Stereo Chorus Recommendation?

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  1. mcontour

    mcontour Supporting Member

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    Hi All,

    I currently use a Line 6 Space Chorus. I like the effect, especially in the TRI mode.

    What I don't like about the pedal is the way it boosts the volume, especially on the low end.

    I'd like to hear recommendation for other stereo chorus pedals, hopefully for ones that do not boost the volume.

    Many thanks for your inputs.

    Michael
     
  2. theHoss

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    I posted a similar thread, you might want to read it.

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=142699


    I have the following choruses, and I do play in stereo.

    1) Red Witch Medusa

    2) EBS Red Twister

    3) Visual Sound H2O

    4) RockMan Stereo Chorus (2 of them)

    4) DreamTone Stereo Chorus (should be here this week).

    John is correct in saying that the RockMan is the most dimensional chours. Very wide sapatial field. The RW medusa is pretty lush, and I use it becase it is also a trem pedal. The EBS is silent and spatial as well. I am anxiously awaiting my DreamTone.

    The Rockman is cool, big and hard to put on a board, but if you have a rack...I would use it.

    The red twister is cool, but hard to find and the inputs are on the wrong side.

    Maybe instead of the Medusa you could look at the Red Witch Empress...I hear that is getting good reviews.

    I went with the DreamTone becuase of the price. It is $210 and seth can customize it to your needs.

    Not sure if that is much help, but at least it is a start.

    If you want to spend $300, I would consider the Red Witch, if you want to spend $200, get the DreamTone. And if you want to spend $75 (There is one in the emporium used) I would get the visual sound H2O.


    Good Luck.
     
  3. erksin

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    Look into the DLS Chorus~Vib as well...
     
  4. gitpicker

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    The Fulltone ChoralFlange has a volume control, so you can run at unity gain, cut your volume, or even get a small boost in volume when you stomp it - plus it flat out rocks tonewise. The only complaints against it come from people who find it too pristine... but I am not one in that camp.

    FWIW - I just sold a Space Chorus, and I have owned 2 Choralflanges - the SC is a fun box, but IMO it is not anywhere near the same league as the CF, or the new Red Witch Empress which I just got.
     
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    the maxon cs-550 vintage stereo chorus is a fantastic stereo chorus pedal. it's very transparent and can get a very subtle chorus all the way to full on underwater sounds. No volume boost or drop. I'm not just saying this because I'm selling one either.. it's a great option. TC electronics has a fantastic chorus pedal also.. both of these pedals don't change the tone at all, just add chorus.
     
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    Forgot this one, great point. Reasonable price too. The only drawback is the size.
     
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    Yep - the only draw back IMO is the size - but it's the same size as a ChoralFlange I think...
     
  8. gitpicker

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    Actually the DLS is taller and deeper, and about the same width (if memory serves)...
     
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    Retrosonic Chorus Ensemble. Full on CE-1 chorusing plus Magnatone-ish vibrato. My fav by far.
     
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    But not stereo...
     
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    Ibanez SC10.
     
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    Oops - my bad. Retrosonic isn't stereo! Good luck!
     
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    I like the Boss DC-2 and DC-3. And that current MXR Stereo Chorus's not bad either.
     
  14. LouRossi

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    +1 on the DC-2... Like the old Ibanez chorus boxes too but they phase out in mono...
     
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    get the original. Get a Roalnd CE-1 and have it modded by replacing the stock 50k volume pot with a 250k or 500k pot. Thick, gooey, yummy chorus.
     
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    Not to toot my own horn but it's the closest thing to a real tri-stereo in a pedal, until of course I make a tri-stereo chorus in a pedal. To my knowledge it is the only true stereo analog chorus with two separate delay lines. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=404157
     
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    I think the Retro-Sonic have mono AND stereo versions...

    I'm just not sure about the mono though :drink.
     
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    buy my DLS Ultra Chorus II. nothing touches it in stereo.
     
  19. wickidriffs

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    I adore gooey, yummy chorus. Gooey like treacle.
     

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