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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2009, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Hi all, I tried a TC electronic Nova Modulator today; and needless to say it blew the modulation effects on my ME-50 away in sound quality etc. However, upon looking at reviews on HC and a couple of other sites, the Modulator seems to have a couple of bad reviews. I don't want to buy the pedal, only to end up wishing I hadn't a couple of months down the line. I want a pedal that has a thick, lush sounding chorus (ideally with other modulation effects.) Volume boosts when engaged aren't too much of a concern to be honest as long as it has a volume adjustment knob (but lets face it, no unwanted boost would be nice.) I can always use it with a true bypass looper and just balance the volume with the bypassed volume when used with the looper. What do you recommend? Sorry if this is written a bit vaguely or anything, I wasn't sure how to word it :$.
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

i returned my nova mod a day after buying.. i read the same reviews as you, and used a true bypass looper to see if it killed tone.. it adds a significant amount of high end to your tone

eventide mod factor would be my pick
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Wow, the Eventide looks really impressive- thanks! Is it a 'true' true bypass? You could have the unit unplugged from the mains and it would still allow sound through when bypassed?
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

I've just realised the price of the Eventide, how does the damage control glass nexus compare- have you had any experience with it? It's got modulation, reverb and delay- and it's got a tube buffered signal path? Obviously I will try before I buy, but I don't wanna waste my time looking into pedals that most people already know sound rubbish.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 03:28 AM
 
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Go check out the new Digitech Hardwire series, they are seriously awesome pedals, both in tone and build.
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Would you recommend the Hardwire pedals over a Glass nexus or an Eventide or the TC? Which Hardwire pedals have you had experience with?
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

I agree the Eventide is head & shoulders above anything else I've tried -
You get what you pay for.
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Jemaholic, have you tried the Damage Control Glass Nexus, the Digitech Hardwire chorus or the TC Electronic Nova Modulator? Which pedals have you compared the Eventide to?
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

I've got a Hardwire Delay/Looper pedal, and it has some seriously great tones. I would like to pick up their reverb one too.

Check out Petie's review: http://www.iheartguitarblog.com/2009...re-pedals.html
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus if that Eventide is not in your budget.
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Would you say the Digitech Hardwire is better than the MXR?
How do any of these compare to the Glass Nexus Chorus effects?
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

get the eventide! don't cheap out on your tone!
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Shogun, would you recommend the Eventide over the Damage Control Glass nexus?
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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Is there any possibility that you'd be able to try these out for yourself? If there's no stores nearby, maybe something like MusiciansF***nd or something that would let you take it home and use it with your own gear to see if you like it but a good return policy. Hearing yourself play through it will give you an infinitely better idea of whether you want it or not.
That said, I've heard great things about the Nexus and the Eventide and I've yet to hear a bad review about the Digitech Hardwire stuff (but they're probably a little more for the cost conscious rather than the pro).

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Re: Best Modulation (mostly chorus) pedal?

Thanks- I hadn't thought of that ! I will look into that, thanks , and well done on ur reviews- 34 up to now- Reviewer of the month number 1 for sure !
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