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Chorus or no Chorus that is the question.....

Todd Louis

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So here is my board thus far....... Ok I cant get the pic up don't know why upgrade not working

But how many of you use Chorus and should I remove it i don't seem to uses it much
 

renderit

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I took mine off. Needed the space for something else I wanted. "Chorus" sounded too dandified for me anyways. I wanted the Fart Blaster Overdrive! II Special with Octiviser.
 

akstrat61

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FWIW, I use a DD20 for Delay and have one of my presets as a chorus type of effect if I need it?:hank I too just don't use it much.:eek:la
 

jerns

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A nice clean Strat sprinkled with chorus, soaked in reverb, plugged into a twin... That's a good look right there....
 

corpse

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I have an Analogman chorus and crank it as a Leslie. Otherwise I have no need of a Chorus. Sound pretty convincing.
 

lure555

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I'm no big fan of chorus when it's cranked to 1980s levels, but it can subtly give your sound some shimmer and fatness. I was able to get some nice sounds from my Line 6 MM4, but just swapped it out for an EH Small Clone. Wanted to inject some analogness in the signal path.
 

sonar

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Used sparingly a chorus pedal, like a CE-2 or an Analogman, can be a nice option to have on a board...

at least that's what I keep telling myself.
 

BIG Dave

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I really like chorus. I feel it depends what kind of music you play. I only use it for clean tones, best with single coils. If most of what you play is distorted, I wouldn't think there's much need for chorus on your pedalboard.

Here's a list of my chorus's. Yes, I really like chorus!

* Boss CE-1
* Boss CE-2
* Fulltone ChoralFlange
* Red Witch Empress Chorus
* Fulltone TERC rack chorus

* NEO Ventilator - okay, not exactly a chorus, but chorus-ish.
 

TheArchitect

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I really like chorus. I feel it depends what kind of music you play. I only use it for clean tones, best with single coils. If most of what you play is distorted, I wouldn't think there's much need for chorus on your pedalboard.

Here's a list of my chorus's. Yes, I really like chorus!

* Boss CE-1
* Boss CE-2
* Fulltone ChoralFlange
* Red Witch Empress Chorus
* Fulltone TERC rack chorus

* NEO Ventilator - okay, not exactly a chorus, but chorus-ish.

I use 2 chorus pedals on my board. A Voodoo Lab Chorus does the Leslie swirl. The ChoralFlange does a lot of different things pretty well but default setting is a shimmery chorus that probably is more 80's than anything else but that pedal is so flexible it can be tweaked for about anything.
 

Don

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I don't have a chorus pedal. I do use a rotating speaker simulator (sparingly).
 

duaneflowers

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Visual Sound H[SUB]2[/SUB]0 Liquid Echo/Chorus & Montreaux Retrovibe Flanger/Chorus here... I like 'em both and keep swapping back and forth between 'em on the ole pb... :jim
 

spidey

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I don't use a chorus either. I have a déjà vibe by Fulltone which I use when others may use a chorus.
 

chuckNC

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I'm not a big chorus guy but I bought a Danelectro Cool Cat about 15 years ago and still like to plug a strat into it. Cheap thrills is better than no thrills.
 

J T

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A light chorus effect can be done with a delay. Fast light mix Slapback setting can get you there.
 

thejaf

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Maxon CS-9Pro, use it for only 3 or 4 songs in the cover band. Coincidently it's only those few 80's type songs I use it on.
 

Pat Boyack

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Chorus was the worst thing about the guitar in the 80's. It pussyfies everything. Even Jake E. Lee was using it. Ugh. :## I remember moving to Dallas in '91 and every "Rock" band had a guitar player using it.....except for the Blues guys.
 

TheArchitect

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Chorus was the worst thing about the guitar in the 80's. It pussyfies everything. Even Jake E. Lee was using it. Ugh. :## I remember moving to Dallas in '91 and every "Rock" band had a guitar player using it.....except for the Blues guys.

Yeah... Because the hair spray, lipstick and spandex were just too damn manly....
 

Joe Boy

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TC Electronics works just fine...I just add it every now and then for effect..and very low settings.

I also take sugar with my coffee.
 
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