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« on: May 21, 2014, 06:12:05 PM »

hey folks; which chorus pedal is best suited for acoustic guitar. Boss makes about 3 of them .....it doesn't necessarily have to be Boss either.thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 08:25:58 PM »

johnr,

While I haven't tried it with my acoustics, but suspect it would sound just fine, my Fulltone Choralflange is everything from nice chimey to swirling lushness. Just one man's recommendation...

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 08:41:29 PM »

I have a friend that use's one of those Dano chorus's sounds just fine to me.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 05:05:35 PM »

The Electro-Harmonix Small Clone is both nice-sounding and affordable.

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 03:52:05 AM »

It might be worthwhile to post what type of a sound you are going after.  I used to like the sound of chorus on acoustic, but these days to my ear it's kind of grating.  IMO this is one of the sounds that completely destroys the sound of an acoustic guitar.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 04:33:39 PM »

hey rockstar...really? ...i think just a "little" bit of james taylor knida chorus sounds ok to me.i'm going after the "police" sound.all i want is to click on a little "delay" and a little chorus" every now and then...by the way ;i tried the small clone and the dano and did not care for their sound...to "electric guitar "sounding...guess i'll keep looking.the fishman is way too much$$.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 09:23:57 PM »

I'm using an Electric Blue Chorus from Mad Professor for my electric guitar. Have to say it sounds great with an acoustic guitar as well. The chorus can be applied as such it's barely noticable but only adding a little depth to the tone. Their pedals ain't cheap but it might be worth looking for a used one.

This review might be worth looking at:
Mad Prfessor Electric Blue Chorus @ PremierGuitar
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 10:07:44 PM »

hey rockstar...really? ...i think just a "little" bit of james taylor knida chorus sounds ok to me.i'm going after the "police" sound.all i want is to click on a little "delay" and a little chorus" every now and then...by the way ;i tried the small clone and the dano and did not care for their sound...to "electric guitar "sounding...guess i'll keep looking.the fishman is way too much$$.

The aspect of turning the sound into too much electric guitar sounding - is exactly what I'm referring to.  Which James Taylor song are you referring to? I have the Best Of album from 2003 with 20 of his biggest hits.

Walking Man sounds a bit like it, but on really critical listening, I would suggest that that one is actually double tracking rather than chorus on the acoustic guitars.

Mexico and Shower the People, Up on the Roof, and Golden Moments definitely have chorus on them.  Go with a very shallow depth and pretty slow rate, less than a couple of Hz, if that's the sound you are trying to duplicate.  This shouldn't take anything fancy as for a pedal.  I have to say that is the sound that is irritating to my ear - I prefer his other acoustic guitar tunes much more.

Handy Man is definitely double tracked, not with chorus on it.

Again, you can do this sound with a pretty standard chorus pedal, just keep the depth backed of to nearly nothing and the rate down to almost as low as you can go.
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