Chorus Pedal Suggestions

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  1. Creepwood

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    I just got a used FTT Tri-Avatar and it‘s truly glorious.
     
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    If you're not opposed to a mini pedal, the Mooer Ensemble King does a pretty good CE-2 sound. It's got the proper BBD MN3007 chip in it (if you care). Plus, it has a level control which the original does not.

    OR, you can get an analog CE-5 (the CE-5s made in the early to late 90s were analog, now their digital) on the cheaps. See my thread entitled, "A Tale of Two Choruses" where I shootout the (analog) CE-5 and the CE-2W (which was newly acquired at that time). I could get the CE-5 extremely close to the CE-2W in the CE-2 mode...so much, that I would never recommend anyone get rid of the CE-5 to get a CE-2W if you're strictly looking for CE-2 sounds.

    There is NO volume drop with the CE-2W. As @CarlGuitarist said, there's a mid-push so it actually sounds like your volume is getting boosted with the CE-2W.
     
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    the julia will sound excellent running into your strymon timeline and strymon big sky. use an eventide H9 to really get the best of it and hit your timmy/tumnus for some thrills.
     
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    danelectro fab chorus
     
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    CE-2w <-- this is probably the quickest and best path to getting the 80's Chorus sound (especially with the CE-1 mode as well). I tested out a lot of pedals always chasing "that sound" and now the search has ended. Here is my review along with some links to reviews of some other pedals: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/i...sic-chorus-with-the-waza-craft-touch.1840913/

    BTW ... if you have an Eventide H9, I was able to get it to sound uber close to the CE-2w using the Delay Algorithms as the foundation (also shared in that link above).

    ALSO ... Important to note, the Electric Mistress Flanger was also used a lot for that 80's sound by the police and others so you may want to check out the Moore E-Lady. I have this on my board as well.
     
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    Don't discount the Moog Minifooger Chorus. You can get a variety of excellent chorus and flanger tones out of it. Also, the Maxon CS-550 is excellent, though quite a large footprint.
     
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    I've got one! Jacques Meistersinger.
     
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    CE2W...sounds great, plenty of variety with the 3 toggle settings, no volume drop, easy to get, not going to break
     
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    I'd say get the CE-2, CH-1, analog CE-5 or the CE-2w.

    Also don't discount the BF-2 and HF-2, which at 0 resonance are very 80s liquid chorusy.

    The Mooer Elec-lady is also great for 80s chorus/flange tones.
     
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    MXR M234 analog chorus is what I recommend. It has the ultimate 80s sound, and is extremely versatile.
     
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    Robert Smith actually used a Line 6 MM4 Modulation modeller in the 90s so that would do it, or any of the Line 6 derivatives - M3, M5, M9, HX Effects.

    I think the Source Audio modulators could easily hit the mark, and you wouldn’t go wrong with the CE-2 waza either.
     
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    I've had a few different boutique chorus pedals that were great, but now I have a Boss CE-2W and I'm totally happy with it. Have not looked any further
     
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    Many good options mentioned here.

    One that's underrated and doesn't get much talk is the Moog MF Chorus. A very versatile pedal that can go from subtle to wildly crazy and can be find new for a very good price within the usual online sales along the year.
     
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    "A lot of the things on our record that sound like heavy chorusing are actually just detuned instruments." - Robert Smith

    Check out the DigiTech Luxe:

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    I agree and happen to have one in the Emporium:
    http://bit.ly/2GGoCZN

    Here's a link to more info. They've redesigned the packaging compared to mine but it's the same pedal.
    http://bit.ly/2G4jtMV
     
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    That Julia on Reverb has been sitting there for a while now.. a little overboard if you ask me..

    Congrats on the Julia! I have one and wouldn't trade it up for anything.. I also own a Strymon Ola Chorus/Vibrato.. Sounds lucious.. If you could try one, you should! Here's my lovely lady in a pedal..:D

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    Donner Tutti (or whatever the Moore one is called, did you want to pay more). It's a CE-2 clone and costs very little. And if you don't like it, for some odd reason, you could sell it to a friend for $20 and only be out a little.
     
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