Would love some advice for a chorus pedal

Discussion in 'The Buzz Box' started by BlueSquirrel, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Hi everyone!

    I've started learning "A Forest" by The Cure and I'm wondering if it were possible to find a chorus pedal which would be good for songs such as The Cure's, Nirvana's and The Smiths'?

    Or would you say that their sounds are too far apart to be played with the same gear?

    Thanks a lot for your insight!
  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    I'm not normally one to recommend Boss pedals but a CH1 should be able to handle all of that.
  3. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    I used a Boss CE 3 for many years. I'm using a CE 5 now.... but those tunes/artists are all right in there for the heyday of the first generation Boss Chorus right on up.
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  4. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I bought a Arion SCH-1 from a member here. It is a very versatile stereo chorus pedal, and even adjustable to get a pseudo rotary effect.
    Get a used MIJ if you locate one.
  5. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2018

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    The Digiteck "Multi-Chorus" will take you wherever you want to go, clean or dirty. Mine is probably 10 years old and still sounds as good as the day I brought it home. I'm not even sure you can still get a new one.
  7. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I have that one. I bought it in the 80s because I couldn't afford a Boss. 30 years later I find out that it's sought-after.
  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    I used one of these for a long time ? Then a DOD . now a Digitech ? The Arion is a great pedal !
  9. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    MXR Black Label Chorus. Yeah I know it's Zakk Wylde's signature pedal but after I got it I've never even wanted to look for another chorus pedal. Seems to cover all the bases and do it well.
  10. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
    Check out the mxr analog chorus (the blue one)
  11. Chubbles

    Chubbles Squier-Meister

    Mar 6, 2018
    Philadelphia PA
    It seems like everyone and their brother make a chorus. I have a really old DOD. I have liked the Boss ones in the past. Used ones are cheap.
  12. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    I had an old (Maxon) Ibanez stereo chorus/vibrato that was really sweet. Right now I am building a Boss ce3 clone. It seems to sound the closest to the old Maxon circuit.
  13. Flying Z

    Flying Z Squier-Meister

    Jun 1, 2019
    Mobile AL, USA
    Im happy to learn from all of you, glad i checked this thread.
  14. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Nice Ken. I have the Hardwire TR-7 Trem/Rotary pedal. A lot of features stuffed into one pedal, as you know with your CR-7.
  15. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    That's the magic - there is 6 pedals in one ! underrated series - the Reverb pedal is still 150.00 !
  16. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    Whatever you wind up with that really sounds good to you ('cause these are all good pedals by the way), you'll find the sweet spots for the gear you're playing. Why do I use a Boss Chorus pedal? That's what I stumbled into as as a good used deal in 1982 and I've stuck with them eve since. Whatever you decide, make sure you try the pedal both in front of your signal as well as through your effects loop if you have one. Some pedals only sound right in front of the amp. For instance, I have a EHX Small Clone that sounds very lush, too, as long as it's in front of the amp. But if I run it in the effects loop on any of my gig amps the volume drops. Let your ears be your guide. If you wind up ponying up for a more expensive pedal you won't be sorry in the long run.
  17. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Thanks a lot for all your comments and suggestions. There isn't an fx loop on my amp, so that's settled.

    Apparently, the EHX Small Clone was used by Kurt Cobain. How Nirvanesque! Would you recommend it? Would it be good for Brit pop as well?

    As for "A Forest" by The Cure, I might have gotten mixed up with another Cure song. I've just listened to it again and I'm not sure it's a chorus effect with delay. Could be a flanger with delay... are there any Cure fans around?

    If I need to get chorus + flanger (+ some sort of distortion for Nirvana stuff), I may have to consider cheaper brands as well, such as Behringer or Joyo or the like, or postpone my project to a later date...

    Has anyone tried the Behringer Ultra Chorus 200, for instance?
  18. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    I also saw an ad for a used all-in-one chorus / flanger / phaser pedal called TC Electronics Nova md-1. It's very tempting, however it has mixed review on the web. Has anybody tried it yet?
  19. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    I use an MXR Analog Chorus, and I’m quite pleased with it.