CH-1 Super Chorus review by Boss

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (34 votes)
Boss: CH-1 Super Chorus

Price paid: $ 80

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 7
It sounds pretty good. Not the best chorus pedal out there but very good for the money. Its can be subtle and even penetrating but its not the lushest as others. Some people prefer it subtle or penetrating over lushness but I still think its a good buy either way. It sounds good on most settings. You can't get that intense chorus but still. Sounds good with distortion too, think of Spirit of the Radio.

Overall Impression — 7
It fits well with the styles I play but you wish it had a little toggle switch like a thick and thin switch so you could have the subtle penetrating stuff or a thick swirly chorus forest of lushness. If it was stolen I'd save up more money and buy a boutique chorus, probably a Wampler Nirvana Chorus (it's new you should check it out but its pricey) Its a great buy for a chorus pedal though and its cheap enough to be a beginners first pedal as well.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Its a Boss. Enough said. I'd gig without a backup. That's pretty much it, the knobs are recessed, its made all of metal and there is no MXR style Switch that might break if dropped on from a good height. Its got a handy little thumbscrew so you can pop batteries in and out pretty easily.

Ease of Use — 8
It takes a little bit of knob twiddling to get it to sound the way you want it. The manual is helpful and has spots for you to right your settings down. Its not too hard to figure it out though. Its not as confusing as some other pedals but not as simple, its in the middle.

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