effect on/off and battery check
  • Runs on 9 V battery or the Behringer PSU-SB DC power supply

Power: 9V battery (included) and DC Adaptor (sold separately).

You'll love: The lovely stereo sound for a teeny tiny price.

You might not dig: Not as classic and lush sounding as it's more expensive analog pedal rivals.


Walrus Audio Julianna Deluxe Chorus Vibrato Pedal Best Beginner

If you're a fan of the warm, lush tones of analogue effects pedals, the Julianna will whet your whistle. Beautifully designed, the Walrus Audio Julianna is an analogue, digital LFO, stereo chorus pedal with vibrato.

Simple to use, the tweakable controls like rate, lag, and blend let you dial in that perfect lush chorus sound you're used to whilst giving some pretty unique sound flavours to boot, thanks to the vibrato.

The Julianna will make a great addition to your effects pedal chain allowing you to add new dimensions to your guitar sound.

Best Bits

  • Chorus & Vibrato sounds
  • DCV knob sets the ratio of dry to wet signal 
  • From subtle chorus to "seasick" vibrato sounds
  • LED indicator showing status of effect & battery condition
  • "Drift" function modulates the set LFO rate

Power: DC adapter.

You'll love: The aesthetically lush design.

You might not dig: The price tag may put you off if you're not as fussed about effects pedals as some guitarists.


BOSS WAZA Craft Chorus Guitar Pedal CE-2W Best Effects FX

Want three legendary chorus effects pedals for the price of one? We suggest you check out the Boss Waza Craft Chorus fx pedal then.

Dial-in the standard mode to get the classic CE-2 sound or
the chorus/vibrato CE-1 mode to get the airy stereo sound of the famous Boss CH-1 chorus pedal. Wait. We're not done. You also get new chorus sounds exclusive to the Waza.

Because of the sound options, the Waza Craft enables you to go from subtle to big in the turn of a knob, letting you add colour to both high gain solo sounds and clean rhythm tones.

You can quickly reproduce all those iconic chorus guitar sounds from Classic 80's pop or jam away on jazz chords.

Easy to use, built like a tank, big warm sounds. The Waza CE-2W is a chorus fx pedal that will make your pedalboard - and you - very happy indeed.

Best Bits

  • Rich chorus tones for clean and overdriven guitar sounds
  • Perfect for guitar, bass, and keyboard
  • Mono input and Stereo outputs for connection to dual amps
  • Rugged, robust and reliable Boss build
  • User friendly design

Power: 9V battery (included) and DC Adaptor (sold separately).

You'll love: The second to none warm super chorus sound.

You might not dig: The fact you haven't already got one of these on your pedal board...what you waiting for?

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