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What Chorus pedal-brand do you use

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Beammeup, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Hi TB'ers,

    I currently use the Boss CEB-3 Chorus in my FX-board, but...

    What do you use?
    - I want to know if you've any good advice or expirence with other brands.
  2. EBS unichorus, simply the best :D
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Tried plenty:
    EBS Unichorus
    Boss CEB-3
    TC Electronics Stereo Chorus Flanger (SCF)
    Fulltone ChoralFlange
    Analogman Clone Chorus
    MXR m-134 chorus reissue

    I just got the MXR, so haven't tried it out fully yet.
    All the others are perfectly good chorus pedals, for my tastes I found the TC Electronics one a bit sterile sounding. The choralflange is great, but I ended up sticking on the Analogman Clone Chorus - it's operation is very K.I.S.S. and it sounds great.

    If you search, there are lots of threads in the archives discussing all these brands.
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Danelectro Cool Cat, the 18V version
  5. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    I have a Line 6 MM4, which I use for the rare times I want chorus (I use the Dimension D model- sounds like all those songs with great chorus, but I get bored with chorus, no matter how great).

    90% of the time I use it for the very slow Vibratone model or the Phase 90, again very slow. Think Dark Side of the Moon or Physical Graffiti, not late 80s chorus.
  6. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    BODD CE 2B, old but still does the job.
  7. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I have an old DOD Bass Chorus, which is, at best, adequate. I'd like to have a better one, frankly, but it's held up and worked for me for some time now.

    The thing I don't like about the DOD, at least when compared to some of the others I've tried, is its lack of quality depth. Sure, you can adjust the depth, but its inherent depth seems to get lost in the mix.
  8. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I currently use the Fulltone ChoralFlange. I find it to be very natural sounding, really allowing the character of my bass to shine through. It's also pretty subtle, which is good (IMO, anyway). Furthermore, I love the fact that it's True Bypass.;)
  9. Texx


    Sep 10, 2004
    that´s what i use too. Bought it for guitar but i found it to be the perfect bass chorus.
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Morley Crystal chorus from the Gem series of effects. Expensive, uncommon, and sounds pretty good.
  11. E.O.M.


    Dec 7, 2001
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I've been a user of the Boss CEB-3 for years. I haven't tried any others, but the CEB-3 has never sounded anything but great to me (if it ain't broke, don't fix it). I love being able to go from the most subtle chorus, effecting only the high frequencies, to the full-out heavy vibrato tones effecting full range.
  12. alanwolf


    Sep 22, 2004
    TC SCF pedal for fretless is great; I'm not as thrilled with it on fretted. Also have the G Major processor, but haven't tried the chorus on bass yet.
  13. Digitech Multi Voice Bass Chorus, pretty fresh sounding. I represent with this pedal.
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Another Danelectro Cool Cat user. Mine is the 9 volt version.

    These things are very good for the price, and work even better with bass than they do with guitar.

    I got mine for $26.00 on Ebay, and it sounds better than some $150 bass specific choruses that I have demoed. These are a real bargain IMHO.
  15. red-hot-bassist


    Sep 18, 2001
    i use a danelectro milshake chorus

    its one of the mini ones and really meant for guitar

    its is good for the money but lacks if your moving around alot as it struggles to get a good tonal difference between low low bass notes and higher notes
  16. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    I use the Digitech Multi Bass Chorus. It goes from subtle to very obvious (but still a usable sound). It's quiet which was a biggie for me.
  17. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    Ibanez CS-9 reissue.

    i'll a/b it with my suitemate's Boss CEB-3 eventually.

    nails the chorus from disintegration-era cure. also "take my breath away" (which was funnier to play before jessica simpson's version of it! :mad: )
  18. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    I want signal chain to be quiet - like a mouse :eek:

    And the Boss CEB-3 doesn't exactly help me :crying:
    - That's why I wanted to hear my fellow TB'ers opinion.

    Thanks and remember to keep them coming.
  19. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002

    Forgot to tell ya, that I use my Loop-Master Dual Loop to keep the noisy unit out of my chain and punch it in, when needed.
  20. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I use my trusty old Korg AX-1B. Best chorus in the World, it's not.
    But it does a great job, delivers clean, ample choruses and can be controled with the expression pedal.
    It actually sounds better than a lot of dedicated pedals I've heard.
    As a separate unit, my preference goes to the Rocktron Tsunami.