Electro-Harmonix Nano Clone
Electro-Harmonix Nano Clone

Nano Clone, Chorus for Guitar from Electro-Harmonix in the Clone series.

Skjold 08/12/2012

Electro-Harmonix Nano Clone : Skjold's user review

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The Nano series from Electro-Harmonix (EHX) is know for going back to the basics, with as few controls as possible. This is so true. On the Nano Clone Chorus, you get the mandatory 1/4" jack inputs and outputs, the on/off switch and a rate knob.
You give it some power from either a 9V battery or and AC adapter, plug in the chords, hit the switch and adjust the chorus rate. Then you're up and running.


Should you find a need for a manual for this simple pedal, you might want to consider wether or not this is something for you. It can't get any simpler then this. They have even taken away the mix and level knob.


This is the main issue with the Nano Clone Chorus. When you first get a hold of the pedal, you might think that this is really nice. But then after some time, you wake up and realize, that you actually payed a lot of money for nothing.
Consider this: You've bought a chorus pedal, it does the jobs it's supposed to do, but you actually don't really have the sound that you're looking for. You might want the effect to be more subtile, but you can't! EHX won't let you dial down the mix of this one. You might want the depth of the chorus to be bigger - well you can't. EHX won't let you.
Essentially, you've let somebody else dictate how your sound should be, and they only let you decide, how fast the chorus needs to be.
If that wasn't you get a buzz when using a battery. And if you use a power supply (AC adapter) you get a sound similar to a hair dryer, blowing in a tunnel underneath an old castle!


Don't support EHX through the Nano series. Go get some of their much better products. You might as well decide to light a fire and burn you 65$ in that - at least you get some heat out of that.
If you're into some kind of psychedelic electronically generated buzz sounds then look no further. Everyone else - stay as far away as possible from this pedal!