“One small stomp for man… one giant leap for chorus, delays and reverbs”: Zoom updates one of the best-value multi-FX on the market with the MS-70CDR+ MultiStomp

Zoom MS-70CDR+ MultiStomp Chorus Delay Reverb pedal
(Image credit: Zoom)

It was never the sexiest-looking pedalboard addition, but Zoom’s debut MultiStomp multi-effects pedal launched a quiet revolution when it landed way back in 2012. The MS-50G gave guitarists a way to call upon an entire arsenal of effects in one compact unit – ideal for that one song in the set that calls for a flanger or uni-vibe.

A number of spinoffs followed, but it was the MS-70CDR Chorus Delay Reverb that really captured guitarists’ imaginations. With emulations of Strymon’s Ice Delay, Eventide’s Black Hole and a wealth of reverse and spacious reverbs, it quickly became a favorite among ambient and shoegaze players.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, 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.