Dunlop Manufacturing, otherwise known as Dunlop, is a renowned guitar accessory manufacturer. Founded in 1965, by the man himself – Jim Dunlop, they’ve grown from a small-time sales shop to one of the most recognizable names in the market.
Over time, they’ve acquired many effect pedal manufacturing brands under their wing, to name a few: MXR, Way Huge, Cry Baby, all famous in their own rights for delivering some of the best “stomp-boxes” on the market. MXR is one of the few that have recognized that bassists could use sound refinement too, so here we present the Dunlop M83 MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe.
This pedal sets into motion through the “bucket-brigade” technology. This approach takes the signal and passes it through a number of capacitors, meaning that your original sound will remain nearly intact, while the pedal effect stays a bit retracted and acts in more of a supporting role.
This pedal features your standard set of controls, along with a few other not often found in chorus pedals. Intensity, Width and Rate are the regular. However, the highlights of this pedal are the separated Bass and Treble knobs, which you’ll find extremely useful, providing you with the capability of adding more warmth and edge to your tone.
Last but not least, in the upper middle side you’ll find the small buttons controlling X-over (crossover) and Flanger, for even more flexibility. X-over decreases the modulation at 100 HZ, meant to preserve the integrity of your tone, while adding just the proper amount of chorus effect. Flanger on the other hand, is there for when the you are in need of more energetic modulation.
The chorus effect on this gorgeous pedal will wrap your sound up and deliver it with stylish breeze. Never interfering too much, it will add just the right amount of effect, however the wide array of controls enable you to tune it to your liking, in case you’re after more aggression and depth. Mix and match whichever way you desire, the end result is definitely fascinating. Take it with you on stage, at a small bar, or in a closed setting, either way you’re in for quite a showing!
This masterpiece has hit yet another home run for Dunlop and MXR. It is one of the finest bass chorus pedals out there, at an affordable price range packed in a stylish and compact box. It will blow your mind.