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
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.
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)
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.