Boss CH-1 Super Chorus Reviews
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My second chorus.
A working mans chorus. No more, no less. Has that "plastic" feel in its tone when played without complementary second chorus pedal, which I always use to avoid this flaw.
Good base chorus.
What it does, it does well but I don't find it too versatile. I find it hard to get different styles of effect out of it. If your after a good sounding more subtle chorus for mostly overdrive tones then this is a good choice but if you're after something like a deep 80s sounding clean tone chorus then id say theres probably better options out there. I will say its lasted me countless gigs and in typical boss fashion it can really take a beating.
Indeed a SUPER Chorus
The Boss CH-1 is simply Superb. The chorus sounds amazingly good and clean while retaining the warmth even with the Eq max out. It may not be as lush as the CE2w nor being able to do the Leslie speaker effect but I would say it has its own charm. The chorus on the CH-1 has a certain sparkle which I really like. It doesn't have the volume boost when it's engaged which is a plus point too. The built quality is second to none and certainly the most value for money chorus pedal out there. Can't go wrong with a BOSS.
From Gear Setup:
Finally got one
There's something special about the Roland/Boss Chorus tone. My best friend has had one of these for many years, so I knew what it sounded like; but of course I didn't bother to check his settings. So I'm still playing with the settings, but I have yet to find a setting that I don't like. Sure; companies like Empress, Strymon, and Earthquaker all make extraordinary pedals, but this is definitely another example of why Boss STILL commands respect in the world of guitar effects. Boss is still an industry standard to this day for a very good reason.
From Gear Setup:
This Super Chorus effect is not called Super unreasonably. Its really one of the best Chorus effects what I´ve ever seen. Its very interesting that this wonderful effect costs just something around 100 dollars. This fact I find very important and nice. I use this effect in my pedalboard and I am really satisfied.
WOULD NEVER SELL IT
I LOVE THIS PEDAL. I really like the chorusy sound of the 70s/80s and this was the first pedal I ever brought. It gives you that warm sound that you want in a chorus and the perfect melodic sound. I play it all the time when I can but need to buy a new adaptor for it. $399 in my country for a Waza craft CE-1W, I'd just pick one of these for $169.
Great for boosting thin or dry sounds
Use it to boost my jp08, definetely adds the thickness i felt i was missing in my pads and basses. A very solid chorus pedal but having hear chorus effects like the original juno 60 its hard to call it great, it does its job well.
is amazing to get a ambient sound
this pedal is a low change pedal, but this bit of change make your sound better, make the sound feel more on every where, tune up the cleans, and make the slow solos distorted or not a great end, a great chorus ...
this pedal is essential to me
edited about 3 years ago
CH-1 - safe chorus bet.
I've been through CE-2, CE-3, CE-5, Small Clone and some other well known choruses and guess what - eventually ended up with CH-1 (not analog, digital one from 2015). It is versatile, decent sounding and very user-friendly pedal. Also price is very reasonable - got it brand new for about 70$ with 5 yrs of warranty.
If you want a safe and good chorus then go for CH-1, definately.
EDIT: After some time I got an analog version from 1996. Best one, ever!
I found this gem at a pawn shop for $20. I was reluctant to buy it because it was made in Taiwan but I'm glad I bought it. When I turn the settings all the way up and play "Come As You Are" it sounds perfect. Like playing the guitar under water. Awesome!