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MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal  

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Overview

  • Add sparkle to clean-toned arpeggios
  • Animate strummed passages
  • Widen and fatten distorted power chords
Description & Specs
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    $242.85
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A super-flexible, ultraclean range of effects!

The gorgeous-sounding MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal will remind you how cool chorus can be. Want to add sparkle to clean-toned arpeggios? Animate strummed passages? Widen and fatten distorted power chords? This box will do it all, cleanly and quietly. Set the Rate and Width controls to your liking and then dial in as much effect as you want with the Intensity knob. You can then shape the tone even further by EQ-ing the modulated frequencies with the bass and treble controls. Run in mono or use the stereo outputs for a huge, vibrant sound. If you're looking to preserve the low end of your guitar tone, the MXR Stereo Chorus has got you covered with its Bass Filter button that applies the effect to the high frequencies only.

Features

  • Add sparkle to clean-toned arpeggios
  • Animate strummed passages
  • Widen and fatten distorted power chords
  • Rate and Width controls
  • Run in mono or use the stereo outputs for a huge, vibrant sound

Check out this chorus that is like no other. We guarantee you'll be impressed...or your money back!

 
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MXRM-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Responsive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
    • Performances (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Answer

    This pedal is exactly what i was looking for. I just upgraded my setup to include a 2nd Valve Junior Head and 2 more of the matching cabs. That gives me a Head+2Cabs...Read complete review

    This pedal is exactly what i was looking for. I just upgraded my setup to include a 2nd Valve Junior Head and 2 more of the matching cabs. That gives me a Head+2Cabs Head+2Cabs split in stereo by this pedal. Wall of Epiphones. Awesome chorus sound. Definatley reminds you of the sounds of yesterday. Also, it is very adjustable with whatever vibe you are wanting to achieve. You want lush and watery, subtile, weird out of tune, it's there. You have heard this sound before. One of the biggest sells for me is the fact that when you want to switch it offit doesn't change the volume that you have set for the heads. That is the one thing that always bothered me about other brands version of chorus, delay, anything that splits your signal. Turn it off and there goes the volume change. This doesn't. I also run one side of this pedal into a carbon copy so i only have echo in 1 stack. Works great for that also. If your looking for something to split your signal between 2 heads or just a great chorus sound mono, you will not go wrong with this one. I run various guitars through BBE Freq Boost-Crybaby-Phase90-Dist3-M134Chorus-Carbon Copy-Amps and i am not ashamed to throw this rig into the mix with anybody and this MXR Chorus is a big part of that confidence. You know, i almost bought a splitter to split the signal to the heads because of the past volume issue. I would've missed out on a fantastic addition to my rig. Quit staring at it like i did and buy the thing.

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    Very plain sounding, Noisy Bypass

    If you put this chorus in front of a distortion pedal or a distorted amp you get a massive amount of hiss when the pedal is bypassed. It is not a true bypass pedal...Read complete review

    If you put this chorus in front of a distortion pedal or a distorted amp you get a massive amount of hiss when the pedal is bypassed. It is not a true bypass pedal and the FET buffered bypass adds a significant amount of noise to your system. It's why Boss pedals suck tone when you have a chain of them. I sold my M134 because of this, and the sound wasn't worth using either.

    The sound of the effect itself it pretty average. It definitely has a certain MXR Chorus sound, they're all the same. I had the Zakk Wylde, the Micro Chorus, this one and the M234 and they all sound pretty bad in my opinion.

    It's kind of a love it or hate it though, some people might like the sound. I find it pretty dead sounding.

    I've owned a lot of chorus pedals, about 40-50 of them. I recommend the Electro-Harmonix Neo Clone. I've gone back to that pedal 3 times now. It's nearly perfect for lush clean chorus sounds. One to stay away is the Electro-Harmonix Polychorus. It's the worst so called "chorus" (it shouldn't be called chorus) I've ever used.

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    3.0

    Very plain sounding, Noisy Bypass

    By CLG

    from Melbourne, Australia

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    Pros

    • Looks cool
    • Lots Of Knobs

    Cons

    • Lots Of Knobs
    • Noisy In Bypass
    • Not true bypass

    Best Uses

    • Sell It On Ebay

    Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

    If you put this chorus in front of a distortion pedal or a distorted amp you get a massive amount of hiss when the pedal is bypassed. It is not a true bypass pedal and the FET buffered bypass adds a significant amount of noise to your system. It's why Boss pedals suck tone when you have a chain of them. I sold my M134 because of this, and the sound wasn't worth using either.

    The sound of the effect itself it pretty average. It definitely has a certain MXR Chorus sound, they're all the same. I had the Zakk Wylde, the Micro Chorus, this one and the M234 and they all sound pretty bad in my opinion.

    It's kind of a love it or hate it though, some people might like the sound. I find it pretty dead sounding.

    I've owned a lot of chorus pedals, about 40-50 of them. I recommend the Electro-Harmonix Neo Clone. I've gone back to that pedal 3 times now. It's nearly perfect for lush clean chorus sounds. One to stay away is the Electro-Harmonix Polychorus. It's the worst so called "chorus" (it shouldn't be called chorus) I've ever used.

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    5.0

    Great pedal, but 18 volts

    By Jeff Riddell

    from Riverside, Ca

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

      I've wanted one this since the early 80's. It's a great effect, and much better than the Digitech I had before. I love the sound.

      Be warned this is an 18 volt pedal. I tried one of the voltage doublers (Voodoo Labs adapter) but it couldn't keep up the current - squealed like a stuck pig. I've ordered an 18v wall wart, but I'm using batteries (two 9 volts) until it arrives. If you have a pedalboard, be warned you might not be able to use your 9v power source.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What I've been looking for

      By butchmiester55

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Recordingperforming All

      Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

      I,ve been looking for a chorus that sounded like my old Boss ce-2 that I lost in Hurricane Katrina. Everything I would demo sounded thin. When I heard the demo of it, I knew this was me. I,ve been playing for 49 yrs and the sound is right for me, but I can understand if someone may not like it. They may not know what a real chorus should sound like. In their defense, if you grew up in a time when you didn't hear the lush sounding chorus of the past, I probably would have bought a lesser grade chorus also. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a real chorus pedal.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great pedal

      By The Bear

      from Saint Paul

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Size

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

      This pedal is great, the only con as I stated is the size. Outside of that I prefer this over some of the other chorus pedals I've mucked about with. Really like the tone control with the bass filter. You can really fine tune your chorus tone with the EQ/Intensity Width Rate controls... Just a tiny bit of chorus to sweeten up some mellow strumming or you can crank it up for a more sweeping chorus effect. I personally just keep it a little more 'mellow' on the rate which seems to keep it versital enough to use clean and with some overdrive. I'd say go for it, MXR pedals are rock solid in their construction (so far I've got 4 on my pedalboard love 'em all).
      I would say see if you can find a used one as, in my opinion the price is a little steep.

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      (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      M-134 Stereo Chorus - Fail...

      By 0m394

      from SCL

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            Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

            I bought one of these expecting a terrific addition to my pedalboard. Instead, I just got some nice non-working pedal. Neither MF nor MXR could provide any help, since I live abroad.

            The one I bougth was a return from a previous customer. It was marked "Like New", "Mint Condition" by MF. It seems that nobody actually tested the pedal, since the only thing you can get from it is noise, but given the fact the paint job was untouched, I guess somebody just marked it like that.

            So, if you are thinking on buying it, be sure you have some means to return it if some problem arises, since I am not the only one who has suffer the same issue from the MXR Stereo Chorus.

            Regards.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not what I expected

            By Boogie Man-XlPAp

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

            I had high hopes for this chorus as I have many other MXR effects, but this was a total dud. The tone is just not very good. I could not find the sound I was loking for and hoping for with this unit. I decided that my Boss CE-20 was by far the better choice over this.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I LOVE my yellow brick!

            By Surfinboy

            from Boston, MA

            Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

            I've tried dozens of choruses and I'm always seduced back to the MXR Stereo Chorus. MXR really hit on something special with this yellow brick. Most other choruses sound too contrived or over-the-top, but there's something else going on here. There's something absolutely haunting and provocative about the M134's sound. I'll concede there are other pedals that may have a slightly wider range of sounds (with adjustable delay time, etc.) and the 18V adapter is a minor inconvenience, but to my ears none have the raw tonal beauty of the M134.

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            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Last MXR pedal I will ever buy

            By Sled Dog X

            from Canada

            Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

            I bought this pedal thinking that it will produce some good Andy Summers type chorus. All it did was produce his and noise to the point that it not usable, except as an overpriced paperweight. I returned it to Dunlop who sent back a tech report that merely stated, "operating within the established parameters/guidelines". Well, their parameters are quick poor if this pedal operated within those parameters. If was operating OK, then Dunlop should have kept it and sent me a new one, or even a refurbished one. The pedal is not cheap, so I feel totally ripped off. I will never buy another MXR or Dunlop product again because of this experience. Get a Digitech pedal instead.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Chorus

            By Spiro Agnew

            from Athens, GA

            Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

            I've owned this pedal for four years now (with absolutely no problems whatsoever) and i must say...this is a pretty awesome pedal. Adds a nice gloss to clean tones and really pushes distorted solos. The EQ helps alot to shape your tone and the bass filter button does truly retain your low end. I have noticed that when battery-powered it does loose power fairly quickly; but that's not that unusual seeing as how it is a modulation effect and they use up batteries quick. So for that i would definitely recommend the ac adapter. It's an easy effect to use and understand and can give you a range of sounds (i personally max out the width and rate for a leslie-ish effect). I would recommend this to anybody looking for a good, solid chorus pedal.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Answer

            By Runnin Late

            from South Ga

            Comments about MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

            This pedal is exactly what i was looking for. I just upgraded my setup to include a 2nd Valve Junior Head and 2 more of the matching cabs. That gives me a Head+2Cabs Head+2Cabs split in stereo by this pedal. Wall of Epiphones. Awesome chorus sound. Definatley reminds you of the sounds of yesterday. Also, it is very adjustable with whatever vibe you are wanting to achieve. You want lush and watery, subtile, weird out of tune, it's there. You have heard this sound before. One of the biggest sells for me is the fact that when you want to switch it offit doesn't change the volume that you have set for the heads. That is the one thing that always bothered me about other brands version of chorus, delay, anything that splits your signal. Turn it off and there goes the volume change. This doesn't. I also run one side of this pedal into a carbon copy so i only have echo in 1 stack. Works great for that also. If your looking for something to split your signal between 2 heads or just a great chorus sound mono, you will not go wrong with this one. I run various guitars through BBE Freq Boost-Crybaby-Phase90-Dist3-M134Chorus-Carbon Copy-Amps and i am not ashamed to throw this rig into the mix with anybody and this MXR Chorus is a big part of that confidence. You know, i almost bought a splitter to split the signal to the heads because of the past volume issue. I would've missed out on a fantastic addition to my rig. Quit staring at it like i did and buy the thing.

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