When you factor in the Liquid Chorus‘s wide range of sounds with the bullet-proof construction, affordability, and small footprint, you’ve got another winner from Visual Sound.
Visual Sound has a well-earned reputation for producing high quality gear at very affordable prices. The company’s V2 series of pedals is no exception. For a while, Visual Sound’s claim-to-fame was their 2-in-1 pedals such as the Jekyll and Hyde or H20. Realizing that not everyone needs such pedals, they realized most of the individual components from their dual pedals, including the chorus from the celebrated H20.
The Visual Sound Liquid Chorus uses the company’s own “bucket brigade” chips, patterned after the famous Panasonic BBD chips. The result is both a rich analog sound as well as reduced cost. The pedal offers traditional controls for speed and depth as well as width and delay time. The result is a wide range of chorusing tones. You can easily cop some of the more recognizable chorusing sounds from the 70’s and 80’s (I had fun dialing in some Alex Lifeson and Andy Summers tones), but judicious use of the depth and width control can allow you to use the true stereo chorus almost like an aural expander, adding some subtle ambiance to your sound instead of the lush swirls of traditional chorus, though both are possible.
Few chorus pedals offer such a wide range of chorus tones – from vintage to modern – at such an affordable price. When you factor in this wide range of sounds with the bullet-proof construction, affordability, and small footprint, you’ve got another winner from Visual Sound.