Chorus Reccomendations for 80's metal

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  1. Koa-Dogg

    Koa-Dogg Supporting Member

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    Can someone point me in the direction of a good chorus pedal for 80's (Think HAIR!) metal. Something that would work great with a dirty amp and also with clean tones.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. RDM

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    EH Small Clone
     
  3. rfaranda

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    +1.

    I want to try the Analogman also..
     
  4. blood5150

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    i bet most of those guys used a boss ce-2 (think roland jazz chorus)...

    I had a small clone... i think it is too warm for hair metal....
     
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    Nah, the CE-2 is too vintagey, try some digital ones like Boss, or old Arions, they are from the 80's and should give that hair metal chorus.
     
  6. Twanger

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    I'd go with the Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble; sounds great with distortion (not all chorus pedals can hold this claim) and is nice for clean stuff as well. More 'clear' sounding than the older vintage CE-2, and the effect level knob lets you dial in the desired amount of chorusing. It won't break the bank either. ;)
     
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    agree with the Boss recommendation. You don't need anything more than a slow/medium speed and a pretty shallow chorus FX to get that 80s sound.

    For a long while, I used a $70 CH-1. Very basic, but definitely copped the 80s hair metal sound convincingly. Then I found this place and dropped about $230 on a retrosonic chorus ensemble! :NUTS

    Save the money and just buy a Boss! It's really all you'll need.

    dave
     
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    Ibanez CS9. This pedal was born in the '80s, so it should cover that Cinderella/Brittney Fox stuff. Somebody put some soundclips up a few days ago, it'll do all the hair band stuff with hi-gain.
     
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    CE-2 all the way.
     
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    reissue?
     
  13. RDM

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    Yeah. I had one. great chorus.....I'm just not a chorus guy...so I dumped it.
     
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    80's? Metal?

    BOSS!!!

    There's a nice cheese-ball quality to that BOSS sound ... and I do mean that in the best way possible!
     
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    Hardly "too vintagely" - Boss didn't switch to digital until 2001.

    The CE-2 will get you there.
     
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    yes WE did indeed!!!!

    Still got one in fact.

    I dug it out last month for a hair-rock Xmas party for microsoft.....didn't realise how much I'd missed it (and hair music to for that matter....)
     
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    TC Electronic Chorus+PM and Flanger pedal works well. Mine sounds great and it is true bypass.
     

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