Chorus pedal dilemma

williamh

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So for the past hour, I've been a/b'ing an analogman clone chorus and an old boss dc-2 dimension C. I absolutely can't decide which I like more and its driving me crazy. They are both very different as far as chorus pedals go. The dc-2 puts more emphasis on the highs and is more chorusy. It doesn't have as much tweakability, but those four presets it has are all great. The analogman on the otherhand has more more emphasis on the lows to me, and has almost a flange-like quality to it. More tweakable. Issue is, I can't afford to keep both, and I can't decide which sound will be more useful to me. Just suppose I'm ranting a bit. Anyone else ever tried these two pedals next to each other?
 

carljoensson

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So for the past hour, I've been a/b'ing an analogman clone chorus and an old boss dc-2 dimension C. I absolutely can't decide which I like more and its driving me crazy. They are both very different as far as chorus pedals go. The dc-2 puts more emphasis on the highs and is more chorusy. It doesn't have as much tweakability, but those four presets it has are all great. The analogman on the otherhand has more more emphasis on the lows to me, and has almost a flange-like quality to it. More tweakable. Issue is, I can't afford to keep both, and I can't decide which sound will be more useful to me. Just suppose I'm ranting a bit. Anyone else ever tried these two pedals next to each other?

So, do you like to tweak or not to tweak? Do you like chorused highs or lows? And are you aiming for a specific sound?

I'd go for the DC-2, but I'm not you and I don't like flanger/C
 

WillHardy

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I love my Analogman Foot Chorus. I had the Analogman Mini Chorus, but didn't like it as much. I like the ability to control the speed with the foot/expression pedal. I would second the opinion about the flange like quality to it. I love to use the Analogman Chorus with a good delay pedal and a volume pedal. It is like having a little string orchestra playing. I can't help you with your choice really, but just wanted to take th opportunity to rave about the Analogman chorus.
 

williamh

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So, do you like to tweak or not to tweak? Do you like chorused highs or lows? And are you aiming for a specific sound?

I'd go for the DC-2, but I'm not you and I don't like flanger/C
that's the issue, I can't decide which I like more. I like the specific sounds of the dc-2, but at the same time, I like being able to tweak. They're just eq'd so differently and I like both. I guess I'll take them to jam later this week and see which I like more sitting in the mix.
 

nlopez

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that's the issue, I can't decide which I like more. I like the specific sounds of the dc-2, but at the same time, I like being able to tweak. They're just eq'd so differently and I like both. I guess I'll take them to jam later this week and see which I like more sitting in the mix.

Now clarify. Isn't the Dimension C the rare sought after pedal? If you buy that and don't like it, can't you sell it for the price of the AM Chorus?
 

justintee

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definitely have a good play with it with your band. i haven't tried the am chorus, but i completely surprised myself by my inclination towards the essentially non-tweakable dimension C.
 

Phil M

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In that shootout, I would take the Analogman Chorus every time. I don't like that Dimension C all that much. I had a chance about 7 years ago to buy an old NOS one for $49. Maybe I should have?
 

analogmike

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The Boss Dimension C is REALLY cool in stereo, that's where it shines.

Good luck and have fun!
 

StuBrew

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Having had a AM Chorus, BiChorus, and DC-2 I went for the DC-2. Although I liked both AM's they had a bit too much low end for my taste even with the depth switch.
As other posters have said it does have that flange like quality which is cool but not as a main chorus pedal.

The DC-2, although with less options, sounds good no matter what setting its on and as analogmike said try it in stereo, its amazing! Still my fav chorus ever and a main stay on my board.

Saying that if I had the cash and space on my board I would have a AM Minichorus for a completely different kind of chorus.
 




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