Help me choose a chorus pedal

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  1. TIMB

    TIMB Strat-O-Master

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    Right now I have a Source Audio Gemini and I find it pretty harsh on top and a little to digital sounding. I want to sell it and get something else, preferably analog.

    Looking for something that’ll cover Gilmour and EVH tones. I don’t need anything fancy or boutique. Something in the MXR,EH,or Boss range.

    I haven’t experimented much with modulation pedals, so not really sure where to start. Was kinda eyeing up the MXR EVH chorus pedal a little bit. Kinda expensive though.

    What do you guys/girls like or suggest ?
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I've been using the Neunaber Inspire chorus pedal but it makes that 5150 seem like paper route money.
     
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    arct Strat-O-Master

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    Oh man. I use them, but I hate them. I always come back to MXR Analog, or MXR Univibe. Ordinary chorus is all I really need. I have had zero luck with any, all, big name booteek chorus pedals, and I won't trash them by name.

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    Mosky CE chorus is great. CE-2 clone, I believe. I have one for the very few times I use chorus and really like the warm, analog sound.
     
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    Boss CE 2 Waza for old school Analog goodness at its best. MXR Analog chorus fir cheaper and more tone sculpting ability with bass and treble cut. TC corona for versatile chorus covering everything very well. The Boss nails the vintage CE 2 chorus tones we all love perfect but it’s kind of all it does. It has a distinct mid hump to it which is part of why it’s so recognizable. The MXR is more tweakable with cuts for bass and treble.
     
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    Boss CE-2 or any Boss Chorus. (Roland) Boss is the original chorus pedal.

    Aside from that I’ve also liked
    Jaques Meistersinger
    Line 6 Tonecore (though hard to find)
     
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    Mxr chorus
     
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    I have a Boss Waza CE-2w and also a Walrus Audio Julia.

    I prefer the Julia, it is more versatile by far and I use it for flanger sounds too.
    The lag knob and dcv (like a blend knob) can be used to get a wide range of sounds.

    But you can't go wrong with a CE-2w, though it has more of a mid hump than the Julia. But the Julia can also be more subtle or over the top chorus, and also does vibrato too.
     
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    Set clock for the 1980s and press go. Better selection. ;)
     
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    I sure wish I could !! I miss those days.
     
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    Which songs did EVH use chorus on? Seems like he didn't do that much til' like 5150, Ou812?

    It's digital but I think the Boss Super Chorus sounds really good and probably 80's Gilmour-esq.
     
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    I definitely can’t name all the songs but a lot of them. Even the early stuff. I think he mixed it with either a phaser or flanger. I’m no expert on him though.
     
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    Love my MXR analog chorus.
     
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    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

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    I can only add one chorus that I DON’T especially care for; my Danelectro Cool Cat chorus:


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    I’ve tried over and over to bond with it but I never did. Not only does it seem to suck some of the tone out of the original guitar signal, but it also sounds “fakey” - for lack of a better word.

    So my advice is to NOT get one of these...


     
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  18. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster

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    I've been searching for a good chorus for a while now. Spent ridiculous money on pedals with all the bells and whistles. Didn't keep any of them but recently got this pedal and it beats them all.
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    Basic 1980s Japanese chorus pedal. Sounds fantastic. I'd say look for the most basic unit you can find, an 80's or 80's type pedal. As already suggested a Boss or MXR will do nicely.
     
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    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a chorus sort of on both ends of the price spectrum. I have a Caline Ultra Chorus, which is good for what I do (the video reviews of it prompted me to buy)...$. The other is a Keeley DynoMyRoto purchased for a pedal board that was getting a bit crowded...has chorus, rotary and a flanger sound...$$$. It is a neat pedal.
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    I've had an MXR Micro Chorus on my board for about 8 years now. It's simple, one knob, functional and I've had no reason to change it. Does what it says on the tin. mxr-micro-chorus-15515_14eaf3426d.jpg
     
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