Best chorus pedals 2024: 10 top choices for your 'board

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A guide to the best chorus pedals would have looked out of place up until a few years ago. Though chorus effects have been around since the 1970s, they're most often associated with the ‘80s. From new wave to prog, shred to dream-pop and what would become shoegaze - chorus was everywhere. 

Perhaps the reason chorus went out of vogue for a time was that it was often a bit over-the-top. However, this was player and producer choice. Subtle effects are available. Vintage and BBD units are smoother in tone, while many units have a blend control.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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