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MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • All-analog circuitry with bucket brigade technology for warm analog tone
  • True bypass with LED
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    $128.56
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Go from sparkly watery shimmers to intense rotating speaker simulation with a twist of the rate control knob.

With its simple operation and stellar analog tone, the MXR Micro Chorus guitar pedal joins the ranks of MXR Classics such as the Phase 90, Dyna Comp and Micro Amp. This '80s reissue delivers a stunning range of rich chorus textures from sparkly watery shimmers to intense rotating speaker simulation with a twist of the Rate control. The MXR Micro Chorus pedal is designed with old-school bucket brigade technology for warm analog tone and features true bypass for pure guitar tone when the guitar effects pedal is off. Its roadworthy hardware and components are housed in a space saving Phase 90-sized box.

The MXR Micro Chorus pedal can be powered by one 9V battery (accessed by removing the effect pedal's bottom plate), a Dunlop DC810DC brick, or MC403 Power system (sold separately).

Features
  • All-analog circuitry with bucket brigade technology for warm analog tone
  • True bypass with LED

It's a basic must-have effect. Order today.

 

M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Input impedance: 1 mOhm
  • Output impedance: 1 kOhm
  • Max input level @ 500Hz: -5dBV
  • Max output level: +5dBV
  • Max output level: +8dBV
  • Rate control Min/Max: 0.25Hz/7.5Hz
  • Signal to noise ratio: >89dBV*
  • Delay time min/max: 3.9ms/5.4ms
  • Frequency response
  • Delayed signal: 20Hz to 4.5kHz
  • Dry signal: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Current draw: <5mA
  • Power supply: DC 9 volt
  • Bypass: true hardware
  • Housing dimensions: 4-3/4"D x 2-3/4"W x 1-1/3"H
  • Housing material: zinc
  • Weight: 14 oz.
  • 0 dBV=1VRMS
  • *A-weighted, measurements taken with rate control full counterclockwise
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MXRM148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Chorus

    The micro chorus is pretty much exactly what I was looking for in a chorus sound. I try to use effects sparingly and not many of them but I am very particular about the...Read complete review

    The micro chorus is pretty much exactly what I was looking for in a chorus sound. I try to use effects sparingly and not many of them but I am very particular about the sort of sound I want when I do use them. In the past I've used a small clone, digitech multichorus and various TC Electronic chorus effects...none of which sounded as good as this pedal.
    At first I was concerned that there is not a depth control on it but the sound of this pedal is huge so I actually don't feel like I need it. It might actually be a little too enveloping for some people. The speed range is very usable to me anywhere from 8 to 1 o'clock on the rate knob. I tend to stick with slower chorus for more of a doubling effect.
    Another reason I like the pedal is that it is analog and true bypass. A reason I don't like the small clone is that it seemed to not have a lot of head room when using it through an effect loop, especially with distortion. Don't have that problem with the micro chorus.Doesn't squish the signal at all.
    Overall if you're looking for something simple this is the best chorus I've ever used.
    Not a lot to it which is a good thing. I was a little worried that there is not a depth control but after using the pedal it doesn't seem like I need one.
    I own many MXR pedals and they are always build solid and reliable. I've never had an issue with any of them.
    For the sounds I'm getting from this pedal I'd say the value is great.

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    Noisy

    Way too much noise to use for quiet chording/arpeggios. The stereo chorus is dead quiet. I was hoping for something similar in a small package but I was very disappointed. I only...Read complete review

    Way too much noise to use for quiet chording/arpeggios. The stereo chorus is dead quiet. I was hoping for something similar in a small package but I was very disappointed. I only have 2 or 3 other pedals, and I have carefully chosen effects that are dead quiet. I put this back in the box after 5 minutes and sold it the next day.

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    4.0

    Great little chorus!

    By Jon

    from Undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Love Mxr stuff! Don't like a million knobs to fiddle with, but a depth knob wouldn't hurt and maybe a baby blue paint job. Nonetheless this pedal sounds great at any setting, it will give you that nice lovely chorus sound that you are looking for at a great price. I'm glad mxr reissued this pedal, built like a tank!

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    5.0

    mxr keeps it simple

    By chango

    from dunn,nc

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've been an mxr fan for about 20 years. great sound, very durable, simple to operate, all you really need. I don't like pedals that have alot of really small knobs spaced to close together. this one is so easy to dial in. Big knob and rubber cover on the knob is a great idea.

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      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Meh....

      By Robb

      from Bossier City, Louisiana

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Boring
      • Not Responsive
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Paperweight

      Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      All I can say is meh, you know it's ok... At least it's cheap; it'll do for now, but I see that this one will be headed to the back of my closet soon...

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      exactly what I was hoping for

      By BvP

      from Minnesota

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Great Analog Tone
      • Responsive
      • Super Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Somewhat Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Just got this yesterday. Sounds great, right from the get-go! Pedals don't get much easier to use than this one. I also have the mxr phase 90, and this is a perfect companion to it. I'm currently running this between my Les Paul Jr. and my Peavey Delta Blues tube amp(15"speaker). It's a an unbelievably sweet combo. Reminds me of Ali Farka Toure's sound. The mxr micro chorus is well worth the money!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      OK chorus

      By funkymann1

      from florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is a great simple product but will give a loud hiss with high gain, great for clean sounds though!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely perfect!!

          By Blues4Fun

          from Winnipeg, Canada

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Wanted a chorus effect to fatten up my sound a bit. This one is perfect, one knob to rule them all! Doesn't get much easier than this AND it sounds fantastic!

            Running in effects loop of 1994 Fender Blues Deluxe and I can't get enough of playing arpeggiated chords with my G&L Asat or Strat. I'm sure the house is sick of it but it just sounds SO good.

            Seriously easy to use and don't have to spend all night getting the perfect sound.

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            5.0

            Does the Job

            By Larry L

            from Cleveland OH

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I was concerned that only one knob would be too limited but they pre dialed in a nice balance, the sweet spot well for the mix, a mix knob I would have perhaps use one time and would have set just where they did. It's not too over powering. True bypass kept me from looking any further.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Another great MXR pedal

              Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

              All of a sudden I have 3 MXR pedals on my board.
              This one like the other are simple but deliver great tones, for a great price. and built with quality.
              Simple but effective.
              For those of us that want to spend more time paying and less time tweaking this is the pedal.
              Easy to add all different levels of chorus to you sound.
              Great quality! Builkt to withstand lots of STOMPS

              Looks good too!
              Can't beat the price.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a deal!

              By Ryan M. Clark

              from Hickory, NC

              Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

              If you are looking for a great sounding, quality built, true bypass, chorus pedal with a no frills operation this is it.
              I give this pedal an 8 with features because it only has a rate adjustment but I like simple effects and this by no means dimenishes the pedals overall value. If you like to have dozens of setting options this pedal isn't for you.
              Built like a tank and sounds great (clean) ... and true bypass switching!
              Absolutely great value. Thier has been times over the years that I have questioned purchases of amps and effects, thinking "was this worth it?" This is not one of those times. If this pedal had other brands stamped on it could sell for quite a bit more. Great job MXR-Dunlop

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Analog Chorus

              Comments about MXR M148 Micro Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

              My original Ibanez chorus (the purple one) FINALLY died. I used it when I bought it in the spring of 1983 until recently. I tried a cheaper, plastic pedal. It was OK but a bit transistor-y. No warmth. I own an MXR smart gate, so the micro-chorus seemed like the best bet. Plus, I read the reviews and I figured I could use it. Simple set up! I had my old reliable sound within 5 minutes! Sorry, but I don't go for digital chorus, distortion or digital bells. THIS is pure analog chorus and it's simple to set and go. Can't wait to use it on a gig!!
              Simple!! Power up, plug in input, plug in output, kick the switch, dial in the rate. BLAM!! Analog chorus, rich and syrupy!
              True bypass switch, (why don't ALL the others have this!!??!!) sturdy metal case AND fits great on a pedalboard. Did I mention quality analog chorusing?
              Oh yeah! It may not have all them knobs ya gotta tweak and turn and such, but I'd rather play than spend my practice/playing time turning knobs. This one has one knob, set it and forget it.

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