1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is still pending approval by Apple. If you haven't yet, try using your mobile browser - TalkBass is responsive to any screen size.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

What is your favorite bass chorus pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DLI848, May 19, 2011.

  1. DLI848

    DLI848

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm looking to buy one. I love the way the Ashdown one looks, but I heard complaints about it being very noisy, so I want to look at a few others.
  2. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5
    Digitech xbc bass multi-chorus pedal and the t-rex sweeper bass chorus pedal.
  3. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you want shimmery or warbley?
  4. DLI848

    DLI848

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    What do you mean?
  5. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5
    DLI848...do guitar chorus pedals that works well on bass count?
  6. DLI848

    DLI848

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hah, if you feel like naming them, feel free. Though, I like what I'm reading on the T-rex sweeper and multi-chorus you told me earlier.
  7. TheWoodShed

    TheWoodShed

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Most of the chorus pedals I've tried tend to fall into one of two categories. The wet, watery pedals that warble, and the more subtle, shimmery ones that make your signal sound a little more spread out. Sorry for the descriptions, this is all so subjective.
  9. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5
    Okay cool. the chorus pedals that I like that are made for guitar but works well on bass is the danelectro chorus pedals and the digitech "hardwire" stereo chorus pedal.I own a danelectro fab chorus pedal. definitely the best chorus pedal money can buy. I do dig the digitech xbc bass multi-chorus pedal. especially since it's the first chorus pedal that I bought for my bass. I do dig how the t-rex sweeper chorus pedal sounds. I saw a few youtube clips of that pedal and I think it sounds pretty cool. I'm personally a fan of chorus effects on guitar and bass.
  10. kokoshmusun

    kokoshmusun

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was recommended the EXH small stone but I think it has some low-end loss issues. I ended up not getting one (but a dude makes a good clone, maybe one day). There's a dirt cheap used Boss CE-5 around and I might get it, because a lot of people here seem to like it.
  11. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Likes Received:
    10
    I use a Boss CE-5. Solid construction, reliable as hell, and it sounds pretty good. It's more of a metallic sort of chorus, but it sounds good and it sticks out pretty well in a band setting (in a good way).
  12. Big John66

    Big John66

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    I picked up an MXR Stereo Chorus a few months ago. It's the best sounding chorus I've ever uesd. Bright and shimmery and yet warm and smooth at the same time.
  13. Eric!

    Eric!

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    COSMICHORUS
  14. mglabrie

    mglabrie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm using an EBS Chorus. I bought it because I've had good luck with a couple other of their pedals and I won't use a pedal without true bypass. I like it just fine, but after 25 years of playing I am actually brand new to pedals and honestly am not much of a judge... Wondering how it compares to the other favs mentioned here?
  15. champbassist

    champbassist

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    CE-5 fan here. Out of the three current Boss choruses (CH-1,CE-5,CEB-3) it's the one I like best.
  16. alexa.

    alexa.

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    shimmery suggestion plz :hyper:
    any thoughts of the SC10?

    basically I want a nt chromachorus, but I can't afford it :bawl:
  17. casio

    casio

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maxon CS-9 all the way.
    Used to use the EBS UniChorus and I found it to be a bit much for me, while the Boss CE-5 is great for the price, I just found the Maxon to suit my needs more!
  18. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    For shimmery, may favorite is the old Boss DC-2 and it's clones. You also might want to try out the EHX Stereo Clone Theory. The small/neo clone is more of a watery warbly chorus. Also, I'm currently using a DOD Stereo Turbo Chorus, which is very shimmery.
  19. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like the Exar Moby Dick. I only like a mild chorus effect to fatten the sound, and this has effect level and tone controls (in addition to the usual depth and rate controls), so you can dial in what you want. I also had the ever popular Analogman with fixed deep and that sounded good too, but it was a toss up with the Moby Dick and that sold first. Good luck, DM
  20. scHism

    scHism

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am using a Boss CE-5.

Share This Page