"We've got a modded one which is really, really wide and out of tune. Then we've got a classic. The mod on the first CE-2 is literally just to widen the sweep. So you get a really almost Leslie-like out-of-tune for the wobble to that. The right hand of those CE-2s just has a very warm, I guess you might almost say a slightly 80s sounding chorus on it. Then people will hear that and say, 'Oh that's a sound I know'," says Josh Klinghoffer's guitar tech about the Boss CE-2 Chorus Guitar Effect Pedal.more
In this 1985 photograph of Eric Clapton playing his "Blackie" Fender Stratocaster on the late-night talk show "Late Night with David Letterman", it can be seen that the british rock musician uses the Boss DD-2 Delay effect (introduced in 1983) as well as a Cry Baby wah wah pedal and the Boss CE-2 Chorus stomp box. This picture by Chuck Pulin of Star File was taken from the 2004 Christie's auction catalogue for the sale "Crossroads Guitar Auction - Eric Clapton and Friends for the Crossroads Centre", page 194.more
In this video, Gary featured a selection of Boss guitar effects pedals he uses including the [DS-1](http://equipboard.com/items/boss-ds-1-distortion-guitar-effects-pedal), CE-2, [DM-2](http://equipboard.com/items/boss-dm-2-analog-delay-effects-pedal), [OC-2](http://equipboard.com/items/boss-oc-2-octave-pedal) as well as the [BF-2 Flanger](http://equipboard.com/items/boss-bf-2).more
At 5:21 in this "Rig Rundown" with *Premier Guitar" Johnny says about this peal, "This is a chorus, a Boss Chorus pedal - It's a little fuller, it adds a little depth." In the [accompanying article](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/16737) "*Premier*" writes "Winter uses a [Music Man 410 120-watt combo](http://equipboard.com/items/1970s-music-man-410-120-watt-combo-amp), which has been his amp of choice since the late '70s. He sets it with the bass and mids dialed completely out so it's all treble. The Boss CE-2 Chorus is kept on all night to add depth to his tone."more
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
At 9:11 in this Rig Rundown for G.E. Smith of [Moonalice](http://equipboard.com/band/moonalice), [Saturday Night Live Band](http://equipboard.com/band/saturday-night-live-band), [Hot Tuna](http://equipboard.com/band/hot-tuna), and [Hall& Oates](http://equipboard.com/band/hall-oates), displayed is a Boss CE-2 Chorus Guitar Effect Pedal.more
"It was when I was nine years old, which is when I first started playing guitar. One of the first things I did was get a stompbox, and it was a BOSS Super Overdrive. In fact, it’s the same one in the picture [above], which is why it’s missing a knob and all banged up. I’m 34 now, so I’ve had that pedal for 25 years. My second pedal was a BOSS CE-2 Chorus, and then I got a BOSS phaser and delay. I became a huge BOSS fan."more
A thread on Gearslutz detailing the custom pedalboard built for Roland by Pete Cornish lists the following pedals as part of the board: PC Buffer/Line driver Boss CS-2 Boss SD-1 Spare send/return 1 Boss CE-2 Boss VB-2 Spare send/return 2 DDL send/return (type of delay not known) Master Effects Bypass EQ send/return (type of EQ not known) System Mute PC Line Driver/ground isolation/Booster feed to amp (possibly Roland JC120)more
I bought my Boss CE-2 used, and it definitely looked well-loved. My version is the most vintage (and perhaps most coveted) version, with the Japanese black label (these were made in the late 70s/early 80s). It just sounds terrific, and easily recalls chorus tones of yesteryear, from the lush chorused guitars on Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" to the subtle jangle on The Smiths' "This Charming Man", this chorus does it all. Needless, to say this pedal is a legend in its own right, and a must-have for any chorus lovers/vintage pedal collectors/anyone.
This was my first pedal received as a Christmas present. Originally I didn't use this much until I started hearing it more as a subtle effect used by the Police, the Cure (all 80s sounding bands) but also more modern bands such as RHCP, Incubus etc I use this mainly to wash up the sound although it's cool when combined with an extreme amount of feedback.
I've reached the end of my little chorus trip for that perfect 80s / 90s tone by getting this CE-2. I have quite early one, 1983 from Japan (Black Label) with MN3002 chip. Funny how two controls are enough to get that perfect tone which cannot simply be described in any words here. You need to hear it to understand why some many people hype about CE-2. Sounds just astonishing on cleans, kicks a** on dirts. Do not bother about CH-1, CE-5, Small Clone, MXRs etc - just get CE-2, period.
David added two of these CE-2's in his rig to add more depth to his overall Wall sound. There are two versions of these, one with the model number (CE-2) starting from the "r" under CHORUS, and the other starting from under the "U". I have two if the former versions. They have a warmer, deeper sound than the latter.
Always been the best sounding Chorus ever - only critique is a slight volume boost once engaged but hey we should not complain its better than a drop in volume.My one has been modde with the monte allums kit - faster rate and a few upgrades in op amps etc- great but emphasises the volume boost even more.