A pair of Boss pedals—an OC-3 Super Octave and CE-5 Chorus Ensemble—complete his onstage stomp box selection." Normally I use chorus for ‘Pretty Woman,’ but we’re not playing that song this time,” says Van Halen. “On this tour I use it for ‘Drop Dead Legs,’ and I also use the octave pedal for the outro riff on that song." From a interview from Eddie discussing his live rig for the 2015 tour.more
This video from DunlopTV features the guitar tech of TOOL's longest acting bassist, Justin Chancellor. As he runs through some of the pedals within Chancellor's pedal board, we see that the over-all board is in 3 sections. The camera does a tightly zoomed pan of the board and shows the BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble.more
Even if i’m not crazy about chorus this pedal is a must to sometimes add depth in your sound. The best chorus i ever heard is on a roland chorus amplifier but this is a good pedal to have in your arsenal.
Truth be told, I'm not a huge chorus fan, but you kind of have to have one. I don't know if this will stay, but it has been with me quite awhile. It has more control flexibility than I have ever used and it took awhile for me to find sound useful to me, but I'm there now, so it's part of the stable. With my current set-up, I have not quite found the Scofield sound, but that's probably more me than anything on my board!
The second pedal I owned. I've been playing guitar for over seven years now, instruments, amplifiers, and pedals have all come and gone. This one always stayed. Just a damn good pedal. I keep almost all the knobs at 1 o'clock.
An instant classic among artist, comes with two outputs (mono), you can split between to amps, one with the effect and the other non affected, you can dile in just about every posibility there is with this baby.
From Ch1 to CE5 there's no a bad chorus pedals in the history of boss. The CE5 is a summary of decades of experience of boss, the EQ section is very responsive that allows you to change from a crystal shiny chorus to a warm and liquid tone. In my opinion it has nothing super bad and nothing super good but it works for every sound you have in mind.
The pedal is simple to use, once you experiment with it to find your own sounds. The Pedal has an E. Level (Wet/Dry signal), Rate (Vibrato effect), Depth (Level of Chorus), and a Filter. The unique thing about this chorus, over the Boss Super Chorus, is its Filter. Its a two-stage filter, so you can filter your Hi's and Lo's (Bass & Treble)
Tanto em pequenas porções para "molhar" o som quanto com uma configuração mais profunda, peça fundamental no pedalboard de qualquer guitarrista. Ótimo controle de graves e agudos.
I have early analog CE-5 version from 90s and this chorus just rocks! Creamy, liquid, lush and warm as hell. Stands quite close to its older brother CE-2; can really add lots of warmth and space to cleans. Also, sounds wonderful on dirt channel as it brings back 80's chorusy lead tone. Best tonal range I've ever tested.
Tried this pedal alongside the Boss Super Chorus and the MXR Analog Chorus. I preferred the tone of the CE5 and when the rate was cranked, it didn't get muddy like the MXR. On top of that, you can't beat the housing of Boss pedals.