MXR Chorus Deluxe - mod idea - suggestions sought as to feasibility..

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by StoutFellow, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. StoutFellow


    Oct 17, 2010
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Hi there.

    I got a super bargain in a recent sale and snagged an MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe for, well, lets just say it was 70% off the retail. Happy Days.

    I've been playing with the pedal for some months now and I love it. LOVE IT! I particularly love the x-over (Crossover) - when you need a consistent tone, you activate this and all your lovely low end remains uneffected. When you want the chorus (or flange) across your entire signal (say during intros, or solos, etc) then you can deactivate the x-over.

    And there's my problem. I would rarely leave the x-over in or out for an entire song. Accordingly, I'd love to mod the pedal and put both the x-over and flanger functions out on a separate box with two footswitches.

    Thoughts?? And has anyone done such a mod, especially to an MXR pedal? If so, I'd love to hear about your experience.


  2. StoutFellow


    Oct 17, 2010
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Below, two images, of either side of the PCB. I've highlighted (hilit?) the six solder points per switch. Quite a job to get these out (surface-mounted components on the right-hand one)...

    But not impossible! What suggestions does anyone have for best wire/cables to fly these switches off? And how best to get through the MXR case?

    Or should I stop now and not tempt fate??

    P1030688.jpg PCB Highlight SW Solder Points.JPG
  3. Testing123

    Testing123 Eschew obfuscation

    Jan 21, 2006
    Orange County, CA
    I have absolutely no idea how to help you, but I think this is a very good idea and hope you're able to find a solution (and hopefully share the info :thumbsup: ).