Boss CE5 vs CH1 Chorus.

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  1. DoctorSkullington

    DoctorSkullington Senior Member

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    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...
     
  2. Lemonhead

    Lemonhead Senior Member

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    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.
     
  3. DoctorSkullington

    DoctorSkullington Senior Member

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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'.
     
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    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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    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)
     
  6. JMV

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    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.
     
  7. DoctorSkullington

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    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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    JMV Senior Member

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    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.
     
  9. DoctorSkullington

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    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.
     
  10. dcooper830

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    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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    I just wish the chorus was more present, without having to EQ it to 'Hi' and make it sound all 80's.
     
  12. dcooper830

    dcooper830 Senior Member

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    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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    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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    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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    do you run the chorus before or after your distortion pedal, that makes a difference
     
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    It's an awesome pedal bro. Grab yourself one! :thumb:
     
  17. DoctorSkullington

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    I have the Chorus into the OD...
     
  18. DoctorSkullington

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    So yeh before xD
     
  19. Hector Arcadius

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    Just to make your life even harder :)D), 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).
     
  20. DoctorSkullington

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    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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