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EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 15:47 | Quote
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hey what do the knobs on a chorus pedal do, the "manual" "Width" "Speed" are on mine, and i got no clue what they do.
brodyxhollow  
26 Jan 2009 16:43 | Quote
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well, with all pedals you need to experiment to see what each thing does for yourself. i think the speed increases the frequency of the chorus reaction, and width increases the wave length of the sound. i dunno for sure. someone correct me if im wrong.
Kodi666  
26 Jan 2009 16:51 | Quote
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Manual.. hmm, manual setting?
Width - Maybe how much you can hear it, on my CF-7 its Depth.
And Speed obviously is how fast the chorus sound goes around
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 16:53 | Quote
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ye speed is def how fast, its fun to play when the speed is cranked lol. the width is def the length of the chrous. whats manual?
brodyxhollow  
26 Jan 2009 16:56 | Quote
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id honestly look up the specs of the pedal on the manufacturers website. i like chorus, but since i just use my computer i just toy around with it until i find the settings i like. im not really sure what they mean.
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 17:09 | Quote
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its vintage, its an mxr stero chorus, its prob changed but ill look it up. edit: ye i checked its changed.
brodyxhollow  
26 Jan 2009 17:17 | Quote
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im sure someone has the original specs somewhere online. who knows. just check around and see if you can do some dating, or at least try to contact MXR with a picture and some info, and ask questions.
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 17:36 | Quote
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i will.
blackholesun  
26 Jan 2009 17:58 | Quote
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Please tell me you didn't buy it just because it's "vintage"!

You should really look into what a pedal does before you buy it. Failing that, use your ears to hear what's changing when you use the different knobs. Just experiment.
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 18:04 | Quote
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no. its an awsome pedal i checked everything out about it, many famous players used it, good reviews, handwired, perfect condition, hard to find, and sounds great.
blackholesun  
26 Jan 2009 18:18 | Quote
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Still, width/depth and speed are some really basic things to know about a chorus pedal!

Surely you needing a chorus pedal should be the main reason to buy it. It doesn't matter if it's got good reviews or if many famous people use it - if you're not going to play it then it's going to stay in a perfect condition for quite a long time!

I'm not sure what "Manual" does, have a play around and let us know.
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 18:21 | Quote
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i am going to play it. lol. why wouldnt i buy a chorus, i ment is why i bought it vintage.
blackholesun  
26 Jan 2009 18:47 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
what do the knobs on a chorus pedal do, the "manual" "Width" "Speed" are on mine, and i got no clue what they do.


That kinda does imply that you bought it without knowing what it does.
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 18:59 | Quote
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wow...someones grumpy. take a chill, or two. man, instead of helping its now the time to "prove hes a rich *** and buys pedals for the hell of it." i knew what it did, and i knew the sound id give, i just didnt know how to get it. man...lay off.
GRX40  
26 Jan 2009 19:03 | Quote
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Do you know what year it's from? Or if not, perhaps a serial number?
blackholesun  
26 Jan 2009 19:19 | Quote
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I'm not in a bad mood at all. I feel pretty good right now, and I didn't mean to have a go but personally I always try out or hear demos online of pedals before I buy stuff, so I know what it is I am buying, and what to expect when I get it. That's just the way I am.

Contacting MXR could work, but to be honest you'll probably get a better response if you email a seller's website. MXR aren't under any obligation to reply to you, but if a shop thinks you're interested in buying it (wink wink ;)) then they're more likely to give you a quick and detailed response.

But like I said earlier, just experiment with what each knob does.
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 20:07 | Quote
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i bught it from a guy off ebay lol. but i did hear it and stuff off youtube, not the vintage jus tread about it, but the vintage sounds better then the new one. im gona just tinker with it and ask around.
blackholesun  
26 Jan 2009 20:17 | Quote
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But if you email a shop and say "I'm interested in buying one, tell me what features it has and what it does", then they'll get back to you ASAP to try and get the sale. Obviously, you've already got it, but don't tell them that because then they won't be interested! Same goes for MRX to an extent as well.
EMB5490  
26 Jan 2009 21:53 | Quote
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ye, im gona ask around.
Empirism  
27 Jan 2009 09:02 | Quote
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Aight, BHS...you sound like Skold a.k.a TheAmericanBrit ^_~...anyway..

Im not goin to explain how the whole thing work, but its like

.............LFO (which kind of waveform, triangle, sine etc.)
-input - delay - output

The speed control parameter refers to the rate at which the LFO waveform repeats itself, and it also is a factor in the pitch modulation. Increasing that rate is same like compressing the LFO waveform in time, which makes it resulting more pitch modulation.

The sweep depth/width control how much the totaldelay time changes over time and controls the range or how wide the chorus sweeps up and down. Its milliseconds in most cases, and the sum of the sweep depth and delay parameters is the maximum delay used in processing the signal.

I think that manual setting react somehow on the footpedal itself and you can control it manually.

Hope this helps,
Empirism
EMB5490  
27 Jan 2009 10:31 | Quote
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ah that did.
Empirism  
30 Jan 2009 17:52 | Quote
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Uhm hmm... seems something strange happening in here... dun worry BHS jkjk :)
telecrater  
31 Jan 2009 09:58 | Quote
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Empirism says:
Aight, BHS...you sound like Skold a.k.a TheAmericanBrit ^_~...anyway..


Wow that's uncalled for

Empirism  
31 Jan 2009 10:15 | Quote
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:D, well it was little funny when he teased emb earlier... just like Skoldie boy. My humour is weird sometimes...Oh well im sure he got the point xD


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