Chorus pedal that is close to Boss CE 1

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  1. Trojan

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    Is there a chorus pedal around that is very similar to the Boss CE 1?
     
  2. jazzfromhell

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    Yes, the Retro-Sonic Chorus is a direct clone of the CE1. Its great.
     
  3. Pumpaction

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    +1 - but it's out of production. Good luck finding one.
     
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    Vortex EFfects.



    a lot of people have gasped at the price but its top notch.keep an eye on vortex thou as last time i spoke with the builder he was on his way to the US, and mentioned the possibility of setting up in portland.
     
  5. UncleLarry

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    You can still find Voodoo Labs Analog Chorus pedals used for $125 or so. Perfect clone of the chorus side of the CE-1. It used the old Panasonic BBD chips.
     
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    Yes +1
     
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    the retrosonic is out of production??? wow

    I was thinking on getting one
     
  8. gpro34

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    You can always find them used here. The Voodoo labs is out of production too.
     
  9. jazzfromhell

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    The Klon has been out of production for a long time (until now) but that didn't stop people from buying them. There's this website called eBay, very useful ;)
     
  10. bandmaster

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    +1 Best clone.
     
  11. Pumpaction

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    There are none on ebay right now. These don't come by as often as Klons.
    I would not be willing to pay three times the price for a Retro-Sonic Chorus. Klon prices on ebay are crazy.
     
  12. Godspeed64

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    Catalinbread is coming up with the Nautilux. Probably best available alternative. If not source for a used Retrosonic.
     
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    Disagree 100%.

    Had a VL Analog Chorus for awhile and it sounds nothing like a CE-1. Sounds more like a phaser and not even close to my '83 Roland JC-120.
     
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    +1+1 +1+1+1+1+1+1+1+!

    While not a clone of anything,The TC Corona chorus is my new fave.Iv'e owned and have kept or sold at one time or another... CE-1/CE-2/CE-3/DC-2 /EH-Clone Theory and the small clone.The ROLAND rack Flanger/chorus....Pete Cornish Super Chorus/Roland RE-501chorus echo/and finally the OLD TC-chorus.
     
  15. Tweeker

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    True.
    I've been in and out of love with chorus since 1978 and had a brief affair with the Voodoo Lab Chorus about 10 years ago. I would not compare it at all with the Retro-Sonic (CE-1) sound. The Retro-Sonic is the most musical unit I've found and unless the Catalinbread Nautilux nails the sound with it's addition of features, I'm sticking with the Retro-Sonic.
    I believe it's still in production, but you should contact Tim Larwill who is the owner/builder.
     
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    +1 on the Jacques.
    I prefer the Arion myself for chorusing but I have the Meistersinger and its pretty darn close to the CE-1. I still think the RetroSonic takes the cake though + it has the vibrato side as well.
     
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    +5 great pedal, weighs less too!
     
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    -1 for the retro-sonic. tried to replace my CE-1 with one. artificial high-mids all over the place (like a tube screamer's built in) and weird noise-gate built-in too. it's a pretty good chorus, but a CE-1 it's not.
     
  20. Waxhead

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    Have you ever heard a CE-1 live.
    And how many people here on TPG do you think have ever actually owned or heard an old CE-1 ?????
    And don't mention Youtube clips cause they're a waste of time.

    I reckon here on TPG maybe a few members presently own a CE-1 and none of em will reply to your thread probly :D
    I have actually heard it going back 20 yrs ago but can't remember now exactly what it sounded like.
    Sounded good in them days but there wasn't anything else available to compare it with so that's meaningless.
     

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