Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
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Boss CH-1 Super Chorus

CH-1 Super Chorus, Chorus para Guitarra from Boss.

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mooseherman 10/02/2010

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus : la opinión de mooseherman (content in English)

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This is a very popular pedal for some reason. It's an analog chorus pedal, one of Boss's trademark pedals. Since its an older pedal, it is not able to be edited through a computer, is not MIDI ready, and it isn't rackable. It is simply a standard guitar pedal with the 1/4" input and output.

UTILIZATION

The effects editing is pretty easy overall. There are four knobs. One of the knobs controls the effect level, which is pretty obvious. The EQ knob actually affects the tonality of the effect. This is useful because there have been many times that the Chorus effect has frustrated me by drastically altering the intonation of the chords that I was playing. The rate knob controls the rate at which the filter passes through the signal, and the depth knob controls the magnitude of the effect.

SOUND QUALITY

I wasn't really a huge fan of the chorus effect before I tried this pedal. I always was frustrated that I couldn't make the effect subtle enough. That's why once I tried this, I really enjoyed it. The EQ knob makes it easy to really hide the effect. It sounds good without screaming "Hey, this is a chorus pedal!". Another reason I liked it was that cranking every knob up all the way takes it just farther than I'd ever be willing to go with this effect. Every pedal I know takes the effect into the ridiculous territory, even when only at 2 o'clock on each knob. It actually has allowed me to emulate a tone I've been pursuing for years, that of Andy Summers of The Police. Since he's possibly the only guitarist I've ever loved who applied liberal amounts of chorus to his tone, getting something that sounds sort of like him is really something special. I've yet to find a reasonably affordable pedal that sounds anywhere near as good as this.

OVERALL OPINION

I like the fact this is one of the better choruses I've found in pedal form, and it's usually less than $100. That's about the minimum you'll spend on GREAT pedals, and this is one of them. The sound is perfect for this day and age, when really obvious and obnoxious chorus effects have gone out of style, but the effect is still somewhat necessary. The overall sound is great, and doesn't really get in the way of your guitar's natural tone. I've played countless chorus pedals and hated many of them. I was really surprised, as Boss has somewhat of a hit-or-miss reputation with me. Recommended to anyone looking for a SUBTLE chorus.