best chorus pedal for flatwounds?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassIsFun17, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Hey everyone,

    i have a boss ceb-3, which has been a suitable sound for a while now, but i'm thinking of venturing into other chorus pedals. as its the only one i've ever tried. now i've been using flatwounds on my basses, and i want to know what chorus pedals people like most with flatwounds.

  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    My favorite is the TC Corona Chorus. I don't remember if I used it with flats or not, but it works nicely with all of my different basses.
  3. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    i might end up getting that one eventually. but for now i just found a good deal on an mxr analog chorus.
  4. I like the one knob MXR chorus in all applications
  5. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    MXR choruses have a very good rep, although I've never tried my Stereo Chorus on flats. There's a lot of positive feedback on the Analog Chorus and a lot of anticipation on the upcoming bass chorus.
  6. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    Sorry...I don't mean to seem confused but what are you wanting a chorus to do for flats that it didn't already do?

    I own a TC Corona and have had both rounds and flats on my 55-94 and my VJ5 but I didn't notice a change from the pedal as much as a change from the tone of the bass due to the strings...
  7. +1

    I love how chorus sound on my jazz with flats, but I also love chorus on my L2500 with rounds. Lots of diferent love here!
  8. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    honestly i'm really asking for other opinions on choruses other than the CEB-3 since thats the only one i've ever used. its not quite lush enough.
  9. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    Not lush enough? Crank the knobs. It's designed that way, properly, so the fundamental is not chorused so a player still lays down the foundation and the band still knows where the bass is. Too lush, and your band will lose your foundation in a wavy sea of foam.
  10. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    i mean i can get it to sound pretty lush if i cut the low filter alot. i'm just interested in try another chorus out, because i've always used the CEB-3 and never really personally heard another chorus. the ceb-3 is definitely not a bad sounding chorus, and i do like it.
  11. I use flats on all my basses these days (P, Musicmaster, & a ShortScale Jazz), and I've just used my CEB-3 or CH-2 like I've done with rounds.
  12. svtb15

    svtb15 Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    I have the TC Corona...
    Only problem with the Corona is IT IS A BATTERY HOG.. If i run mine on battery alone.. It will not make it through a whole 3 set gig....
  13. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    I've found the Boss CE-5 to be a little better on bass than the CEB-3.
    I tried the Analogman and was very disapointed, the CE-5 sounded better in a shootout.
    The HBE TCH is a nice unit on bass but nothing beats the CE-5 bang for the buck.

    I use Ernie Ball flatwound Group II.
  14. I use flats and CEB-3 too. Still happy with the result.

    Lots of chorus options out there, with MXR and TC Electronics both come first in mind (or probably because most of my friends use them).

    Me? I'll stick with my $40 Boss CEB-3, thank you :)
  15. IME, Modulation effects don't really care that much about whether you're feeding them a signal from flats or rounds.
    You'll simply get the effect off whatever you feed it, so make sure you keep your EQ knob open.

    Flats VS Rounds will change responses in things like Amps, Dirt Pedals and FILTERS, but some of this can be more consistant if you have a compressor and tailor it to each bass you play in any given set.