boss ce-20 who's using it?

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  1. TheRealDeal

    TheRealDeal Member

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    I found a ce20 for $79 wondering if that is good deal and what they sound like. Anyone using them?
     
  2. John H

    John H Silver Supporting Member

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    I had one, a few years ago, and thought it was a great pedal. Lots of options.
     
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    It can nail the CE-1 and Dimension-D, and each of those cost substantially more and get a lot of love.
     
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    I almost bought one one time. Instead I bought a used Hardwire CR-7 Stereo Chorus for $60 and the rest is history. Still the Dimensional-D mode on the CE-20 is totally worth getting the CE-20 for. That is the only mode I wish the CR-7 had that it does not, even though I am satisfied with the CR-7.
     
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    I had one of these for a few years. I found it to be really, really nice for recording and bedroom-level playing. Then when I started doing gigs with it, it seemed like whenever it was on, it just dropped out unless I cranked the mix, but then I would barely hear the effect itself, just increased treble and din. Maybe one of the other pedals I had at the time was interacting badly with it, I don't know. I sold it at the time because of lack of room and need for pedalboard space. But now that I have more room, I might pick one up again. It does have some lovely sounds in it. $79 is a fine price for one.
     
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    worth it for the CE1 mode on its own.
     
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    ThanIs guys for the responses. Looks like I missed my opportunity as it was sold last night. I should have just grabbed it but oh well live and learn. Seemed like a solid piece I'll have to keep the hunt on
     
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    Bucksears Silver Supporting Member

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    I've owned it twice. The second one didn't sound as good as the first, for some reason.

    The only modes I used were Standard, Dimension and CE-1.
    Mode II on the Dimension setting was awesome for an almost slow flange-like chorus. (not comparing it to an Electric Mistress) Played nice with dirt pedals too. A big plus was the EQ and volume controls, something sorely lacking on a lot of chorus units. Seems odd that Boss hasn't had something to replace the CE-5; about time, I think.

    Cool that you could save presets, but just too big and didn't need it after I build my CS-505 clone.
     

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