Best stereo chorus pedal

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  1. Jack Clayton

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    I currently play with a way huge blue hippo (CE-2 clone) and I love it. But I've been considering bringing both my amps to gigs for stereo effects. I use a decent amount of chorus in my stuff. I've got a stereo delay (EQD avalanche run) but the blue hippo is mono. Can anyone recommend a rich, lush analog chorus effect with a good stereo sound? My first two thoughts are the CE-2W and the Dimension-D. But those aren't cheap, and Id love other suggestions.
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    For good price less $150
    Try MXR m234 (think uses bucket brigade)
    or TC corona

    I have an analog man, that is not cheap.
    The old hardwires were built well
    and sounded good..don't think they make

    wish you luck
     
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    I think it's a mistake to not at least consider the CE-5. I know there's a lot of label sniffing and chorus elitism in Boss circles, but I freaking love that pedal. And they're cheap to boot. I think I got mine for about $45 shipped used. If you're already using a CE-2-like pedal and dig it, I highly recommend.
     
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    Boss CE-3
     
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    I've had my Boss CE-5 for about 30 years and never once considered replacing it. I haven't a clue if it's the best, but it's brilliant. IMHO, of course.
     
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    The cork-sniffing aversion to Boss pedals has always fascinated me. I have a friend who hates them. He said he had a bunch in his board and returned them all because "my tone is too important". I have them on my board and have not noticed any problems.
     
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    Yeah man, it is very weird. I don't think they are faultless, but every company has dropped a stinker here or there. Boss is consistently solid quality, and typically a good value.
     
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    Moog MF Chorus. It uses TRS for stereo, but with a splitter, it's great. You just have to open the box and switch it to stereo. Easy. And it's a weird monster of a chorus/vibe.
     
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    The only Boss pedal I sold was an RV-5. It was actually a very good digital reverb but if I cranked the intensity all the way up it took on a "metallic" sound that I didn't like. But that was at an extreme setting that most people wouldn't ever use, and some may like it.
     
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    The TC Corona does what I need and comes with access to TC's toneprints, of which there are many. Chorus and DD in stereo can make some gorgeous soundscapes.
     
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    I think my favorite stereo chorus is the old Ibanez SC10...I've owned a few and wish I still did.

    Another nice one is the Digitech Hardwire CR-7 Stereo Chorus...lots of features and built like a tank.
     
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    A pre owned TC SCF migh5 be worth a look...
     
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    Except for the Dimension, all of the Boss chorus pedals are the wet/dry style of “stereo.” Just something to keep in mind.
     
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    That's what I use. Can't be beat. Eric Johnson uses one.
    They are AC powered which is a plus in my opinion.

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    Nice

    Agree on the Boss CE 3/CE 5 great pedals
     
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    I agree on the Digitech Hardwire CR-7 Stereo Chorus. The Hardwire line is really underrated. I would suggest the Digitech Nautila Stereo Chorus/Flange, also.
     
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    Those who posted about the TC SCF are right. It's a good pedal in mono but it really shines in stereo !
    Sometimes you can find them for a good price.
     
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    You can emulate the classical old boss CE tones with the MXR Analog chorus. The mix and treble/bass controls can cover anything really.

    Wet/dry stereo though.

    If you want to spend £100 smarter, consider a Lexicon MX 200 rack unit... spectacular stereo fx in a loop. Great multi chorus, reverbs and delay combos.
     
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    DC-2 / DC-2W.
    Just push a button.
     
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