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Unread 08-10-2010, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

What's the difference between the Boss CE5 and the CH1 pedals?

Just wondering, because I might sell it or trade it for a CE5...
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Unread 08-10-2010, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

The CE-5 has more tone-shaping ability with the filter knob. A concentric pot with one part for highs and the other for lows. The CH1 just has a straight tone control.


I have a CE-5 and chose it over the CH1 for just this reason. It's a real good chorus pedal at a good price.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

Hmm, I'm considering the CE5. I just want something to thicken up my rythm playing for metal/blues. Not something overpowering, just something that gives it 'body'.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I had a CE-5 and didn't like it. It produced basically a very processed "shimmer". I needed a load of distortion to cover it up. I've read that you can get it to sound deeper and thicker by modding it.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

Have you tried other brands? I hear the new MXR one is really good, but the only one I have experiance with is the small clone. (which I love)
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

Of the two, I think the CH-1 is better suited for you. I'd explore other brands as well if you're looking fo something different.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I'm just randomly looking at stuff, seeing my options for my next investment.
I might get an MXR Compressor, or a different Chorus. I also have another pedal I need to know more about :P
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

The biggest question to ask yourself is, "Do I have a specific sound I'm looking for or am I pissing into the wind and just want pedals because I want pedals?".

It's an important question I wish I'd asked myself earlier on.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I want to have fx for tone, not just a bunch of sounds. I've got a good drive I love, a compressor, a BBE Sonic Stomp and a wah.

I love the drive I have, it's just a BD2 and it's great! I'm not sure on my CS3 Compressor. It seems a bit dull. The BBE Sonic Stomp is always on when my amp is on, it's just great. My wah is a Crybaby, sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't, depending on what I want to play.

I need to try an MXR Compressor and check out a Boss ML2. The Metalcore or whatever it's called.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I have a CE-5 and I think it sounds just as good as my old Boss CE-2. I love 'em both.

I also have a CH-1 and I'm not sure if I like it because it has a mix control (wet/dry) and if you want lots of chorus it gives you an obnoxious volume boost and sounds kinda harsh. So you have to back it off... but then you don't get enough chorusing.

It sounds like it has a very short delay time that makes it sound closer to a flanger in some settings.

I have gotten great chorus sounds with it though..... so it's not all bad. It just takes a little getting used to that mix control and balancing your overall volume.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I just wish the chorus was more present, without having to EQ it to 'Hi' and make it sound all 80's.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

If you want a really kickass chorus pedal, try out the Hardwire CR-7!

I love it! It gets really warm vintage 70's style chorus, but can also get the shimmery 80's style chorus.

It's very versatile and has some great sounds.

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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

CE-5 is my choice of the two. Didn't much care for the CH-1 I used to have.

CE-2 owns them both though.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

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CE-5 is my choice of the two. Didn't much care for the CH-1 I used to have.

CE-2 owns them both though.
Just last night, I came very close to buying a CE-5.

But now I'm thinking I should hold out for a CE-2, even though I've never tried it personally.

Anybody wanna sell theirs?

Right now?
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

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Hmm, I'm considering the CE5. I just want something to thicken up my rythm playing for metal/blues. Not something overpowering, just something that gives it 'body'.
do you run the chorus before or after your distortion pedal, that makes a difference
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

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Just last night, I came very close to buying a CE-5.

But now I'm thinking I should hold out for a CE-2, even though I've never tried it personally.

Anybody wanna sell theirs?

Right now?
It's an awesome pedal bro. Grab yourself one!
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

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do you run the chorus before or after your distortion pedal, that makes a difference

I have the Chorus into the OD...
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

So yeh before xD
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

Just to make your life even harder (), have you considered to use phasers / flangers for chorus-y sounds?

I love the liquid chorus sound that I can get from my Phase 90 at 9-10 o'clock, the leslie-sim at 3 o'clock and I love the slight whoosh from my Zoom flanger at clean sounds. In comparison, ordinary chorus sounds seem so... boring to my ears!And so '80s (in a rather cheesy way).
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I hate standard Chorus. I just prefer the kind of Chorus that's only just there. It's just like egg, it bidns everything together xDD
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

and you can never get a good chorus sound out of a BF3 flanger.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

All this talk made me go get a CE-5 today. Figured why not.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

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All this talk made me go get a CE-5 today. Figured why not.
Can I ask how much you paid? Was it used?
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Can I ask how much you paid? Was it used?
yeah man, that's cool. not like we are buying up real estate.

I paid 45 shipped from eBay. scored some EMG tele pickups too while I was at it. now I just need a GE7 and a noise gate.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I have both the CH-1 and the CE-5. The CE-5 is on my board and the CH-1 is not.
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yeah man, that's cool. not like we are buying up real estate.

I paid 45 shipped from eBay. scored some EMG tele pickups too while I was at it. now I just need a GE7 and a noise gate.
Can you let me know how the GE7 is? Like tell me on my profile or something (:
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Can you let me know how the GE7 is? Like tell me on my profile or something (:
A stock GE-7 get mixed reviews usually...some gripe about the hiss. I used to have one but I loaned it out to a buddy a while back and it promptly got stolen from a gig.

I'm just going to try a few mod ideas I have about it and see where that takes it. Modded, these end up sounding quite nice compared to their more expensive relatives.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

I'm getting a GE7, depending how bad the hiss is.
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Re: Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

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I'm getting a GE7, depending how bad the hiss is.
I'm in the market for an equalizer too, and I've looked around the net for a GE-7.

From what I've read, the MXR 10-band EQ is also a popular choice, maybe even less noisy...
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But expensive..
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