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



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly? I use chorus on Vocals, synth, snare drums etc...

Not an effect that I think sounds great on a guitar
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put as Maxon CS 505 on my board awhile back and am happy with the results.

I've been using it for a version I'm working up of "People Get Ready". Sort of a Jeff Beck style thing and it sounds good. Haven't used it much for anything else yet but I'm happy with what its doing for me right now.

If you want to hear what chorus can do find a Mike Stern album. He pretty much uses it on everything. He's part of the 1970's Berkely School of Music group that was in love with chorus and used it to death. He's so damn good he can get away with it!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a DOD FX60 and an Arion SFL-1 that I use. The onboard chorus on my Spider III is useless.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Scofield style squonk-tone. He's one of the few artists I've heard that uses a chorus in a way I like.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plaid Sabbath wrote:
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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trentonleonard



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a guy from Aberdeen, WA that used a small clone and eh poly chorus... Very Happy

The Small Clone really does nail the Smells Like Teen Spirit solo.
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rarely do I use ambient effects. But, I do use both chorus and flanger when I play some Hendrix, Gilmour, Page, Easton, Marr or when I write a song that requires a little added depth.

I've also used chorus/flange to simulate a leslie, an organ, or a vibe (when used with a tremolo). The trick to using a chorus is to learn how to restrain yourself from overusing it and not over saturating the song.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to keep my old Ibanez stereo chorus on almost continuously...when I was after a 70s style Peter Frampton/Pat Travers kind of tone...I've since come to my senses Laughing

In all honesty, if you're the only guitarist in the band, it's pretty useful for thickening this up..Just remember to turn it off when you're running clean, otherwise you'll just wind up sounding like Andy Summers..which is pretty awful...unless you're Andy Summers.
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