Carl Martin Chorus X2

Carl Martin Chorus X2

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Chorus X2, Chorus for Guitar from Carl Martin.

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  • Manufacturer:Carl Martin
  • Model:Chorus X2
  • Category:Choruses for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/18/2004

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Carl Martin Chorus X2 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Sikosis's review"For the more discerning player"

Carl Martin Chorus X2
The Carl Martin Chorus X2 is a stereo chorus pedal that offers two independent choruses that you can switch between without moving dials midway through a song. So in effect it’s two identical chorus pedals in one box (except for the fact that you can only use one pedal at a time).


So you get a depth dial, a speed dial, another depth dial and another speed dial. You also get an on/off switch and a select switch, which allows you to switch between the two choruses you have dialed up.

There are also three LEDs on the pedal, one which lights when the pedal is switched on. Of the other 2 LEDs, one will light depending which chorus has been selected, and it will flash in time with the speed setting, which is quite useful when on stage. When you switch the select switch, the other LED will light on instead.


The sound is very warm and rich. Obviously you need 2 amps or stereo speakers to make the most of the pedal. The pedal itself is best suited to bluesy or slightly rocky/alternative music. Nothing to noisy or messy. You can’t really go over the top with the speed or the depth on this pedal. Even at the maximum setting there’s nothing too over the top - it will still only give you a subtle effect. So if you’re after a very heavily chorused sound (think ‘Come As You Are’ by Nirvana), you’ll want to look elsewhere.

Other negatives would be that the pedal is connected to it’s power lead - it can’t be connected as part of a daisy chain, and it wont take batteries. Also it is quite a big, bulky pedal. Lastly, with no tap tempo and only 2 different tones you can get without moving the dials it is compared to some digital delays on the market a bit basic in a sense.

But you’re not buying this pedal for digital features. You are buying for a clean sound, for true bypass and for subtle warmth. You should not be putting this pedal in between a cheap guitar and a cheap amp, via a daisy chain of the usual suspects of effects.


This is a refined pedal for the refined player and needs to be treated as such. One for the more discerning player.

Doesn't thin your tone
Nice tone

Big and bulky
Limited range of effects for the more experimental player

In hindsight, would I buy this pedal again? No, I would not. Why? Although it is great having a stereo chorus pedal (I used it at gigs plugged into 2 amps and it made the guitar sound great), I think the effect is too subtle to warrant having the 2 'different' choruses to switch between. For the money I would want something with more obvious, perhaps 'crazy' effects. I've also changed the style of music I make and so the tones this pedal creates doesn't add anything to my sound. If you have a definite style and sound and know this pedal will fit into that then go for it. It's good at what it does. But if you like to chop and change your playing style or experiment with new sounds, this is not the pedal for you.

mortished's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carl Martin Chorus X2
- Dual stereo chorus digital
- 1 input / 2 output (stereo)
- 4 knobs (depth / speed doubled) and 2 footswitch (chorus on / off and select chorus a / b)


Very easy to use and great in its operation: in fact it was two in a chorus with two separate settings

By against the insert jack are on the sides and feel of the pedal is not great ... the footswitch is more fragile


I think it's the best digital chorus (after preferred can be the sound of analog) format pedal on the market: it does not sound cold while being very accurate, no background noise and then the ability to have two settings different

Undoubtedly it sounds like hell!


I have 5 years but I have not had it for 3 years! I mean after six months I blew one of the footswitch and I made the mistake of going to the shop where I buy (for a good cause I balance: Bob opera) result I waited almost three years without further until I pastes a cable and decided to get the pedal ... Following this mishap it was necessary that I fix myself this unfortunate switch of a type that is very very special so I carl martin contact by the website: I had the pieces after four days and free! all that to say that if the brand is very poorly imported into France headquarters in Denmark has a great ability to react!

The pedal is great but a little fragile (switch)

defguitarist's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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Simple config above, it is smart to have put two different chorus, I use a personal as a "chorus" as such, and the other flanger increasing the speed of rotation
This gives a great sound no matter the setting, after it according to their preferences, but it's not like my front, it's not ugly or any or all good. (I know I know it's beautifully said)
Manuel unread, always the same, word words parolééééé ....


Warm, round, beautiful, smooth, deep
This is my favorite effect, and for good reason, to play any plan is magical ... a tit or fade to black sanitarium did refuse more ...
Used with a scratch in assets (see profile) and AC kills everything, for distrust against the output level of the guitar, it tends to saturate around with microphones at high output level, so your knobs.
I love all the sounds on this pedal, it's really a wonder, and I mince words.
Not hesitate one second ..


THE MUST OF THE CHORUS (I think it buries even the tc is to say)
I love the sound ...
Ptetr pedal a little too bulky, but hey it's still super cooool
I tried the boss, digitech, voodoo lab and tc, personally it's my favorite, and, curiously, is not the most expensive!
With experience I will call the bank before you buy, hard drive checks out of wood.

milenko's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE chorus!"

Carl Martin Chorus X2
Handmade in Denmark: class!

Effects: 2 stereo chorus foot switchable
No possible use with software
Pedal Floor

Technology: analog buffer advanced

- Transformer built into the case to plug directly into the area
- No battery power

- 1 input jack 1 / 4 "6.35 mm
- Output jack 2 1 / 4 "6.35 mm for the stereo effect


General configuration: it is a dual switchable stereo chorus, with only two settings (depth and speed) for chorus ... all that is super simple.

The manual is clear and sufficient, given the little knobs to handle.

Are readily sounds you desire.

Important details for pedalboard users:
- No power supply can be battery or even a multi-feed (power plant and company)
- Large pedal
- Difficult to place in a pedalboard


This effects pedal is excellent:
- The chorus is quite exceptional product (for my taste), the notes are accurate, with a background of bell, slightly metallic, and even fluted
- The sound is rather "transparent", but far from bland, and respects the very grain of the guitar-amp
- Despite the lack of available settings (depth and speed), the range of possible sounds is huge, from chorus to chorus very discreet "emetic" (sea sick for the connoisseur), and all these sounds are exploited!
- The ability to switch between two chorus is more useful than it looks: a clean chorus, another distortion, such
- Boosts pedal discreetly signal when activated

One downside to the sound: not true bypass (it can stop some)

I use this pedal with my guitar: Teisco Spectrocaster, Fender American Standard Telecaster, Ibanez 540PII, Vigier Excalibur Indus.
My amp is nothing special.


I use the Carl Martin Chorus xII since September 2009, on the good advice of a forumeur "" (Earthworm Jim ;-) ).

But I also have another chorus pedal: the T-Rex Twister 2.
Although excellent, the Twister 2 is still slightly off from the Carl Martin Chorus XII.
I also tested another chorus, the Boss CH-1, but she had not packed more than that ...

The specifics I prefer:
- The sounds that I can draw
- The sound of this pedal
- The opportunity to spend a chorus of light to a heavy chorus
- Transparency without being dull
- Build quality

What I like least:
- No true bypass (Notice to purists)
- No power supply can be battery or even a multi-feed (power plant and company)
- Large
- Difficult to place in a pedalboard

The quality / price ratio ... that's where the rub ...
- € 210-220 on the sites that everyone knows, it's very expensive!
- € 120 € -150 hand, is an investment that's worth, for those who love the chorus!

A € 119 used, it is clear that I would do this choice because the chorus is my favorite, and Carl Martin Chorus xII is my favorite chorus.

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