Chours to die for : Analogman Chorus or T.C SCF Chorus/Flange ?

Rock Fella

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Im looking for a Chorus Pedal that is :

Organic
Warm
(most important of all) Very Transparent
Does not colour tone at all
Lush
Musical
Not Sterile or artificial sounding in any way


So ,, is it Analogman Chorus or TC Electronics SCF Chorus/Flange , I know both come with the highest commendations.

The fact that the TC has a flange has no relevance whatsoever, judge the chorus on its merits.

thanks

jimmy
 

ButchR

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Both are great pedals but in my opinion, the analogman is the winner hands down.

It seemed to me that the TC electronics did something to alter the tone of my high end. It changed it in a way that seemed to add to the high end making it brighter. The analogman is totally shimmery and natural sounding with any amp that I've tried with it. For my taste, I like a warmer sounding chorus and the analogman gets me there. I've tried several pedals.
 

TheGrooveking

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I have both and would advise you to go with the Analogman Clone Chorus, plus at extreme settings it can gt near flanging. But it is warm and clear, which were my criteria for selecting it. It replaced a Fulltone Choralflange on my board.



TheGrooveking

 

muddy

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i've been talking to mssr. keeley about a mod for the newer, purple-patch t.c. chorus/flange, returning it to the sound of the original, blackface one from the late 70's/early 80's. THAT is the chorus by which i judge all others. i never liked the thick, overbearing sound of the boss ce choruses. the t.c. was very transparent, clear & crystalline, shimmery, adding just a bit of top-end that made a guitar with old, dull strings sound as if you'd recently restrung. the closest i've heard is the dls chorus/vib. i haven't heard the analog man, but it's a boss ce-style chorus, no?


ml
 

TheGrooveking

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Muddy, the Analogman is not in the vain of the CE-2, it is based on the Electro Harmonix Small Clone. But Mike at Analogman throws some extra voodoo at it. To my ear it has a wide variety of chorus tones available, it is a clean chorus, similiar to the TC or the Choralflange, but it is warmer. It is not the syrupy over the top chorus of the CE2. To me the Analogman is the ****!!!

TheGrooveking
 

cubba65

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Never played an Analogman but the original Small Clone is pretty killer. I don't know if it was the Poly Chorus or the Small Clone that Kurt Cobain used on "Come As You Are," but if that's a sound you dig then you'd probaly like the AM since it's based on those.
If you listen to the Analogman clips, the original sounds a bit brighter than the AM. But the AM is TBP, probaly a bit thicker sounding, and has a warranty. I really love the original TC's that Muddy speaks of, the high-end chime is rather nice and they have an overall swell to them that is very captivating. They don't get the underwater sounds of the Small Clone/AM, but they do get this unique sound where the sweep isn't so apparent but the chorusing is still thick and chimey.

Gotta' get a test of the AM tho', so many folks on the various booteek forums swear by them.
 

Tchello

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I have experiment both. The Analogman is a very good chorus, but appears to be a small clone copy with a few modifications. The TC is another story, very hi-fi, lush chorus. It have gis distinctive sound that some like, some not. In my setup I use TC Electronic and I'm very satisfied. Forget about the flange, just use the chorus function.

TC, TC, TC.
 

drbob1

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I've owned both, and I have the TC on my pedalboard. It's more transparent, so if I need an acoustic electric sound, it doesn't muddy it up as much. In fact the only stomp boxes I've liked with AE were the TC and an old Pearl 4 knob I used to have...
 

Tim Bowen

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Clone Chorus has somewhat of a flangey high end that, for slow rate settings, began to fatigue my ear after a bit. This pedal's fast rate settings are wonderful. Fake "Leslie" settings have a trem-like pulse. Clone certainly has more depth, de-tuning, and seasick warble than the TC.

TC has long been my fave ped for slow rate tones. I love the high end, and I dig the stereo wide split. I use mine mostly in 'pitch modulation' mode, which, to my ear, is more *neutral* than 'chorus' mode. Downside to this approach is if you start a phrase when the modulation happens to be in the 'down' cycle of it's pulse, which can create a volume drop on the initial attack. Fast rate settings are certainly useful, but will not violently shake the room, and this pedal is not capable of cartoonish, over-the-top tones. 'Flange' mode is harsh and metallic sounding, in my opinion.

For "warmth" and foot-switchable practical live use, my box of choice is the Retro-Sonic.
 

Shemp

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I'm currently using a TC on my board because it is cleaner than my Voodoo Labs Analog Chorus. However, it is digital sounding to my ears, but that's a minor consideration given how noisy the Voodoo Chorus is.
 

JVIOLIN

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I have both and would advise you to go with the Analogman Clone Chorus, plus at extreme settings it can gt near flanging. But it is warm and clear, which were my criteria for selecting it. It replaced a Fulltone Choralflange on my board.



TheGrooveking

^^ This is a great looking board!! My vote is for the Analogman as well!!
 

Avschad2112

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I have a TC Chorus from the 80's that I wouldn't trade for anything, be a huge Eric Johnson fan his clean chorus tone was I was hoping to get close to and the older tc pedal gets it.
 

JVIOLIN

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I have a TC Chorus from the 80's that I wouldn't trade for anything, be a huge Eric Johnson fan his clean chorus tone was I was hoping to get close to and the older tc pedal gets it.
I really liked the older TC units, not so much the new ones nowadays. I still need to jump on one of those TC pedals. I can see a reason to have both the TC and the Analogman personally!
 

soybean

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Well, I have two of the old TCs and one Corona so you could say I like them a lot. Also owned an analog man cho and it was pretty good but nothing special. More of a generic chorus.
 

JVIOLIN

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dr scientist cosmichorus....
Ya know I bought this, loved the awesome "silver planet" paint job. But I just didn't get along with it. Maybe I should have given it more time? I seem to favor the Analogman or the TC SCF.
 




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