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Stupid question: What do you use a chorus pedal for?
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the_rising



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: Stupid question: What do you use a chorus pedal for? Reply with quote

Stupid question, I know....

The closest thing I've ever used to a pedal rig is Crybaby > Tubescreamer....one of my amps is a modeling amp which has some effects built-in and I've added others in home-recording via the PC (and recording software) so I've never really needed a full-on pedal rig.

I'm currently assembling a true pedal rig and just got a Small Clone chorus on the cheap.

In playing w/ it, it seems like you can either use it just to thicken your tone (pending the rate the Small Clone almost has a rotating speaker tone) or do the warbly Cobain thing.

In common situations, what applications/situations do you actually use a chorus pedal for?



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont use any pedals other than a tuner but from the times ive tried out buddies pedals the chorus ones tend to make the sound thicker, almost like 2 guitars are being played at once.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use a chorus (with or without a tremolo pedal) to simulate a Leslie-ish effect. It can make a solo sound really lush with a nice round overdriven amp. Run in stereo, it can make your guitar sound bigger and fatter. Mostly it's used to thicken up a rhythm guitar.

Used sparingly, it's a nice effect. Used too much, you distort the space/time continuum and create a one-way wormhole back to 80s Top-40.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
Mostly it's used to thicken up a rhythm guitar.


I can for sure see that...I've actually found that I'm leaving it "on" nearly all the time since I got it as it just makes my Strat sound a touch fatter. Been playing "Wind Cries Mary" and "Bold as Love" non-stop w/ this thing!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "definition" of a chorus pedal is to sound like 2 guitars.
It's also a way to simulate a 12 string - sort of

Tell you what, man - a Ric 12 (or a Dano 12) with the right compressor, a touch of chorus, some tremolo & reverb will make the walls speak to you in colors. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mine mostly as a door stop!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can summon up 70's Johnny Winter.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Devil's pedal.

Go ahead - turn it off . . . see what I mean? No, no, don't turn it back on . . .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you can play Rush without one.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Pumpkin wrote:
I don't think you can play Rush without one.... Laughing


Only if you're playing anything between Signals and Presto! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A paperweight.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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will make the walls speak to you in colors.


I usually use something else for that! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, don't forget...if you run a chorus pedal between a Les Paul and 6 Marshall stacks, you can get that awesome, amplified hair dryer tone like Zakk Wylde. It really makes those pinch harmonics pop. Laughing
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