Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl MKII Review – Best Analog Vibrato/Chorus Pedal?


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On May 26, 2015
Last modified:October 8, 2016

Summary:

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As we said in the beginning of our original Warped Vinyl review, “the Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl might just be the most ambitious analog pedal ever designed.” It’s a pedal that defied what guitarists thought an analog stompbox was capable of. It packed in more features and controllable parameters than had ever been seen in an analog pedal of its size, and most importantly, the Warped Vinyl sounded absolutely beautiful. Without a doubt the Warped Vinyl was an instant classic. Now the Warped Vinyl MKII is here, and as we’ve already sung the praises of the original Warped Vinyl and the genius of Chase Bliss Audio, this review of the Warped Vinyl MKII will focus primarily on the differences between the two pedals and assess any improvements and/or disadvantages between the two. You can visit our original Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl review for an in-depth analysis of the MKI as most of what we said still applies to this pedal. Here’s a quick rundown of the initial spec changes that have been made.

Warped Vinyl MKI vs Warped Vinyl MKII

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The Warped Vinyl MKII has several noteworthy improvements over its predecessor. These include:

Dedicated Tone control for the wet vibrato voice

Reduced noise

Slightly wider vibrato pitch range

Greatly expanded MIDI control including CC control of all knob functions.

Users can now select MIDI Channels 1-16. (MKI was preset to MIDI Channel 5).

122 user preset slots savable/selectable via MIDI. MKI had only 2 presets.

Dip-switches now mounted on the top side.

MKII So Soon?

It wasn’t Chase Bliss Audio’s intention to render the Warped Vinyl obsolete by releasing the MKII. It’s just a matter of striving ever further towards perfection. While some companies factor in planned obsolescence in their development plan, Chase Bliss Audio just found ways that their product could be improved and brought these changes to market as soon as possible. The original Warped Vinyl was already ahead of the curve in terms of sounds and features. The Warped Vinyl MKII may just put other chorus/vibrato pedals further behind in the dust. Here’s a list of the Warped Vinyl MKII’s other features before we dive into our Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl MKII review.

Features:

  • All-analog signal path.
  • Ramp control knob can be set to control any of the 5 parameters (Volume, Mix, RPM, Depth, Warp) individually or simultaneously via dip switches on the back of the pedal. Controls the ramp time in which this takes place.
  • Tone (Ramp) control knob dials in the tone of the wet vibrato voice when no Ramp dip-switches are in use. All the way clockwise is transparent and shimmery, and all the way counter-clockwise is dark and murky.
  • Volume control knob sets the level of the effect.
  • Mix control knob can be set from 100% wet, to 100% dry, or anything in-between.
  • RPM control knob sets the rate of the vibrato. Can be overridden by the tap tempo switch.
  • 1 – 2 – 3 (3 – 6 – 8) toggle switch sets the tap division for tap tempo. A dip switch on the back accesses the “3 – 6 – 8” divisions.

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Warped-Vinyl-MKII-Best-Analog-Chorus-Vibrato-Pedal-03ModuShape:

  • Depth control knob sets how wide the vibrato goes. Crank it clockwise for insane, pitch-bending modulation.
  • Warp control knob sets the center point of the modulation. Set it counterclockwise to make the wave ramp up quickly and down gradually. Set it clockwise to make the wave ramp up gradually and down quickly. Set it at noon for a perfectly symmetrical wave.
  • Left Wave Shape toggle switch sets the first half of the wave modulation. Left for sine, middle for triangle, right for square.
  • Right Wave Shape toggle switch sets the second half of the wave modulation. Left for square, middle for triangle, right for sine.
  • Bypass footswitch activates or bypasses the effect via true relay bypass. Can by changed to a momentary bypass via a dip switch in the back of the pedal.
  • Tap Tempo footswitch sets the tap tempo and always honors the last two stomps.
  • Preset toggle switch recalls presets. Middle position reflects current knob positions, right position recalls right preset, and left position recalls left preset.
  • Exp input jack allows expression pedal control of parameters selected via dip switches on back of pedal.
  • Tap input jack can be used for tap input or output with a regular ¼” instrument cable.
  • Powered by 9-volt battery or 9VDC power adapter (consumes ~25mA).

Dip Switches:

  • Volume, Mix, RPM, Depth, and Warp dip switches on the left side simply turn that parameter on or off for ramping or expression pedal capability.
  • Volume, Mix, RPM, Depth, and Warp dip switches on the right side control whether the parameters rise or fall in ramp mode. This also affects the direction of movement with an expression pedal.
  • Bounce dip switch makes parameters go back and forth (i.e. modulate) or ramp and hold.
  • Lo-Fi dip switch makes signal noisier with some fidelity loss for authentic warped vinyl record sound effects.
  • MoByp dip switch activates momentary bypass, activating pedal only when Bypass footswitch is pressed in.
  • Tap Control dip switch allows tap tempo to modulate RPM rate (v) or Ramp speed (r). Bounce needs to be on to modulate Ramp speed.
  • Tap Division dip switch selects from “1, 2, 4” tap divisions (1) to “3, 6, 8” tap divisions (3).
  • Sweep dip switch selects where Ramp sweeps. In “t” (top) the ramping (or expression control) will occur between the current Ramp knob position and the max position (fully clockwise). In “b” (bottom) the range is set between the current knob position and the minimum position (fully counterclockwise).

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Sound & Performance:

How do you improve on something that’s near perfect? The original Warped Vinyl was designed to emulate the wobbly, swampy, lo-fi sounds of an old record player, and it did a remarkable job capturing that vibe. But at its core the Warped Vinyl MKII is an analog chorus/vibrato pedal and fits into general use as such. In this review I’m going to touch on some of the Warped Vinyl MKII’s features in detail and discuss how this pedal compares to the MKI.

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The sound and vibe of the original Warped Vinyl, while wonderful to many guitarist’s ears, is still perhaps an acquired taste. The dry voice does have an almost hi-fi quality thanks to the premium components Chase Bliss Audio employs in their builds, but the wet vibrato voice is altogether different. It has a dark, mellow, heavily high-passed analog tone that gives the original Warped Vinyl its signature sound. The downside to some guitarists is that this limits the pedal’s utility to chorus/vibrato effects with that specific lo-fi tonality. While Chase Bliss Audio was offering switchable mods to customers wanting a brighter chorus/vibrato effect, the MKII solves this issue altogether while offering a greater range of sounds than the mods provided. The Warped Vinyl MKII’s Tone knob is a most welcome improvement as it opens the pedal’s range of tones to compete with any clean analog chorus/vibrato sound, easily besting most that come to mind. And if you dial in the Tone knob somewhere between 9-11 o’clock, you’ll find a dark sound that’s reminiscent of the original Warped Vinyl. That means you still have MKI tones with brighter and even darker options. Very nice. While the MKI was easily the best lo-fi chorus/vibrato pedal around, the MKII now rivals any similar tones you could put it up against, while still exceeding any other analog chorus/vibrato pedal in terms of its sheer depth of control.

Noise

When putting the MKII next to the MKI it’s instantly apparent that the MKII is significantly quieter than the MKI. While the noise was part of the original Warped Vinyl’s charm, it’s relegated to “optional” on the MKII. Yes, the Lo-Fi dip-switch is still intact on the MKII. But whereas the MKI got even noisier when you activated the Lo-Fi dip-switch, the MKII goes from clean and quiet to about as noisy as the original Warped Vinyl when engaging Lo-Fi mode. This means, yes, there is a single thing missing from the MKII: the extra noisy Lo-Fi mode from the MKI. But while a very small number of MKI users may miss the extra hiss and noise, now any guitarist seeking a beautifully clean chorus/vibrato can fall in love with the pristine sounds of the MKII while still having access to comparable MKI style Lo-Fi noise if they desire. Most guitarists will find this tradeoff well worth the exchange and well worth the cost of admission.

Vibrato Range

After A/Bing the Warped Vinyl MKI & MKII repeatedly I find that the Depth and RPM range of both pedals sounds nearly identical. On extreme Depth settings you may notice a slightly extended pitch on the MKII. (This is demonstrated in the Warped Vinyl MKII review video above.) While it’s natural to notice some very slight differences in same versions of a pedal due to minor variations in analog components, for all intents and purposes, the pedals’ other parameter controls seem to have the same range of sound and effect with one other exception: the MKI in my tests seemed to have slightly more Volume output on similar settings. For example, if the MKI’s Volume was set to noon, I’d have to set the MKII closer to around 1 o’clock to match the output. Again, this is a minor issue and probably due to slight tolerances in the analog components used. I don’t think either pedal was intended to have more or less volume range, and both still have plenty of boost on tap if you need it.

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Warped-Vinyl-MKII-Best-Analog-Chorus-Vibrato-Pedal-04Top Mounted Dip-Switches

Okay, now this is a pretty big deal. It was already brilliant that Chase Bliss Audio had its array of 16 dip-swtiches poking through the bottom plate so that you didn’t have to unscrew the backplate every time you wanted to change settings. But let’s face it, there was still the issue of having to flip the pedal over every time you wanted to try a new dip-switch setting, very problematic if you’ve already mounted the Warped Vinyl to your pedalboard. The MKII solves this issue by having the dip-switches exposed through the top side of the pedal. Of course, the dip-switches are still tiny and may require a little screwdriver or pointy object to move, but this is still a much better location than the bottom. And there’s a sticker that indicates all their functions, so if you really need to change something on the fly, you can do so. (That sticker might be prone to peeling though. Here’s hoping the info can be screen printed on the pedal at some point.) The parameter label is also upside down, so you can read it clearly when looking over the pedal from above.

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Warped-Vinyl-MKII-Best-Analog-Chorus-Vibrato-Pedal-05It’s worth touching on another aspect of the Warped Vinyl MKII that less technically inclined guitarists show know. Even if you never touch the 16 dip-switches, the Warped Vinyl MKII provides more than enough control via its surface controls to make this the only analog chorus/vibrato pedal you should probably be looking to buy. If you’re not using the Ramp functions, the you’ll only need the “tone” aspect of the Tone (Ramp) knob anyway. And regarding the closeness of the foot-switches, if you’ve already set your vibrato rate via the RPM knob, don’t worry if you accidentally step on the Tap foot-switch when activating the pedal. Just give a hefty stomp over the whole foot-switch area to activate or bypass the pedal. A single stray stomp on the Tap foot-switch won’t change the tempo. In a pedal where both foot-switches activate different sounds, the closeness could be an issue but not as much when one is assigned to a tap tempo function.

MIDI Presets

Okay, this is where the the Warped Vinyl MKII starts to get especially interesting for tech-savvy guitarists. While it was neat that the MKI had the little flip-switch for Live mode and recalling 2 onboard presets, the MKII retains that while adding 122 MIDI savable/recallable presets. For professional guitarists who use a MIDI effects switcher/router this is a real convenience as you can now access a multitude of chorus/vibrato sounds with ease. Anyone who invests in a premium grade pedal such as this will want to get the most out of it and stretch the creative potential. The huge amount of presets helps, especially on an analog pedal. Oh and, all knob, flip-switch, dip-switch, and tempo settings can be saved and recalled via presets. Very, very awesome.

16 MIDI Channels

If you’re new to MIDI just know that there are 16 possible channels on which a device can send or receive MIDI messages. The original Warped Vinyl was preset to receive messages on MIDI Channel 5 (as is the MKII). But what if you want to use 2 Warped Vinyls with MIDI? What if you want to assign the Warped Vinyl to a different channel? What if another device is already using channel 5? No worries. Power up the MKII while holding both foot-switches. Then let go. Send a program change from the MIDI channel you want to set the MKII to and, voilà, your Warped Vinyl MKII is now set to a different MIDI channel. For MIDI users, this is very welcome news. And yes, there’s more…

Advanced MIDI Parameter Control

This is my personal favorite new feature of the Warped Vinyl MKII. Chase Bliss Audio added extra MIDI control allowing CC (continuous controller) messages to take control of the parameter knobs in real-time. You can also control the expression sweep and Tap functions via CC messages. I’ve already been using Ableton Live to sync the Warped Vinyl MKII to MIDI Clock and trigger clips that change parameters with manually programmed effect automation. If the Ramp and ModuShape flexibility somehow isn’t enough deep enough for you, MIDI CC control offers a whole new world of creative possibilities. You can even choose different Note Divisions to change the rate while keeping it locked in time with MIDI Clock. And yes, you can still activate/bypass the pedal via MIDI CC #102 as before.

It’s important to note that to use the MIDI functionality, you’ll need either an Empress Effects Midibox or an adapter from Disaster Area Designs. A dedicated MIDI jack wouldn’t have fit into the Warped Vinyl MKII’s small enclosure, so the ¼” Tap jack does double duty here. Guitarists who just plug in and stomp won’t miss the MIDI functions, but pro MIDI guitar rigs will find the extra adapter well worth picking up.

All of these changes and improvements represent Chase Bliss Audio’s different kind of design philosophy in comparison to many of the other pedal builders out there. While the Warped Vinyl was only out for a barely over a year, Chase Bliss Audio received plenty of positive feedback and input from customers and industry peers. They knew a better product was in reach, and they released it as soon as possible to the benefit of guitarists who asked for these extra features. At this point I can think of very little that might improve this stellar pedal. Perhaps if the output had a TRS stereo option, that would be nice for some setups. I’d personally love to hear this lush chorus in stereo. Other than that, Chase Bliss Audio have made a product that’s difficult to argue against as the best analog chorus/vibrato pedal available… and possibly ever made.

For more in-depth review coverage about the Warped Vinyl’s Ramp functions see our original Warped Vinyl review. And be sure to watch the Warped Vinyl MKII review video above for side-by-side tone/feature comparisons and sound examples.

Chase Bliss Audio has made one of the best guitar pedals released in recent years even better. Let’s see the final result.

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Overall-Rating-5.0

The Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl MKII is still one of the best analog chorus/vibrato pedals ever created. This pedal outclasses nearly every other analog chorus/vibrato pedal that springs to mind when it comes to range of sounds, features, and overall tonal quality. The creative potential this pedal offers is unmatched, and yes, it even tops the original Warped Vinyl. If the dark, Lo-Fi only sounds of its predecessor kept you from buying the MKI, there’s no excuse now as the MKII can be cleaner, quieter, and more shimmery and lush while still capturing MKI-style tones when you want them. The expanded MIDI control and 122 presets also make the MKII ideal for adding to MIDI guitar rigs. I highly doubt a better analog chorus/vibrato will come along again unless Chase Bliss Audio releases a Warped Vinyl MKIII.

That concludes our Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl MKII review. Thanks for reading.

 

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1093 COMMENTS

  1. Great review, thank you! I didn’t know this brand so I will check this out, the Warped Vinyl MKII is my favorite of the three pedals you reviewed, even if the Wombtone MKII has also an amazing sound and if the tremolo is really effective. If I didn’t had a SeymourDuncan ShapeShifter Stereo, I think I would go for this one.

  2. I released my first vinyl back in 2011. I believe it’s time to warp that one and make a MKII bringing my bliss’ chase to fruition. P.s. find a way to drop the pricetags so we can stop competing for them and start playing with them live and on our records!

  3. This is an awesone and really informative review, i love how it even talked about why there is a mkII version of the pedal so soon after the mkI, it also really shows how gret the unit is overall :)

  4. Really been wanting to explore new sounds and effects. Trying to make those tough decisions between what want and what I can reasonably afford! Having a Warped Vinyl on my board would be unbelievable.

  5. Honestly, i think anyone could spend endless hours tweaking every parameter and still not even scratch the surface of what this pedal can do, would love to have one on my board one day! Mad props to chase bliss audio for the cool effects, hope to see more!

  6. Definitely could see some creative uses for this bad boy on the board. Warped Vinyl is truly the best name for describing the sounds this pedal can make. I wish more pedal makers would start thinking outside the box, and start developing more things like this. Winning this would make my year!

  7. At the end of the day, could anybody actually choose between these pedals? Chase Bliss audio is making some of the coolest pedals ever! Simple as that.

  8. At the end of the day, could anybody actually choose between these pedals? Chase Bliss audio is making some of the coolest pedals ever! Simple as that.

  9. Hey guys, this is one of the most complex pedals I have played with on the market, and I love it!! I own a gravitas and can do so much with it! I’m looking for a chorus that hits the spot and saw the giveaway on Instagram. I think chase bliss audio needs to make their own version of the empress paraeq! With a dual in and out so the pedal is both first and last in your chain, using the same tech that allows different presets and the gravitas you could use it as a tone filter at the beginning of your chain and a last tone corrector at the end! This would come in handy to me!!! I would buy it for 500 if they could make it

  10. All Chase Bliss Audio pedals are amazing! So much creative potential from subtle effects to sounds that inspire writing. Would love this on my board!

  11. All Chase Bliss Audio pedals are unbelievable. So much creative potential from subtle effects to sounds that inspire writing. Would love to have this on my board!

  12. I never even thought I liked chorus until I heard it done like this!!! This pedal is truly brilliant and combines all the goodness of chorus, vibrato and imaginative genius to actually create the beautifully distinct offness of just that of its namesake, a warped vinyl!

    As a LP junkie I love me some hi-fi but there is also nothing like the warm goodness of grooves worn out just a little too much over time. Being an ambient artist I’ve always strived to recreate that sound, using baby monitors to record vocals or old school casios for looping. This pedal appears to be the contemporary to my search for such oddities, and I’d love to add it to my artillery for recording and live shows alike.

  13. This pedal is absolutely amazing, one of a kind. I saw Wilco live a few days ago and Nels Cline was rocking with this thing all night, making some unbelievable sounds that made me feel like a little kid on Christmas. The whole show I was waiting to see how he would use it next and what sounds he could make come out of it, and it seems as if the possibilities were endless. I would absolutely be thrilled to put one of these on my board.

  14. Sounds amazing. I love my old MXR Analog Chorus, but this thing seems several steps ahead in terms of features and control. And it’s got CV gate! Want!!!

  15. This is my dream effect pedal, from the thick gooey modulation effects, to Lofi pitch bending vibrato and the limitless creative sounds you could make with the expression jack. Seriously, I need this pedal on my board!

  16. I had planned to purchase a Strymon Möbius again for a long time to cover my modulation effects – I run a midi rig, so presets is a big deal for me. The stellar sounds this thing is capable of and small form factor as well as midi functionality makes this pedal a definite for the purchase list. Now only if someone was giving them away… That’s save some dollar. Oh wait…

  17. Chorus is by far my favourite guitar effect. Warped Vinyl mkii seems like the ultimate chorus pedal. Everything from lush 80s rock tones to full out space sounds.

  18. Prior to checking out the original warped vinyl I was never particularly enamoured with the sounds of choruses, but having heard the warm warbles of this pedal, I’m fairly well hooked; the additional features (in particular the tone knob and extended midi functionality) of the mkii have me particularly intrigued; Im now intent on getting my hands on one!

  19. The warped vinyl is one of the must have pedals for any guitar player! It produces the most subtle, quaint and relaxing tones during one song and then a warbly, irratic and comfortable-uncomfortable sounds during he next. It reaches all types of music while also standing on its on. A pedal that no one should ever leave home with out and, ABSOLUTELY, no one should not enter a contest to get one of these beauties! I need this pedal!!!

  20. As a person who plays synthesizers, this pedal would be perfect on the tabletop next to my gear to use the control voltage as well as digging into playing the pedal as an instrument, which based on all of the reviews and demos, it is clearly very capable of.

  21. With an unlimited possibilities in the realm of chorus and vibrato, why ever think about getting a different pedal? I’m not one for cookie cutter effects so if there’s anything that can inspire me then I’m into it.

  22. This pedal looks fantastic. Every review I’ve seen of it comes out clean and it’s great to have a chorus and vibrato infused into a single pedal. Really cool features on this guy. I love the soft tones of the chorus and how delicate it sounds. Would absolutely love to have this on my board.

  23. I have a Wombtone Mk II as well as the Gravitas. They are both great sounding and versatile pedals with a seemingly endless range of tones. I’ve literally bought and sold half a dozen phasers as well as tried out a few more and none made me a thrilled as the Wombtone… all before touching a dip switch! Analog… Tap tempo… Presets… and thats just the beginning.
    I bought the Gravitas a couple days ago and wow, also great tone! With very similar feature set, its very familiar setup. The workmanship and attention to detail is also top notch. The Warped Vinyl MkII is next on my radar and also can’t wait to see what Joel comes up with next!

  24. Love the way the warped vinyl sounds, a friend has it and it’s perfect for my rig. It’d be a great addition to my ambient tone!

  25. This pedal lives up to the hype! I was beyond impressed the first time I put my hands on one. From killer warm tones to a warbly trainwreck, the pedal has it all and more!

  26. This thing looks so awesome. I feel i could just spend hours playing this thing through my jag or les paul. It’s so colorful and sonicslly unique. God what a thrill it must be to play one

  27. Tried one of these in a small boutique pedal store where I live. I absolutely love the sound of this pedal. Perfect for a shoegaze band. I would love to own one of these and include it on my bands next recording. Definitely a shoegaze bands’ go to pedal company.

  28. Sweet sounding pedal. I think it is definitely something that could really round out any person’s board in a live or recording setting. With so many options in just one pedal it’s an easy pick! Love the tone of this one..

  29. The ramp and the dip switches put the pedal in its own league. The midi capability or the two save settings if you don’t need to toggle on the fly make this a must-have.

    I can’t imagine ever running out of ideas with Chase Bliss stuff.

  30. This pedal has a beautiful sound. Really dig the subtle chorus that’s not harsh like a standard chorus. Would love to add this to my rig!

  31. Really like the insane tweak ability available with the dip switches. Another very warm sounding pedal capable of wacky pitch warping or subtle chorusing.

  32. This pedal really has a beautiful noiseless sound and the chorus is subtle unlike many simple chorus sounds that tend to be a little too harsh in a way sometimes. I would love to own such an expressive pedal on my board!

  33. The ramp knob and the tap divisions choice impact on the sound is just wonderful. Just so many options available! Any guitarist having one of these on his or her record or on live performances would probably be helping to bring a new wave of guitar sound into the mix. The world needs more original effect pedals with great tone and not bad replicas of earlier famous effects. Nice review!

  34. Man, this thing is crazy! Tone is rad, but would hurt my head fooling around with and learning the settings. That’s a good kind of hurt, though.

  35. I’m normally not a huge fan of chorus pedals, but this sounds absolutely fantastic and is definitely something I’d consider incorporating in my pedal board.

  36. Such an incredibly cool pedal, chase bliss is quality manufacturer and with all those dip switches I’m ready to get lost.

    You guys never fail to go into depth on these reviews

  37. This pedal is well worth it’s price. The sounds you can create really leave behind the rest choruses I’ve tried. You need this. I need this.

  38. I’ve always wanted a warped vinyl but could never afford it. Chase Bliss Audio seems like one of the more prestigious and dare I say “classy” effects on the market today. As much as I would love to slap this pedal on a shelf and watch it increase in value, I think I would have to make room on the board for it. I don’t understand how he does it, but somehow Captain Korte manages to create the best sounding effects and fit them inside a 1590B enclosure… With exterior dip switches! AMAZING! I’d be happy with any of these three gifts of God, but I feel like the warped vinyl is the crème de la crème of Chase Bliss Audio.

  39. Would definitely be stoked to add a Chase Bliss to my board… or 3! Would prob use these in the studio tho since they’re all serial #5. Pedals, like guitars, are meant to be played and these have almost a lifetime of tweakability.

  40. Å fyy faen i hælvete, not gonna kiss ass, but its an awesome piece, and i do want it, and if i get it im gonna be thankfull and be a better person, and think of all of those other people who dont have pedals, or guitars, or internet

  41. Wow that’s a pretty sick pedal. Such versatile and awesome sounding chorus/vibrato. I need it very badly! Would be killer to win this this… As always, good Review!

  42. I grabbed one of the first 50 of the original Warped Vinyl. It was one of those pedals you get from an indie builder that completely blows you away. From the look and feel to the quality of the build to the options, the sound quality – I just knew great things were going to come out of this guy’s head and small company. And they have, faster than I expected! His stuff is so good that I will keep my WV MK1 when I get a MK2, it’s just too good to get rid of.

  43. I love the demo. I need to get one of these pedals.

    Joel Korte should add flanger pedal to the line.
    But if he wants to do something different: I would like to get a ultra tweakable octave divider.

  44. (((( i hope im entered ))) This Pedal Looks and Sounds Amazing !!!!!!!!! i hope i get a chance to win this in your giveaway !!!! right now im using a Rocktron Deep Blue that a friend let me borrow for some original song recordings and its ok just kinda big for a chorus pedal ,, Thanks Guys at ” http://www.BestGuitarEffects.com ” KEEP ON ROCKING and ROLLING

  45. i really would love to win the Warped Vinyl MKII because i already got the MK I and i had a long conversation with the inventor & builder himself about a stereo version. He asked me for the reasons for a stereo version and i think i had some thoughts on it i could share. With the win of a MK II i could realize this stereo version which for me would be so great as i could use them then for the stereo output of synths or to send complete subgroups or mixes through. IT WOULD BE FAN_TAS_TIC *** Cheers from Berlin, Chris

  46. I would like to try one of this, but I am concerned about so many switches and options, I may end up spending too much time setting it up than playing.

  47. I’ve been looking around for a good modulation pedal for a while, I’ve tried a few but none have been able to really satisfy me. I’ve had my eye on the Warped Vinyl for quite a while, I really like the grittiness and the feeling it gives you like you’re listening to something from very long ago. A tone that traveled a century through time to be heard by you now. I really like the versatility offered by the pedal as well. I’m the sort of player who really likes tuning in unique and fitting sounds to create very cinematic effects in the songs I write. I could use this for a very warbled opening line that sets the stage in an old film. I can see it working well for a jazzy lead line, make it sound like ghosts are coming out of the speakers. I want to see what chase bliss does with reverb next, I could see a reverb pedal in the same vain as being phenomenal.

  48. Great review and absolutely agree. Chase bliss is probably the most creative new company out there. It’s kinda insane the quality and level of creativity coming from them.

  49. Great review once again. I, agree, that this pedal would be awesome in stereo. I think that the dip switches are a genius idea. I hope they make a fuzz and/ or delay soon.

  50. Want one bad. Really wish chase bliss would do a smart stereo pan tremolo. Almost every guitar rig starts mono and somehow must get into stereo, often after some great mono effects. Panning at a tempo synced to (or divided/multiplied by) the mod tempo of prior effects can give them a stereo feel. I know im not the only one who wants a pan tremolo with tempo tap outs!!!

  51. This pedal looks amazing! These Chase Bliss pedals look perfect for getting that vintage, heavy 70’s tone that I crave!

  52. Whaaa! Everywhere soldout here in Europe, and sadly no reseller here in the Netherlands, so hopefully I can get my hands on the Warped Vinyl MKII somewhere/somehow else!
    It looks really great, and all the video stuff about it promisses more than I can imagine.

  53. this pedal is absolutely insane, and I mean that in a good way. probably one of the most tweakable modulation pedals I’ve ever seen/heard. very, very cool.

  54. I’ve had a lot of pedals but these are the holy grail. Attention to detail and tun ability beyond comparison. Best in the biz!

  55. Woww !! I would love to have it for the cover; ) besides the immense possibilities that gives the guitarrra . Thank you very much , fingers crossed !! :)

  56. A lot of the stuff I write is based around a low-fi / tremolo vibe! please can I win anything ah, well ok maybe not anything.

  57. Such an overlooked pedal, it sounds so sweet and it is so versatile. Many pedals claim versatility, but few prove it like the Chase Bliss Audio pedals. I love the new updates to these MKII versions too, very cool. Thanks guys!

  58. sounds fantastic! I would use it for slight to extreme colour on some leads and on clean rythyms. these guys are coming up with some really usable pedals!

  59. That’s a very detailed review, congrats!
    I have a wombtone and I’ve been considering getting one of those Warped Vynils as well and you just made my decision clear!
    Thanks!
    (Although it would be even nicer to get one on your giveaway!!)

  60. Big fan of analog based stuff, although I own very cool digital based stuff too but still… all the CBA pedals… they just sound like nothing else… very inspiring creative tools… beautiful stuff really. I love it!

    PS: Joel, if you’re reading this: Any plans for stereo versions of these or other stereo pedals from CBA in the future? Besides guitars & bass, I’d love to be able to use them with my stereo synths too :p

  61. Just Bought the Pharaoh supreme thanks to your advises! Cant wait to try this one, probably the best modular analog pedal i’ve ever heard!

    Whould be awesome to win it ;).

  62. I would love to experiment with this pedal! Possibly run vocals or synths through it and come up with unique sounds and mic it through an amp. Playing guitar through this would also he very fun!

  63. I really like the attention to detail in the Warped Vinyl Mk2 pedal’s new appearance and how Chase Bliss Audio have listened to feedback from customers to include the various upgrades such as:
    The dipswitches being moved to the side for ease of access
    The ramp nob controlling tone and the ability to introduce higher frequencies
    Quieter pedal – with option to include LoFi
    Increased range in pitch bending with the depth nob
    Expanded midi pre-set ability

    I would use one in conjunction with a long reverb to create washes of sound to fill out emptier parts in pieces and to warp and stretch the notes to add interest

    Personally I would like Chase Bliss Audio to create either a reverb or delay pedal but exploring other types of reverb and delay that aren’t featured on other pedals. I also believe Chase Bliss Audio could make a great bit crusher pedal after seen the flexibility provided by the parameters in their pedals!

  64. I need this pedal, it has all the sounds in my head and I need to get those sounds out!! I need this and the phaser so the sounds in my head dont drive me mad.

  65. Just so sexy, lush tones and warbles so many applications and configurations, I do want to play with one of these very much yes please, retro futuristic now. Wow!

  66. Joel Korte is has created some wonderfully inspirational machines!
    I’d love to get my hands on one of them. Especially this one.

  67. as a WV MKI user, i can’t comment directly on this version of the pedal. but what i CAN say without ANY doubt in my mind is that the WV is a thing of incredible beauty and wonderment. i’ve been playing and experimenting with it continuously for almost a year now and it is absolutely worth every penny.

  68. Ugh, this thing altered me. I watched Chase Bliss’ ‘how/why to midi’ video and promptly had what I assume to be the inevitable Midi epiphany/seizure all guitarists should experience. Needless to say I’ll be pumping up my rig with Midi controllable pedals and the Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl Mk II WILL be a part of it all. Thank you for drawing this to my attention, BestGuitarEffects!

  69. We explore a lot of vintage and global sounds. We imagine what unique and unusual music sounds like when found on a distant radio channel. Think shortwave or old AM radio. So in some of our music we strive to bring our global music sound through effects that give it this distant and mysterious quality.

    When we first saw this pedal we thought it could really help us accomplish that sound. When combined with some of the grit from our Strymon Timeline, we hope it could give us an even more unique character to the sound.

    So this one is 100% on our dream list for a pedal to help create more of a signature sound.

  70. This pedal started speaking to me, and ive definitely started listening to what it has to say. If I win this give away I can hear that lush, swirling, toneful voice talk all day. I have to say that it sounds way better than my warped Pink Floyd vinyls.

  71. Super dope pedal. Would fit the niche I need filled, maybe a little too well. Please hand over the good my good friends at bestguitareffects.com

  72. One of the coolest pedals I know. Very unique and very special. This would be a very nice touch to my sound and I just know that it would be one of my go-to pedals and that I would use it a lot. I’m not going to lie I really, really hope that I win this pedal. / Lukas

  73. I love how this pedal sounds! The warbly goodness results in such ambient/spacey vibes that would mesh perfectly with the music I make. I use guitar and synthesizers to achieve a dark, experimental, yet groovy sound which the Warped Vinyl would sound amazing mixed in…hope I win it!

  74. Love all of the Chase Bliss stuff because they offer such high quality sound and versatility. It was really hard to pick one. Been looking for a good chorus and a tremolo, but I think a more basic tremolo would suit me and would get more use out of the many chorus/vibrato options available in the beautiful Warped Vinyl Mk II. Good luck everybody and thanks Best Guitar Effects!

  75. Sounds incredible, everything that Chase Bliss do excites me and makes me want to create music more than any piece of gear has. The first time I heard the warped vinyl I was completely mesmerised and instantly sent it to all of my guitar friends, everybody was as equally impressed as I. True innovators of the guitar pedal world. Living in Australia the price is very steep, but hopefully one day I’ll get to have one in my hands and spend hours/days/weeks/years experimenting with all the things possible. Great review as well, keep it up.

  76. Oh man I’d love one of these. I’ve been trying for years to recreate these kind of half-melted dirty vinyl effects with software, but a) this goes way beyond what any plugin can currently do and b) the thought of being able to stick the guitar through this and play *live … what I love about it is it’s going way beyond the merely nostalgic, but still using those old predigital nostalgic associations we have with warp and wow and lofi to create something very singular and even experimental, so it sounds both new and really ancient … This is like sticking Boards of Canada in a stompbox. Yay!

  77. Looks and sounds absolutely sweet! Analog modulation at its finest! This is hands down the most versatile chorus-vibe pedal I have ever seen. I love tweaking the knobs and messing with my pedal settings, so the Warped Vinyl MK II pedal seems just right for me.

    By the way, you should review the Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz MKII from Way Huge electronics. I own the thing and I love it, would love to hear what you have to say about it.

  78. Holy moly… The idea of putting the dip switches where you can actually use them is blowing my mind. This looks like a crazy versatile pedal for any pedal board, and the lo-fi character is perfect for the 70’s flavoured heavy rock sound that I’m trying to recreate! So glad I found this site while looking for fuzz pedal comparisons.

  79. This pedal is kinda expensive, so, please, let the poor rock on!
    Im pretty sure that this dude would make my SX Jaguar style sound
    like and SG standard.

    Peace and pedals!

  80. This thing is gorgeous!! It’s been a while since I know from this pedal and I’ve been wanting it so bad since then. I’m saving for it in case I don’t win the giveaway, haha, I know it’s worth every penny. I’m planing on having a pedalboard full of Chase Bliss pedals, I can’t wait for them to release a dirt pedal or a delay :D

  81. I love the wacky sounds you can get out of this little pedal. I wish more people would experiment with these kind of effects in songs to see the real potential of where they could go.

  82. This pedal looks awesome! Love the “vintagey” vibe that you can get with it. Would be interesting to see how it reacts to other pedals! Would really love this one!

  83. And they say that this is the mp3 generation… totally wrong! Vinyl RULES!!! What i could do with this pedal? create a music festival with my neighbors every night in my apartment… all night long!!! The next big thing that Chase Bliss Audio can do? Suprise me!!!

  84. Woah, that is some cool stuff. Joel made some great improvements to this pedal. Wouldn’t mind winning one for sure! At first didn’t dig the new look, since vinyl makes you think of black but it’s growing on me.

  85. This is the pedal I’ve been waiting for and will buy as soon as I sell a couple of my other pedals. I can’t wait!

  86. This pedal creates the sound I’ve been trying to replicate for years in digital audio workstations but just couldn’t dail it in. Thank you Chase Bliss Audio!

  87. This pedal seems to be as elusive as Yeti farts. Having scoured the internet i can find only 3 available; 2 of which are sold by suppliers who won’t ship to my country and the 3rd is sold by a company who has, presumably, worked out that the pedal is as elusive as Yeti farts and will only part with it in exchange for an enormous wad of cash, the larger of my two testicles, and a stuffed badger.
    The main difficulty has been tracking down a stuffed badger…
    This pedal sounds amazing.

    • Hi It’s Ruary again. I managed to track down the stuffed badger and am now the very proud and happy owner of the Warped Vinyl MKII. In the unlikely event of me winning the pedal, please choose someone else instead. I have entered the competition for the Wombtone and Gravitas: see you in those comments!
      Cheese.

  88. Really like the upgrades on the dip switching and i hear some difference for the better in some voicing that i like, really fine tuning the sound. liked it!

  89. Wow, these guys sure know how to pack an insane amount of features in a small enclosure.
    I wonder what they’d come up with if they made a bigger pedal…

  90. The mk2 warped vinyl is the pedal I hope to win being a fan of chorus for years, the tone and range this unit delivers is crazy…..

  91. I’m on my way to find the best chorus pedal to join my pedal/stompbox team, and five-stars pedal like this pedal would be perfect.

  92. My band uses a lot of dark / spooky texture and the broken sounding tones this can achieve is going to be a huge boost…not to mention, the surfy / 50s lounge vibrato. All the Chase Bliss pedals are sicko.

  93. I would use the hell out of this pedal. I would probably tie it in with my solos when I channel my inner Gilmore. Please choose me.

  94. I would play incredibly soft slow creepy riffs through my loop pedal then slow it down by half speed, then run it back through the warped vinyl. Thats what I would do.

  95. I would use this pedal to play Radiohead’s “Thinking About You” and “Hotel Illness” by the Black Crowes. Chase Bliss Audio puts out an amazing product with many options to choose from to get the sound you want (and create new ones too). Would love to win this pedal. CBA could make a flanger or overdrive pedal, that would be awesome.

  96. These guys are smashing it at the moment. Some ultra creative sounds at your feet. Enjoyed the depth of the review. Would love to hear chase bliss audio tackle some rotary effects paired with a fuzz.

  97. I want one of every pedal CBA makes, the sound of their pedals is just flawless. I wouldn’t even be able to choose between them if I had to! Its like choosing a Pokemon at the beginning of the game, they are just all too awesome!

  98. I want one of every pedal CBA makes, the sound of their pedals is just unparalleled by any other company in my opinion.

  99. I recently started working with pedals and leaving multi effects behind. I’d love to get this one into my collection!

  100. I owned the mark 1 for about a month and I loved it and I played with it a ton and barely scratched the surface. Due to a family emergency i had to sell. Cause we needed the cash. I’ve been trying to get one back ever since. This is a must have. I love this pedal.

  101. My father-in-law has one of these and I just got to try it out the other day. It’s downright intimidating considering the amount of options/ possibilities. That being said, once it’s dialed in to a sweet spot or two, it sounds incredible. I love the presets option– such a nice feature. Great review, Gabriel!

  102. As a rule, I’ve never played a chorus/vibrato pedal that I truly liked. But this one doesn’t sound much like any of the chorus pedals that I’ve played in the past, so color me intrigued! I’d love to win one of these pedals and find out if it’s perhaps the first chorus/vibrato to find a home on my board.

  103. Wow I love this. Gets me excited for a company when they are afraid to revise a current great product when they know they can do it better! I’d love to win one!

  104. The Chase has rendered Sonic Bliss and a wild spectrum of Creative possibilities with this one of a kind alchemical machine!
    The beauty of its looks, the charm of its sounds, the haunting desire to have one to play with…
    Gratitude Joel, even if i don’t get one in the meantime the world is a better place with chase bliss (bio)machines – because they do seem to have a life of their own!

  105. Some companies pedals like Moog’s moogerfoogers do magic thinks to your sound, Chase Bliss stuff is right up there with the best.

  106. I can’t wait to try one of these things, the possibilities quite literally seem endless! Joel over at Chase Bliss has truly outdone himself.

  107. I love the Warped Vinyl.It has far more tone options than any other chorus/vibrato pedal around.It is a tone tweakers dream come true,as are all of the Chase Bliss pedals.

  108. I was recording all of my guitar parts to analog tape, then pressing them to vinyl, then heating the vinyl and warping it, then recording the warped tracks in order to get these sounds. Now that this pedal exists, I’m going to save a fortune!

  109. I’ve been a using the ‘garbled tape’ chorus on a POD XT to add that gritty verisimilitude to my guitar sounds – a sort of unpredictable vintage authenticity that sounds like I’m an expressive genius in a vintage studio. However, that POD patch is pretty limited, and I haven’t found any other pedal that comes close, until this beauty showed up!

    What an original and brilliant pedal. I absolutely love the tweakablility – finally Chase Bliss are putting the power in consumer’s hands (or feet in this case) and letting us configure stompboxes how we want to. If I don’t win one of these I’m going to be writing Santa.

  110. A truly unique pedal. I would love to experiment with this. The guys over at Chase Bliss seem really talented and passionate about what they are doing a well.

  111. Chase Bliss really have broken totally new ground here with their pedals, designs, and functions. I haven’t really ever come across a pedal so tweakable or overwhelming, but it’s a great kind of overwhelming, sort of like having a swiss army knife of nothing but great, usable features.

    For me, I’ve been super interested in both iterations of the Warped Vinyl because of several options it could give me. I’ve been working on nailing down some pieces for a concept album I’ve been working on for six years now. While I’ve got the musical part mostly tweaked and set in stone, the Warped Vinyl demos inspired me to use it to complete the tonal aspect of that particular piece of music. Essentially, I want to either run a guitar and piano (keys) through the Warped Vinyl with gradual decay, using the depth, warp, and RPM to create a lo-fi, glitched out performance using settings similar to 2min23 in the demo above OR run the finished multi-track through the Warped Vinyl to gradually mash and degrade the sound to emulate a dying, dusty record player thrown through a last touch of some room-esque reverb. Perhaps even toss in a little Timeline vinyl crackle for good measure. ;-)

    That’s my master plan. Maybe y’all don’t want to hear it, so sorry if I wasted your time blabbering. The other function I’m super interested to try out with this pedal is the ramping functionality. I could really see that going well with a live performance; the ability to throw things just enough out of control and be able to bring it back under control seems like something I’d really experiment with a lot, particularly in live settings with my combinations of delay/verb/drone pedals.

    One last idea this pedal gave me was to run it in front of my SS/BS F*ck Overdrive. Since that pedal already plays so extremely well when run behind reverb, I’d love to also try running the Warped Vinyl in front of it to see how it plays with the crackle mode and my various secret formula settings/combos.

    I’m really interested in this pedal because it truly is a groundbreaking feat of tech in this industry; it’s useful, new, and very much a good kind of overwhelming. I definitely don’t see me running out of ideas with this pedal, which is all the more reason why I’m interested in getting it and incorporating it into my written music and how I approach writing/playing for new material.

  112. Just saw it yesterday and I am still under great impression. it seems like it can respond to sounds going on in my head! And an analog effect that I can put into my arsenal and blend it into something nice:) look forward to it:)

  113. A distinctive and enticing pedal with it’s own unique sound based on the subtle modulations derived from warped vinyl records. It gives an atmospheric, rhythmic warble to your guitar sound that does not overpower the original sound clarity on most settings. That said if you want it, this thing is capable of reaching outer stratospheric warp factor 9!

  114. A gorgeous pedal with a ridiculous amount of potential to make different sounds. Definitely something to have for ambient tones and allows you to expand on your creativity

  115. This pedal is in the top of my dream pedal list. I could probably spend a life time getting though all the possibilities!

  116. There is no other chorus pedal I am excited to try (and hopefully acquire). Chase Bliss definitely seems totally customer focused because this is exactly what I have been waiting to find!

  117. The warped vinyl mk ii looks and sound like such a cool pedal. If I won this pedal i would use it on everything. I would use it with a drum machine, vocals, guitar, bass, violin and so much more. I love how thick and warm sounding it is and how the features or endless. I really wanna try recording an album and putting the warped vinyl mk ii on the whole recording so it has that old record sound too the whole album. I think this pedal would sound super killer on vocals and really give them a psychedelic sound. I Really want this pedal!!! It’s what missing on my board and in my recording studio.

  118. The warped vinyl ml ii looks and sound like such a cool pedal. If I won this pedal i would use it on everything. I use it on a drum machine, vocals, guitar, bass, violin and so much more. I love how thick and warm sounding it is and how the features or endless. I really wanna try recording an album and putting the warped vinyl mk ii on the whole recording so it has that old record sound too the whole album. I think this pedal would sound super killer on vocals and really give them a psychedelic sound. I Really want this pedal!!! It’s what missing on my board and in my recording studio.

  119. After playing one of these last year I have thought about it ever since. It’s beautiful tones haunt my dreams! The new version looks and sounds amazing. I would love to win it!

  120. Just got the Gravitas and the Warped Vinyl feels really tempting… Chase Bliss Audio is truly one of the very best pedal manufacturers.

  121. I love making my guitar sound lofi, and the use of the modushape and the dark tone of the WV would make this incredibly easy and great sounding.

  122. I’d really love to use this guy behind some reverb and delay just to see how complex you could make 1 ambient line sound. The modushape system is probably the most innovative thing I’ve seen from a pedal ever.

  123. Oh, what I’d give for the Warped Vinyl pedal! Possibly one of the greatest choruses ever! The added vibrato is a big plus considering it’s not something I use all the time and don’t want to spend the extra for a separate pedal, having this option as well just adds more icing on the cake!

  124. Oh, what I’d give for the Warped Vinyl pedal! Possibly one of the greatest choruses ever! The added vibrato is a big plus condering it’s not something I use all the time and don’t want to spend the extra for a separate pedal, having this option as well just adds more icing on the cake!

  125. Boy, I would marry this pedal.
    We would be happy, have little sounds all around the house (and repeat our joy with some loving Space Echo sounds), try different flavours and rip the neighbours’ ears through the night <3

  126. Warped Vinyl is a actual classic pedal of this era…..I serious need this pedal … this before my krimson drive overdrive and carbon copy will sound awesome in my rig. I hope have the chance to win this beauty of electronic art.

  127. This sound perfect for gooey ambience. I like my vibratos dark though, maybe I’ll check out the mk1 when everyone trades theirs up :)

  128. As a lover of traditional chorus sounds (think jazz cleans, tape effects, warped records, etc.) and the idea of pushing these sounds far past their limits, I’d love to get my hands on one of these. From what I’ve heard of the warped vinyl, it doesn’t seem to have any bad sounds where most pedals with this kind of versatility would have at least a few settings that just don’t work. Very tasteful all around.

  129. This looks like one of the most versatile analogue vibrato/chorus pedals I have ever seen. I love the way they have incorporated the top mounted dip-switches into the top side of the pedal rather then the bottom. Even in the video review you can hear the that there is a difference in the upgraded tone knob in the mkii. It would make it a lot easier for experimentation and finding new sounds. I can’t imagine the amazing number of sounds you would be able to get out of this. Not only that but the pedal looks amazing too! The knobs and text they have used on the pedal give it a special look. This pedal has taken it to a new level of creativity.

  130. I think the best contest would be one of each…By far the most intricate pedals and I cannot wait to see the Gravitas!

  131. Thank you for this! Extremely in depth, well written analysis that will for sure help out people intimidated by chase bliss pedals. His work is mind blowing.

  132. There’s nothing quite like the sound of an analog chorus and this one so many features. Very exciting (and quiet).

  133. Great tone – check,
    Wide range – check,
    Lots of knobs and switches for a pedal junkie – check.

    This is definitely on my short list.

  134. I heard this pedal on youtube a while ago and wanted one so bad
    This is sick. So many options and ability to get creative!!

  135. Wow. Looks amazing. Particularly like the MIDI functionality – almost turns it into a kind of rhythmical synth device… :)

  136. I was never really a big fan of chorus/vibrato effects, until I heard the warped vinyl, such a lush, warm sounding pedal…. And the Gravitas, good lawd! Both a couple of the best sounding pedals I’ve heard. If I don’t win one, I’m def getting both!

  137. Great review some of these pedals are a bit over he top to many options that dont realy do much .These are very diffrent very responsive and probably more importantly they are very smooth and sound very nice on the ear none of the ringing or mush a lot of other pedals seem to have lately.

  138. It’s pedals like these that are considered game changers. Having one would definitely allow me to expand my sound

  139. This pedal could be a really good addition to my downsized board. I would definitely put it to use as I play on the Worship team at church.

  140. Chorus and Vibrato are a big part of my guitar sound currently. This looks like it can really add some sonic capabilities that I don’t have. Tap tempo on a vibrato/chorus pedal is a pretty unique thing I have not seen on other modulation pedals

  141. The versatility and variety of applications this pedal has to offer feels infinite! Both live and in studio! The MIDI control and possibilities with a DAW like Ableton alone are impressive features let alone the top-mounted switches and plethora of knobs and switches on the front! Chase Bliss Audio has crafted a remarkable pedal.

  142. Wow, I remember I was amazed when I saw the review of the Warped Vinyl MKI pedal. And now… I’m astonished. This pedal takes you to dimensions one could never know existed. If I’m selected to get it, would it be shipped to Brazil? (I hope so)

  143. This is such a sick pedal. I remember watching the knobs demo of this and being in absolute awe. The warmness is dreamy.

  144. GAH!!!! Chase Bliss Audio just KILLING IT!!! I’d really like to go down the rabbit hole with this one!!! This is a pretty, pretty pedal!!

  145. Fantastic swirly modulation with lovely vibrato.The tone control makes such a difference to the mood produced.Outer space or vintage vibe.

  146. Read the review and was amazed at the amount of control available.Then watched the video and found that it sounds like two or three pedals working as one.I’ ve used a Boss VB-2 pedal for decades and love it dearly,but the versatility of the Warped Vinyl MK II takes it to another level.

  147. It’s a minor miracle how many knobs and switches they packed into this thing in the first place, but to make it sound this amazing too?! Mmmmm… yes please.

  148. Seems like a great pedal, so much functionality crammed into that box, chase bliss audio are really great. Ive been looking for a chorus pedal for a while, and this seems pretty great. Only problem for me is the price…

  149. Love the flexibility of these pedals. I can see this as being such a fantastic studio tool. One of my favourite things to do is to use guitar effects as outboard style processors in my productions. I’d love to run some soft synths through the Warped Vinyl for lush, warm results.

  150. It’s really cool to see a review of a mark 1 next to a mark 2! Most reviews compare two very separate pedals, usually from different companies. This pedal is fantastic pedal. Both the mark 1 and 2 sound great, but I love all the added features on the mark 2.

  151. Awesome! I’ve been out of the effects pedals tinkering-game for a while, but now I have a second wind and have been searching for the “next big thing”. The Warped Vinyl MKII sounds like it’s from outer space, or another dimension! I would love to win this and just experiment to my heart’s content just to see what amazing things could come from it! Thanks guys!

  152. Owowowowow! this pedal sounds great!
    I’ ve been a fan of Chase Bliss Audio since I saw your review of the Warped Vinyl mkI!
    And the 3 effects that they make are between my fav ones (phaser, tremolo and chorus/vibrato).
    Crossing my fingers to be one of the lucky winners !!!

    Thanks for the review & giveaways!!

  153. Awe, what`s not to love about this pedal. From gentle warp of a slightly buck;led piece of 70`s vinyl to the seductive outer space wibble .You know this pedal is just inviting you to the land of open strings ringing behind an ascending fifth,

  154. Absolutely sick approach! NO ONE ever has attempted to offer this level of quality in analog sound/digital control. Awesome!

  155. Not to bash any other lo-fi pedals, but this sounds better than any I’ve owned so far. I would be curious about a Hexe except they’re so rare. Would love to get my hands on one of these soon!

  156. With all that adjustability you could spend a month just really getting to know that thing. I never thought I would say that about a chorus. Beautiful!

  157. First time I heard a demo of one of these the sound gave me ideas but I’m yet to be able to afford one :'(

  158. I would love to win this great pedal. because I would like to lose with my guitar for hours listening to the sound that takes you to another dimension and another time, it is a sound my best for the guitar. Many garcias by the draw. a greeting

  159. One of these would save me from taking a hairdryer to my record collection! It would probably sound better too

  160. I had the chance to play v1 of the warped vinyl. Totally loved it! MkII sounds even more incredible.

  161. Looks like one of the most creative modulation pedals I’ve seen that doesn’t get completely ridiculous (a la EQD Rainbow Machine) and remains usable.
    Would be interesting if there was some way to control the parameter an expression pedal affects.

  162. Great sounding pedal! Having the toggle on the outside may have been a pain to rework but I’m sure the users appreciate the easy access.

  163. This pedal has been in my sites for a while. Heard great things from owners and AWESOME tones from reviews like this one. So different but so musical!

  164. That is way too much for an analog pedal. Should be watching out for Bliss Audio in the future. They have certainly up the ante with this one, and this means more flexibility for guitarists.

  165. I would set this in my custom pedalboard, and be happy. Right now …i am gigging ,and to use my chorus I have to switch manually through my amp to get my chorus effect. It is dorky and annoying so I would put this warped vinyl to good use !

  166. I’d honestly want to play around with all three with midi control. But a Wombtone is somewhere high on my pedal priority list these days.

  167. This is definitely the next pedal on my must have list! I just bought the gravitas the other day, and when I can get my hands on this one I can’t wait to sync them up and make some crazy sounds!

  168. I would love to have a nice tremolo pedal. I’ve been getting into a lot of retro stuff and you need to have a tremolo.

  169. Best pedal of this type all around, I have been wanting one of these for the longest time hands down!
    if the video doesn’t make you drool, nothing will!

  170. Have never seen such complicated pedal in so friendly enclosure. Fantasy sound up to insanity makes me want to try it. I won’t buy it for sure but only because I’m a ordinary guy who plays guitar from time to time but this pedal is made for the unconventional guitarists – for someone “new hendrix”. Want to listen some sumples with fuzz in front of Warped Vinyl.

  171. this is what I look for in effects.. the infinite possibilities, choices you can make that will alter the sound coming out of the speakers in order to evoke different emotions, sensations. Chase Bliss is excelling at this, it’s just perfect for musicians like me that would like to temper with the sound in every possible way.. Damn it would be nice to win this :)

  172. What a great competition you are running, most people can only dream of owing effects like this, but thanks to Best Guitar Effects some lucky winners will have one!! Best of Luck everyone.

  173. These pedals seem to be sine if the most well thought out pedals on the market. And seem to be pedals for the ultimate knob and parameter tweeker. I’m really excited to see what else this company produces in the years to come. Things like modulated delay, ultimate chorus and super tweakable overdrives come to mind.

  174. I’ve been on an exhaustive search for a warped record sound. I’ve tried the Diamond Vibrato, Boss VB-2, Bigfoot Magnavibe, Zvex Instant Lofi Loop Junkie, Dr. Scientist Cosmichorus, Mid-fi Pitch Pirate, Strymon Mobius, and then countless other “full wet” choruses and vibrato pedals. The Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl is the king of all I have tried. Any shortcomings were addressed in the MKII. Best quality and effort in any new pedal company. More companies need to be like Chase Bliss, fa sho.

  175. great review – much better website too – the Warped Vinyl is amazing in such a small enclosure – thanks for the opportunity!

  176. I tried the first edition of the Warped Vinyl and was blown away. Never had I thought I would be so hooked to a chorus pedal. Sadly never got my hands in one, this one could sure be welcomed on my board! :D

  177. That’s an extremely well thought out chorus/vibrato pedal. Finally a chorus that sounds, not only usable, but indispensable. Brilliant work!

  178. It would be so amazing to play with this pedal in person, hours of tweaking settings lost in a sea if beautiful chorus

  179. Chase Bliss Audio is one of, if not the, most innovative pedal company around. All of Joel’s pedals are amazing, and I would love to have all of them. I use a MIDI controller, and I’m very interested to use Chase Bliss pedal with it.

  180. Chase Bliss Audio is one of, if not the, most innovative pedal company around. All of Joel’s pedals are amazing, and I would love to have all of them. I use a MIDI controller, and I’m very interested to use Chase Bliss pedal with it.

  181. WoW! That’s a thorough review for sure! I would definitely have to have a month or so of just playing around with it to even start working it into the set up!

  182. I commented earlier but my original comment disappeared? This pedal looks absolutely amazing – I had looked at the MKI, but as cool as it sounded, it couldn’t really do traditional chorus time sounds as well as other pedals. That has changed, along with the expanded MIDI options, making this a must have. The MKII is at the top of my list of things to acquire.

  183. This looks like the kind of pedal you can lose yourself in for weeks and probably not create any unsaucy sounds. I shall have to get my hands and ears onto one of these.

  184. This pedal is at the very top of my list of things to acquire. Such an amazing pedal, and with the new version, it will also double as the chorus pedal I was going to purchase to replace the modulation on my modeling pedal. And MIDI controllable to boot – I was looking at a Distaster Area Smart Clock to supplement my DPC-5, and that will send MIDI commands to the Warped Vinyl MKII. Gods of randomness, pick me!

  185. This is the pedal I want the most out of every pedal out in pedal land. I think my board would be completed. Such an innovative stompbox!

  186. This thing is just packed with control. I would love to mess with one of these bad boys. Definitely a piece of quality equipment!

  187. I wish I had never heard the demos since I can’t talk myself out of buying one. Still, totally fair for what it does.