Many players consider chorus pedals as one-trick ponies, believing that the majority of them sound the same. But they couldn't be more wrong, as the amount of diversity in this market is incredible, and the Mr. Black Stereo Vintage Ensemble is a gorgeous-sounding chorus pedal that stands strongly on its own. Deriving from their Vintage Ensemble compact pedal, which took inspiration from original chorus units from the mid-70s, this new offering takes it all one step further.
Now boasting a true-stereo audio path, you can achieve ultra-wide stereo chorusing thanks to the sophisticated circuitry within the unit. With complementary delay times applied to both the left and right channels, the stereo spread is widened through what is known as the Haas effect, delivering an engulfing, angelic chorus sound unlike anything you've heard before. You can engage the spatial-expansion mode via a thoughtfully-installed footswitch, giving you the best of both worlds.
It doesn't end there though, as this amazing stompbox also has an expression pedal input, allowing you to control the parameters of any of the controls. Speaking of which, Mr. Black have kept things simple with the control set, featuring only the vitals necessary to sculpt a stunning chorus tone.
Here's what Mr. Black say about the Stereo Vintage Ensemble Chorus Pedal:
A beautiful expansion of our coveted Vintage Ensemble classic chorus/vibrato pedal, featuring a true-stereo audio path with standard and spatial-expansion modes, accessible on the fly via the Normal/Stereo foot-switch.
The real magic lies within the Stereo mode, which applies a clever application of complementary modulated delay times to both the left and right channels further increasing the stereo spread via the Haas effect. You've never heard chorus like this before.
- True-Stereo audio path
- Full Wet/Dry mix control
- Carefully tuned delay times match those of the OG chorus circuit
- ~68mA current draw (daisy-chain friendly)
- 9VDC "industry standard" power
- Compact footprint (4.7" x 3.7")
- A standard expression pedal can be applied on-the-fly to any and all of the control knobs by simply turning the control to the red dot marker.