#1
More blasphemy for me! First a fuzz, now a chorus.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEricJohnson/videos/1035804849810814/ Log in to facebook if you can't see the vidya.

On the last sustained chord I hear the reverb and/or delay doing most of the work so I am not sure if it is really just a chorus effect on one or both of those or if there is a separate chorus unit doing the magic. So let me know! I know it is not an extreme setting but something more mild.

Sub $100 USD, not looking for something extensive, just something to dabble with. I might just make a patch on the G3 with a chorus added in so.

Board that I cannot make sense of (Belle Epoch?): https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEricJohnson/photos/pb.313377338720239.-2207520000.1458397207./1027375620653737/?type=3&theater
Last edited by Will Lane at Mar 19, 2016,
#2
Looking to emulate Eric Johnson? The man is a tone fiend with a mercurial board. And yet, he always coaxes angels out of his amps.

Here's a listing from Equipboard:
http://equipboard.com/pros/eric-johnson/#effects-pedals

But you'll note that list doesn't match the board you linked to.

The Belle Epoch is one of Catalinbread's very fine echo pedals- you can see THREE on Eric's board. I'd recommend that and/or their EchoRec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXOmQPwKjjs&sns=em


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3NHLRGtDJQ&sns=em

And there's definitely flange on that sample (and on his board).

But I can't account for the "chorus" I hear as compared to that picture or the Equipboard page. Perhaps it is an octave up pedal? On Equipboard, they mention that EJ uses a Prescription Electronics Hendrix Octave Fuzz of some kind.

Problem #1: PE has bit the big one.

Ray of Sunshine: the Earthquaker Devices Hoof Reaper- with 2 fuzzes and an octave up circuit- should do the same job pretty damn well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4ZLZavOAzA&sns=em

The Catalinbread Octapussy is an octave up fuzz that may do much the same the trick as the Hoof Reaper- sans one fuzz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSHzSoCfFPg&sns=em

Problem #2: because it is a 3-in-1, the EQD Hoof Reaper is over $200, typically even used. (Hell of a pedal, though.). The Octapussy costs $179 new. You might be able to find a used one @$120 or so.

Ray of Sunshine #2: there was such a demand for EQD to release the octave up circuit in a discrete pedal that they did so. It is called the Tentacle, and it costs @$125 new.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN98CUmuJ1E&sns=em
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#3
Most of the pedals in the EHX POG family are pricier than the EQD Tentacle, but they're also a bit cleaner- the Tentacle does have a bit of inherent dirt- so they may be a better option for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNjeuEugRvA&sns=em

Not knowing the rest of your rig, I'll also point out another 3-in-1 pedal, EHX's Epitome. It combines the POG, Electric Mistress Chorus/Flange, and the Holy Grail Reverb/Delay. Not cheap, but powerful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcaRDEQH38U&sns=em
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#4
i don't like to go on facebook, so i am not going to pick the link.

as far as my recent purchases go for (analog) bbd choruses is the malekko omnichron chorus and the cmatmods chorus. i picked up each for less than $100. IMO they are hard to beat.

for an octave up fuzz, i have a voodoo labs proctavia and like it. i paid $60,

post your video on something else so i can help you better.
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#5
It's Eric Johnson's video. I don't use FB myself, but all it is is EJ saying howdy with a couple riffs.
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^ yeah i don't even have a facebook account and it worked for me.

but if you don't like using it, no problem. i'm holding out against facebook too pretty much, it's kind of annoying how people act like you should have a facebook account or you're not doing the internet right when i've been on the internet long before it even existed. (I don't mean Will, I just mean in general.)

i reckon most analogue choruses should do that just fine. if you can find one (it's been discontinued a while) the tonerider analog chorus is nice, the ehx neo clone is nice, i haven't tried it but i'm guessing the mooer chorus (ce2 clone with a level knob) would do it too. there's probably a bunch of other cheaper clones as well. EDIT: there's that mxr micro chorus too which i think has a good rep but i haven't tried it. and the ones trashed mentioned if they're under budget but again i haven't tried them.

as you said though it could be modulation from the delay.
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#7
DOD FX 65. i bought one back in the mid 80s and have never had the urge to replace it. they can be had pretty cheap these days on ebay
#8
If you can find a new (or lightly used) TC Electronics Corona Chorus in your price range grab it! It is one of the best around and well liked by many pros.
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+1 TC Electronics Corona Chorus, i have the Guitar Center designed Gravy which is like Corona and Shaker combined.. the switch goes from toneprint tri-chorus or shaker (tremolo).
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#10
If I were recommending a chorus, I'd go with the Visual Sound H2O V2 or the TrueTone H2O V3.
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#11
I knew there would be some people to post who didn't use/didn't like facebook.

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But I can't account for the "chorus" I hear as compared to that picture or the Equipboard page. Perhaps it is an octave up pedal? On Equipboard, they mention that EJ uses a Prescription Electronics Hendrix Octave Fuzz of some kind.

Problem #1: PE has bit the big one.

Ray of Sunshine: the Earthquaker Devices Hoof Reaper- with 2 fuzzes and an octave up circuit- should do the same job pretty damn well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4ZLZavOAzA&sns=em

The Catalinbread Octapussy is an octave up fuzz that may do much the same the trick as the Hoof Reaper- sans one fuzz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSHzSoCfFPg&sns=em

Problem #2: because it is a 3-in-1, the EQD Hoof Reaper is over $200, typically even used. (Hell of a pedal, though.). The Octapussy costs $179 new. You might be able to find a used one @$120 or so.

Ray of Sunshine #2: there was such a demand for EQD to release the octave up circuit in a discrete pedal that they did so. It is called the Tentacle, and it costs @$125 new.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN98CUmuJ1E&sns=em
I... uh... don't think I'll be using an octave fuzz for that tone... I have a Micro POG so. And I also have the Octavix.

I have an Echoplex-inspired patch on the G3 so I think I will run with that and do some tweaking. I'll be looking into the units listed too, and I'll get back with you all. Feel free to keep posting suggestions, or even signal chains/rough settings.
Last edited by Will Lane at Mar 20, 2016,
#12
Eric Johnson is so particular on tone. I remember reading an article where he said he could tell a difference in tone when using different 9v batteries
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I... uh... don't think I'll be using an octave fuzz for that tone... I have a Micro POG so. And I also have the Octavix.

I have an Echoplex-inspired patch on the G3 so I think I will run with that and do some tweaking. I'll be looking into the units listed too, and I'll get back with you all. Feel free to keep posting suggestions, or even signal chains/rough settings.

The Micro Pog should be your huckleberry, then. Couple the POG's octave up with whatever echo & reverb you have- the Echoplex patch should be perfect if it is even half decent- with a relatively clean tone and you should be fine.
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#14
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Eric Johnson is so particular on tone. I remember reading an article where he said he could tell a difference in tone when using different 9v batteries


I doubt that.
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#15
He heard you type that.

I suspect Eric Johnson is actually descended from Heimdall.
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^ I think it was with fuzz face pedals. I've heard people say that actually that might be plausible.

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#17
Apologies for being so late getting back to this. I actually made the patch a few days after this thread, I just have not had an opportunity to record it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE8-5c53xdw

Starts at 9:20, ends at 10:58. I was not going for exactly but roughly. And to be honest, I don't remember exactly what I did on the G3. Most of the mechanic was a slapback delay with modulating pitch rather than exactly a chorus. That is washed out underneath other delay and reverb. I used the Echoplex patch heard earlier in the video as the base I think. As far as everything else, the Yellow Comp, Micro POG, EHX Analogizer, and the Sonic Stomp were on.
Last edited by Will Lane at May 17, 2016,