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Old February 16th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any good chorus pedals?

I'm looking to purchase a chorus pedal pretty soon. I'm playing a deluxe ash tele into an ac30.

Any ideas?

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Old February 16th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the look of the new GFS (Biyang) one.

Priced right as well for $52 plus shipping
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Kinda depends on what you want it for. I have two on my board - an Analogman Mini Chorus (the best chorus out there IMHO) and a BBE Mind Bender for the rotary/leslie/spinning sounds.

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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try CMAT Mods' Water Box analog stereo chorus. Chad hand builds these (all analog / true bypass) and they are just as good if not better than other overpriced analog choruses by the big name boutique guys. He has a simpler version called simply the Analog Chorus that offers the same chorus tones without the intensity, wet bass, and vibe toggles. I tried them both and prefer the Waterbox because of the Wet Bass toggle. If you play through a "Bright" channel and the chorus adds too much top end shimmer the wet bass feature really evens out the tonal response and adds some round lushness to your signal. I keep the wet bass engaged all the time. And I also like flipping the intensity toggle on turning down the depth and keeping the rate past noon for a sweet doubling wet echo effect.

Here's the link to Chad's site and he's on E-Bay:

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P.S. the sound clips are nice also
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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BOSS CE-2B

I'd say look for one of these,one cap change and its identical to a CE-2 for 1/4 the price.
I did the keeley CE-2 high-fi mod to mine and it is a beautiful sounding analog BBD chorus. Its a ce-2[one cap difference] with an additional wet/dry mix knob,so actually its better than a ce-2!
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like the MXR Stereo Chorus.

Bought that because I started to get paranoid about my old Boss CE-1 leaving the house. If you can ever find a CE-1 -- that's the standard to beat!
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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lot's of good Chorus pedals out there. What budget are you working with?

I've owned a bunch of chorus pedals: Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat, ModTone Aqua Chorus, Boss CE-5, Boss CH-1, Electro-Harmonix Small Clone, MXR Stereo Chorus, Guyatone MC-3 Micro Chorus, HardWire CR-7 Stereo Chorus, BBE Mind Bender, Digitech CF7 Chorus Factory, Ibanez CS-9 reissue, Electro-Harmonix The Clone Theory, and the Visual Sound H2O.

All are good and have their plus/cons, but out of all of them my personal favorite so far has been the Visual Sound H2O. Beautifully lush and versatile. Surprisingly quiet for an analog pedal too.



It's a dual Chorus and Echo pedal. You can use either one or both effects together, but it's also available in a single pedal version (without the Echo) called the Liquid Chorus.

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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i use a boss ch-1. but a few weeks ago i bought one of those beta aivin pedals, a flanger fl100 and its surprisingly versatile IMO. i can get phaser, chorus, auto wah and of course flanger sounds with a few tweaks of the knobs. a friend was selling me an mxr phase 90 and i'm not sure on buying it since i can get all the phaser sounds with the flanger. it even sounds closer to the boss hi-band flanger rather than the regular boss flanger. i giged with it with an sd-1 and a delay and i had lots of sounds for the night. these beta aivins are cheap ($30) and solid metal and sound good. they are sold under the brands Boston engineering, GLX, Harley Benton etc. ( no affiliation, i just like the pedal)
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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd go for the visual sound too, can be had for 80, INCLUDING a kick-ass delay...
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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I use an old Ibanez super stereo chorus from the 80s. In the old days (my old days) I ran it in true stereo to two amps, my old Ampeg Gemini iv and a Peavey solid state. Incredible sound.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys!

Budget really isn't a problem. I'm not really looking for a specific sound. I just started playing with some guys and just wanted to start experimenting with some sounds.

true bypass is always a plus though
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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the h20 is the best sounding chorus pedal iver heard. only with the lush switch. The smaller single pedal version does not have it
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Old February 16th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I tried the H20 and thought it sounded really cheesy. I bought a Boss and love it.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 04:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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which boss chorus do you have?
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I mainly use a Boss CE-5, but I wont part with my old CE-2.
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I like my Electroharmonix Stereo Electric Mistress. But I think it's a little bit of an acquired taste! LOL.

It's got a phaser and a chorus in one pedal. You can get some wacky stuff coming out of it.... but it does do a nice chorus. It's a little bit more expensive than several pedals already mentioned.

The EH small stone gets good reviews too. Of course the classic 80's Chorus we all remember probably came from a Boss pedal. LOL
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I like my Electroharmonix Stereo Electric Mistress. But I think it's a little bit of an acquired taste! LOL.

It's got a phaser and a chorus in one pedal. You can get some wacky stuff coming out of it.... but it does do a nice chorus. It's a little bit more expensive than several pedals already mentioned.
+1. I, too,find that it takes some experimenting...the knobs have such a wide range, from barely on to crazy, swirly, Big Lebowsky madness that it can be hard to find something, uh, normal. But it's in there.
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I took a test drive the other day with the Wampler Faux Spring Reverb ... best I've ever heard. but it's expensive
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I still use an old Boss CE-2 that I bought new in the '80s. Simple to use, sounds great. I don't know what they get for them these days - probably stupidly overpriced like all vintage effects.
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Deltalab Stereo Chorus

For the 40 bucks it cost, and the sound it can achive, its unreal!

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