Recommend a chorus pedal

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

  1. Harvesterofsorrow

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    Whatever you do dont get a blue hippo, way too noisy even with a battery and no other pedals within a mile
     
  2. OotMagroot

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    If you don't mind mini pedals, I just got a Mr. Black mini chorus. It's top notch.
     
  3. Mykalli

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    The great thing is that there are not too many "bad" chorus models out there. Most tend to respond similarly.

    A few that stand out to me from my experiences are the Boss CE-1 (think Robbie Blunt on the early Robert Plant releases), the T.C. Electronic Stereo Chorus+ (think Eric Johnson), and the Way Huge Blue Hippo. A lot of modern players seem to be favoring this pedal (Landau, Bonamassa, Bramhall) for the leslie/rotary thing it can do.

    For a straight up chorus, most do very well, and no need to invest heavily. The current MXR analog chorus sounds real nice and is reasonable on cost. Happy chorusing!
     
  4. StompBoxBlues

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    I don't know it is the same pedal now that they are Truetone, but to me the absolute BEST chorus out there was the Visual Sound H2O. Both Chorus and delay (also I liked it enough I bought an extra that was just the Chorus side of the H2O later) and the chorus is SO good sounding and tweakable.

    I had tried a good number of others before I found it. After that that is the only chorus I'd use. Can get that 80's sound, can be tweaked to sound similar to a vibe, subtle or blatant...whatever. Personally I don't need the 80's sound (police, etc.) but put it this way, I can sit and play with that pedal and an hour goes by in a minute. You can really get some interesting things (up to and including seasick sounds). Lush chorus, thinner, whatever.

    Magic in a box. Again, I don't know if the current Truetone is the same pedal or not. If it were me, I'd buy a used H2O, Visual Sound.
     
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  5. scott58

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    I've got an H2O chorus echo V2 I really like it. Thinking of chasing down a V3.
     
  6. HughesP

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    It looks great, but as mentioned, I'd prefer to keep a battery powered option - mini pedals don't do that.
     
  7. Laganlad

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    Anyone else find it noisy?
     
  8. Howlin1

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    Cheap chorus for one song? Danelectro Fab Chorus, $15. Sounds great, cheap enough to discard when done. But you won't.
     
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  9. Stratburst70

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    Joe Bonamassa, Michael Landau and Doyle Bramhall II certainly haven’t.
     
  10. DIECHEATO

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    Akai analog Custom Shop.
     
  11. Laganlad

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    Excellent
     
  12. Ramblin390

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    My weekly which chorus answer.
    Empress red witch
     
  13. spentron

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    Dano "Fab Chorus" $14.99. Not if you require true bypass or reliability but the sound and controls are excellent.
     
  14. Riffa

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    I have and would recommend the CH-1 and the MXR Analog Chorus. I've been meaning to get the CE-5 just for the heck.
     
  15. slicepaperdavid

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    Love my Boss CH-1 and can be had for relatively cheap used
     
  16. HughesP

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    OP here - yesterday I found a CH-1 for $40 locally. For my needs, this should do the trick. I get to try it out at a gig tonight!
     
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    I'm not really into that modulation effects in general so I didn't want to drop a lot on chorus pedals, but I like my DigiTech Chorus Factory & Multi-Chorus. Cheap as hell & they sound decent.
     
  18. killer blues

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    Awesome. I use one. Great bang for buck
     
  19. slicepaperdavid

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    I've tried lots of high end chorus' and the CH-1 sounds every bit as good!
     
  20. 58flame

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    DOD FX65 is a fantastic chorus.
     

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