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Folks, I'm looking for a chorus comparable to that of my Marshall VS265R. It's a very subtle chorus that doesn't add that nasally sound to my tone. Is anyone familiar with a chorus pedal or rack unit that will be similar to that sound I love so much in the solid state?
 

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I haven't heard the Marshall you're referring to, but the old light blue Boss CE-2 chorus pedal is like that. Then Voodoo Labs duplicated it for about $150+ or so. Most sellers know what they have, so instead of being a $30 used pedal it's an $80-$200 specialty item. But sometimes it's a pawn shop surprise, and e-bay prices are all over the place.

If that Marshall is stereo, then you can't duplicate it with a mono device. Plus, you have to determine if the VS has "stereo" chorus, where the sound modulates on both sides, or if it's like most of the Peavey/Crate/Fender princeton chorus amps where one speaker stays "dry" and the other modulates. They're very different from eachother.

Now I wish I HAVE heard that Marshall because I could tell you what it's doing.
 

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Try a BF-2 Flanger- you can set it for excellent chorusing, but 111's right- the 265 is a true stereo amp with seperate amps and speakers for each pine and a mono pedal will not reproduce it.
 

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I actually have a CE-2. But I had it modded by Keeley and it's just not what I was looking for. It boosts the signal too much, so I have to change the volume every time I switch it on or off just to keep the same signal.

The ss Marshall is great for two things: clean tone and chorus.

It doesn't have to be exact, but there must be a fairly transparent chorus out there.
 

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The BF-2 Flanger is a great pedal but I've always liked the FL-9 Flanger by Ibanez.
Great pedal. Also the Boss Super Chorus CH-1 is great pedal.....for me anyway. ;)
 

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Flobanez said:
The BF-2 Flanger is a great pedal but I've always liked the FL-9 Flanger by Ibanez.
Great pedal. Also the Boss Super Chorus CH-1 is great pedal.....for me anyway. ;)
Yes, I've also heard that the FL-9 is very good from friends who swear by them.
Someone should post a comparison of all the popular chorus pedals and how they sound with Jems and Uni's specifically. After all, those guitars are the reason we are all virtual brothers here.

That would be valuable info for all of us- then maybe a comparison of Wah's....then distortions...with results all specifically intended for Jem and UV players. I'd bet Glenn would consider a sticky for such valuable info if we approached him with the idea.
 

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Behringer virtualizer has a transparent chorus IMO.

I have to say that personally I find it too transparent, so I use a stomp box. My school of thought is that if I paid for it I want to hear, ruined tone or not : )
 

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nickcoumbe said:
My school of thought is that if I paid for it I want to hear, ruined tone or not : )
Good logic there ;) I don't want it to be invisible, just subtle. Just thicken the sound a bit.
 

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Visual sound H2O... from almost no effect, just soft thickening to full on clean hard rock ballad straight outta the 80s... Comes along with delay as well so you get two effect for just one pedal which is sometimes handy...It's also stereo and priced ok...
 
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