Stereo Chorus Pedal to do JC-120 Roland Jazz Chorus sound

PSaulino

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Hi,

Was wondering what stereo chorus pedals that, when run in stereo (2 amps) do the JC-120 Roland Jazz Chorus sound. Analogman Bi Chorus? DLS Chorus Vibrato? DLS Ultra Chorus? Bosss CE-3? Any opinions on those who have tried some of these in stereo would be appreciated.

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sh333

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If I am not mistaken the chorus in the JC series combo amps was pretty much the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble pedal chorus circuit. One channel wet to one speaker and one channel dry to the other speaker.

Retro-sonic makes a great update to the vintage CE-1 pedal.
 

erksin

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I've had a JC-120 and the CE-1, the DLS is a nice combination of the two. The JC-120 did incorporate the CE-1 into it, but it sounded a little cleaner than a CE-1 on it's own IMO.

I don't think the RetroSonic is stereo, is it?
 

PSaulino

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erksin said:
I've had a JC-120 and the CE-1, the DLS is a nice combination of the two. The JC-120 did incorporate the CE-1 into it, but it sounded a little cleaner than a CE-1 on it's own IMO.

I don't think the RetroSonic is stereo, is it?

The Retrosonic is not stereo.... which DLS, the Chorus/Vibrato or Ultra Chorus?

Thanks!
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erksin

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PSaulino said:
The Retrosonic is not stereo.... which DLS, the Chorus/Vibrato or Ultra Chorus?

Thanks!
P.
I own the Chorus~Vibe - VERY satisfied customer!
 

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erksin said:
I own the Chorus~Vibe - VERY satisfied customer!
With a 9vdc / 60mA power comsumption profile, I wish these could use a 9V battery instead of only using a wall wart.
 

Macaroni

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The Boss CE-20 will do that and much more, and you can get them in great condition for $100+. You'll get the CE-1, the Dimension D, and several other fantastic stereo choruses - 6 in total, plus 4 presets and tonal tweakability. I had the DLS Chorus-Vibe and it was nice, but not even close to the CE-20.

Go to Bossus.com and check out the sound samples and hear for yourself.
 

John_M

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I use the Dimension C, which is the analog version - and it is one of the best out there. 4 presets only, and no tweaking, but sounds like the lushest JC120 settings.
 

OOG

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buy a Cube 60 and run it with your favorite tube amp
best of both worlds
 

pdouds

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the dls chorus is a great pedal I own it, and swear by it. 7 position switch for chorus delay, true stereo, the whole deal.
 

Frosted Glass

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I use the Dimension C, which is the analog version - and it is one of the best out there. 4 presets only, and no tweaking, but sounds like the lushest JC120 settings.
Really? My CE-1 sounds nothing like the two DC-2s I've had in the past. It's much thicker and wobblier. Also, the DC-2 doesn't utilise spatial mixing of the wet and dry to produce the chorus effect like the JC-120 and CE-1 do.

As others have noted, the Boss CE-1 is the JC-120 chorus circuit in pedal format. Aside from the Retro-Sonic clone, which may or may not be stereo I don't know, the only other pedal I've heard of as being close to the CE-1 tone is the Ibanez RC-99 Rotary Chorus. The DLS, Red Witch and Diamond stuff is no doubt great sounding, but if you're after that specific JC tone it's probably better in the long run to bite the bullet and buy a CE-1.
 

TheGigPig

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As others have noted, the Boss CE-1 is the JC-120 chorus circuit in pedal format. The DLS, Red Witch and Diamond stuff is no doubt great sounding, but if you're after that specific JC tone it's probably better in the long run to bite the bullet and buy a CE-1.
Spot on. I've been searching for a pedal to replace my CE-1 for years, but no joy. I've found some other great chorus's which are loads of fun, but nothing comes close to the real deal for me. Live I can get away a Keeley modded CE-2 in most situations, but if it's a chorus specific tone, then forget about it.
I'm waiting for the day that someone makes a pedal called the 'See He Juan' that has 2 knobs - an input gain and a single knob for chorus that a/b'd sounds identical to the original. I'd even settle for 'very close', but nothing so far cuts that mustard.
 

-analog-

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I have a boss CE3 from the Early 80's right after they discontined the Chorus ensamble style pedal. It nails that JC120 chorus sound right on the head..
 

PatchCord

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If I am not mistaken the chorus in the JC series combo amps was pretty much the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble pedal chorus circuit. One channel wet to one speaker and one channel dry to the other speaker.

Retro-sonic makes a great update to the vintage CE-1 pedal.
I thought one side of the JC-120 was 180° out from the other, true imaging?
 

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Red Witch chorus and TC SCF.... leaning towards the SCF as it was pretty much made to replicate that sound.
 




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