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The Best Chorus?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by CallMeBlind, Jul 24, 2003.


  1. CallMeBlind

    CallMeBlind

    Jul 19, 2003
    France
    Trying to choose a chorus. Guyatone MC-3 or Boss Bass Chorus that is the question? Maxon is good too, but expensive for me.
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I just ordered an AnalogMan Clone Chorus with the bass/thick option. One of the more expensive options out there, but one of the best, too. On the affordable front, I have seen a number of TC Electronics SCF's on ebay lately.

    Tom.
     
  3. I have the EBS Unichorus... great effect and perfect bypass :D
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Second that. I talked to Beaver Felton at Bass Central and the guys at Bass Northwest before I bought one. Both said this is the chorus they use live.

    The EBS sounds more "natural" to me. It just doesn't have the artificial, metallic, "ring" of the Boss CE-20 I had and returned to Zzounds.
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I haven't tried the analogman, but the UniChorus is very good. I liked the TC SCF but it sounded slightly dry to me. My favorite is the Fulltone ChoralFlange.
     
  6. My Fulltone Choralflange is for sale.



    It's now sold
     
  7. QTraXQ

    QTraXQ Guest

    Aug 16, 2002
    San Antonio, TX
    How solid is the The Tone of a Boss Bass Chorus(Any), EBS UniChorus, and the Fulltone Choralflange? Can the Boss Chorus' even be compared to the others?

    What Bass Chorus can handle a Five string the Best?
     
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I don't think you can compare the Boss to the ChoralFlange, but that doesn't mean the Boss isn't good. Especially when you look at the difference in price! All three can handle a five ok.

    For $70 or whatever it is, the Boss is a perfectly good bass chorus pedal. It's not great, IMO, but it does the job.

    The EBS is a very good chorus / flanger. It's not easy to control the blend of dry/wet, there is a trimpot inside you have to adjust.

    The ChoralFlange is incredibly lush and full. If you were to listen to the EBS and ChoralFlange side by side you'd think the EBS was weak. It's not.

    I've also tried the SCF from TC Electronics. It's very hifi, very nice but kind of sterile sounding.

    There's bunch of other chorus pedals - DLS, AnalogMan etc
     
  9. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I just got my AnalogMan Clone Chorus in, and let me tell you, this unit is the shiznit! I wasn't necessarily going for "that Small Clone sound", I just wanted a good chorus that works well on bass, and this thing most definitely delivers. I had Mike install the bass/thick option on a dip switch, with three settings. One is the "standard" setting, one is the "bass thick" and one uses both capacitors(?). All three are useable, and it is nice to have these options. I played with the depth and speed for some time, and it is almost impossible to make this thing sound bad!

    I am very, very happy with this pedal, altough I have not had a chance to A/B it with the Fulltone, TC Electronics, or EBS (though I did try out an EBS once several years ago, and from what I recall of it, the sound of the AnalogMan is more pleasing and natural to my ears).

    I'll report back after I gig with it. I must say, though, I am almost afraid to mar its surface with velcro!

    Tom.
     
  10. I use the Analogman Clone in my guitar rig and it's very nice. I also like the simplicity of it. The cool finish is a nice plus too.