does Boss CE-1 = Boss VB-2 ???

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  1. gravy

    gravy Member

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    different or same vibrato guts/sound?
     
  2. MrMunky

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    They produce different sounds.

    The VB-2 produces a single voice of vibrato. It sounds like the note(s) you're playing into it, but the pitch goes down and up like it would if you used a bar or your fingers. The VB-2 also has a feature that allows you to step on the pedal and hear the vibrato slowly escalate to whatever depth you want.

    The CE-1 vibrato is a multi-voice effect. It sounds like a fast chorus, but it's quite a pleasant sound.
     
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  3. JoePerkinsMusic

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    Hi folks - I made a video the other day comparing the two. As MrMunky says, the VB-2 is a 'pure' vibrato whereas the CE-1 (in vibrato mode) still has some of the clean signal mixed in & is therefore more 'chorusy'. Also, because of the CE-1's preamp, it colours the overall sound a lot more - the VB-2 is more transparent. Both sound brilliant though :)

     

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