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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


    Aug 29, 2007
    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:

  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Tech21 Bass Boost Chorus

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  3. TC Electronics SCF
  4. Akai Deep Impact


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

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    Check out the Strymon Ola...
  6. echoSE7EN


    Jul 1, 2010
    Balto., MD
    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.
  7. rfm767


    Aug 29, 2007
    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.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member


    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 :)
  9. eeyorebass


    Jan 2, 2008
    I prefer the chorus sound you get from detuning, so these two are my top picks:


  10. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    For the same reason (and also trying to be too clever for my own good):

  11. Sir Sly Ry

    Sir Sly Ry

    May 21, 2013
    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.
  12. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Wouldn't the H9 be the ultimate chorus pedal?
  13. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    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.
  14. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Melbourne, FL.
    Don't overlook the MXR M234 Analog Chorus, it's pretty amazing.
  15. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    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
  16. TheButlerdidit

    TheButlerdidit Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Nashville, TN
  17. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    Had one, sold it. Stupid move.

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  18. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    Taking my idea TO THE MAX.
  19. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Yeah, I'm all about the Tech 21!!! But I do have a hankerin' to try the IE Polytope and the Strymon Mobius...
  20. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    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.