Cool Cat Chorus

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  1. Blue Fin

    Blue Fin Member

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    Is anyone here using a Cool Cat Chorus pedal? I read some good things about them and the price seems reasonable. Also, there seems to be a model CC-1 and DC-1. Are they both still made or is the DC-1 the model that's available now? Thanks.
     
  2. telefuzzfreak

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    I'm selling mine. Great pedal....I just am not a chorus guy.
     
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    They're excellent pedals for the money if you like Chorus.
     
  4. Han Solo

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    I have the (older) DC-1. Still being made AFAIK. I never bothered to look for another chorus because if you're using chorus for just a few songs it will do just fine. Come to think of it, if I played many songs with chorus, I probably would still be using the DC-1.
     
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    Yeah, according to the Danelectro website both models are still being made. I have heard good things about the new model and it has true-bypass which I don't think the original model had.

    Terry
     
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    I like mine. Don't plan to replace it anytime soon.
     
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    The new one is absolutely fantastic. Can't say anything at all bad about it. I've had a few very expensive choruses and I'm starting to use this instead. That's all ! ERIC
     
  8. Blue Fin

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    Thanks for the info. I can't see spending a ton of money for a chorus that I'm only going to use for a few songs so maybe the Cool Cat is worth a try.
     
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    Yeah; get the new CC-1; it's true bypass and all metal housed. It'll hold up well. It also sounds awesome. The eq knob lets you get a brighter or darker tone, and the quality of the effect is pristine in all respects; in fact, it's probably the best chorus I've ever heard for guitar and I've owned quite a few pedals and rack units in the past - most of the pedals were Boss units. The Cool Cat absolutely blows those away. Probably one of the best deals going around right now.
     
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    Agreed

    Eric
     
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    The older model is my favourite chorus sound, but I'm looking at moving to the new model for the True Bypass and EQ/Mix options. Are they 9v? I found the 18v old one a real pain in the butt to power.
     
  12. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    Picked up a Cool Cat chorus just an hour ago at Sam Ash for $50.

    I wanted a cheap chorus for a pickup board I'm using tomorrow night (my 12vac Retro-Sonic is tie-strapped in on my PT Pro) and GC had nothing under $90.

    Damn, what a nice surprise! I'm getting full, lush dimensional chorus from this little bug. (Sorry, it looks like a bug to me). Even found some very wacked out ring mod effects by playing with the extreme ranges.

    Does a very decent Leslie sim (Like my old SCH-1 but smoother) and has a similar feel to a Small Clone if you play with the eq. Positive feel to the footswitch, cool blue LED, sized mid-way between the full Danos and the Minis. 9v Boss-style tap. All controls are smooth but the eq "ring" on the dual eq/mix knob is a PITA.

    Might try to take it apart for a rehousing project, but not for a while 'cause it sounds too nice not to use.

    Great bang-for-buck ratio on this one!
     
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    I think 1Spot Godlyke (Power All) makes an inline voltage selector that works fine for the 18v model I use. You just have to make sure you have selected the correct voltage and there's your chorus. I went back to mine when my CE2 got fried after I daisy chained its power with a fuzz pedal. Oops. The Cool Cat is doing it again with great results. I use it with a TBP switcher so it doesn't suck tone when not in use. I do dedicate a power supply for it.

    Ned
     
  14. wildschwein

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    Yeah; it's not the best arrangement - I find it's easiest to set the inner mix knob first then do the outer eq dial. Set and forget. It's not as bad as the Cool Cat Distortion which has a dual bass/treble stack set in the middle position, as opposed to the outside with the Chorus, which is even more of a hassle.
     
  15. Blue Fin

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    Thanks for the review!
     

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