I use a couple of H9s.. Works a treat.
Even though I have an original CE2 (got it for my 13th birthday!), I really like the Keeley 30ms for a bit of Dimension C esque chime. No seasickness and works well with clean and driven tones. I run mine in the loop, in Pro mode but mono.
That's what I would have said but the more recent digital CH-1 does sound slightly different to the older analogue version.Boss Super Chorus CH-1
If you're going for straight-up no-apology 80s leads, I say go with what they used, the Boss CE-2. Available new in Waza Craft form (which also has a CE-1 mode), they're not even ridiculously expensive (around $200 for a Japanese-built all-analog chorus). If you're into Prince tones, the DC-2W is also available, and if 80s sounds are your thing it's not out of the question to have both pedals in your chain.Hey everyone,
I've poked around looking at this particular topic, but most are fairly dated so curious to get some fresh insights. I was hoping I could get some insight on a great chorus pedal for lead sounds (light to heavy OD in the mid to late 80s). I basically have that LA session sound and the hair metal lead sound in my head where chorus and delay were used. Curious to hear what pedal people use to achieve that. Analog vs Trichorus for lead sounds? Stereo vs Mono? In front of amp or in the loop, what's the signal chain look like?
Curious to get some insights from the knowledgable folks here. Budget is wide open.
Clapton, Johnny Marr, Satchmo, Gary Moore, Sting, Robert Fripp, Andy Summers, Mike Inez, I could go on but those are the ones with confirmed dates of use (or at least really old pictures). Not all of them '80s stars, I grant.Man, I only know of like one person that used a CE-2 back in the 80s. And when I say 80s, I mean like '86 forward. Either peeps had rack gear or they used something like a CH-1.
I think you would do better with the eventide pitchfactor (or micropitch) in the mictopitch or h910/h949 mode. A lot of those guys were using the spx90 or eventide h3000 instead of chorus. If you want the 80s ballad clean chorus sound just add a chorus of your choice.