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That Pedal Show – Boss CE-1, CE-2 & CE-2 Waza, Plus Four Other Great Chorus Pedals

By Leslie Rich | October 28, 2016

What’s better than the verse? The Chorus!.. I’m going to keep coming up with these jokes until you start laughing!

Daniel and Mick revisit a much maligned tone enhancer – the Chorus. Eighties guitar bands were awash with chorus and everyone had some sort of a chorus pedal on their boards, most likely the Boss CE-1, or CE-2. Boss recently released their Waza Craft series and one of those is the CE-2w. Daniel and Mick compare a few.

For good measure they also had a Roland JC-120 on hand!

Pedals In This Episode…

• Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

Only available used

• Boss CE-2 Chorus
Only available used

• Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus

Analogman Bi-Chrous

Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl MkII Analog Vibrato Chorus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2eAxSm9

Free The Tone TA-1H Tri-Avatar Multi Dimensional Chorus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2eKxYoF

Tone City Angel Wing Chorus (in G2 loop

As ever, all switching and routing is handled by TheGigRig G2 – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dSt4Ev

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
• Intro and background: 0:00 - 2:48
• CE-1 sounds and discussion: 2:48
• CE-1/AC30 compared with JC-120: 5:10
• Explanation/demonstration of what chorus is: 8:20
• CE-1 & CE-2 comparison: 10:19
• CE-2 sounds and discussion: 11:30
• CE-2 with overdrive (Vemuram Jan Ray): 13:09
• CE-2w & CE-2 discussion, examples and comparisons: 15:12
• CE-2w & CE-1 discussion, examples and comparisons: 19:37
• CE-2w modes comparison: 21:32
• Analog Man Bi-Chorus discussion and examples: 24:35
• Analog Man Bi-Chorus & CE-2w compared: 26:23
• Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl discussion and examples: 27:38
• Free The Tone TA-1H Tri-Avatar Multi Dimensional Chorus sounds and discussion: 31:12
• Tone City Angel Wing Chorus sounds and discussion: 37:15
• Boss CE-2w conclusions and observations: 41:32

Amps in this episode
1961 Vox AC30 (original Celestion Blue speakers)
1970s Roland JC-120

Guitars in this episode
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Gibson ES-335 Dot (belonging to Peter Honoré) 
• Gretsch G5422TG 2016 
• Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2eKxfE5

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