• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

Mooer Chorus Ensemble vs. Malekko Omnicron Chous vs. VFE Choral Reef?

paulikus

Member
Messages
305
anyone have experience with all three? One thing I like about the Mooer is the mix knob and it's small size. though not as small as the Malekko, but the Malekko has no mix control. Read one review on the Mooer saying it doesn't pass the low frequencies so well? Hows it compare to the Malekko in that way?

the VFE Choral Reef looks the coolest out of the 3 (has mix control and abilty to do crazy sounds too) and MusicToyz told me the Reef was 'deeper' sounding than the Malekko.

only thing for my already crowded pedal board, is that Reef might be too big where the Malekko or Mooer would fit better.

input? anyone? anyone?
 

Ace.

Member
Messages
89
I had the Malekko Chorus and now the Mooer Chorus but couldn't play them side-by-side. I didn't like the Malekko so much (not that it was a bad pedal). I think it was ab bit muddy and not so clear. The Mooer is a good Chorus if you don't want extrem settings. Thats something you won't get with it. But all other settings sound very good. Listen to Mike Hermans Demo on YouTube. I think that video demonstrates the pedal well.
 

paulikus

Member
Messages
305
how would you say the "warmth" factor is between the Malekko and Mooer? one thing I don't like is brittle/too metalic/digital sounding chorus. The mix knob on the Mooer is a very attractive feature, I will say... in case you want less than 50% of your signal to be effected.. for more subtle sounds.
 

Ace.

Member
Messages
89
the mix knob is a big advantage on the mooer. that was sometimes a problem on the malekko to dial in the sound i wanted.. thats no problem on the mooer.
it's warm enough, too! no metallic sound.
 

paulikus

Member
Messages
305
for such short money, is the Mooer made in China? Is it noisey? Is it true bypass? A/C power only? thx
 

paulikus

Member
Messages
305
Oh...yes....The Moore is made in China I found out. Been listening to audio/ videos of these 3 pedals and I think the real winner here is the VFE Choral Reef....but have to find a way to fit on my already crowded pedaltrain-2. Have 9 stompers on it now. 8^)
 
Last edited:

Ace.

Member
Messages
89
for such short money, is the Mooer made in China? Is it noisey? Is it true bypass? A/C power only? thx
No it's not noisy. True bypass and standard 9V DC operation.
Awesome pedal at this price (and not only because of the price..)
 
Messages
1
I am having the same problem, I have a PT2 with 10 pedals and a wah. The malekko would fit, but trying to figure out if its thats the right pedal, the reviews seem to point towards positive. Chorus is not really an effect I use that much, but it would be cool for softer songs and certain clean tones, too bad malekko couldn't add a mix knob, that would be nice. The Mooer is the right price, but I am wondering if the 9v 12 v thing makes a difference. Anyway, if they have a mooer at my local store, I might try that.
 

Richard P

Member
Messages
706
I've had the Malekko; I remember it being noisy and not so inspiring.
I've had the Choral Reef; I liked its versatility, but I didn't find what I was looking for there (among other things, I finally realized that the vibrato found in chorus/vibrato pedals is not at all appealing to me).
The Mooer, to me, sounds like a CE-2 with a mix knob. Very warm and clear. Works perfectly for me. The only competitor it has in my life is the "Dimension M" TonePrint.

One of these days, I'm going to buy an Analogman chorus for the times that I want THAT sound!
 

dwoverdrive

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
4,104
Yes the Mooer in a lot of ways IS a CE-2 (same chip) with a mix knob and a agree with the above post. True bypass, no noise, very watery sounding at some settings and warm in others. Indicative of the era of the CE-2. Can sound "dated" but in a good way. Smallfootprint and best price. No brainer, you will love it.
 






Trending Topics

Top Bottom