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Retro sonic chorus

Salokin

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I' m hesitating on which chorus to get in between these 3:
Retro Sonic, Red wich empress and MXR M-134.
 

jzucker

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all very different. The retrosonic has the best leslie imitation and it's chorus sounds great but very '80s. The mxr is great but noisy. The red witch is very versatile but my least favorite. My current fave is the sch-1 but it's not made very well.
 

62Tele

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Funny you should post this - I'm looking for something swirly and versatile. could be a vibe, could be a chorus - even though very 80's scares me, the Retro Sonic really has an appeal. I'm probably buying one of Tim's delays again (sounded great and extremely well made) and the chorus would sure look slick sitting next to it. Clips sounds great. If not this one, then maybe a Jetter Vibe.

Could someone please make a vibe/rotary/trem pedal that I can change with my foot, takes up no more space than a Barber pedal and maybe makes a nice espresso? Is this really asking too much? Geeeezzz.
 

Trandy

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The Retro-Sonic is the only chorus pedal I have found that accurately duplicates the original Roland CE-1 Chorus Ensemble.

The vibrato is terrific too.
 

grozeil

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Thanks man, I'm GASing... :-/
Well, is anybody knows the size of the enclosure? Thanks!
 

tonewave

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haven't tried the others but the retro sonic is just great
it really can do that sco wobbly sound
and the chorus is the type before chorus got all clean and hifi
 

Jemlite

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I think the Retro Sonic sounds more 70's than cheesy over the top 80's... It's more liquidy and gets inside your tone rather than float around on top of things... decent leslie tones too.
 

Oddos

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I love my Sch-1 and it will forever be my main chorus pedal. I dig the CE-1s though and though the Retro Sonic is more or less the same circuit I prefer the original. There's a crisp and warm quality and response that wasn't replicated. Doesn't meake the Retro bad, but it makes the original more desireable to me.
 

Salokin

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Thanks for help about choosing a chorus pedal! I have right now an MXR M-134 and I' m not sure it' s the one for me.
I think I' m going to take a Retro-Sonic that a guy in Mtlt wants to sell me.
He' s asking 200$CAD.

It' s thhe blue Limited
version? I think the only difference is the case?
 

Rick Towne

Praise & Western
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That one should have the two outs and 9v jack. The earlier ones with red lettering were 12v; I have one of those but had it modified by Tim Larwill to 9v. $200C is a good price.
 

Roodyrocker

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Put me in the Retro-Sonic camp as well. I have several of their pedals including the Chorus and they are all stellar!
 




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