We're compiling the best Holiday 2016 music gear deals. See them here.
This is my 1980's original Ibanez stereo chorus pedal. It is from the desirable '9' series. This is the second Ibanez pedal Squire has in his set up. Basically all the pedals made in the 9 series from Japan during the 80's are good. Most chorus pedals do the same job. They are designed to give a warm layer to your basic sound. The have a certain amount of versatility in such a way that you can have a subtle or very intense amount of effect. Most of them sound much and such the same to me. However, this one ads a slightly bell like tone to your notes. It adds a nice sparkle when playing clean licks on guitar etc. Squire had this pedal set up for quite a subtle effect most of the time. If used in this way, it is the type of effect you have on pretty much all the time. Just something to spice up your basic sound. Think of it as the Eau de toilette of guitar effects!! I have seen them priced at about £50-£60 which I think is a bargain. They aren't that hard to get hold of, but I can see these pedals going up in price a lot over the next few years. Recommended listening for this pedal: The intro to adored (Blackpool) when the clean guitar bits start, also from the Blackpool gig 'Made of Stone' the clean guitar solo after the 1st chorus.more
I bought this pedal for $30. I was amazed at how much better it sounded than my old boss ce-2. It's deeper than the boss, it goes faster than the boss, and its stereo which takes it to the next level. You can control the delay time as well which means if you wanted, you could make this sound like the ce-2. It might be the last chorus I ever buy. I have no idea why this pedal is so underrated.