In search of the Holy Grail of Bass pedal choruses. When money is not an issue..

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by rfm767, Nov 7, 2013.


  1. rfm767

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    Which one would you guys rather have? I know its subjective, just name the ONE you'd preffer, here are some top picks, I added the New Nebulous from Empress in case anyone has tried it with a bass:

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  2. FretNoMore

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    Tech21 Bass Boost Chorus

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  3. blindrabbit

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  4. bigbottomend

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    Akai Deep Impact

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    Oh damn - not a chorus, but just as good if not better
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  6. fishtx

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    Check out the Strymon Ola...
  7. echoSE7EN

    echoSE7EN Gold Supporting Member

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    Of the ones you listed: Analogman.

    I've owned the Carl Martin and besides the fact that it was a wall-wort (if I recall correctly), it was an extremely loud pedal (fizz/fuzzy) when engaged. I wasn't impressed with it at all.

    The Red Witch sounds great on guitar, but I don't think it works as well on bass.

    I have no experience with the Empress, but I do like their other stuff.

    DLS makes a pedal called (I think) The Chorus Waves. I owned that one for a while and thought it was pretty good.
  8. rfm767

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    Holy cow, I added the Ola to the opening post, that thing looks BEAST. thanks for the replies, interesting thoughts on the carl martin too.
  9. mmbongo

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    Chosen because Toneprints rule the Earth!! However I have no idea how it stacks up against the others that are listed. I can guarantee they don't have Toneprints though :)
  10. eeyorebass

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    I prefer the chorus sound you get from detuning, so these two are my top picks:

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  11. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    For the same reason (and also trying to be too clever for my own good):

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  12. Sir Sly Ry

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    Polytope sounded a little too weird for my tastes, based on samples I heard. But that's my taste. I really really like my Tech 21 Bass Boost Chorus. It sounds good with modulation, but I turned the modulation off, switched on multivoice and set the detune to around 9:00 (so on the flat side of the detune settings) and haven't looked back.
  13. Matt Dean

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    Wouldn't the H9 be the ultimate chorus pedal?
  14. Crystalman85

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    If your definition of holy grail of bass chorus is a bass chorus that has a warm lushful chorus sound that doesn't reduce lows, the tech 21 bass boost chorus would be a good choice for that. or if you looking for something a little rare, maybe the carl martain bass chorus would be right up your alley. I don't know if the carl martin bass chorus is discontinued or not, but it is a pretty good choice.
  15. vegas532

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    Don't overlook the MXR M234 Analog Chorus, it's pretty amazing.
  16. Jim C

    Jim C Supporting Member

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    Fulltone Choral Flange - not because I have one for sale but because it was the one I liked the best; going back to bass, cord, amp
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  18. Bassmike62

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    This.
    Had one, sold it. Stupid move.
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  19. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    Taking my idea TO THE MAX.
  20. pbass6811

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    Yeah, I'm all about the Tech 21!!! But I do have a hankerin' to try the IE Polytope and the Strymon Mobius...
  21. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06

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    My fave chorus sounds are:

    Boss BF-2: turn down the res and manual; the depth and rate control a great sounding analog chorus!

    Boss PS-3: the definition of digital but sounds oh so good! Has single and dual voices detuned chorus.

    EHX HOG: set it to step bend, mix of original and direct with a slight bend in the expression pedal controls the depth of detuning. Also awesome as it has built in reverse.

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