Which chorus for subtle sounds?

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  1. tudor@cavernmus

    tudor@cavernmus Member

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    I know ther are loads of choruses out there in various guises that suit a wide range of applications/tastes.

    I have the following requirements:

    Depth and speed controls
    True bypass
    No volume boost/cut
    Very little eq colouration (no mid boost/bass roll off etc...)

    I just want to use it to add a little texture to simple delay settings in a mono setup. More of a tape modulation type effect to add a bit of life to muted arpeggios and some lead lines.

    I don't want to change my delay ( a BYOC ) for one with modulation.

    Any suggestions please?
     
  2. OrangeAD30TC

    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    go on evil bay and get a ce-2. they sound great are relatively cheap compared to some of the newer offerings.
     
  3. mike@nortoncable.com

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    CE-1,CE-2,CE-3
    Retrosonic stereo chorus
    Analong man chrous
     
  4. slopeshoulder

    slopeshoulder Senior Member

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    Analogman MINI chorus with MIX knob (not the same as depth; you want both).
     
  5. ixsaves13

    ixsaves13 Supporting Member

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    I've had a few chorus pedals and use them for subtle to very rich levels.

    I'd recommend the fulltone choralflange, TC SCF, CE-2, Diamond, DLS... to name a few.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Tinman

    Tinman Member

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    I have one of these and there is a noticable volume boost when the mix knob is dialed back. Otherwise, this would be the perfect pedal for you.
     
  7. rob2001

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    MXR, model 134 I think. The yellow one with 5 knobs and a bass boost button. It can get warbly but for the most part it's pretty subtle. I don't think it's TB but I didn't notice major tone suckage.
     
  8. StaticRoute

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    The Voodoo Lab Chorus is a nice subtle chorus pedal.
     
  9. astainback

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    The H2O is great too, but not true bypass. It is a great buffer pedal.
    True bypass is over-rated... go buffered!!
     
  10. tudor@cavernmus

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    My first thought was Boss, having owned a ce-2 many years ago. From what I remember, the sound was right, but these were the days when true bypass only meant the fastest way to drive around Oxford. Since then, I've become pretty precious about my signal path and I'm not sure about the tonesuck of these.
     
  11. Flaser_Phanger

    Flaser_Phanger Member

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    For subtle sounds I would recommend the TC SCF. The Chorus Ensembles are nice, too, but since they don't have a blend control, a subtle chorus effect is not their forte. Anyway, here's some info on the CE-family, in case you're interested

    http://www.pedalarea.com/chorus_ensemble.htm
     
  12. Laganlad

    Laganlad Supporting Member

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    I have both DLS Chorus Vibe and Analogman with the mix knob. The blend feature on the DLS is excellent and can be dialed in to be more subtle than the AM Chorus. Both are excellent. I find it interesting to see the Retro-Sonic mentioned, although a marvelous choice for a CE-1 voiced chorus, I didn't find it to be subtle at all. Each to his own.
     
  13. sroyboyk

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    Redwitch empress chorus, DONE.
     

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