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Chorus Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Fatboy_Jim, Jan 21, 2003.


  1. Fatboy_Jim

    Fatboy_Jim

    Oct 25, 2000
    I'm looking for a chorus pedal cause i love the sound of them. So far i've only tried the boss bass chorus pedal. I loved the sound of it but then again i haven't tried any others yet (if it all cause they could be hard to come by in ireland). So my question is "is the boss one a good buy or is there ones you guys would reccomend ahead of it?" Thanks in advance for any replies :)
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Which Boss are you looking into?

    A lot of people favour the EBS UniChorus, but it's more expensive.

    I have a Danelectro Cool Cat, which is in the same range as the BOSS pedals, but it's very good-sounding (and it looks way cooler IMO :D )
     
  3. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    There are basically two camps in chorus pedals, analog and digital. The analog ones are usually considered warmer, with a watery shimmer. Digital ones are usually more metallic sounding. They have more of a sharp edge to them. The Boss you tried is a digital chorus. You should also try the new Digitech Bass Chorus. It is digital too. I personally prefer analog over digital. For cheap analog choruses try the Danelectro Cool Cat, and the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone, and the Maxon CS505. For more expensive ones check out the TC Electronics SCF, the EBS Unichorus, the Fulltone CF-1, and the Analogman Clone Chorus. For really extreme chorus sounds, nothing beats the EH Polychorus.
     
  4. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    I use the CE2. Its discontinued but I got mine for £25.
     
  5. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I have built in chorus in my head. But i REALLY like the boss pedal.
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Ouch, didn't that hurt? :p
     
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    FWIW - I had the Boss CE-20 Chorus Ensemble and sent it back for a refund....this job -

    [​IMG]

    The bass chorus applications were too "metallic" and harsh for my taste.

    I got an EBS instead, like it much better. It sounds more "lush" to me.
     
  8. I am very satisfied with my CEB-3 BOSS Bass Chorus pedal. You can't go wrong with that for price and sound quality.
     
  9. The TC Electronics Chorus/Flanger pedal has been my favorite for quite some time now. -Wes
     
  10. bassackwards

    bassackwards Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    OREGON
    I've tried most of the choruses available (including most of the ones made for guitar) and I have to say that my favorite is the DOD FX62 Stereo Bass Chorus. I mean c'mon, it's analog, stereo, and made in the USA. Even though it's been discontinued, they can be had for incredibly cheap on ebay. I think I paid 25.oo for mine and I like it WAY better than the EBS. It sounds really good with distortion, also. I shall post a sample for any of the doubters whithin a few days.
     
  11. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    i have a boss bass chorus if someone interested. I never really use it. It doen't mix well with punk, haha.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Fatboy_Jim

    Fatboy_Jim

    Oct 25, 2000
    thanks for the replies guys.

    Yeah i was wondering what the digitech disto and chorus were like i keep seeing pics of them in bassplayer. I'm gonna go to the city at the weekend but i'd very doubtful if most or any of those pedals would be there - not a very big market for bass pedals here in dublin :(

    Also about pedals likie the small clone which are designed for guitars do they sound ok with basses? or tinny or what? Thanks again guys - everyone on this site is so helpful
     
  13. I use only two effects, the Boss basschorus which is great and a cotaver, also Boss. splendid too
     
  14. I have one of the new Digitech X-Series Chorus pedals and its pretty nice. Very quiet when off, and a wide variety of chorus options. Got it for XMas from my wife, she rules.
     
  15. Ditto! :)
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I have a Boss CH-1 Super Chorus. I like it alot!!!!

    <img src="http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/en/images/CH-1.jpg">
     
  17. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I like my CH-1 alot too!

    I would like to try one of these though:

    http://www.ts808.com/meistersinger.htm
     
  18. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    I have a 70's era EH Clone Theory Chorus/Vibrato that sounds really good and Peavey Bi-Amp Bass Chorus that's not too bad either.
     
  19. Check Magazine, especially the Secondhand Daylight album.


    Anyway, is the Danelectro Cool Cat analogue or digital?
     
  20. I killed this thread, didn't I?

    Anyway, I bought myself a DOD FX-63 "Deep Freeze" because it most accuratly caught the tone of Magazine-era Barry Adamson (not that I'm obsessed) and because it was, IMO, better than both the Boss guitar and bass choruses.

    Anybody else?