Is chorus really used much these days, for "current" music?

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  1. hotpot

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    ^this exactly^ Shimmering clean tone with a touch of chorus & delay on my Squier jazzmaster is just a pure delight for me.
     
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    I bought it years ago, not even knowing what a good reputation it had. I still hardly use it...I’m more of a Reverb guy...but I should play with it some more.
     
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    The secret is the tone knob...
     
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    I like to chorus to add some space to the sound....I never use it after any kind of dirt...not really a sound that I like much...the other way add some nice dimension and space, and I like the swirly dancing notes....mostly set the depth and speed low.
     
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    I never used a chorus pedal even when they were popular. Simple before stereo every time.
     
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    Listen to Pond (Man it feels like space again), Mac Demarco (Ode to Viceroy), Melody’s Echo Chamber (endless shore), Unknown Mortal orchestra, etc. Plenty of chorus these days
     
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    It's called "detune" now . LOL
     
  8. 4pickupguy

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    If chorus is out of favor these days then I’m all in!! I think anything used too much sounds aweful after awhile. I was a chorus abuser in the 80’s and I cringe at recordings now. I cringe now the same way guys 20 years from now will cringe hearing shimmer reverbs. (>_<)!
     
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    I’m cringing with you!
    I was a horrible chorus abuser, from the mid 1970s through the later 1990s.
    Don’t tell anyone!
    I’m much better now.
    I only use the dreaded effect a coupla times a night now.
     
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  10. Paul in Colorado

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    I got my CE-2 back in the '80's after seeing David Lindley and El Rayo-X. I liked the sound he got so I bought one. I still use a little for some things. I like it with reverb on acoustic guitar. Not as much as Luka Bloom, but enough to give it some swirl. Lately I've been on a Pitch Vibrato kick. The one in my NuX Mod Factor was close enough to the stand alone box I had that I sold it. So, yes, I like modulation in moderation. :D
     
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    I have one of those also. It gives a great doubling effect without the overused chorus effect.
    I still have a TC SCF which is great, but I use the Luxe these days.

     
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    To be honest I've never been a huge fan of distortion/od+chorus. I'm talking like regular use of chorus (that probably would sound tasteful clean) but applied with drive. Scofield used this tone a lot in the 80s. Just can't dig it. Now, if the chorus rate and depth knobs are on the edge of extreme it becomes an effect and sounds cool. I love Kurt's lead tone in "Come As You Are" for example. Kind of sea sick sounding. Dimebag Darrell used it well in his solo in "Hard Lines Sunken Cheeks" (which is one of his most underrated and beautiful solos).
     
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    I love chorus on all my favorite 80s tunes, from Johnny Marr to the Cure, and it sounds fantastic. I have a Boss CH-1, but almost never use it. It just doesn't fit with my band's sound.
     
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    I have long since modded almost all of my chorus pedals with a slightly longer predelay...more lush sounds and a wider range....
     
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    I don't hear that affect anymore at all. I don't even own one anymore.
     
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    I use it more like a detune these days. So slight it's hardly even there but it does give my cleans a little more depth.
     
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    Great suggestion - I am going to go check one of these out tomorrow after work.
     
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    I like chorus but I’m really particular about it. I like stereo chorus on a clean guitar but I don’t want it so strong that t advertises that it’s Chorus. I want it subtle to fill out the sound, make it bigger than it is and to add a little ambience.

    The chorus on my Fender Chorus Princeton amp has the best stereo chorus I’ve known. I’ve tried some pedals and built a few digital choruses that I don’t like though. When it comes to my playi;g today, I use a little chorus if it’s a good pedal or effect, otherwise I’ll go without. I’m building a CE-2 Clone now and I’ll add a stereo daughter board for that once I’m done.
     
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    +1 I love it on the measured side as well....
    Alot of good guitar sounds actually have chorus on them....
     
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    Managed to find one of these used locally - tried it out and I think it will do just fine. Thanks for the great suggestion.
     
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