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Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Luxurious analog chorus effects
  • Depth switch
  • Single rate knob
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    $106.29
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A reissue of the chorus Kurt Cobain used in creating Nirvana's grungy sound.

The Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus Pedal delivers luxurious analog chorus effects, a distinctive tone, and flexibility that sets it apart from similar guitar effects pedals. A depth switch and single rate knob make this an easy-to-operate stomp box. Simple tweaks generate exciting doubling effects, chiming 12-string-style sounds or Leslie-like warbles. Its solid nickel steel case replicates the highly collectible original. Operates on a 9V battery or AC adapter.

Features

  • Luxurious analog chorus effects
  • Depth switch
  • Single rate knob
  • Solid nickel steel case
  • Operates on a 9V battery or AC adapter

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Electro-HarmonixClassics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (76)

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    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Home studio (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great sounding chorus

    This is the best sounding chorus pedal I've ever used...probably because all the other ones were digital. I keep the depth switch off and the rate knob at about 11:00 for...Read complete review

    This is the best sounding chorus pedal I've ever used...probably because all the other ones were digital. I keep the depth switch off and the rate knob at about 11:00 for some nice subtle color on a few of my clean passages. Sounds great with my live tube head and my solid state practice amp (on clean settings). I'm not sure how I feel about it with distortion yet. I'm also still up in th air about wither it's better in the loop or in front. Usually effects like this are better in the loop but this pedal seems to squish the line-level signal and it sometimes distorts a bit. Points off for the construction quality as the casing seems a bit weak. Also the power input requires a vintage style 1/8" plug so you have to either buy the adapter separately or, if you use a DC brick for you board you'll need a converter...kind of annoying. I also wish it had a mix control so it could be used in a parallel loop. But it's the sound that counts and that's top shelf as far as I'm concerned.

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    Not bad for the price.

    I have this pedal on my board for six years and it has served me well. For the price it's not a bad pedal but keep in mind like many EHX pedals it is...Read complete review

    I have this pedal on my board for six years and it has served me well. For the price it's not a bad pedal but keep in mind like many EHX pedals it is large and made of thin metal. I now hear a loud pop when engaging the pedal so it's time for another chorus pedal and it won't be this one but corona chorus by TC Electronic. The corona is more pricey but smaller, better built and sounds better to my ear.

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    5.0

    None better

    By RockerDuck

    from Marietta, Ga.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Bigger Than The Norm
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Big Enclosure
    • Need Power Adapter

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is the sound. I had the neo clone and this one. The Small Clone sounds better for some reason, switch pop and all. Worth the price of admission.

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    5.0

    Easy to use, beautiful sound

    By thunderbird guy

    from Plymouth, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought this pedal because chorus is my favorite guitar effect for that nice clean, watery, soothing sound, and this is exactly what this pedal does. It has a depth switch with two settings- and when they say depth they really mean it. The lower depth setting is a more subtle chorus, while the higher one immerses you in that deeper, "come as you are" kinda chorus. Then theres a circular rate knob, which controls the rate that the "wave" of chorus fluctuates back and forth at. It's amazing the number of different tones that you can get out of just two controls on this pedal, and if you mess around with your EQ you can get so many different sounds. The only single gripe that I have with this pedal is the fact that it doesn't take a standard wall adapter but thats not really a big deal as you can just buy an adapter for it. Overall if you're looking for a really clean sounding analog chorus, look no further.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      this chorus pedal is perfect

      By musicianmagician

      from anderson, In

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Great Natural Sounding
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bigger Sized Pedal

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • From Rhcp-u2-tom Petty
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I first got this pedal and thought with the bigger size it was would be a hard time or the fact that the power supply i have usually plugs right into the back to work on the go but this would take a 9v (which it comes already with a heavy duty) and isnt that hard to put in i'm not a mechanical guy at alll so these things i'm not gonna pretend to be the least bit good at although everything music sports i am god like in
      it is very natural sounding with the analog
      was so astounded to learn it hit some rhcp tracks i already played with my default generic chorus pedal sound more more smooth and natural
      was able to play anything from red hot chilli peppers to u2 to tom petty to the script
      i play alot of different stuff keyboards etc and it even brings accoustic guitar out though preferably electric accoustic i didn't even plug it into a rig chain and took it out to perfect it when you turn the switch up its more like nirvana and tone
      when its done it becomes less distored and clean
      small fuzz best used with other true bypass pedals
      this even helped me play some more defined bass riffs

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not bad for the price.

      By GuitarJem

      from Pa

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      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I have this pedal on my board for six years and it has served me well. For the price it's not a bad pedal but keep in mind like many EHX pedals it is large and made of thin metal. I now hear a loud pop when engaging the pedal so it's time for another chorus pedal and it won't be this one but corona chorus by TC Electronic. The corona is more pricey but smaller, better built and sounds better to my ear.

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      5.0

      Great Chorus Pedal

      By Accipiter01

      from Prairie Grove, AR

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      Pros

      • Tone Ease Of Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice Recording Live

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

        A great sounding chorus pedal, very reasonable price. Sounds every bit as good as chorus effects that are twice the price of this one.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid Pedal, great for bass

        By Derek

        from Oak Harbor, OH

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

          bought this cause i wanted a chorus for my bass rig. this is best when used in the signal chain, its OK in the effects loop, depending on what kind you have. my rig is a 1981 Randall RBA 500 bass head and two acoustic B115's. great for bass, doesnt mask up and muddy the low notes noticeably when playing live, really brings out solos and makes them magically mesh with the mix without being overpowering or harsh. you can also get some unique sounds if you use an LPB-1 in front of it and a signal pad after it to get some overdriven chorus sounds.. kind of like geddy's sound for YYZ. handles a great deal of basses without cutting out or malfuncitoning. my former guitarist went through 2 different chorus pedals and gave up after frying them both. they werent EHX. and that was his mistake. i cant see this pedal ever breaking down as its so simple and easy to use. one knob, and a depth switch. you can get anywhere from a nice dreamy light chorus that shimmers to a leslie cabinet. all around great pedal, you cant possibly go wrong with this one. also i hear this makes for some great mods though i wont do that to my gem.

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          1.0

          Find an older one!

          By Josh Erickson

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I'm replacing it... but as with some of my other FX, old/used is the way to go. They just don't make them like they used too.

          I use the chorus quite abit because I love the thick lush whirl it produces. After using an Ibanez bass chorus I stumbled upon the Small Clone and I have never looked back. Even today having to replace it. I know what it can do and that I can rely on it to deliver that tone I'm looking for.

          I've also used to to achieve some interested organ like tones, in conjunction to a very wet reverb but the results were to die for (think Charlie Hunter). This alone has made me think about adding 2 units to my board so I can have my typical thick setting and a seperate faster (knob is cranked) organ warble. At this point, a multi fx floor board would be logical... but I enjoy analog too much.

          Some tone purists (those dang finicky Blues guys) probably won't enjoy the other coloration it adds to your signal. I mean that slight hiss, barely noticable, but it's there. But who cares. You win some you lose some. Small sacrifice (pun intended) for a big reward in my humble opinion.

          So yes. Take it from me. This is an amazing Chorus, and really a solve all end all type of effect too, in short of it's lack of in depth controls like other Chorus (is it Choruses or Chorusi?). Once you find it, it becomes a staple in your set up. Just like that guitar you cherish and swore was made just for you.
          Well I'm going to give it a 5. As you know everything is operated by one knob and one switch. Very basic in approach but the results are to die for! The reason why it is highly sought after.
          Here's the tricky part. Find an older model, they're the ones built like tanks.

          I've owned 3 of them now with my newest one, oddly, taking a dump on me, for no reason. The previous 2 I used pretty extensively live, and fell in love with the tone. These took years of abuse and both died due to unfortunate accidents (aka something fell on them in transport).

          This brings me to the new one. One of the newer models that comes in a cardboard box (not like the wood boxes they previously used). I purchased it as a replacement and it really only saw recording and rehearsal use. No abuse right? It shorted out. I only had it for barely 2 years. The others survived 5+ years (and I bought these used so who knows how old they truely were).
          I believe, dispite the current lackluster electrical/wiring/soldering job, it's still a very solid terrific sounding pedal. The main reason why it's been a staple in my pedal chain for a long time. To me, yes, it's worth it. It's simple nature and variety of useful tones (never found a bad one) make this an amazing creation.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          The Best

          By Stonabusmaximus

          from Redmond, OR

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I would give it a 10 if it was quiet and had more range.
          Thickest Chorus ever! The depth switch is not to my liking, but some people can get good sounds out of it. I always leave it up.
          Built like a tank. They can be a little noisy.
          Reasonably priced.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Small Clone

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I bought this chorus about a year ago and love the tones it puts out! I am a huge fan of slow, shimmering chorus and this thing does that and more! Nice simple set up with one knob and a depth switch which is all you should need in a chorus. I have only one complaint with the Small Clone and that is that when activated it "pops" and sometimes loudly. Very annoying. It has caused me to keep looking around at other choruses. This is one of my favorite chorus pedals period and is a great buy for the money but please do something about the switch!
          Nice and simple! Love the one knob one switch set up.
          Seems to be a tough housing. Its no MXR housing by any means but built well.
          Awesome tones for the money.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          small clone EH

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I have placed a review in for this pedal and said I like the effect but thats about where it ends for the most part. The chorusing is awesome but there are 2 things that annoy me about this pedal and thats the input jacks and the power jack. Why cant the in and outs be on the side of the pedal rather than the top? I mean its not a huge deal but still and why is it powered by the little 1/8th jack? Is this an attempt to be different lol. I mean I got the 1 Spot kit that thankfully came with a couple of the 1/8 plug coverters to power these EH pedals. Obviously depending on where u put the pedal in your chain the top mounted in and out jacks can work for you but do to the pedals "slanted" pitch it seems to sit way better at the top of the pedalboard. Minor pains but still annoying. Great sound though!

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