#1
I'm looking into buying a chorus pedal, but I'm not quite sure which to buy. I live in a small town so it's hard for me to drive an hour or so to a guitar store and try out the Small Clone. Also I'd say it's pretty slim to find a CE-1 to sample. Cost isn't really an issue. I'm more conserned about tone and ease of use.
Here's a small list of what I like to play, if this helps
ACDC
Sabbath
Blue Oyster
Corrosion Conformity
Deep Purple
Foghat
Foreigner
G-N-R
Maiden
Hendrix
Kansas
Zeppelin
Skynyrd
Metallic
Motley Crue
Nazareth
Neil Young
Nickelback
Nirvana
Ozzy
Dio
Rush
Scorpions
System of a Down
Tool
ZZ Top

Your input is much appreciated.
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#3
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well as for ease of use, you can't beat the small clone... there's one knob and a depth button
personnally, I have it and I love it, it's almost always turned on
and i have something against boss, so i'd direct you towards the small clone


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#4
Small clone easy, makes a whole lotta difference to your sound. I always have a tiny bit of chorus on with my Flextone to fatten up the distortion.
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#6
CE-1, I'd love to have one of those myself.
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#7
You know the CE-1 is gonna kill the Small Clone. I also don't get why people worship the Small Clone on here, it's not exactly a great pedal.
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#8
i'd go with the CE-1. more tweakability, stereo capabilities, more variety of tones. but, if you only want that nirvana "Come As You Are" tone, go for the Clone.
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#9
I hope you know that the CE-1 often goes up to $500 on ebay.

You're thinking of the CH-1. If you can find a CE-2, or MIJ (analog) CH-1 that'd be good.

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#10
Nope, I'm correct, the CE-1.....I know the average going rate.
Is there anything I should watch for on them, like problems or defects that have occured due to time or wear / use
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#11
Or, Look at a Boss CE-20, it has a CE-1 setting, and you can tweak other settings to get a Small Clone sound too.
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#12
japanese boss ce-2, the best
i can get that early metallica clean tone with this pedal no prob on my carvins clean channel
you can usually find them on ebay for around 200 bucks
#13
I own a Boss chorus.

So of course my answer is EHX.
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Nope, I'm correct, the CE-1.....I know the average going rate.
Is there anything I should watch for on them, like problems or defects that have occured due to time or wear / use



Input/output levels and some hum mostly. You really have to spend time tweaking it to get your levels even and not muddy. I personally would never spend that much on one, I think they're over rated. Maybe $250, but I've never seen one sell that low. I prefer my Fulltone Choralflange over the CE-1, not because of sound, but because it's much easier to work with, and is almost on par sound quality wise.

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#15
I love my Ce-2. Its a very warm sounding chours. best part about it is that it won't overpower you. It sounds great in just about every setting. It might be easier to get a Ce-2 than a Ce-1, I believe that the ce-2 is just the ce-1 in a compact pedal form. The only thing I don't like is that uses a old power adaptor that is not available anymore. You can't run the Ce-2 on a normal 9v power adaptor. I have to run my Ce-2 daisy chained to my Tu-2 so that it can draw enough power and share a common ground.
#16
I was checking out the CE-2 and there's few Questions I"ve got.
Are there any differences with these?
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Black Label and Green Label
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Long Dash, not a long dash
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Silver screw, or what ever else was inplace of the silver screw.

Is one version more popular that the other

thx
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#18
There is a guy on youtube that put a japanese and a Taiwan Ce-2 head to head and I can't tell the difference. My Ce-2 was made in Taiwan and it has most of the componets that the Japanese ones have.

Sorry I'm at work right now but I'll put up a link when I get out of here in a few hours
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#19
Generally, the silver screwed and green label versions are older (which makes them more sought after). The only real differences you'll HEAR might occur between the Japanese and Taiwanese versions though.

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