What do you use chorus for?

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  1. tinkercity

    tinkercity Supporting Member

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    I use chorus for Leslie effects and modern chordal shimmer... honestly I use it in the same way I would a Uni-Vibe or Vibrato pedal... or Tremolo for that matter! haha to shake s**t up! :)
     
  2. RMosack

    RMosack Supporting Member

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    This x1000!

    I don't care if it sounds '80s. I've always loved chorus.
     
  3. KramerPacerCarreraGuy

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    when I go to any store or market, thre is always some 80's song playing with chorus

    the store is catering to whoever has money to spend there

    marketing specialists have spent millions of dollars of research

    to find that people who like 80's music with chorus are the one's spending the most

    money

    see (or hear) for yourself the next time you go to any store or restaurant

    So if you like to make money, cater to the people who are spending the money

    and use chorus

    but if you want to stick it to the man, and not use dated sounds, more money for

    the chorus users

    in ten years they may be playing hip hop and EDM at your local Coco's during the senior

    citizens early bird 4pm dinners

     
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  4. JackfromAK

    JackfromAK Gold Supporting Member

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    I have one on a noise board.

    (Edit: not sarcasm, I like it a lot.)
     
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  5. $tratcat

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    I have an MXR Analog Chorus that has separate Bass and Treble controls. I jack up the bass and keep the treble almost off and use it in conjunction with my EQD The Depths vibe - they sound great together, the chorus fattens up the vibe a lot.
     
  6. Davepitt11

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    On TGP: "Mike Landau has one of the greatest tones ever!"

    Also on TGP: "I don't like 80s chorus sound. It sounds way too dated."
     
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  8. rumbletone

    rumbletone Silver Supporting Member

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    I have chorus available solely for 80s covers. Offhand I can’t think of a single exception.

    Re ‘dated’ - I totally understand that sentiment. For me the key was to find a chorus device that i can tweak to be noticeable enough to cover ‘those 80s tones’ but mixed in subtley enough that it doesn’t sound warbly or over the top.
     
  9. Theorist

    Theorist Supporting Member

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    STP Plush
     
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  10. toasterdude

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    Bachata. Only bachata.
     
  11. NB_Terry

    NB_Terry Member

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    My band has a keyboardist; when he's there, I don't use any chorus.

    I find that clean and crunch guitars are best without fx when keys are available.

    When he's away for a show, I bring out the Blue Hippo for leslie or lush type tones. The Boss CE-5 didn't cut it....
     
  12. MogwaiBoy

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    +1 adding lushness. I don't need a dedicated chrous though because onboard modulation in the DiG, Wet and BlueSky are phenomenal enough.
     
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  13. Hawkmoon269

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    It’s required to play Purple Rain.
     
  14. TheMindful

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    It's just awesome, and can really create such a mood with the right intentions.
     
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  15. markjsmith

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    I use it for 2 things, to sound like an 80's guitarist or to make everyone feel seasick!
     
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  16. Valtyr

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    Nothing.

    That may be because I used to use it a lot and got tired of it.

    These days I only use chorus when I am covering a tune where chorus was used on the original.
     
  17. Shiny_Beast

    Shiny_Beast Supporting Member

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    nothing

    :hide

    but I am a big univibe fan
     
  18. 65ChampAmp

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    So, just for intros and outros;)
     
  19. MoonshineMan

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    Mostly Leslie-type stuff, with the analogman mini chorus. Sometimes for some Ryan Adams-ish 80s cheese. I’ve used it as a subtle clean tone, but not nearly as often.
     
  20. chillytc

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    You subtle chorus people are missing the point. I will admit I don't use chorus on my board currently, but if you are going to use it, you gotta go big. Get those Cure Seventeen Seconds/Nirvana Come As You Are fat and out of focus sounds. It might be a dated sound but it's an interesting sound, especially juxtaposed against a tight rhythm section and if it warbles in an out of tune way, well, that's interesting isn't it? Hell, I like it better with an analog delay even though that is an even more dated sound. Chorus and deep delay echoing into blurry infinity just sounds good, dated or not.

    That light chorus sound is weak sauce that is dated and sounded like it in the '80s and has ever since.
     
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