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Old 03-04-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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Chorus Pedal with Bass guitars?

Hey whatsup, I have an MXR Analog Chorus pedal I use on my guitar. I'm considering using it for a band im in where I play bass. Just wondering what peoples general thoughts are on the sound of bass with chorus?
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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I think chorus is a useful pedal for a bass player. My only comment on using a guitar one is that you will lose some of your lower end tones. Get one that is designed for bass and the overall sound will be much better.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:31 AM   #3
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I have a chorus in my board for bass. I use it quite often. Good for giving a little shimmer and sustain to cleaner bass tone. As said above get one made for bass. In my experience guitar pedals suck the tone right out of a bass.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
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I think chorus is a useful pedal for a bass player. My only comment on using a guitar one is that you will lose some of your lower end tones. Get one that is designed for bass and the overall sound will be much better.


True, I've got both Bass Chorus and Flanger.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 AM   #5
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I agree with Anarkee,
You will lose low end with a regular chorus. I suggest getting a bass designed chorus as well.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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I used to own a cheap no brand Bass Chorus, and hated it, however, I've had great results with the EHX Small Clone, it really does sound lovely, and retains a lot of the lowend pretty well, I'll be using it to record this week in fact, to add some creepy depth to one of my more brooding basslines!! It also works great for slap I've found, providing you keep it subtle, without too much depth!
It also looks pretty cool, a big funky purple thang!
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the suggestions, atm I have to use my MXR Analog Chorus pedal for guitar, but I'll save up for a bass one, usually I switch between pick and fingers and I have to fix the tone on my bass knobs and sometimes on the amp itself which is really being a pain, but I also am interested in getting a bass flanger so I can get that sound from Stranglehold, I just figured it'd be interesting to use chorus instead of the usual bass tones
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #8
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To the list of suggestions, I'd add TC Electronics Corona Chorus. You can download "Tone prints" to it for capturing different artist "tones" and it adds a great shimmer to your tone overall.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #9
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Chorus on bass became a fixture of the 1980s, with Sting taking the lead on a number of Police songs. It got to the point where it was overused, and people started to back away from it. But like most effects, it works well when used in moderation.

Unlike alcohol, which doesn't do anything when used in moderation.
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But like most effects, it works well when used in moderation.

Unlike alcohol, which doesn't do anything when used in moderation.


I don't know if i should sig that or not!
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I don't know if i should sig that or not!


You are a bassist. Those are words to live by, my son!
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I have a nice Chorus in my Digitech BP-8.

And 5 more at the ready in my Boss CE-20.

The Boss can really contort some lowend into a molten caldrun.
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Digitech Bass Multi Chorus - Great chorus pedal, very reasonably priced.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:48 AM   #14
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^Not a bad choice either. I had one for years until I bought the Corona.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:20 AM   #15
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Another useful effect if used just a little (not too wet) is, vibrato/on early amps tremolo.
My current band play covers and the enhancement you get on Fleetwood Macs 'The Chain' by adding a hint of chorus/flange or vibrato is good if used subtly.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:34 PM   #16
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chorus on bass is awesome, peter hook used it to great effect on a lot of new order
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