EBS unichorus

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Duke of Prunes, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. Should I buy one? I hear they're good. The samples at their website have proven this to be true.
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: EBS makes some of the best dedicated bass effects out there. They ARE good. If you have the money for it, and you want it, buy it - you will not be disappointed in a quality product like that one. :)
  3. I agree 100%. I have a Unichorus and the Octabass on my pedalboard. They may cost more than other pedals out there but they are a worthwhile investment.
  4. My personal experience with EBS pedals is that they're the most top notch boxes I've ever plugged in to. I don't own one now but I probably will eventually.
  5. Soulman


    Apr 23, 2006
    The EBS Unichorus is not the best pedal on the market.
    It distorts on low settings.
    I've had two of them and the dude at the shop I bought them from sat with me for an hour trying to make them not distort on low settings.
    They distort.
    They have no place in my pedal board.
    My 25year old tc electronic Chorus+ Pitch Modulator Flanger is a much much better pedal than the UBS Unichorus. And this is now out of the closet and onto the stage where it should always be.
    The Unichorus only sounds good when the effect is obvious, it distorts when you set it subtle.
    Sorry but IMHO there's a myth about this EBS company.
    Look at the resale value, half price!
    And already they're talking about the vintage grey ones being better than the black label ones. One guy on Talkbass couldn't sell it for $100 free delivery. Really? Yep! EBS, another flukey pedal company soon to be history IMHO.
    How do they stay in the market? No quality control (that's an unnecessary expense when your marketing budget is so big)

    Don't forget, it's only your money until it's theirs!
  6. Soulman


    Apr 23, 2006
    When something sells for half price 2nd hand and the seller is chasing you dropping the price further, it really can't be considered an "investment".

    Its an expense. And that's what makes them expensive.
  7. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    buy used stuff, resale value probably wont drop much further, not until EBS will be popular... But the Octabass is a nice octaver... Some people also like their filter (IQ)... And the compressor is good. But that's about it from EBS's line of effects, imo. At that price point, I would never buy any of their stuff new...

    I used to have the UniChorus, I liked it with my Musicman SUB, but not with my passive basses. Sold it, cause I don't have any active basses... I didn't loose any money on it (kept the resale value)...
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Soulman, you're not winning anyone over to your perspective with this crazy ranting style. Some points:

    -Resale value on most pedals is about half new. The only exception is pedals that are very popular or rare.

    -I don't think anyone has ever said the grey label ones are better. I've been reading forums and buying pedals on Ebay for years, and I have never once seen anyone make that claim.

    -Of course the guy couldn't get that price! First, nobody wants the grey label ones. Second, it's a soft market right now, people are having a hard time getting their asking price even on really good pedals.

    Seriously, we get it already that you don't like the UniChorus. Fine! There are loads of pedals that I hate too. I have a whole website full of complaints about noise and distortion from various pedals. But say it once and say it in a way that will win people over, not drive them to think you're nuts. An example of "nuts" would be someone who digs up every ancient thread they can find about a pedal just to repeat how terrible they are, and then paints the entire brand and all of their products with the same tar. That's nuts.
  9. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Boise, ID, USA
    I'm going to refrain from ranting in response to Soulman on this one... :scowl:
  10. For every anecdote there is an antidote:
    I bought my Unichorus for $110 used from a well known store and later sold it for $115 on eBay. Did I retire off the $5 profit? No. Was it a financial investment? No. But I got to try it out for a while for free - not a bad deal. You may not be able to control the market price for which it sells, but you can control how much you pay initially.

    You may be interested in starting an "I have an uncontrollable need to bash all EBS products" thread. Have fun.:hyper:
  11. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006