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    There are so many pedals out there now that I hope I can get some info or advice. There are a couple of chorus pedals I have a chance to buy and I can't decide.
    Analogman Chorus (2 knob version) and Way Huge Blue Hippo (newer small size version). Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    Analog.man hands down.

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    While I'm not a huge chorus user, several years back I demoed a few dozen choruses to find one that sounded the best. You don't have to spend a ton of money. The EHX small clone does everything you need in a chorus pedal.
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    Chorus is one of those effects that lots of companies do really well. I used a Digitech Chorus for years, and it was really great. I think it cost like $30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Chorus is one of those effects that lots of companies do really well. I used a Digitech Chorus for years, and it was really great. I think it cost like $30.
    I'm not a big chorus pedal user either so I don't need a "boutique" pedal but I hear people saying that some are better. Thanks for the advice.

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    I like the tri-chorus setting on my Keeley "Dyno-My-Roto", but I like the TC Electronic chorus as well....

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    Which TC chorus do you mean?

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    Not tried one but I've noticed the TC electronic john petrucci dreamscape, seems to be simple, affordable & versatile (chorus,flange & vibe fx)

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    That sounds great. Their pedals sound great and the dude who wants to sell his Analogman chorus wants $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcfee View Post
    Which TC chorus do you mean?
    The Corona and Mini Corona choruses.

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    There are a few styles of chorus. You need to decide which style is what YOU like:

    1. Thick syrupy chorus (depending on level)
    2. Cold icy chorus
    3. Really more of a doubled effect chorus
    4. Chorus on the verge of Flange/Phaser

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    Really like my MXR analog chorus.
    Warm, lush and versatile.
    Just under a $100 new.
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    Lately, more chorus effects you find in the Helix and the Fractals are the icy cold 'barely on' variety. I grew up with the thick stuff. If I am going to use a chorus, its gonna be the thick 80s stuff.
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    I like a few types - just depends on what I'm doing.

    Twisted Sister - the thicker the better!
    Acoustic, I like some frost/not too much
    Leads - Dimension C style....

    Really just depends. Thus I LOVE my Digitech Chorus Factory!!!


    But I hear you Dave - I nice basic Analog chip style....hard to dislike.
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    The Digitech Chorus Factory is great. I also dig the Digitech Stereo Turbo Chorus. Found super cheap these days.

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    If I were in the market for a new chorus pedal, I'd go for a Boss CE-2W. I've had a great sounding original CE-2 for over a decade now, and the Waza version is so good I almost bought another one. I may still get one.
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    If itís just a dedicated chorus, Iím an MXR-134 man myself. But I can do fine also with a Boss CE-3, itís the right vibe but clean. If the chorus is too syrupy it clouds the notes beyond recognition.
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    I have the EHX Clone theory. It's really a Small Clone with a second mode that gives a bit more control of the chorus and it has a third mode that is a vibrato.

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    I'm with Mincer, the Digitech CF-7 is pretty awesome, it's basically a chorus modeler so it has most of the greatest hits of chorus. They also show up on ebay and Reverb super cheap, kind of a win/win. The only downside would be that it is digital and needs a power supply, it drains batteries fast. If you use it in front of a lot of gain you may also notice some digital noise if it doesn't get clean power.

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    Listen to them first. All chorus pedals sound different. And donít overlook the Boss pedals. They have several that all sound different, and the Chorus Ensemble CE-1 was the very first chorus pedal.


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