All user reviews for the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Mk2
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<p class="MsoNormal">The make up of the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone is about as simple as it gets for a chorus pedal, as it only has a small number of parameters to work with.<span> </span>All you’ve got is a large knob to set the rate, and a switch to choose the level of depth.<span> </span>While this isn’t all that much control, controlling the rate will give you a good variety of different types of tones, and the depth switch adds a lot as well.<span> </span>The up side is that anyone can use it without the help of a manual for sure.
<p class="MsoNormal">There are very few pedals made by Electro-Harmonix that don’t bring something to the table in my opinion, and the Small Clone is definitely no exception.<span> </span>While I do wish there was a bit more versatility, for such a small pedal I really can’t complain as it packs a lot of power.<span> </span>The chorus tone can be described as extremely thick and regardless of where you set the depth, you’re going to get a wide sound, which is definitely something that I welcome.<span> </span>I’ve used the pedal in the recording studio with a Fender Stratocaster and a ’65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, so I’m definitely getting a clear enough signal to hear what this pedal truly sounds like.
Unless you need a chorus pedal that will offer a lot of options, and you are on a budget, the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone is as good of a choice as any out there.<span> </span>It is a foot proof pedal to use and is quite reliable.<span> </span>This is the perfect pedal for those who want to add hints of chorus here and there, and don’t necessarily use chorus consistently.<span> </span>Overall, this is one my favorite chorus pedals in terms of bang for your buck…
I bought it used so there was no manual provided with it. The pdf available on Electro-Harmonix's website seems pretty useless though, unless you've never seen a stompbox in your whole life and/or don't trust your ears to set up that kind of basic pedals.
Used with a Fender Fat Strat through a SansAmp GT-2 with the Small Clone in between (although most people use it in their amp's effect loop that is after the preamp). In both clean and distorted sounds, this pedal brings both warmth (a REAL LOT of) and clarity to any clean sound, while it will smoothen the harshest distortion. I love the way it sounds, very reminiscent of Nirvana's Nevermind (remember the vintage Small Clone was one of Cobain's favorites before he turned to the Polychorus). With the depth switch drawn in the upper position, the chorus sound is noticeably detuned, which may remind of some 80s-90s experimental rock bands such as Sonic Youth -- thus not very easy to use in most context... With extreme settings of the "rate" knob the effect is a little more on the Leslie side. Contrarily to what I've read here and there I haven't noticed a drop in volume when this pedal is active -- maybe it's different in an effect loop?
I've used this pedal for approximately 6 months. I love the organic warmth that it brings, although it limits the range of sounds that it can produce. The settings can change the sound rather radically so it is definitely not as much a one-trick-pony as many people say, but you'll definitely need to try it to know if it suits your style (which is rather unlikely if you're looking for a cold, edge-cutting thrash metal sound).
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Liquid :)"
Given the array of fighter 1914 board, it is very manageable!
This is not the perfect chorus, I even found my old (dod FX68 super stereo chorus) was best. But the sound of the small clone is just inimitable, and ultimately irreplaceable. The effect is not discrete, but sounds so good, clear as saturated (I put it in the effects loop) that I put everywhere! It's hot, it's music ... it's beautiful.
Not the best chorus of creation, but an inimitable sound footprint. My favorite chorus! (And the object itself is very beautiful!)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Linn Sondek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Well until ..."
Rate and Depth control switch.
Ultra easy to use. Manuel useless.
This pedal is one of the first that I have acquired after having sold off all my digital gear.
I then found it fantastic. Today, I will not be too ecstatic! I have since acquired a chorus MXR, which puts a lot my first infatuation Clone!
However, I will try to ignore the sublime MXR to talk a little about the EHX.
The effect is very present, we can not deny it, and rather warm. I would even say too far and too warm! Somewhat intrusive even mini ... But this is not in itself a defect, it is sufficient to know the time of purchase to avoid disappointment. The effect itself is not without quality but I do appreciate it more simply face the class and many settings MXR chorus which, for me, is the absolute reference. Damn! so I can not ignore the MXR M234 to discuss this Small Clone ...
Come on, this is a good chorus, cheap to begin or for a specific use of its special character.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Thierry255's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Heat happiness!"
Mini jack adapter to provide, as on all former or the EHX Proco.
Use a cinch
Configuration simplissime! Or C you do not have arms to adjust and in this case you do not need this pedal!
The patits faults I can find are: once the pedal engaged it is not easy to get a ultra discreet chorus, as if the couple with a distortion, when you do not play, you means an oscillation species (very light but C is heard; aillerus I wonder if it is not rather due to my One Spot power supply). Finally, there is an internal knob to adjust the rate of the chorus in wants to apply. Without touching CT perfect: I touched it and now cover I can not find the level on which it was calibrated before! (I did not look before turning, which nozzle I am) But gradually I close (I'm pretty psychopath at the sound reproduction), then I'm not very far from perfect and what happiness!
Perhaps a knob instead of a switch would have been better to adjust the settings but still C to quibble!
The effects are hot, "lush" as some say
I use it on U.S. 74 Tele Deluxe and Rivera Chubster C bliss.
This pedal warms me its a very nice way! I tested other chorus pedals with sounds more "standard" discrete, I did not like it at all! So in fact, it is hard to use this effect in a very discreet, but it's really endearing!
Used for about a year.
I tried MXR models (I found it cold) Malekko (hot and left me a good impression, at least 2nd test) Boss (moyennasse) and others.
For now I have not found better. I still tate to move to a model more "upscale" but I find it hard to be satisfied with what I assaie!
Would not that this pedal is so captivating that it makes other palichonnes? The further I go the more I say it is! Considering the price I will ever be the choice again! It has tiny flaws but what sound!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Before_'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Chorus VERY warm and typed"
Never seen a config simpler: a knob, a selector depth.
What do you need?
Speed or Depth, choose m'sieurs ladies.
So here is a must.
Yes it is very typical, but then what color, superb.
Light or accentuated, type vibrato, and put a compressor before you swim in the Pacific.
I have a boss CE5 side and it seems to me much lighter and less beautiful.
Bought my first in a crisis GAS, I have absolutely no regrets.
I almost acquire polychorus (which blew my unfairly) for more opportunity, so what is my destiny, but small clone is the BOMB.
He will not leave anyone indifferent, and found it quite easily in secondhand for a very affordable price.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
TAJ873's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simple and effective"
Nothing wrong if it is not big enough size that takes up space on my pedalboard.
While not being a fan evenings poring over his pedals to get the sound I'm happy with this pedal.
One branch, turn the knob and single cheek what esle?
A volume knob would have been welcome anyway.
So yes with only one knob the sound palette is thin ... well not that much and for my use (like most of my pedals) pedal once I settled down more.
So the sound I get is very pretty with a setting on the knob to the depth and 1/4 is the perfect companion for my arpeggios or other gentle walks.
I have not had the opportunity to test many chorus pedal but for the price this one suits me perfectly, simple and effective really are two words to remember this pedal.
I still put 8 to size and volume knob.
>>> With experience, you do again this choice? without hesitation, I recommend it to anyone looking for a single chorus without headaches.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
0tom0's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" REALLY simple and effective!"
level settings it would hardly be more simple .. a switch of depth (amplitude vibrato and therefore "depth" effect) and a knob spleen (vibrato rate and therefore effect speed)
gibson firebird tried with a studio and a lag rev'70 arkanne 200 micro split config. in clean air the sound is exactly like what one would expect this kind of pedal. pedal colors the sound a bit, amplifying the higher harmonics, which is not displeasing. into overdrive then it's great! ALL you can do ANYTHING with it!! light of the chorus to chorus halucinant andy summer of kurt cobain!
this pedal for me, but not necessarily to you. must try and store it for one reason: the adjustment of depth is actually a switch, which means that at depth effect we are left with two "preset". you have to check if they are right for you. know that there are a lot of mods to add settings this pedal ...
But .. it takes away a bit of charm
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Prout alcoolisé's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Works very well with a bass, so if (the empress)"
For those who still read, should perhaps move to the next item, right? Pedal
breeze. One branch, one hack 3 seconds, it was a sound.
In 5 minutes, you've explored the whole range of sounds it can offer (which actually not bad). Used on a
precion Squier Bass Classic Vibe 50's and a pov 'Hartke B20, it is quite addictive serious. To be more precise, it respects the fundamental sound of the shovel: the bass are not hot and that's good, tired of eating the pedal frequency to believe they have nothing else to eat.
What I mean by that is that this pedal creates yet not for the wonderfully low fills his office. Its good vintage, namely hot and thick. The depth can vary on this subject with a way a bit colder. The effect "rotary" is also excellent but remains anecdotal. A good position is deep in, misses two notches before the half and it is the foot.
Used for one month, bought in mag to 72 euros as prices correct.
I like the simplicity of the beast, and his panel of sounds fairly rich (but not paradoxal. ..). No need to record, then the sheet front to learn how to use it. No default yet.
I wanted a small-clone, nothing else. Then try other things? Oh yes, a chorus can on a multi-purpose canister equally Korg ... Well, not anything terrible, small-clone better, Korg not good ... Understand?
The power supply, 9v to buy more? Bin, yeah. Must buy it, I do not see how this can be a default.
Of course I would do this choice, not a single hesitation.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
valskater's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Used by Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) ====> sound of Come As You Are
No useful manual: the posibility of rglage are minimal to allow for easy and quick
Function with a 9V battery or a transformer with a weird tip amricain
The whole branch of a fender amp frontmann 212R
The yield is
Default: when I active by pressing the switch, the amp comes out a strange noise as if there were a miniseconde during a short circuit ...
I use it for more than two years, it was my first chorus (L)
She never made a dirty tricks (for now ...)
Quality price ratio, it's okay
If I had the choice again, I will buy another chorus, just to see how a sound addition ...
1 people found this review helpful