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Need a chorus pedal!

Moe45673

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I am currently considering getting a chorus pedal, and right now have my mind on the boss ce-20.

However, I am a little put off by it's size. Are there any comparable/superior choruses out there that are smaller? I'm willing to pay up to 250 dollars, USD
 

grego7

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You might look into the analogman clone chorus. Seems to get good reviews and there are usually a couple on ebay and occasionally one or two on here. Haven't played it myself...
 

flume

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if size is an issue, yes the Analogman is now making one in the Phase 90 size box. Cool pedal...I step on mine all the time. Juicy it is.

Larger size, but I also like the new features of the MXR Stereo Chorus 134. Well worth checking.
 

Moe45673

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Thanks for the responses!

Listen, I'd be perfectly happy with the CE-20, except it uses quite a bit of real estate. I'm already using a DD-20, a digitech whammy, a wah, an eq-20, and a tonebone hot british pedal. I also have a number of smaller pedals. I can JUST BARELY fit the CE-20 on, but I'm afraid of damaging some of my wires (especially on the power supply).

My point is, I have a lot of large pedals. I'm really gassing for a CE-20, but would settle for something comparable if it's smaller.

Basically, this thread is for you all to say "If I had a CE-20, I'd trade it in for a...."

I will check out the analogman chorus. Any other suggestions?
 

somedude

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The Small Clone and CE-2 are my favorites....

.....and if real estate is at a premium, the the Analogman Mini-Clone Chorus Small Clone chorus clone seems ace. :D
 

jzucker

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I think the DLS chorus units are the best. I have had most of the other ones and didn't care for the muddyness.
 

telebuck

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+1 on the Mini Analogman Chorus.

Just received mine (sorry for the honeymoon review). But I am very impressed. I had a great Ibanez CS-9 reissue that provided nice analog shimmery chorus, but the Analogman has that, while adding fatness and vibe to the tone. With the speed and depth at their minimums, kicking it on adds a nice depth to the tone. As speed is increased, it starts to produce a nice vibe sound. The CS-9 speed worked well, but didnt seem to add the same warble that the AM does. Small size is nice too.
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by telebuck
+1 on the Mini Analogman Chorus.

Just received mine (sorry for the honeymoon review). But I am very impressed. I had a great Ibanez CS-9 reissue that provided nice analog shimmery chorus, but the Analogman has that, while adding fatness and vibe to the tone. With the speed and depth at their minimums, kicking it on adds a nice depth to the tone. As speed is increased, it starts to produce a nice vibe sound. The CS-9 speed worked well, but didnt seem to add the same warble that the AM does. Small size is nice too.
Depends on what you're looking for. I think if you're looking for the really clean Eric Johnson type of chorus, the analogman isn't the right chorus for you. For that you will need a TC chorus or a DLS chorus.

I'm actually surprised that EJ uses a TC chorus considering that not only is it not true bypass but it also colors the guitar signal (reduces mids and increases highs) even when bypassed.
 

malabarmusic

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Originally posted by jzucker
I'm actually surprised that EJ uses a TC chorus considering that not only is it not true bypass but it also colors the guitar signal (reduces mids and increases highs) even when bypassed.
Not surprising at all when you consider that it's on his clean amp rig only and he doesn't ever turn it off!

- DB
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by malabarmusic
Not surprising at all when you consider that it's on his clean amp rig only and he doesn't ever turn it off!

- DB
Yeah. I guess he uses the OD rig with the volume on the guitar turned down for the "clean" hendrixy stuff.
 

DavidE

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I just got an Ibanez CS9 from a TGP member and I really like it. Just the chorus sound I like with no extra frills for me to mess it up.
 

devbro

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+2 on the Analogman Mini Chorus. Just got mine last week and it's everything I expected. :dude
 

Moe45673

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problem may be solved. I use my whammy pedal on "shallow detune" setting for chorus now, and it sounds fine for my needs
 

Tchello

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My suggestion: TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger, not everyone cup of tea, but for me the best chorus available today.
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by Tchello
My suggestion: TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger, not everyone cup of tea, but for me the best chorus available today.
Too bad it's not true bypass. I agree it sounds great but it colors the guitar's tone too much, even in "bypass" mode.

It is a wonderful tone though. Have you tried the DLS? I believe it captures the analog-type sound of the TC but has true bypass.
 

erksin

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Originally posted by jzucker
Too bad it's not true bypass. I agree it sounds great but it colors the guitar's tone too much, even in "bypass" mode.

It is a wonderful tone though. Have you tried the DLS? I believe it captures the analog-type sound of the TC but has true bypass.
The DLS is just a great sounding unit IMO. It has a bunch of distinct, useable tones with controls that function really well. Dialing in different tones is super easy, you can go from the TC tones to CE-1 tones to Magnatone-style Vibrato to Leslie-ish stuff with just a few tweaks. The Blend knob is fantastic - you can have all the richness/thickness of the CE-1 tone AND maintain clarity and string definiton.

There may be other units out there that do specific tones better, but I don't think there are many that can cop all the tones you can get out of the DLS.
 




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