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DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    High voltage for high performance!

    With its stereo I/O, the DigiTech HardWire CR-7 is a chorus pedal offering you 7 chorus effects, ranging from Multivoice and Studio to Boutique, Vintage, and more. Precision control knobs include speed, depth, level, and type. True bypass and high-voltage operation are standard features on the DigiTech CR-7 pedal.

    The DigiTech HardWire pedals series represents DigiTech's commitment to quality and attention to subtle details. In addition to technical enhancements like true bypass and high voltage operation, all HardWire pedals feature rugged, all-metal construction; a wide, stage-stable footprint; durable, custom-machined metal knobs for a sure grip; and precision potentiometers that guarantee knob positions will stay intact.

    The rugged, durable construction of DigiTech Extreme Performance Pedals is just the beginning. Inside each DigiTech HardWire pedal are technological features that serious players require—all updated and improved to their utmost. True bypass preserves the purity of your original tone as signal passes through the pedal, and high voltage operation further protects your sound by eliminating clipping and other signal degradation caused by power drain.

    With the high-output pickups found on some electric guitars, it's not unusual to hear clipping when playing through an effects pedal. This occurs when the voltage range produced by a guitar's pickup is greater than the operating voltage of the effects pedal—normally limited to the voltage supplied by the effect's battery or power supply. HardWire pedals incorporate circuitry that increases the operating voltage headroom above that of the typical pedal. As such, HardWire pedals benefit a wider range of guitars and are also at home in an amplifier's effects loop.

    HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:
    Stomplock™ knob guard locks your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
    Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting
    Custom-cut Hook and Loop Pedalboard Pad to attach and lock your pedals to your pedalboard

    Features
    • Hardwire bypass
    • Constant high-voltage rails
    • 7 Chorus types (modern, multi, analog, studio, boutique, jazz, and vintage)
    • Indicator LED
    • Stereo 1/4" inputs/outputs
    • Controls for level, speed, depth, and chorus type
    • 9V DC battery operation
    • Optional PS200R adapter compatible
    HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:
    • Stomplock™ knob guard locks your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
    • Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting

    Beautifully designed and built pedal with rich, lush chorus effects. Order today.

     
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    DigiTechHardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    Surprisingly Warm

    Don't let the name Digitech fool you. This is a very warm analog sounding pedal. I use this for so many songs that it never gets old.
    Many different chorus possibilities with this...Read complete review

    Don't let the name Digitech fool you. This is a very warm analog sounding pedal. I use this for so many songs that it never gets old.
    Many different chorus possibilities with this pedal from warbly George Harrison/Beatles lead guitar to early 1980s King Crimson full studio chorus sounds. Unlike other chorus pedals, which will only have two to three knobs/settings, this pedal is really versatile.
    Built like it can survive a drop from a building. This pedal has been tripped on, flipped over, trampled on and it still goes on strong.

    The sound quality is very suprisingly warm. I was in the market for a chorus pedal and found this. It beat out all of the others that I tried.
    Not too expensive and very high quality.

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    Okay but Noisy

    I have 3 tube amps(EVH 5150III, Fender Supersonic, Champ 600) and high quality cable set... I won't have noisy pedals in my chain. It's a nice chorus because of the...Read complete review

    I have 3 tube amps(EVH 5150III, Fender Supersonic, Champ 600) and high quality cable set... I won't have noisy pedals in my chain. It's a nice chorus because of the many voices but it adds noise even in bypass! Not good, It was really noticeable when I put it in the chain. "True Bypass" ??? - I think that's the marketing guys talking, not the engineers.It's going back. I think I'm just going to pony up and buy a Red Witch.

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    5.0

    Shouldnt have stopped making this pedal!

    By Ricky Bobby

    from Pisgah Forest North Carolina

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal should have never stopped being made!!!! It has awesome quality and durability,and can be dialed into whatever chorus sound you are looking for!!! I have bought used gear before but never from Musicians Freind and I will tell you that I was truely amazed at the packaging and newness of the pedal from the moment I opened the box!!!! I`ve been searching for this particular pedal for over a year now,since it wasnt being made anymore and I have to thank MF for reselling it!!! Thanks ,and keep on rocking!!!

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    5.0

    awsome pedal

    By bass man

    from concord va

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      one of the best chorus pedals i've ever used

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      4.0

      HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal

      By Boxcar

      from Sydney, Australia

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Given the cost and what it represents perhaps i was expecting too much. Stad alone in a practice room it is a nice low cost chorus pedal but I don't think it is suitable for band play
      It has a wide variety of chorus options but they sound too digitized to my esar. That isn't too much ofan issue as you can always find the tone that suits, however i played at rehearsal with it last night for the first time and the chorus effect when kicked in sucked my sound away. I couldn't hesar mysefl over the other instruments which wasn't a problem when it wasn't on. I shall keep experimenting to see if that is something I can fix before I try some other chrous pedal
      Solid build, looks ok, should take reasonable use withut a problem

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      5.0

      Best Built Pedals on the Planet

      By Randall Bratcher

      from Oklahoma

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      No other stand-alone pedal can match the features, construction, and quality of the Digitech Hardwire line of pedals.
      The multiple selection of chorus types sets the bar at a high level. The ultra quiet true bypass feature of the Digitech Hardwire line pedals is a must-have on any pedal, especially if used between the guitar and amp rather than in the effects loop.
      No other pedals come close the quality of the Digitech Hardwire line of pedals. My favorite pedals of all time were the non-defunct USA-made DOD pedals made in Sandy Park, Utah. Although the Digitech Hardwire pedals are made in China, the engineering design is out of Sandy Park, Utah. Same smooth micro-switch action as the USA-made DOD pedals versus the cumbersome and noisy "click-click" of the push-push switch on most other brand pedals. Machined billet aluminum control knobs versus cheap plastic knobs found on other brands. Same built like a tank cast body as the USA-made DOD pedals. The construction quality is second to none.
      Best pedal on the market for the money. Definitely not cheap, but well worth the expense if you are in the market for a quality product.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Does a nice job...worth the $$

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I like a slow elegant chorus...understated and smooth...thats what you can get here...as well as other effects...I like it.. Have been through many, many chorus pedals....this one just about does it. A little trebly, but that can be EQ'd elswhere in the chain; and chorus is often go weird treble and bass issues. All in all this may be the one I keep, not perfect...but what is??
      Nicely built
      a bit pricey, i got mine used, so it was less so...if you got the $$ for it, i would pull the trigger

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Surprisingly Warm

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Don't let the name Digitech fool you. This is a very warm analog sounding pedal. I use this for so many songs that it never gets old.
      Many different chorus possibilities with this pedal from warbly George Harrison/Beatles lead guitar to early 1980s King Crimson full studio chorus sounds. Unlike other chorus pedals, which will only have two to three knobs/settings, this pedal is really versatile.
      Built like it can survive a drop from a building. This pedal has been tripped on, flipped over, trampled on and it still goes on strong.

      The sound quality is very suprisingly warm. I was in the market for a chorus pedal and found this. It beat out all of the others that I tried.
      Not too expensive and very high quality.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wired Out

      By Tone Obsessed

      from York, PA (nowhere)

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a pretty good pedal and is worth the coin if you can pick one up on sale. It's a bit bass heavy and thick sounding, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. A couple settings sound more like a flanger than a chorus, but that's not bad either: all of the settings are pretty good and offer their own distinct tone. Being digital, it's not as sweet sounding as say an MXR but it does sound pretty good regardless. A solid box.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great buy

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      i recently bought this pedal at guitar center. this thing has manny differnt modes and sounds great. i use it on modern, sounds great with my compression. i use this with my clean channel and also for sweeping. Overall, this pedal has the chorus sound your looking for.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Okay but Noisy

      By Mas Tequila

      from Ridgecrest, CA

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I have 3 tube amps(EVH 5150III, Fender Supersonic, Champ 600) and high quality cable set... I won't have noisy pedals in my chain. It's a nice chorus because of the many voices but it adds noise even in bypass! Not good, It was really noticeable when I put it in the chain. "True Bypass" ??? - I think that's the marketing guys talking, not the engineers.It's going back. I think I'm just going to pony up and buy a Red Witch.

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      5.0

      Holy Grail of Chorus

      By Pedalbored

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about DigiTech HardWire Series CR-7 Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I played this pedal in Guitar Center awhile back and i tell ya fellow guitarist if your looking for a chorus pedal look no further. This pedal offers great control of your sound and a chorus of any desire i myself play mainly metal, but i do progressive stuff on the side and this chorus is definately on my wishlist. Great quality on all the options. Multi and Studio was amoung my favorite and the true bypass is a plus to. Comes with a stomplock so you dont knock your settings out live and has a glow in the dark stick to increase the visibility on stage. Also stereo output is a plus. Must have for anyone looking at buying a chorus pedal you'll never need to upgrade. I recommend power supply tho. I'm a big DigiTech fan own 5 DigiTech pedals now this one will make 6, but they all eat batteries like crazy. So get that power supply and add this to your board with no regrets.

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