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Soundclips - Danelectro Cool Cat Series CC-1 Chorus

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Sep 26, 2008.


  1. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    I got this pedal (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...es-CC1-Chorus-Guitar-Effects-Pedal?sku=482331) around a week ago, and so far I think it's a great sounding chorus pedal. For 50 bucks, it is a steal. It is very versatile because it has knobs for depth, speed, mix, and eq. The depth and speed are standard controls, the mix is from fully dry to fully wet, so you can get a vibrato tone, and the eq is a high-end roll-off. The pedal is true-bypass, has metal jacks, and is analog. All clips are done with my Squier P Bass, strung with rounds, run into a BBE Opto Stomp then the chorus, into my Fender Bassman 150. From there, I send the DI out on my amp into my computer. All clips, except one, are recorded with a pick. The tone knob on my bass is fully up. All clips are recorded into Audacity. Here are the clips:

    Clean - http://media.putfile.com/Clean-48-96

    Classic Chorus (all knobs at noon) - http://media.putfile.com/Classic-Chorus

    Thick Chorus (depth - 3 o'clock, speed - 9 o'clock, mix - 12 o'clock, eq - 12 o'clock) - http://media.putfile.com/Thick-Chorus

    Thicker Chorus (depth - max, speed - 9 o'clock, mix - 3 o'clock, eq - 12 o'clock) - http://media.putfile.com/Thicker-Chorus

    Subtle Chorus (depth - 10 o'clock, speed - 10 o'clock, mix - 10 o'clock, eq - min) - http://media.putfile.com/Subtle-Chorus

    Leslie (depth - 9 o'clock, speed - max, mix - 12 o'clock, eq - max) - http://media.putfile.com/Leslie-36

    Vibrato (depth - 10 o'clock, speed - 3 o'clock, mix - max, eq - max) - http://media.putfile.com/Vibrato-43

    Fingerstyle Thick Chorus (depth - 3 o'clock, speed - 9 o'clock, mix - 12 o'clock, eq - 12 o'clock) - http://media.putfile.com/Fingerstyle-Thick-Chorus

    Drive (depth - 3 o'clock, speed - 9 o'clock, mix - 12 o'clock, eq - max) - http://media.putfile.com/Drive-99-99

    Tell me what you think!
     
  2. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Clips are quiet, so you have to play them loud, sorry.
     
  3. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Any opinions are welcome.
     
  4. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I think it sounds quite good, specially for the price.
    Still don't know if it's better than the old 18V Cool Cats, but I'm gonna think about it.

    But those new ones are really ugly!:spit:
     
  5. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    They really don't look too bad, at least they are metal and true-bypass.
     
  6. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You're right

    Sound > looks
     
  7. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    I'm curious to see what other people think of this compared to the Analog.man Chorus, any opinions?
     
  8. Strongjag

    Strongjag

    Aug 14, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Beards.
    I have one of the older big metal ones I got from Spanky. It's pretty slick, not cheesy at all.


    ...props to Spanky.
     
  9. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Anyone else have any opinions, positive or negative?
     
  10. Great clips, thanks! Sounds good.

    It seems to me as if the Cool Cat range is full of great deals. I got a Cool Cat Vibe yesterday, and so far I like it. It's solidly put together - or so it seems - and sounds good. So, if I ever feel the need for a chorus, I'll seriously consider a Danelectro.
     
  11. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    That sounds like a pretty good range of useable sounds, and for cheap.
     
  12. BigBassBob

    BigBassBob

    Jul 17, 2005
    Wales, UK
    I didn't listen to the clips, but I'll say that I used to have a 9V Coolcat and it was one of the nicest chorus pedals I ever had. If the bypass and construction weren't a joke (and if it didn't crap out on me) I would've kept it. I upgraded to a Analogman Clonechorus, but for the price, the Coolcat is a steal.
     
  13. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    bump for more opinions
     
  14. KsToaDangr

    KsToaDangr Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Columbia, SC
    Another one has seen the light! Amen!

    I've got the Fuzz, Vibe, Tremolo, and Metal II from the Cool Cat line in my collection. Solid as a tank, and even though I haven't had a whole lot of time with the three I just got friday, I've already been able to get some great sounds out of them.
     
  15. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    This new Cool Cat chorus seems nice.
    I briefly owend an EBS Unichorus but found it to subtle for my tastes.
    From the soundclips I've heard, the Cool Cat seems to be a little rounder and warmer than the EBS.

    Or maybe I'm just wrong:p
     
  16. boristhespider7

    boristhespider7

    Jan 27, 2008
    UK
    Unfortunately the audio clips don't work anymore :crying:

    Anyone know how the Danelectro CC chorus compares to the Boss bass chorus? I have the boss and find it rather subtle, can i get a thicker chorus from the dano?
     

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