Best chorus?

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  1. kdixon1029

    kdixon1029 Member

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    Not really a pedal guy here, I am currently using a tc electronics chorus and from what I hear it is supposed to be pretty good. I've had it for years but just recently started using it and I can't really get any thick sounds out of it. I play a strat through a trem-o-verb combo so I really like my clean and dirty sounds like they are I just need a little chorus.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bluewail

    Bluewail Silver Supporting Member

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    The DLS Chorus-Vibe is terrific. It will do the kind of bright sparkly chorus the TC gets but also do a great analog/CE-1 style and a killer Leslie tone. Built VERY well also.:dude
     
  3. Coach

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    small clone is very good
     
  4. The Golden Boy

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    That old TC Electronic chorus is a pretty sweet chorus. I don't think chorus "thickens" things at all- if anything it adds "shimmer."

    ('is it a floor wax or dessert topping?')

    I have an old Ibanez CS-9 that I really like.
     
  5. LavaMan

    LavaMan Gold Supporting Member

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    I really like my Visual Sound H2O...
     
  6. Jacobpaul81

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    I've had good luck with my retro-sonic chorus ensemble. I don't use much chorus either.... I do however use a lot of vibrato now that I have the CE. Both sides are very warm, almost into the vibe area of chorus, as opposed to the sparkley tones of other choruses. It can get sparkley, but not extreme. Much more mellow chorus.
     
  7. JohnLutz

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    My favorites for thick/warble (CE-1 style)...
    * EBS Red Twister
    * Retro-sonic

    Tried the following but they weren't as rich sounding:
    * Analogman
    * Medusa
    * H2O
    * Fulltone
    * Boss DC-2
    * Boss DC-3
    * Boss CE-5

    Best for Stereo
    * EBS Red Twister
    * Rockman
    * Dreamtone
     
  8. westex

    westex Disgruntled Optimist Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on not thickening. I use an old Boss CE-2 modded by Keeley, it is not an overly syrupy one and not stereo; just adds some shimmer.

    Wes
     
  9. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on the Red Twister - it kicks ass for both chorus and flanging - only bitch is that the in/out jacks are reversed from normal.

    The Fulltone ChoralFlange is another favorite of mine - tons of tweakabiliy - goes from pristine to wobbly madness - also has a decent flanger built in so you get 2 modulation effects in one box - also has internal dip switches that let you run TB or with a buffer.

    Finally, for a simple, inexpensive, but great sounding chorus, I still dig the old Ibanez CS-9
     
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    Analogman Bi-Chorus. I got it a few weeks ago and I'm in love with the tone.
     
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    i'm currently using a jacques meistersinger. probably my favorite that i shouldn't have sold is an older analogman that has just a toggle for depth. other great choruses i've owned are the retrosonic and medusa.
     
  12. erksin

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    I like the DLS C~V myself - really versatile. Blend control for mixing with your straight signal, stereo, can get quite deep sounding with the Delay control.

    I'd liken it to a cross between your TC and a CE-1.
     
  13. enickma

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    +2 on the keeley modded CE-2. It's chorus in a can .... everyone who hears mine loves it
     
  14. Macaroni

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    I've had several small Boss pedals and the DLS Chorus~Vibe. I'm now using a Boss CE-20 and it is hands down the most versatile chorus available, as well as being one of the best sounding. I got a near new one on eBay for around $100. It has 6 different chorus types, including the original CE-1 - not a clone - the original circuitry designed by Boss. It also includes all modes of the Dimension D, which is fantastic for thickening solos without sounding too chorusy. It has a chorus optimized for acoustics and one for low bass/crunch type tones. It also has a nice ambient reverb and tone controls for further shaping, along with 4 presets. Nothing comes close to this unit for quality sonic variety, IMHO, of course. ;)
     
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    +1 on the CE-20. Very versatile.
     
  16. ChadM

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    Sch-1 does it for me like no other.

    subtle or leslie style vibrato.

    my favorite.
     
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    Arion SCH-1 is the best I've heard. I've had a few and heard many more. To me nothing sounds as good.

    If it's good enough for Landau.....
     
  18. zoemunchkinpro

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    analogman stereo clone chorus best chorus on the planet!!!!!!!!!
     
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    +1 for the choralflange, cant be beat. first time i did the +1, and i look like an amature poster, i should have my old posts counted up
     
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    RetroSonic is watery & warm with a touch of vibe.
    AnalogMan (my second choice) is a warm chorus with a hint of flange.
     

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