Chorus Pedal Recommendations

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by alvagoldbook, Feb 9, 2008.


  1. alvagoldbook

    alvagoldbook Member

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    Hey all. I've been using a Danelectro Cool Cat for a little while now, and as odd as this might sound, I prefer using 9 volts. But I've been running into a problem with the Cool Cat in that it is an 18 volt, meaning it requires 2 batteries, and it drains juice amazingly fast.

    I was wondering if anyone had any good experiences with a particular chorus pedal, and hopefully one that doesn't drain batteries like mad.
     
  2. rul8agn

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    I really like my EHX Small Clone. I use a One spot daisy chain though so I'm not sure how it drains batteries.
     
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    I've been extremely happy with my Analogman Clone Chorus....... For whatever that's worth!
     
  4. Melodic Dreamer

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    I like the H.B.E THC & the Analogman Bi Chorus.
     
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    I'm really liking the chorus side of my VS H2O - warm tone with a pretty good range. plus you get a nice delay in the same box.

    Boss CE-5 is good too - pretty tweakable and not very expensive used.
     
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    +1 on the AM Clone Chorus!

    Joe:)
     
  7. popsongsmith

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    I've been through a bunch of chorus pedals recently, and I've come full-circle back to my trusty old MIJ Boss CE-2. It's certainly not the most versatile, or shimmery, or intense. It's not true-bypass or stereo. But it just sounds great and seems to "meld" with the tone of the guitar like no other. It's like you can sense that the chorus is there, but it doesn't hijack the tone of your guitar and amp.

    There's a reason the CE-2 has stood the test of time. It's the industry standard.
     
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    I love the Yamaha UD-Stomp (if you can find one)
    Not analog, but wonderful sounding all the same.
     
  9. alvagoldbook

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    anyone tried the EHX nano clone?
     
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    I use a CoolCat too; it's good enough for my needs. I just use a nameless adapter with multiple settings, no batteries anymore.
     
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    Retro-sonic Chorus Ensemble. No battery - use an adaptor. Best CE-1 tone ever + killer vibrato.
     
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    Analogman Bi-chorus. Bought one here, used.

    I didn't think I'd need two chorus settings on the fly but I use the Bi switch all the time.
     
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    Hi try to find a CS9 from Ibanez great chorus sound, I hav eon ebut not in use at this moment but will never sell it.
    Peace Strat58
     
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    For the money I've been very happy with the Digitech Chorus Factory.
     
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    Does that have the "symphonic" patch? Thats an awesome chorus. It's in the Yamaha SPX rack units and I have a Yamaha AW 1600 recorder with that in it. Very cool chorus sounds.
     
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    DLS Ultra CHorus
     
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    +1 on the Retro-Sonic.....9v adaptor at that!:drool
     
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    I also recently picked up a retro-sonic and am in love with it. however it's very much it's own particular sound (CE-1) which means it's not super flexible. I just never feel like I need a chorus that doesn't sound that good.

    -marc alan
     
  20. 89strat

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    I use the Analogman Clone Chorus.

    For all of you that use the analogman, what does that internal trimpot due? I don't want to mess with it if it's going to screw something up. I have a more recent verision, not the older powder blue ones, and notice a slight volume drop. Anybody else experience that? Does the internal pot somehow affect that or is there another fix? I e-mailed Analogman not too long ago and he said he can fix it, but would cost $40 plus $10 shipping back to me. If it's something I can do myself, I'd rather.
     

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