Chorus Crowd!: Word On The Walrus Audio Julia?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by yellowbaloon, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. aman74

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    Yeah, but most of us don't want to mod a new pedal and I'm wondering why some are doing this and some aren't. Could be different rigs or perhaps some pedals were updated or something else.
     
  2. yellowbaloon

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    Thanks for all the replies! I have placed an Order for the Julia and will report back my findings when i get to plug her in! :)
     
  3. yellowbaloon

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    Yep, as far as the top-tier goes I agree with this, It seems the peak was hit 30+ years ago! I have however, found the Meistersinger to be in the same league. As complex a sweep and tone as those. The Martini is great also; unique and lush but has a tendency to 'blanket' the tone a little, this should be viewed as thick and warm by someone else though. The Cosmichorus and DODFX65 are fantastic!
     
  4. NHBluesMan

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    bumping this for more info.

    I'm GASing for a good analog chorus/vibrato sound- i REALLY love the chorus side of the V3 H2O pedal, but i don't have the space for it and i rarely use the delay side. Wondering if anyone has tried the H2O and the Julia and can compare the 2? Features/controls aren't as important as overall sound.
     
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    Bump with the same question above...
     
  6. yellowbaloon

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    I don't have a direct comparison of the Julia and H20, but a friend has the Visual Sound that I may be able to borrow to help contrast them for you. From memory the H20 is extremely rich and thick.

    Realised I never followed up this thread but the Julia has been become my personal favourite chorus...ever! :)
     
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  7. Eldritch Tentacles

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    If I didn't already have, and wasn't really happy with, my QTM I'd most likely get a Julia.
     
  8. NHBluesMan

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    Would love any input. I'm thinking I'll go Julia regardless, but would love to hear comparisons
     
  9. Revelation

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    How does it compare to the Seymour Duncan Catalina chorus which has a tone control and expression mode?

    The examples of the Julia sound amazing but I hate the ugly face they put on the hood! What is up with that?
    It is desgined to attract much younger guitar players?
     
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  10. guitarslinger21

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    I want to try the Julia, but I can't get past the graphic.

    I have more choruses than I can use at the moment. Just got the martini. Sounds great.
     
  11. yellowbaloon

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    It's funny; I love the haunting, weird image. I have traced it back to Julia from The Creature from the black Lagoon!

    The Martini is another amazing chorus indeed; it's slightly warmer in voicing compared to the Julia, a softer tone.
     
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  12. yourfriendlyneighborhood

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    Since you mentioned it in the original list--I'm curious to know how the Julia compares to the DOD FX65/ Ibanez SC10? I have a DOD and love it, but am not super fond of the slight loss in the low end. I've been looking at getting an SC10 to replace it...is the Julia a better option?
     
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    Moog Minifooger MF Chorus. Moog Minifooger MF Chorus. Moog Minifooger MF Chorus. Moog Minifooger MF Chorus. Moog Minifooger MF Chorus. Moog Minifooger MF Chorus. Moog Minifooger MF Chorus.

    seriously.
     
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  14. yellowbaloon

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    That's a tricky one, i feel all choruses 'shift' the bottom-end especially somehow. Many push the mids a little and drop some lows to make the chorus sound focussed in a band setting/recording: I used to dislike this, I now believe a little boost forward sounds perfect for Chorus.
    The FX-65 (depending on which version) retains most of the lows really well actually, probably flatter than the Julia by a bit. The DOD is a great chorus pedal; as good as anything IMO. The Julia also has more mids/thickness buy that gives it a colour I love!
    Now the Julia, I feel has a 'shift' but all the original tone of the guitar comes through but maybe a little mid-push and tightens up the base, but it just has this special something I have never heard in a chorus until now. The tone remains punchy unlike the softening effects some pedals have. As i said, perfect of me.

    The Ibanez SC-10 sounds great but definitely pushes the higher frequencies and that leads to a 'cold' tone to my ears when comparing to the listed choruses. It is very punchy and retails the bottom well. A great chorus for the price, but I think there are better options if you are looking for a fairly transparent eq.

    The most transparent chorus I have ever heard is the Dr.Scientist Cosmichorus V3 by far! An amazing pedal but perhaps a little too transparent for me, if you want your bass intact, this is the one. It doesn't add or subtract any frequency. Full range as it gets.
     
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  15. dpgreek

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    Im a chorus maniac too. Cmatmods is great. I finally settled on a custom dual. MXR 234 analog chorus is cheap and awesome too. Never had Julia but heard demos. Also curious about SD Catalina.
     
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    Just got this pedal a few days ago, easily the best I have owned. I get no pop at all and there is no noticeable volume boost or cut, it sits on your base tone in such a clear way but never sounds too hifi or modern. It sounds good all over the dials and never sounds too "studio 80's"
     
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    How does the Julia compare to the Boss VB-2 original or Waza?
     
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    Not really a chorus guy but I have one on my board. I love it so far. Here's a demo of the Julia I made with a buddy of mine:
     
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  19. Mick_Braun

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    GAS'ing for the Julia. I did pick up a Providence Anadime not too long ago, which is pretty killer. But I still want the Julia. Cause I need two chorus pedals. (No wait, I really do.)
     
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    I'd say it compares favorably. I'm a VB-2 nut and I actually have both a VB-2 and a Julia on my board right now. Personally, the only pedal I've played that is spot-on for the Vb-2 thing is the Waza version, but the Julia gets pretty darn close in the tone and feel. I can't explain exactly what it is about the VB-2 that's so unique (it's more of a feel thing, maybe) but the Julia can get close. Plus it's true bypass and gives you all the chorus options in addition to vibrato. For times when I can only have one modulation pedal on my board, it's the Julia.
     

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