Dunlop ZW Chorus
Dunlop ZW Chorus

Look what Santa brought me this Christmas!

The Dunlop Zakk Wylde Chorus pedal has a load of tonal shaping options and sounds great, and is destined for my Big Board as I need modulation effects on this pedalboard. Thanks to Evie for the great Xmas present!

This is a fully analogue, traditional bucket brigade circuit, powered by a 9v battery or a 9vDC external power supply. Being analogue, the pedal draws very little current (only 13mA) so won’t stress out a pedal power supply unit.

The pedal has 5 knobs, laid out in two rows. Given the form factor of the pedal (standard enclosure), the knobs are a little fiddly and difficult to read from a distance on a dark stage. However, they are reassuringly firm when turned, so I don’t think it will be easy to accidentally knock the settings off when setting up, etc.

Dunlop Zakk Wylde Chorus pedal

The bottom row of 3 knobs has the usual Level, Rate and Depth controls – just like every other chorus pedal you’ve seen. The top row has two knobs, for High and Low cut respectively. These are shelving filters and allow a lot of tonal variation.

Dunlop Zakk Wylde Chorus pedal

Another feature, not so common on similar pedals, is two output jacks allowing you to run the output in stereo. I’m not entirely sure if this is true stero or a wet/dry output. Anyway, personally, I don’t see me ever using this feature, but it’s there if ever the need or desire arises. Cool stuff.

I’m looking forward to adding this to my Pedaltrain “Big Board”, which I really must get on with as a I have a gig this Saturday…

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