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Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus Pedal delivers luxurious analog chorus effects, a distinctive tone, and flexibility that sets it apart...Read More

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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
 
4.7

(based on 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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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1.0

Doesn't Last

By 

from Melbourne, FL

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

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

    Increidibly, 3 of these broke from December til March. Musicians friend was great and replaced each with no problem but what is the point? After a few weeks use, they all did the same thing - buzzing mixed with the chorus for a few days, then finally no sound. I gave up. Musicians friend issued a credit, I bought a Boss.

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    5.0

    Great Sound !

    By 

    from Athens Ga.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This sounds just like the one I have from the 1980's. Sounds great !

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Smells like Nirvana

        By 

        from Tulsa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Sounds Like Nirvana

        Cons

        • Sounds Like Nirvana

        Best Uses

        • Come As You Are
        • Nirvana Tribute Band
        • Sounding Like Nirvana
        • Teen Spirit

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

        Bought this to play nirvana songs. As far as I can tell, that's basically all it's good for. One knob, one function. No depth, width, or rate. Real basic. Kurt Cobain loves this pedal.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        None better

        By 

        from Marietta, Ga.

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        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy to use, beautiful sound

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        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 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          this chorus pedal is perfect

          By 

          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 

          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 

          from Prairie Grove, AR

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          Verified Buyer

          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

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            from Oak Harbor, OH

            About Me Professional Musician

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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 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Find an older one!

              By 

              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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