#1
I hate that I spent my $$$ on a Chorus pedal now because no matter what I do, I always come out with this lame-ass 80s rock sound. Even when I combine my Chorus pedal with my DS-1. OMG it's so f ucking irritating. I mean, is that the sound I'm SUPPOSED to get?

I'm trying to get a late 60s sound, but obviously I'm doing something wrong.
#2
Turn the chorus waaaaay down. Or don't use it at all.
I never could find a tasteful use for chorus, maybe it's just not for you.
And yes, chorus + DS-1 = cheesy 80s tone every time.
#3
Listen to Roc. He's a mod for a reason(he knows his stuff).

Anyway, he's right about the tone. Besides the DS-1 and the chorus, whats your setup? That may help to get the late 60's tone you want.
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#6
Quote by customisbetter
60s= overdrive/Fuzz + tremelo + reverb.


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You should instead of the DS-1 Get a fuzz in your line up, a reverb is a MUST and the tremolo is just if your lazy enough to not pick fast a note or two hehe. And yep, its not the same picked than using the effect, i know that but, it adds a lil more sooth tone i think when you do it yourself.
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#7
Roc is right.

If you want a late '60s sound, then get reverb (Don't buy anything from Boss. You'll just waste money. Look at EHX/Jim Dunlop/Ibanez/Digitech), a fuzz face, tremolo effect, and a GOOD overdrive (Digitech Bad Monkey is your best bet, cheap and effective) set the gain to 0 and level to 10 to use it as a clean boost. Maybe a Wah pedal, if you want one.
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#8
Quote by alex0203
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1. mid-neck pickups.
2. EQ to the Hendrix-y settings on the settings thread.
3. Replace DS-1 with a good fuzz.
4. Rig the chorus as a tremolo, as I occasionally do.
5. Dial in reverb.
6. Listen to V.U.K. except for the Bad Monkey(It may be personal preference, but I can't stand them).
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#9
Quote by customisbetter
60s= overdrive/Fuzz + tremelo + reverb.

exactly, combined with a little delay maybe, you can get some killer classic soloing sounds
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#10
Like what the people above said, a chorus pedal and the DS-1 aren't the best for classic rock. To me, I don't like chorus pedals for this kind of music. A reverb pedal would be really good, and/or a delay pedal set to a slight delay to maybe fatten up your tone. Instead of the DS-1, try an overdrive and/or fuzz pedal.

Also, your amp is very important. Maybe try adjusting its EQ settings, look at examples to see how you should dial in your tone for what you want to play.
#11
Quote by alex0203
I hate that I spent my $$$ on a Chorus pedal now because no matter what I do, I always come out with this lame-ass 80s rock sound. Even when I combine my Chorus pedal with my DS-1. OMG it's so f ucking irritating. I mean, is that the sound I'm SUPPOSED to get?

I'm trying to get a late 60s sound, but obviously I'm doing something wrong.


Why buy the standard chorus? you need something unqiue like a boutique chorus or a digitech CF-7 for some variety. Going with Boss means you'll end up with little customization on the sound yourself since their pedals all have the same circuitry and they were one of the few companies around in the 80's. Today there are 100x the pedals out there, do some more research, AVOID what everyone else uses and try something new to find your own sound.
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#12
Quote by customisbetter
60s= overdrive/Fuzz + tremelo + reverb.



i love that kindof tone

i have to get myself a tremolo pedal and a decent fuzz pedal.
#13
did they even have chorus back then? ditch the chorus for a reverb and/or a tremolo and a fuzz face-like pedal or a treble booster (if you're using a tube amp).
#14
Quote by alex0203
I hate that I spent my $$$ on a Chorus pedal now because no matter what I do, I always come out with this lame-ass 80s rock sound. Even when I combine my Chorus pedal with my DS-1. OMG it's so f ucking irritating. I mean, is that the sound I'm SUPPOSED to get?

I'm trying to get a late 60s sound, but obviously I'm doing something wrong.


WHICH late 60's sound? (The Beatles, Elvis, Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Clapton, Page), (Fender, Vox, Marshall, Sunn)