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zitroez
08-27-2011, 09:16 AM
Just seeing which chorus pedal will be best for my style of guitar. I'm into angels and airwaves as well as A7X and Bullet sounding shtuff. What do you think?

ChorusCrackpot
08-27-2011, 09:35 AM
I love chorus, and quite frankly I have no idea what chorus pedal would be the best.

Maybe try a H2O or a Boss CH-1 for what you want? Or a Voodoo Labs Analogue Chorus?

teleclem
08-27-2011, 09:54 AM
Best I've had was the Analogman.

KevinFinn
08-27-2011, 10:15 AM
TC Corona is the king now. Killer value. $30 off at PGS right now too.

Heady Jam Fan
08-27-2011, 10:19 AM
No idea what you play, but TC SCF rocks.

rmhomer@btinterne
08-27-2011, 10:25 AM
Voodoo Lab Anolog Chorus sounds stunning (though a bit noisy if not used in an effects loop). Sadly discontinued. If you are looking for a Roland CE1 vintage type of sound and can find one used, highly recommended.

No.9
08-27-2011, 12:06 PM
Best I've had was the Analogman.

Yup, best out of what I've had or currently have. Love Mike's stuff, but the Mini Chorus really surprised me, just super cool and more usable than I expected.

Mick_Braun
08-27-2011, 12:28 PM
All of the above are great. But an "under the radar" chorus is the BMF Liquid Sky. Very lush and warm, and dead simple to use: depth, speed, and a must-have for me with chorus, a blend knob. Hard not to get usable tones with this pedal.

Rock Steady
08-27-2011, 12:41 PM
I ordered the mxr micro chorus. Simple, straight to the point, one knob, great price. I couldnt go wrong

Theroyalconsort
08-27-2011, 01:05 PM
For this type of music I'd recomend the Boss CH-1

You need a very light chorus and by keeping the effect level knob between 9 and 10:30 and the CH-1 is about the only chorus wich doesn't compleatly overtake the sound of the guitar.... Especially when distorted

playthecray
08-27-2011, 01:12 PM
Wilson Lavander Lush

JimHalinda
08-27-2011, 01:14 PM
I just got a Retro-Sonic Chorus, and it nails the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble sound perfectly (it is a clone that uses the same chip and circuit, with improvements).

I like putting this chorus before my distortion, it makes the chorus more subtle when distorted, but thick and lush when clean.

Regards,

Jim

jkeane22
08-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Best I've had was the Analogman.

+100

the-tone
08-27-2011, 03:03 PM
I ordered the mxr micro chorus. Simple, straight to the point, one knob, great price. I couldnt go wrong

I agree. I does what it needs to do. I like a Chorus that just CANT get warbely. I hate that out of tune thing. Maybe for a "noise" guitar player that would be cool. I have that Micro Chorus too. I like it better than the Analog Man. Great leslie tone too.

StevieShiner
08-27-2011, 03:25 PM
Where is it $30 off? I checked the ProGuitarShop Online page but it is the full $129. Do tell...

Ramblin390
08-27-2011, 03:40 PM
I dig the corona, havent tried the analogman or micro chorus-but have tried a bunch and I like the tc.

douglong
08-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Where is it $30 off? I checked the ProGuitarShop Online page but it is the full $129. Do tell...

Enter the code : CORO30

Bobby D
08-27-2011, 04:01 PM
first off -- i LOVE chorus, and have since i saw/heard my first one, the CE-1 on Alex Lifeson's pedalboard in 1976.

my faves, in no particular order:

Retrosonic Chorus -- nails the CE-1 sound
Analogman chorus -- nails the Small Clone
Fromel Seraph -- handmade version of Boss Dimension C
Dr Scientist Cosmichorus- if you wanna get freaky with it
EWS modded Arion SCH-Z -- currently my fave, does a dimension-like slow chorus and possibly the BEST leslie fast throbbing chorus

Binaural
08-27-2011, 04:08 PM
Best I've had was the Analogman.

+1000

rokpunk
08-27-2011, 04:11 PM
sheeet, i dig my MIJ Boss CH2.
great sounding chorus pedal.

melodiusthunk
08-27-2011, 06:21 PM
No idea what you play, but TC SCF rocks.

+1 for the SCF. Has some really nice vibrato sounds on tap too. I wouldn't by new, as it is somewhat dated in its feature set, but used I have seen them offered for $150-200, worthwhile at that price IMO.

ZZ Not
08-27-2011, 06:28 PM
Anybody try the CMATMODS Waterbox?

FenderBigot
08-27-2011, 06:46 PM
MXR... M234 or Black Label sound really nice. I scored a used BL chorus for $69. They're the same unit inside, just different enclosures.

pavlov
08-27-2011, 07:16 PM
I had a TC Corona which I thought just ok, then got a Retrosonic Chours which was pretty cool, but I didn't use the vibrato side. I thought about going AXE-FX for effects until I came to my senses, THANK GOD, and picked up a MIJ Boss CE-2. YUP, the old Boss CE-2 is the best sounding Chorus for me.

Trotter
08-27-2011, 07:22 PM
The Tortega Martini Chorus is an excellent pedal as well. Check out the YouTube video where it's compared to the Analogman chorus:

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sa1126
08-27-2011, 08:25 PM
the byoc is excellent.

surferfuzz
08-27-2011, 08:29 PM
+1000+10000 Analogman!

Mojoman
08-27-2011, 11:33 PM
Love the analogman as well....but also really like the Carl Martin

mad dog
08-28-2011, 09:01 AM
I never much got along with chorus, but was intrigued by Bobby D's demos of the Rocketride Asteroid. Traded with a good buddy to get one, and now the chorus love won't stop. This is a lush, spacious and warm sounding pedal. Really enjoying it.

MD

Tito83
08-28-2011, 09:40 AM
Retrosonic!

sanhozay
08-28-2011, 09:55 AM
my faves, in no particular order:

Retrosonic Chorus -- nails the CE-1 sound
Analogman chorus -- nails the Small Clone
Fromel Seraph -- handmade version of Boss Dimension C
Dr Scientist Cosmichorus- if you wanna get freaky with it
EWS modded Arion SCH-Z -- currently my fave, does a dimension-like slow chorus and possibly the BEST leslie fast throbbing chorus

this is a great list! :banana

i love the small clone sound and the analogman does great things for me! the hardwire chorus pedal is quite nice, too. actually, it sounds great! but I HATE KNOBS! and a lot of great pedals go over my head if they have a "learning curve". which is why i like amps with as few knobbies as possible.

EXP
08-28-2011, 04:49 PM
What about the DOD FX65? I've heard good things about that one.

The Ross Chorus is also supposed to have a nice shimmer/clarity to the tone.

Cream
08-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Ibanez CS9?

wallinbb
08-28-2011, 05:24 PM
For which type of chorus? The CE-1 style (dramatic) or the Small Clone style (subtle)?

For me, I love the subtle, and it's the Analogman chorus.

tonejunky
08-28-2011, 05:41 PM
The Earthquaker Sea Machine is a really nice one if you like both subtle and crazy modulation.

musica23
08-28-2011, 07:56 PM
The Earthquaker Sea Machine is a really nice one if you like both subtle and crazy modulation.

:agree
I'm not big on Chorus, but I do like the Sea Machine. Lotsa knobs, though.

Keven
08-29-2011, 06:36 AM
Strymon Ola works great for me. A/B tested with a lot of other boutique pedals but I liked this the best. Its a kinda chillin' chorus and doesnt get muddy like a lot of others and its very "alive". The stereo is really good, and the ramp effect is worth checking out.

phishintrip007
08-29-2011, 07:08 AM
The Earthquaker Sea Machine is a really nice one if you like both subtle and crazy modulation.

This is the one I have been looking at just for the versatility. Looks like a well made pedal as well. prob gonna be the next thing I add to my board if I don't grab the Whirlwind phaser first.

saneff
08-29-2011, 08:00 AM
TC Electronics Corona

tsinthegame
08-29-2011, 08:14 AM
MXR... M234 or Black Label sound really nice. I scored a used BL chorus for $69. They're the same unit inside, just different enclosures.

This.

Especially for the style of music you play. I have the M234 on my gig board and I mainly play rock, hard rock and metal and it does an amazing job for BFMV songs.

Bucksears
08-29-2011, 08:41 AM
Had two CS9's, the Black Label Chorus, Hardwire Chorus, Zoom 5050 Choir, a MIT CE-2, a DIY CE-2, a DIY Small Clone, a MIT CE-5 and finally the Boss CE-20.

Out of ALL of them, the CE-20 is the only one that blended well with distortion. They all sounded really good clean (especially the Zoom), but with any type of OD/dist, they sounded like the chorus was sitting on top of the distortion. I wish they made the CE-20 in a single pedal with lesser options. Love the CE-1, Dimension (setting II)and Standard choruses; all others I could live without.

That being said, I'm about to pull the trigger on the Corona Chorus due to the size; the CE-20 is friggin' huge. Also, Petrucci has a 'crunch chorus' Toneprint that I'm interested in.

Ramblin390
08-29-2011, 03:43 PM
TC Electronics Corona
+1000

EricPeterson
08-29-2011, 03:50 PM
What about the DOD FX65? I've heard good things about that one.

The Ross Chorus is also supposed to have a nice shimmer/clarity to the tone.

Very good chorus for about 25 bucks shipped on ebay, stupid cheap analog chorus tones.

HeartfeltDawn
08-29-2011, 05:11 PM
I've been through a lot of chorus pedals including Analogman, the Retro-Sonic chorus, Mod Zero, MXR and others. Currently bidding on a Wampler Nirvana chorus on Ebay.

When it comes to chorus, I like the higher headroom types running at 12v. Currently I have a Boss CE-2B which is perfect for chorus sounds of the era. I used to have a Cmatmods chorus which was superb at 12v and I would not hesitate in buying that again if one comes up over this side of the Atlantic. The CE-2B works really well for me and is one of the best cheap pedal bargains out there on the second-hand market.

in_sherman
08-29-2011, 05:29 PM
cs-9 pro :thumbsup:

southpaw pete
08-29-2011, 09:39 PM
Anybody know how the headroom is on the Corona?

I've thought about trying one out (or possibly the Hardwire) - but I've had a number of chorus pedals that clip a little too easily.

Richard P
08-29-2011, 09:52 PM
Tried to love the Corona, but couldn't. Haven't loved a digital chorus yet, but it's very close. At least I love my TC Shaker and Flashback! Anyhow, the Meistersinger is still my fave after many contenders (you can find another post from me that lists them all). For now:

(1) I'd like to hear the MXR Micro Chorus. Simple could have some charm. I liked the Micro Flanger, though not enough to own it.
(2) I'll nab that dang Fulltone CFV-2 as soon as it comes out. It'll solve ALL my problems (in my dreams…).
(3) I like the sound of that Martini…

Ramblin390
08-29-2011, 11:35 PM
Anybody know how the headroom is on the Corona?

I've thought about trying one out (or possibly the Hardwire) - but I've had a number of chorus pedals that clip a little too easily.
corona is a good chorus pedal-takes some dialing-no problem with headroom, I thought the Meistersinger had a little tone suck

12guitdown
08-29-2011, 11:58 PM
I've owned many over the years and between ce2 and AM I prefer the AM hands down. I think the AM can be subtle as well and sometimes I forget its on when in a mild setting. All in all they're both great pedalstho and it just comes down to personal taste and/or application.

Analogman
+100000

Class5
08-30-2011, 05:30 AM
Yup, best out of what I've had or currently have. Love Mike's stuff, but the Mini Chorus really surprised me, just super cool and more usable than I expected.

A lovely pedal and it replaced my old Boss CE-2. I've tried many over the years, but I always resurrected the Boss in the end. Not this time.

JohnRegular
08-30-2011, 05:47 AM
You cannot go wrong with a small clone. You just can't. Cheap too.

guitkrazy
09-01-2011, 07:36 AM
I just took the plunge on the TC Electronic Corona. I was tired of my Hardwire- it seemed real boomy and muddy- couldn't get a good shimmery tone on every chorus model on the hardwire. will let you know on the Corona when I get it

Liquid_Metal
09-05-2011, 03:29 PM
I really liked the Strymon Orbit, originally a flanger, as a chorus. I tested it together with the TC Corona but I find the latter too phasey. I think I have the same with e.g. the Voodoo Lab Analog Chorus (to lesser extent though).

paulvcarter
09-05-2011, 03:48 PM
Boss CE-1 - no doubt but they are huge tone/signal suckers. My Red Special into that, into 2 x AC30's and a treble booster is like nothing on earth....

Wolfboy1
09-06-2011, 01:40 PM
I have suprisingly really enjoyed by Hardwire chorus. Not much of a chorus fan but damn it sounds good through my Mesa clean channel.

Orbis_Mortis
09-06-2011, 02:18 PM
I am not much a chorus person but I am loving the EHX Small Clone

jtaylor996
09-06-2011, 02:36 PM
Anyone compare a modfactor to the analogman?

I'm a big AM fan, but since I need several types of modulation I wasn't able to give up a dedicated spot on the board to a chorus pedal. I got the modfactor, and I'm just getting used to it. Has some really neat stuff on there, and the classic tones sounds really, well, classic.

Still, I'd love to hear some opinions of people who've used both. It's nice to know what I'm missing!

mboersma
09-06-2011, 03:04 PM
You cannot go wrong with a small clone. You just can't. Cheap too.

+1
It really is a great chorus for the price. Especially if you want that really rich, warm, full sound. Its not as subtle as some of the boss stuff I've played. But I'm not a huge modulation guy...I just like a little chorus on my chord swells.

forum_crawler
09-06-2011, 03:53 PM
I love chorus, and quite frankly I have no idea what chorus pedal would be the best.

Maybe try a H2O or a Boss CH-1 for what you want? Or a Voodoo Labs Analogue Chorus?

All excellent choices...

Hateandwar
09-06-2011, 04:27 PM
I just got an Analogman mini chorus. It kicked the Boss CE-2 i had on my board that had been there for the last 3 years

sanhozay
09-06-2011, 05:39 PM
the most rewarding have always been the analogman boxes. lovely @ 9v and even more lovely @ 12v+. quiet and a lush, gorgeous 3-d effect. out of the gate, by a country mile, it is the defining chorus pedal for me. i also think the hardwire pedal is great, especially if you need a lot of variation on the themes. gig worthy. and, not a TRUE chorus, but the boss hf-2 can get the job done with flying colors. true story.

Shish
09-06-2011, 06:36 PM
it might sounds crazy but my favorite chorus tone at this moment is Malekko 616. yes, I use delay as chorus :) well, I'm a bass player and I was looking for chorus for thickening my synth fuzz lines. I tried Cosmichorus and HBE THC but analog delay with modulation just immediately delivers.
THC is really good for clean tone though. it is perfect for my taste for subtle chorus when you just want to add some air to your sound. I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned here.

MRCHILL4
10-06-2011, 06:56 PM
I have :

Tc electronic
mxr stereo vintage
am bichorus
boss dc-2 dimension c

i will do a vid soon

Matt L
10-06-2011, 07:12 PM
I'm very happy with my CH-1 Super Chorus. I dropped it and then recently came back to it. My band plays a lot of '80s music, and it works great for that sound, and as mentioned, doesn't dominate the signal. Comes across very nicely on stage in the band mix w/ another guitarist who uses a Corona. His is almost TOO subtle in comparison. Maybe the setting he uses.

Rock Steady
10-06-2011, 07:22 PM
I like a simple 1 knob chorus. Its by MXR and its 70 bucks...Micro chorus!!

mrpinter
10-06-2011, 07:27 PM
Just one mention of the old Boss DC-2 Dimension C, and no comment. That's surprising, as some consider it to be THE reference chorus sound. They're hard to find and command high prices though, and sound best in stereo. Still, I run mine into two amps and wouldn't want to be without it. I'd like to try the Dr Scientist Cosmichorus, as I have their Mini Reverberator and it's a great reverb.

SBlue
10-06-2011, 07:57 PM
Two chorus pedals that surprised me were the MXR Zakk Wilde and the Stereo Chorus. They are great and inexpensive.
From the more expensive I like the CE-2, the Analogman and the Retro-Sonic.
My absolute favorite are these three:
-Original CE-1, can't beat the warm, lush chorus and the amazing vibrato.
-Pete Cornish Stereo Super Chorus, no pop, no noise, headroom for days and a sound can't get from anything else. You got to hear one to believe.
-Joe Kramer, Duplex, the dirtiest and strongest of all chorus. The controls on this pedal should read from 1 to 30 on both Depth and Speed. A real gem!!!
Cheers

Shnook
10-06-2011, 08:37 PM
I've had my share of chorus pedals. My hands down favorite has been the Ibanez Rotary Chorus. Wonderful sounding chorus!

MadMike62
10-06-2011, 08:45 PM
EHX Neo Clone. Inexpensive and works well with electric and acoustic.

stratchamp57
10-06-2011, 09:08 PM
Corona chorus http://www.tcelectronic.com/corona.asp

oxtone
10-06-2011, 09:15 PM
I really like my old Boss CE-2 - very sweet. But, I've not tried the Analogman Mini Chorus...may have to check it out!

Road King
10-06-2011, 09:50 PM
I've many times tried to replace my old CE2 but it keeps coming back. It's the benchmark for chorus for my ears. But I wouldn't be opposed to letting a mini chorus take a run at it.
: )

Bazaboy33
10-07-2011, 01:50 AM
Wow...5 pages and no Maxon CS-550?!?!?!?!?! It is, hands down, the best chorus that I have tried. I still would like to check out the AnalogMan Bi-Chorus, TC Corona & Strymon Ola, but the CS-550 is the king at present...

tonejunky
10-07-2011, 06:49 AM
Good chorus is tricky. Analogmans seem great, but I'm not sure that I can afford one right now.

I tried and liked the Earthquaker Sea Machine a lot.

So.. with those two being my favorites of what I've heard, does anyone know of one that I could get for around $100 and likely want to keep?

rp108
10-07-2011, 08:00 AM
I have an 1983 Roland JC 120 and that has the perfect chorus. For pedals, I have a 1980 Boss CE-2 and a Voodoo Lab Analog Chorus.

I use the Boss CE-2. Very warm, subtle chorus. Not a big fan of the Voodoo Lab chorus, sounds more like a phaser and does not sound like a CE-1 to me.

ChorusCrackpot
10-07-2011, 10:06 AM
Just one mention of the old Boss DC-2 Dimension C, and no comment. That's surprising, as some consider it to be THE reference chorus sound. They're hard to find and command high prices though, and sound best in stereo. Still, I run mine into two amps and wouldn't want to be without it. I'd like to try the Dr Scientist Cosmichorus, as I have their Mini Reverberator and it's a great reverb.

I love the Dimension sound.


One of the best examples, in fact to me it beats nearly every chorus sound that ever, ever came out of Los Angeles: a little cheesey yes but that "ooze" and glassiness is amazing
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Cream
10-07-2011, 10:14 AM
^Sounds a little bit too warbly for my tastes. If a Dimension-D was used on that track, sounds like there was a SPX90 on preset 23 after it.

MRCHILL4
10-10-2011, 10:13 PM
the dimension c has become my favorite so far. i would still love to try a martini and asteroid. the dimension on preset 3 or 4 is fantastic, even in mono. i used an AM bichorus with the toggle on deep. extremely lush.

Led Sabblin
10-10-2011, 10:21 PM
If I could I would take a Ce-1, rehouse it into a smaller box, tru bypass and input impedance increase, and add an extra control for the depth/width of the chorus and not just the vibrato

Led Sabblin
10-10-2011, 10:23 PM
Under the radar I and on a budget would say Arion SCH-Z, Ibanez SC10, BBE Mind Bender and the analog CH-1

ChorusCrackpot
10-11-2011, 04:43 AM
^Sounds a little bit too warbly for my tastes. If a Dimension-D was used on that track, sounds like there was a SPX90 on preset 23 after it.

I don't think the Yamaha SPX90 existed in 1983, when Come Said the Boy was recorded (then released in 1984). Can anyone confirm this?

I've read that the DC-2 pedal came out in 1985.

It is possible that a separate chorus pedal or a flanger, was used in conjunction with the Dimension D. That might have given the guitar tone that extra warble that you hear.

Or maybe the Dimension D was just set on its highest setting, for a really intense effect?


I don't know. I do know that the Fromel Seraph is a great clone of the Dimension C DC-2 pedal, and gets rather close to the DimD sounds. Ask BobbyD :BluesBros

Shinequwa
10-11-2011, 10:37 AM
I don't know if it's the best, but my Analogman Mini Chorus is the best of the ones I've tried.

ChorusCrackpot
01-02-2012, 03:40 AM
I agree. I does what it needs to do. I like a Chorus that just CANT get warbely. I hate that out of tune thing. Maybe for a "noise" guitar player that would be cool. I have that Micro Chorus too. I like it better than the Analog Man. Great leslie tone too.

What about a Neunaber Chroma? It's a non-cyclical chorus.

Spankyrigor
01-29-2012, 04:27 PM
A had a Maxon CS9Pro a few months back. Best chorus I've tried.

DJ_61
01-30-2012, 01:25 AM
I tried a great number of choruses over the past weeks. The clear winner for me: Vahlbruch. Not the cheapest one but very good.

cosmodog
01-30-2012, 04:46 AM
EHX Neo Clone. Inexpensive and works well with electric and acoustic.
+1
Simple and inexpensive. Gets that Small Clone sound in a small footprint. For me, simpler is better with modulation, or I'll just muck it up. This one's perfect.

ChorusCrackpot
01-30-2012, 04:58 AM
I just got a Retro-Sonic Chorus, and it nails the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble sound perfectly (it is a clone that uses the same chip and circuit, with improvements).

I like putting this chorus before my distortion, it makes the chorus more subtle when distorted, but thick and lush when clean.

Nice! Does anyone have any clips of it when used in front of a distorted amp?

ChorusCrackpot
01-30-2012, 05:07 AM
Out of ALL of them, the CE-20 is the only one that blended well with distortion.

Out of curiosity, how do you set the CE-20 when using it with distortion?

nasticanasta
01-13-2013, 05:05 PM
i was using a Rocktron Tsunami... I sold it because it was big and I wanted more room on my board... I got a DeltaLab SC-1....I wish I still had that Tsunami...lol, I have heard too many good things about the TC Electronics Corona... I am getting rid of this DeltaLab it really has no real pronounced effect... I don't like it...I got it because I liked my DeltaLab RD-1 .....and I only got that cause someone stole my Fredric Effects Demon Fuzz. not to worry though I contacted Tim at Fredric Effects and he is making me a custom modded Demon Fuzz, they are great.. I sold my Klon Centaur cause the Demon Fuzz has better tone than the Klon.

wundergussy
01-13-2013, 07:48 PM
I've been through a bunch and always had the same complaint: the eq of your base tone gets shifted. I just want a chorusy swirl, but to my base tone.

Solution: Catalinbread Callisto.

DanSimon
06-20-2013, 11:10 PM
Nobody has mentioned the Home Brew electronics THC chorus. Its really great, same with their frost bite flanger.. the chorus is very musical, not cheesy at all. The frost flanger is easily the best ive tried+ive tried many. The Home brew chorus is a little different than other choruses in a very good way.

B e n
06-20-2013, 11:28 PM
I love anything by HBE. My favorite chorus right now is the Analogman Bi-Chorus. not just cuz it's 2 pedals in one and sounds so great, also has that internal mix pot so I can boost my dry signal just a tad higher than the effected signal, this is especially good when using OD or dist, really lets the pure guitar tone cut through the mix. My other favorite, though a bit bulky, is my Fulltone Choral flange, it is so warm and analog that if there is such a thing as "the opposite of digital" well then, this is it!

Che_Guitarra
06-21-2013, 12:13 AM
http://effectsfreak.com/media/product_photo/82aabaa52be1837d2702884281d102d3.png

Analogman with the blend knob. Fantastic chorus pedal, I certainly haven't used better.

dadrock
06-21-2013, 02:33 AM
Boss Ce2

steelerboy329
06-21-2013, 04:21 AM
I have a MIJ Boss CE-2 that sounds awesome, but I really want to pick up a Tortuga Martini.

coltonius
06-21-2013, 08:22 AM
TC Corona is the king now. Killer value. $30 off at PGS right now too.

+1 on this. I had one and sold it.. then I realized how much I loved it and had to buy another one. :facepalm

A-Bone
06-21-2013, 08:24 AM
http://effectsfreak.com/media/product_photo/82aabaa52be1837d2702884281d102d3.png

Analogman with the blend knob. Fantastic chorus pedal, I certainly haven't used better.

It really is a great chorus pedal.

Mngwa
06-25-2013, 01:13 AM
Good chorus is tricky. Analogmans seem great, but I'm not sure that I can afford one right now.

I tried and liked the Earthquaker Sea Machine a lot.

So.. with those two being my favorites of what I've heard, does anyone know of one that I could get for around $100 and likely want to keep?

For you, look into Mr. Black Double Chorus - a little more than 100 when they are on sale. Excellent value, and can get reasonably close to AnalogMan [which is still my fave, AMs being a little more jangly]. Good with dirt and clean. Can be subtle or deep; at least with my gear, there's something 'squishy' about it when set real deep - even to the point of sounding "artificial"...and, yeah, I know that sounds funny when talking about chorus. But, a good unit. Originally, I bought it for wilder sounds and sometimes to 'de-tune' it with my AM, but am constantly using it for the subtle stuff right now. Check all the YouTube/Demo vids.

Powder Jellyfish
06-25-2013, 01:29 AM
I love the Dimension sound.


One of the best examples, in fact to me it beats nearly every chorus sound that ever, ever came out of Los Angeles: a little cheesey yes but that "ooze" and glassiness is amazing
gujdbZ1csng


Oh my god, it is all I don't kike about guitar. Cheesy as a fondue..

I've had a CE-2 and a JAM Waterfall. Both very good, I sold the latter because one guy was stupid enough to offer 200€ for this - yet nice - pedal.

I've listened to a friend of mine playing the Wampler Nirvana and I found it way better than the previous two boxes. Not cheesy at all, this time.:banana

cmcrawford
06-25-2013, 04:30 AM
Not one mention of the Red Witch Empress?? I love it but have been without it for a few months now as Ben is repairing it for me (self caused, not defective).

mikzimous
04-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Providence Anadime Chorus and TC Electronics Corona Chorus for me..

Harvesterofsorrow
04-03-2014, 06:15 PM
The boss ce-2 is still on my board, I still haven't found anything better sounding to my ears and it's been 23 years lol

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Nitro III
04-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Mr. Black Double chorus is a great pedal. Sounds great with my mojo hand Socrates

Billy Idle
04-04-2014, 01:07 AM
There are so many cool choruses...
Martini, choral reef, callisto, small clone etc... cannot quote them all.
I went back to the maxon analog chorus yesterday at the shop. Great chorus. Simply awesome

theluckyjackson
04-04-2014, 11:00 AM
The Orbital Modulator has killer chorus sounds. Check out this vid at 3:18 - creamy!

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etc
04-04-2014, 12:21 PM
I've been really smitten with my Dr. Scientist Chosmichorus. It ain't cheap, but it does chorus and so much more.

RickB
04-04-2014, 12:36 PM
MXR Analog Chorus and the Maxon Ambient Stereo Chorus are the two I currently own and switch between.

Lance's demo of it is pretty cool. The setting he uses with the rate around 10:00 and depth around 12:00 is how I use mine and sounds great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fuu1syX0dbA

shock me
04-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Mr. Black Double Chorus. I just compared it to a Boss MIT CE-2. With the mix on full it does nail the CE-2.

Laganlad
04-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Not one mention of the Red Witch Empress?? I love it but have been without it for a few months now as Ben is repairing it for me (self caused, not defective).

Wow, a few months to repair? And it'll be coming back?

Edit : just noticed this is an old thread but still....

mauijet
05-21-2014, 06:42 PM
How about some more chorus discussion. I've been on a quest for the chorus tone in my head, warm, lush and subtle. Like others have said, chorus preference is so personal, has so many haters, and like overdrive, there's so many flavors and varieties.

I started with a Jacques Meistersinger as an alternative to the mainstream and Andy Summers dug it! Very smooth, warm and subtle, but the footswitches on the older designs failed (and are now updated). The Frenchman provided no support or help, so I hesitated replacing it with the new version.

Then I tried the Analogman Bichorus for a high end, high fidelity sampling. Many here and elsewhere love it. But I was left cold and sad. It felt sterile, which is weird, since everyone says it's so warm and lush. I Just couldn't bond with it. Maybe it's my rig or my ringing ears. So I sold it on the Bay, it went quick.

Tried the various Boss offerings, meh. Now have the Mr. Black Double Chorus on my board. It's nice, but kinda bright, kinda over the top, so I keep the mix at just past 9:00. Also have his Gilamondo phaser (and a couple Catalinbread pedals for a very Portland centric board!)

Loaded the TC tone-print Trichorus onto my Flashback x4 (which is way cool to get chorus on your delay pedal, and I'm sure they could fit flange and other stuff onto that big processor!). The Trichorus is pretty nice, but still not totally inspiring.

Then I go back to the Jacques Meistersinger on my home practice board (it's not gig reliable) and it's still the winner for warm subtley. But with the band, it's a little too subtle.

I think the Providence Anadime chorus will be the next try. Quite a few pros are using it.

donbarzini
05-21-2014, 07:40 PM
I think the Providence Anadime chorus will be the next try. Quite a few pros are using it.

I used the Jacques Meistersinger for quite a while. Bought the Providence Anadime a few weeks ago, great chorus, all I use now....

mauijet
05-22-2014, 03:41 AM
Cool, thanks. I'll order one up to try.

edit: (dang, now they're sold out!)

Holzar88
05-22-2014, 05:22 PM
I used the Jacques Meistersinger for quite a while. Bought the Providence Anadime a few weeks ago, great chorus, all I use now....

The Anadime is pretty great. Nails the CE-2 vibe, but without any EQ or volume drama as I've experienced with other choruses.

FWIW, Providence kind of quietly announced at NAMM that they're replacing the current Anadime with a new model this summer that has a mix knob, so it should theoretically be even easier to dial in exactly the amount of chorus you want.

Craig Walker
05-22-2014, 06:26 PM
CE-2

mauijet
05-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Oh yea. I thought for sure I saw a demo of the Anadime with a mix knob. Maybe not. But when I was reviewing them again, I thought "where's the mix knob?"

The U.S. website replied immediately to my inquiry asking when they'd be back in stock. Late June they said. Maybe they will be the new ones!

shinebox
05-22-2014, 07:24 PM
I really like the Fulltone choral flange

NoQuarter
05-22-2014, 07:29 PM
http://img.audiofanzine.com/image.php?lang=en&identifier=id&size=normal&module=product&product_id=42797

Any love for this one? I love it. Slight volume issue but not detrimental.

Empros
05-22-2014, 07:55 PM
As a hater of modulation in general, the Cosmichorus is just amazing. The only modulation pedal that has ever really found a spot on my board.

kboyd62
05-22-2014, 08:04 PM
First of all, I am not a big fan of Chorus in general. But.....

Compared to the Boss CE-1 I like the CE-3 better. Similar sounds but way more versatile with the stereo settings.

I also used as BBE Mind Bender for a while and it was great, but a bit over the top for me.

Eventually I got a Mad Professor Electric Blue Chorus. Wow! Absolutely perfect chorus to my ears. Very subtle but fattens up an overdrive extremely well. That one is staying. I think the other two should probably go to better homes. :(

mauijet
05-23-2014, 06:21 PM
Yep confirmed with the US distributor website. The Anadimes arriving late June will be the new version with mix knob. They reply to emails almost immediately.

TAK6768
05-26-2014, 03:20 PM
One question; Is either the Providence Anadime or the Meistersinger a True By-pass? I looked at the sites but didn't find the info, which usually means they are not. Would someone who knows confirm.

Thank you in advance

Paul

macmax77
05-26-2014, 03:53 PM
the two i own right now are:

Retrosonic
TC SCF

I would also recommend the:
Tortuga Martini!!!
Boss CE2

and last
the AM
I found the am had a bit of a mid problem that bothered me in time.
Maybe i needed the one with the blend knob.
Excellent pedals all of them

mauijet
05-26-2014, 04:02 PM
Yes, look at the picture of the new foot switch style. The graphics right around the button say true bypass.

Richard P
05-26-2014, 06:14 PM
I've tried so many analog (and some digital) choruses…

AM, Meistersinger, Corona, Fulltone, Pigtronix…well, I can't remember them all. And, of course, a CE-2 as well.

Of all of them, the one that's on my board is the Mooer Ensemble King. To my ears, like CE-2 with a mix knob. Perfect for me.

Behind that, there's the Corona (pretty great, especially with the Dimension TonePrint) and the Meistersinger (fabulous, but the mix knob doesn't go low enough for me).