#1
hey guys

pretty new to this and i kinda like it ... and i got one question (*god i hope i am doing this right*)


what are chorus pedals? what do they do? are they good? cos i saw a chorus pedal once (made by BOSS) and it just dont get wat they do ...

can somebody help me out on this please ????
#2
They fatten your sound up, kind of like having two notes sound at once. Think of how a 12-string guitar sounds.
#6
Quote by Joe_Jolly
oh ... ok by the way would you say BOSS make the best pedals?


ive heard good things about Electro-Harmonix Small Clone... and there not that expensive
#7
Not best, but theyre pretty well constructed and good value for money generally.

If you want the best pedals, you have to spend £100s

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#8
Quote by Joe_Jolly
oh ... ok by the way would you say BOSS make the best pedals?


not the best, but quite good i think
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#9
i just bought a electro harmonix big muff + i have ibanez effects that were pretty sweet for only £60 quid each .... but thanks for the help guys ... moght save up for a chorus pedal.
#10
Quote by SilverchairFan
Yes, BOSS are the best



you cant say that
Boss is the more popular brand, but "best" is subjective

My Carl Martin Classic Chorus kills the Boss Chorus, but thats my opinion

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#11
How is your ibanez synth pedal btw? I'm looking for one right now. I have my sights on the Boss SYB5 but I could do with info on others.

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Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
#12
Quote by Jonnomainman
How is your ibanez synth pedal btw? I'm looking for one right now. I have my sights on the Boss SYB5 but I could do with info on others.



its pretty good mate ... i would actually recommend the 2 ibanez bass pedals i have ... they give a good overall sound ... especially with my hartke amp.
#13
Quote by YoHendrix
ive heard good things about Electro-Harmonix Small Clone... and there not that expensive


+1

Got mine for $60 shipped off ebay...best chorus I've ever used.
#14
Quote by eyebanez333
+1

Got mine for $60 shipped off ebay...best chorus I've ever used.


If you have the money, I would suggest dropping for an Analogman Clone Chorus, which is a massively improved clone of the Small Clone.
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#15
The Ashdown chorus is also very good.
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#16
Sorry to high-jack the thread here, but anyone have any thoughts on the digitech chorus perdal?
#17
Quote by Joe_Jolly
its pretty good mate ... i would actually recommend the 2 ibanez bass pedals i have ... they give a good overall sound ... especially with my hartke amp.


What's the tone like? Nice and thick? Does it track well? Is it polyphonic? Cheers

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Fender Standard Jazz Bass
Artec Matrix Pedal Tuner
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Boss GEB 7
EHX NYC Big Muff
Ashdown MAG C410T-300
Torque T100BX
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Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
#18
Quote by SilverchairFan
Yes, BOSS are the best


No, Boss are ok for modulation effects and not so great for distortion/od. All their pedals have buffered bypass which sucks tone. And you can do better for cheaper. Everyone just uses them because they're kind of an industry standard.
#19
Quote by Anti-bucket
Sorry to high-jack the thread here, but anyone have any thoughts on the digitech chorus perdal?


I have one. Built solid. Sound great, even if its a little on the cold side.
#24
Once again--the digitech chorus is a great pedal for the price. Amazing value for the money. I love mine to death and get quite a bit of use out of it.
#25
Quote by anarkee
Once again--the digitech chorus is a great pedal for the price. Amazing value for the money. I love mine to death and get quite a bit of use out of it.


x2 its great pedal and its very cheap
#26
EBS Unichorus, an amazing pedal and i must say great value for money considering what it is. Prob the next pedal get.
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#27
Quote by anarkee
Once again--the digitech chorus is a great pedal for the price. Amazing value for the money. I love mine to death and get quite a bit of use out of it.


The trouble is that is a very warm, rich chorus. In heavier settings, it just won't cut through.
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#28
For me that works rather well. I use is for classic rock and jazz mostly and its really wonderful in a jazz setting.
#29
I use the Danelectro milkshake chorus and its alright, i usually use it for high melodic basslines and sometimes slam some distortion on it and turn the chorus rate and depth up full and it sounds wacky.
I would love to get an Electro Harmonix Clone theory to get Peter Hooks sound but as far as i know they dont make them anymore...
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#30
Quote by anarkee
For me that works rather well. I use is for classic rock and jazz mostly and its really wonderful in a jazz setting.


However, if you look at old Duff McKagan, he uses a very icy sounding chorus. Underneath the guitars he plays with, a warmer chorus would just sound muddy. However, his icy sounding chorus means he can cut though while still having a very beefy sound.
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#31
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The trouble is that is a very warm, rich chorus. In heavier settings, it just won't cut through.


I never thought of the Digitech as a very WARM chorus. I looked at it as a more icy and cold one
#32
I would say that the digitech and the boss pedals are mediocre at best. They do the job but there is nothing special about them and they wont really stand out. On the other hand the EHX pedals are great but if your looking for the top of the line chorus pedals, id check out Analogman Bichorus pedal. I got to play a buddies who waited almost a year to get one and it was as orgasmic as playing a chorus pedal could be.
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#34
Quote by watchingmefall
I always thought the same.


I just think that when you play lower notes on it (which are the most used in damn near any genre) it gets so rich, it begins to sound warm. While the inherent tone of the pedal is quite icy, I find it puts the effect on the lower notes so much they sound very warm.

Then again, it might just be compared to the boss which I A/B it with, and found the boss incredibly icy sounding.
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#35
I would personally suggest EBS Uni-Chorus, very rich sound and also have Flanger and P.Shifter effects are incl. on the pedal. that is a higher end suggestion anyways