According to the lot notes from Bonhams auction house website, Eric Clapton used the Ibanez HD1000 Harmonics/Delay, a DBX 160 compressor, a model SDE-3000 Roland delay, a Dyno-My-Piano Tri Stereo Chorus, a Boss CE-1 chorus, and a Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal for his Bob Bradshaw rack system in the mid to late 1980s.more
BRIAN MAY's 1982 SYSTEM The second stage system that I designed and built for Brian May during the Queen years was, from the Guitar: Pete Cornish Line Driver (on Guitar strap): 100ft special cable with power for Line Driver Pete Cornish Treble Boost Pete Cornish Treble Boost #2 with bypass switch Foxx Phaser with bypass switch Pete Cornish Line Driver and Hum Loop Buster to Clean Amps (3 X AC30 - Normal Channel) Foxx output also to MXR DDL II (#1) then 3 X Delay #1 Amps via Line Driver and Hum Loop Buster Foxx also to MXR DDL II (#2) then 3 X Delay #2 Amps via Line Driver and Hum Loop Buster Foxx also to Roland CE-1 (seriously modified by Pete Cornish) then 3X Chorus Amps. The above all built in two units - a pedalboard on stage and a large rack unit off stage (behind the AC30s) as was pictured in the August 1986 copy of Guitarist (USA) - check it out. N.B. Brian May always used the volume control on his guitar to reduce the drive into the Treble Boost for quiet numbers and the second Treble Boost was used for solo boosts. Oh - and the “Cry Baby” in his pedal board is the “Foxx Phaser” speed control. The other pedal is for controlling the Eventide Harmoniser (part of the P.A.) for certain solos.more
Which guitars did you use on Rush's first LP, Rush? I used the 335 and a rented Rickenbacker 12-string. That's it for guitars. I played them through my Marshall 50 with a 4-12 cabinet, and I used a Maestro phase shifter, a Cry Baby wah-wah, and an Echoplex. Many of your songs have either a phased or a chorus effect. I like both sounds. Ever since A Farewell To Kings I've used a Roland Boss Chorus. I liked the Maestro phaser as opposed to, say, MXR Phase 90s or 100s; it was a little more subtle than the MXR phase lines. But after I heard the Chorus, I loved it and decided to incorporate it into my music. Hemispheres and Permanent Waves have a lot of Chorus -almost every song has Chorus, since with a three-piece band it tends to widen the guitar sound.more
"This one is an old Boss chorus, the original one, and it's on its last leg, but it still sounds good. And that, I use for another, I think 20 seconds, I use it on the E-Bow intro to "Black Hole Sun". It just makes it a little mysterious sounding. So, everything's for a reason." - Frampton about Boss CE-1.more
The main comping sound of “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough.” Andy Leeds owned an Eddy Reynolds-modified, flat-top Rhodes 88. This was the same Rhodes used by David Foster and David Paich on so many hit recordings of the ’80s. We put that through my Paul Rivera-modified Roland CE1 chorus.more
Tame Impala played Jimmy Fallon on 8-12-2011 performing the song "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind". At 3:14 you can see a vintage Boss CE-1 in the upper left corner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRVdCQ2wu4Y You can also see the Boss CE-1 in the upper left corner of this photo http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/7381/big_tame.jpg?v=1417628443more
Another guitar pedal, which was confirmed during the Boss interview shown here. Here is the bit where they talk about the CE-1 and the CE-2. "Back in The Police days, were there any BOSS pedals that you gravitated to?" "Yeah. I obviously had the Roland and BOSS chorus." "The CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, or the CE-2 compact pedal?" "That’s the little pedal right? There was a bigger box, you know?" "The CE-1 and CE-2 were BOSS pedals, and there was a rackmount Roland chorus called the Dimension D." "Yeah, I had the big box for a while, because it was very good. You know, for a long time in that period, I operated [it] with my Pete Cornish board once it was all set. Obviously, as time went on, I got the BOSS pedals."more
"Roger Hodgson's Wurlitzer, fed through a Roland Jazz Chorus on previous albums, was DI'd and the signal then split through a Boss chorus pedal to create a semi-straight, semi-modulated sound." The only Boss chorus pedal available when this album was being recorded was the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemblemore
Sorry for the lo-res pic, but the Boss CE-1 is on top of the Roland RE-201 (the one atop the mixer). Tony would often run the Hammond thru this or an MXR Phaser (also visible next to the Boss pedal) or both. Initially used as a replacement for a Leslie speaker, it actually gave Banks his quite distinctive chorused-organ sound (think "Robbery, Assault, and Battery" or "Afterglow")more
A guy that knows Steve on this forum says He used a CE-1 Chorus Ensemble on the early Mr. Mister recordings in the mid 80's. Postby markmod » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:58 pm Hey Guys, Steve is a pal of mine and I thought I could give you some information. Yes, he recently moved to Nashville, and he goes back and forth to Nebraska, where he owns a hunting preserve. Steve is an avid hunter and sportsman. His early Mr. Mister rig consisted of Jim Kelley and Dumble combos, split into stereo via a modified BOSS CE-1, with a Korg rack delay into the FX loop of the Dumble. A BOSS HM-2 (Heavy Metal) pedal was used on "Broken Wings," among other Mr. songs. This was all before his first Bradshaw rack. Steve mentioned that his big influence during the Mr. Mister years was guitarist, Jamie Oram-West of the FIXX. All those splashy, effected, and compressed chords came from that influence. Some years ago, I did a couple of tech jobs for Steve when he played out around Los Angeles. He had a small rack with pedals (fulltone stuff, a red snapper, among other things) through a modified Bogner Shiva head and 4X12 cab. His guitars were usually a white reissue Strat and a reissue goldtop Les Paul. Switching was done via Bradshaw 2X4 and RS-10 MK II. His studio rig is another story, he uses a larger rack and multiple heads and cabinets. Steve is pretty secretive of his set-up and doesn't give up much information. However, I have seen it many times and have played through it. Out of respect for Steve's wishes, I will not give up any of that info, just the older rigs I can discuss. Thanks for understanding. Last edited by markmod on Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:21 am, edited 1 time in total.more
" The CE-1, the big Roland chorus. I wasn’t particular interested in guitar when I started playing music. My interest was in the Hammond organ. It was on loan at the house for a month I got into that sound. When I realized in 1980 when I got some Leslie speakers and plugged my guitar into the Leslie speakers, I went “of course”. My whole guitar technique, is a keyboard players technique. I drone strings like a keyboard player holds notes across chords. As a guitar player, you lift your hands off the guitar and change chords, I never really liked that. I developed that jingle jangle style. Also, adding 5ths and getting that harmonic interplay that creates sounds that are not actually what you’re playing but they’re extra sounds. I created a technique putting these guitar parts together – it’s also a bit of a banjo technique – the pedaling the strings."more
The Chorus is really fantastic. What I also like about the pedal is that it adds some 'crunch' to your signal (With the Level knob at 2 and the button on high impedance). The Vibrato side is also very good. Build quality and looks of a tank. I love it!
This pedal's chorus is as legit as it gets. The chorus not only sounds great and has the appropriate tone to complement the effect- but the depth that the pedal provides puts other respectable chorus pedals to shame, even the subsequent 80s chorus stomp boxes that Boss produced. The CE-2 is nice, ladies and gentlemen, but put it next to a CE-1 and you'll never be satisfied with the CE-2 again, knowing that there's a superior chorus out there. The difference justifies the price tag. The only negative thing about this pedal is the circuitry. The foot switches themselves are misleading and you can't exactly turn on the vibrato without turning on the chorus. At the end of the day, though, this is comfortably the best chorus sound on the market.