Most Versatile Chorus/ Jazz and Classic Rock

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  1. kiergtr

    kiergtr Member

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    What chorus do you think covers the classic rock sound but would also work well for solo jazz guitar doing Bossa and Ballads?
     
  2. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    The Fulltone Choralflange is one of he most versitile chorus pedals out there. 4 knobs (Blend - Delay Time - Depth - Rate) as well as two switches (Narrow/Wide, I think this further increases the Delay Time - Chorus/Flanger), oh, and it is analog. With all of this control you can dial in a huge variety of choruses, and it even does a nice flange. Additionally, you can set it (via internal dip switches) for TB or buffered operation. Mono and Stereo too! I don't think there are a lot of stereo flangers out there. All and all, a very sweet sounding, extremely versitle chorus pedal!

    The only knock on the unit I have read on TGP is that some consider it to be a little sterile sounding or more refined than what they look for in a chorus. In my experience, it does not do the real fat, thick, syrupy type chorus (ala Analogman Clone or the Maxon CS-9 Pro), but it does everything else, and a few things no other chorus I have heard can do. It is a tweaker's delight (or an anti-tweaker's nightmare, depending on your perspective). I does have a larger footprint than most chorus pedals (6" wide x 5" deep), but if you have the space on your board, you could do a lot worse...
     
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    Thanks for the tip. A local store has them. I have also heard good things about the Voodoo analog pedal.
     
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    Another to consider is the DLS Chorus~Vibe - super versatile as well. I think it does many tones VERY well (CE-1, TC, Vibrato, Leslie)...
     
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    t.c. electronic chorus/flanger
     
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    answer me this first. why use chorus to play jazz? where does that sound fit in? that roland amp mystified me.
     
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    Yeah, well- it mystifies the heck outa me, too - but some of my favorite players pour it on thick; Scofield, Stern, Krantz - I don't get it either..
     
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    the voodoo labs chorus has a noticeable volume jump when engaged, some may find that annoying. I like the analogman clone chorus, thick, lush and sweet. plenty of them used and they hold their value. Rugged and satisfying what more could you want?????????
     
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    FWIW, Sco and Krantz havn't used chorus for several years now as part of their main sound. Sco is just using it for the leslie/organ type sound.

    David
     
  10. JohnLutz

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    I've tried lots of choruses. One of the most versatile is the EBS Red Twister. With the speed down, you get no warble, just a nice dimensional enhancement. Turn up the speed and it warbles like a CE-1. Includes a deep switch and flanger option.

    The DreamTone also has a switch that takes you from dimensional/TC style chorus to CE-1 warble.

    John
     
  11. kiergtr

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    Chorus can work really well for the right tune or style. I typically only use the chorus when I am comping Bossa tunes, for example, "Corcovado" or "How Insensitive". It can work well for some chord soloing, as well. Just MHO.
     
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    I will give a big 1+ to the DLS chorus vib, although I am eager to hear more about dreamtone's stuff.
     
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    If you want versatile, then nothing comes close to the Boss CE-20. It has 6 different chorus types, including all the settings from the classic Dimension D, and the original classic CE-1. Plus one for acoustic, bass, and generic. You can program 4 presets, plus the manual setting for 5 switchable settings. There's even an ambience reverb control, and tone controls. The sounds are absolutely top notch. I've had the original CE-1, CE-2, DLS C-V, and a few others, and this is the top of the heap. Go to the Boss website and listen to the clips.
     
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    +1 on the CE-20. Great sound, and the most versatile chorus out there.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Great chorus and very versatile, although having only knobs for speed and debt may lead you to think otherwise.
     
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    Who ever said you have to use a specific sound to play jazz?
     
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    There are plenty of Jazz/Fusion players that use chorusing. Check out the Analogman Clone and Arion SCH-1...the Arion works well for that type of music because it has a tone control that allows you to darken the sound a bit. The Analogman is just flat out a beautiful, lush chorus that also gets some nice leslie/vibrato tones.
     

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