The classic chorus! Analog chorus pedal popularized by Kurt Cobain. The finest analog chorus sounds: from clear, rich and dimensional to warm pulsating warbles, can be intensified with the Depth Control. Simple tweaks generate exciting doubling ef...
¨I´ve known about these for years, but I was never indulgent enough to fit one on my board until now! Because I´m singing as well as thinking about crowd control, pedals are a bit of an afterthought. I was listening to a lot of ´In Utero´ while we were making our new album and I wanted to recreate that swirling, sickly feedback. Whenever that comes on, it´s to add swampiness - on tracks like ´You Are The Devil´, ´Overthinking´ and ´Valhalla´. It´s one of the pedals that can´t be replicated, and when you mix it with fuzz you get instant Nirvana. (Total Guitar, January 2017)¨more
Middle row to the right of Keith Murray's pedalboard, his Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter can be seen. In [an interview](http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/34972/uhXGb4d.png), when discussing his pedalboard and signal chain, he says: > Then it [MXR Carbon Copy] goes into, um, an unused Electro-Harmonix Small Stone? [at Brendon] is that the name of the phaser pedal? Which I used to use on a couple of the [Brain Thrust Mastery](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_Thrust_Mastery) songs–doesn’t get used now. We don’t even touch the tunes that it used to be on. **EDIT June 2016:** In [this email exchange with Keith Murray](http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/36348/GU1NHzQ.png), he points out a correction for his Equipboard, that "the pedal listed as a Small Stone is actually a Small Clone chorus pedal."more
By 1985 he was also using an Ibanez Stereo Chorus pedal and an Electo-Harmonix Small Clone Mini-Chorus. For the recording of Metal Circus (and subsequent recordings) a harmonizer was fed directly into the recording desk. Later on a rack mounted harmonizer was used on stage. By 1987 a Roland SDE-1000 digital delay had also been added to Bob's stage gear.more
“I’ve got this essentially because I want to be in a 90s grunge band and it makes me sound a lot more like that! It’s a really cool pedal and it sounds like the tone Kurt Cobain got on Come As You Are. The depth switch can give you a softer chorus, but when we play a song like Leeches I don’t switch it because it’s a bit more intense, which I like.”more
Brendan uploaded this picture to Instagram on 16th March 2015 listing some items that were stolen from a house gig that MoBo played. In the list was the Electro Harmonix Small Clone EH 4600 Full-Chorus. So unsure whether Brendan still uses one since it was stolen but he used one prior to this picture.more
The classic chorus! Analog chorus pedal popularized by Kurt Cobain. The finest analog chorus sounds: from clear, rich and dimensional to warm pulsating warbles, can be intensified with the Depth Control. Simple tweaks generate exciting doubling effects. Chiming 12-string tone, or Leslie-like warbles.
Great quality and aesthetics, very simple to use; but not limited when it comes to sound. Only con is the clic when you activate the pedal, but it's only when you have just plugged the pedal to AC; just push it on the soundcheck and you won't have any trouble on the show.
This pedal is a staple part of my musical diet, and I love how simple it is. It has one single turn dial, and a switch to turn the full chorus effect on or off. It has a distinct sound I have not heard anywhere else in other chorus pedals.
Very rich sounding Chorus pedal. With a good amount of diversity in sound. I tend to use lower settings just to thicken my sound a little and really punch the effect up for creepy, stark sounding Cramps and Dead Kennedy's style riffing. One knob, one toggle, super easy. Oh and I love how EHX pedals look.
i dont know why people just use chorus for clean shit, its all about the Lifeson Rush distorted / fuzz'd chorus sound, man, listen to those power chords, or like how David Gilmour used his Mistress on The Wall and etc. you can make it sound like Nirvana too, but you can also make it have a Leslie Beatles Sgt Pepper's era tone thats unreal with arpeggios. the best chorus pedal in the fuckin world. I also can mimic the vibrato on Born to Run beautifully
I love how simple this pedal is yet how much of a range of sounds you get from it. I personally have the depth switch up and the rate knob at about 1 or 2 o'clock. Sometimes when I want a subtle chorus I'll flick the depth knob down. My only gripe with the pedal is how little resistance there is on the depth switch, doesn't feel very sturdy compared to other switches. Also feel the pedal is fragile compared to any other pedal I've used especially when compared to stuff like a Polychorus or say a Boss stompbox. But it is a great pedal. I'm sure most are used to the sounds you can get as they have probably heard it on stuff by nirvana and various otheres. a great pedal all across the board really
It's not small, but it gives very good and bright chorus sound. It was my first chorus pedal for my bass guitar and I absolutely love it. Not so many options, but it sounds great enough to forget about another knobs.
Little effect but strong. To making sound like Kurt Cobain or John Frusciante. Very well tremolo when the settings are in max. In waiting of the real vintage Electro-Harmonix Polychorus.
I do not know where I got my small clone RI. I don't think it sounds particularly good... not like an old one. Much more brittle. Functional chorus though with a different sound then a boss or Ibanez.
It's really impressive, that all the good opinions about this pedal were true. Even though it has only one knob and one switch, it's extremely versatile. Want some Beatles-like Leslie tones? No problem. You're after Uni-Vibe sounds of David Gilmour? Here you go. Or maybe you're fan of The Police? Say no more. And we can't forget about this pedal being used by Kurt Cobain on many of Nirvana records, with "Come As You Are" being probably most recognizable. Just set the Depth switch up, Rate knob at 10 o'clock and you get the famous sound.
This is a classic pedal and its tone is incredible: I love launching into a bit of "Me vs. Madonna vs. Elvis" at about 11 o'clock with the depth switch up. This having been said, there are more diverse, and maybe just plain better, pedals out there: the JHS Emperor comes instantly to mind. Of course, that pedal is three times the cost. You pays your money and you takes your choice...
If you only want to buy one Chorus pedal, this ain't it. It does sound good, but it is too simple to fulfil all the jobs you may want a Chorus to cover. I have mine permanently strapped to a synth to thicken things up a bit.
I wanted to get some of that great Joy Division chorused bass sound whilst keeping with a simple to use pedal. Wonderfully I was able to have both in the same unit as Peter Hook uses (the Small Clone and Clone Theory use the same circuitry) and the design sure is easy to use.
I loved this pedal more than life itself. I was devastated when my pedalboard got knocked off of a table backstage and this was destroyed. I plan on getting another one once I have the money.
Is a great chorus, absolute lovely sound, just have an issue with the volume which dropped down when activate, but fixed it replacing a 10k resistor on the board with a 6.8k resistor. Honestly is a must have for your pedalboard.
I have the reissue one from about 2008. I know everyone says that to get the 'Cobain' sound you must have the Depth switch to 'full', but on mine that seems to produce an unusable detuned warble! I keep it on the 'normal' depth and turn the rate up, and that seems to me to be closer. Yes, it's a classic chorus pedal, unmistakeably 'analogue' in character. It doesn't sound as good as the Way Huge Blue Hippo or the Walrus Audio Julia though; those are sweet. On the other hand, it doesn't cost as much!
It's as hissy as anything, too. Go for a BOSS chorus if this bothers you; what you sacrifice in richness you gain in cleanness.
A key element in the Nevermind tone.
I wasted half a day watching a bunch of videos about chorus pedals and this seems like the best sounding one, although I couldn't find any comparing this to the new Wet Dreams chorus. That's really all I have to say about this thing, if you're in the studio, you can get a natural chorus just by doubling or triple tracking your guitars.