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So as not to hijack the 80s chorus post

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by swinginguitar, May 19, 2011.

  1. swinginguitar

    swinginguitar Member

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    ...what is a readily available alternative to the 80s shimmer chorus like the Arion or CE-2?

    Any of these?:
    Hardwire Chorus
    Corona Chorus
    Any of the EHX stuff?
    Nova Modulator?
     
  2. cubistguitar

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    Danelectro Cool Cat 18v

    these are out of production but pop up cheap here
    Incredible chorus
     
  3. fellsilver

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    What kind of tone do you mean by "alternative" to 80's shimmer? Dark, lush, and leslie-ish? 90's "alternative" chorus tones?

    When I think of such a "dark" Chorus, I tend to think of "Eighties" by Killing Joke, actually :)... doesn't get much more 80's than that, though.
     
  4. ShavenYak

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    And then you think of "Come As You Are", right?

    I've heard Cobain used a Small Clone for that, but have no idea what KJ used (could be a Clone too, the tone sounds at least as similar as the riff).
     
  5. swinginguitar

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    To clarify - I want the sound of the 80s shimmer a la Arion, but in a readily available product...

    EDIT: some tweakability would be nice....
     
  6. fellsilver

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    Then please pardon my misunderstanding!

    So you're looking for a shimmery, CE-2-ish sound-- I'd suggest the Jacques Meistersinger in that case.

    Lush, shimmery analog chorus sounds plus added tweakability. The "mix" knob really opens up a lot of possibilities on that pedal. My favorite shimmery chorus is a Boss CE-3 (note: 3, not 2) run at 12v. The Jacques is a close second.

    @ The Shaven Yak (btw, my favoritist holiday gift giver of all time-- the scum was perfect; you must have got my letter): Come As You Are is definitely the standard, but oddly enough I was thinking of the Smashing Pumpkins' "Rhinoceros"... also an EHX product though. In SP's case, I'm pretty sure it was an original, non-deluxe Electric Mistress. The Small Clone will get you darned close to that kind of chorus.
     
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    ^^
    While it actually made me retire my CE2 after over 20 years on the board, the MC doesnt nail that sound right on, but it is a great pedal.
     
  9. andjar

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    af all the current production digital chorus pedals ,the one that sounds closest to the great ones of the 80's... to me , is the danelectro cool cat chorus
     
  10. swinginguitar

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    Micro Chorus sounds good, but tweakability might be an issue. Also, at one time I had the Micro Flanger and it sounded great, but the volume boost drove me to madness...does the MC do that?

    The local GC is getting a TC Corona in Monday that I'm gonna check out. Wondering if the Tri chorus mode is close. Plus they advertise that the chorus algorithm is inherited from the SCF...
     
  11. tomuchroc41gtr

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    Not sure if the price is a deal-breaker or not but the Red Witch Empress chorus is fantastic. It has the warm analog goodness, ability to control the pre-delay or "wetness" of the chorus, and a bright switch for your shimmer tones! I've seen them go used on here for $190. Can't beat it.
     
  12. arielxl

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    How about TC SCF?;)
     
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    That's a great song.

     

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