Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus
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Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus

Halo Chorus, Chorus chitarra from Diamond Pedals.

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moosers 01/02/2010

Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus is a unique chorus pedal suitable for use with any electronic instrument.  I've used the pedal only with electric guitar, so this review will be based on use of this pedal with this instrument only, which I would think is what most people are using this pedal with anyway.  The pedal has stereo 1/4" inputs and outputs, as well as a 1/4" output for an expression pedal, which is something that I've never hooked up to this pedal.  This isn't rackable as it is a stomp box controlled by your foot.

UTILIZATION

Users of the Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus shouldn't have any problems using it, as everything is pretty straight forward here.  For parameters, you've got chorus depth, speed, phase modulation mix, and chorus mix.  If used, an expression pedal can also control delay time and LFO.  After playing with the pedal for a short while I was able to understand the pedal fairly well, so I can't imagine too many people having difficulties understanding it.  I've never had a need to look at the manual for the Hal Chorus pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

The sounds that are possible with the Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus go way beyond just your standard chorus sounds.  It also has delay and phase like tones, the combination of which makes for an awesome sounding modulation pedal.  While it is certainly possible to get traditional sounding chorus tones, I think that this pedal makes its living on its unique tones, as this sounds unlike most pedals that I've used out there.  I've used the Halo Chorus with a Fender Telecaster and a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, so I definitely got an accurate read on what the pedal truly sounds like, and let me tell you that you can really get some interesting sounds with this one.  This isn't to discredit the more traditional chorus tones that are possible, as they are extremely clean sounding as well... 


OVERALL OPINION

While more expensive than most chorus pedals out there, Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus isn't your typically chorus pedal at all.  It has unique parameters and unique sounds to match, as well as more traditional ones.  The pedal is built extremely well and is one that should last a long time if treated properly.  If you're looking only to get some standard chorus tones, this can do that for sure but I would probably recommend looking elsewhere as there are plenty of cheaper options out there that don't have all the bells, whistles, and versatility that the Halo Chorus does.