5 reasons you're wrong about chorus pedals

Vintage Electro Harmonix Small Clone
(Image credit: Future)

If you were to excavate the ruins of ancient guitar rigs that have been lost to time, you'll undoubtedly unearth a few chorus pedals haphazardly taped to some rather dusty pedalboards. Not so long ago, this wobbly effect was thought of as the cutting edge of stompbox technology, but now many see it as a once-worshipped deity that's long been forgotten by modern civilization. 

We'd wager there's an entire cross-section of contemporary players out there that wouldn't be caught dead with a chorus pedal on their 'board, believing this old-fashioned effect should stay firmly where it belongs – in the past. However, we think these players couldn't be more wrong about the chorus pedal

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and MusicRadar.com.

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.