Recommend a chorus pedal

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by HughesP, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. HughesP

    HughesP Member

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    As the title says, I need a good sounding, but let's say under $120 chorus pedal and it needs to be able to be powered from a battery.

    I need it for 8 bars of one song that I'll have for a couple of gigs, so I don't want to go crazy at this point.

    I'm also in a situation where my board is full, and I have no extra power outlets on my power supply, so to keep things simple at this point, battery powered is a must - which means most mini pedals are out.

    Thanks!
     
  2. HesNot

    HesNot Supporting Member

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    I am a fan of Boss chorus - it's what I've used and its the sound in my head but they won't meet your price point.

    I've tried some others to get my vintage CE2 sound and was impressed with the MXR Analog Chorus. Meets all your specs, price, battery and I think they sound quite good.
     
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    MXR M234 Analog Chorus
    Sounds great
    Two Band EQ
    $99 new most places. Less with a code or coupon.
    Only draws 13mA so a battery will work nicely.
     
  4. HughesP

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    Yeah, a CE2 is out of my price range.. a CE-5 would be in the price range though - is that any good?
     
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    Ibanez Analog Chorus sounds good to me.
     
  6. JB_SC

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    I was going to recommend a Roland JC-40 amp, which has glorious chorus built in, but that's a bit more than you're looking to spend, and definitely won't fit on the pedalboard...

    You should check out the MXR, checks all the boxes and sounds pretty good as well.
     
  7. Michigan guitar

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    I have a Boss CH-1 and it works great for my chorus needs. I got it used for $50. GC has ‘em from $50-90 or so used. New is $120.
     
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  8. Jim Marciano

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    There is an mxr chorus for 75 free shipping on eBay and reverb has an ehx nano clone for 48, you could also score a boss flanger for like 50 and dial in a chorus tone with that or you could get into a danelectro for around 20, I have a Providence anadime chorus I'm digging, Mr black also makes 2 ce1 style chorus pedals but 1 is over your budget and one is a mini
     
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  9. Mick_Braun

    Mick_Braun Silver Supporting Member

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    If you can find a Providence Anadime 2-knobber (no mix), I'd jump all over that. Used prices for these are in your price range and they sound awesome.
     
  10. Jim Marciano

    Jim Marciano Supporting Member

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    The mxr sounds pretty not bad for half the price of these fancier ones
     
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    Old analog version Boss CE-5.
     
  12. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    DOD FX60 (or FX65).

    BBD. Battery powered. Poor man’s CE-2. Boom.
     
  13. Jim Marciano

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    I have a chorus pedal I have no idea why I'm so invested in this guy finding his
     
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  14. Laurence

    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    It's a long time investment, even thugh you may not use it much, don't go cheap. A Boss CE-2 or a DOD 690 (a real treasure) if you've got the space.
     
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    CMATMods analog chorus - affordable and beats out a lot of the big name ones. No volume drop or boost, can go from light airy flange-esque chorus, to CE-2 style to thick swirl all the way to some leslie tones. It's one of the best I've tried and I've tried a ton.
     
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  16. openbar

    openbar Silver Supporting Member

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    8 bars of one song for a couple gigs? Get a Boss, CE-5 or CH-1, about 50-60 bucks used. You can always flip it.
     
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    Another vote for the MXR M234 Analog Chorus here. I just got one a week or so ago and couldn't be happier.
    My only regret is not trying one sooner!
     
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    The 1 know MXR Chorus is awesome too, and well under your budget.
     
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    Got both the T-Rex Tonebug and the Sweeper on Reverb recently for $50 a piece and love them both.
     
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    I use an ehx small clone
     
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