Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus : moosers's user review
The Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus is a bass effects pedal that was originally made in the 1980's. They're no longer making this pedal, although I don't know how rare it is or not. The pedal has the standard Boss pedal make up, with 1/4" connections for input and output, and nine volt power being required from either a battery or power supply. It isn't rack mountable as it's a stomp box.
Using the Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus is really simple, as it's only got three parameters to help you affect the sound. These parameters are for effect level, depth, and rate. These are pretty standard parameters for a chorus pedal, so if you know anything about chorus you should feel right at home here. A manual isn't necessary, nor have I seen one for this pedal.
The Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus is a unique chorus in that the effect is only applied to the harmonics rather than the original fundamental note being played. I don't know if this is done to only this bass effect, but it's a technique that works really well since it keeps the fundamental note in tact so it won't lose any low end clarity. Often I find that many bass effects get muddy, and this is not the case with the CE-2B. While I'm in general not a huge fan of bass effects, I do really like this pedal because of the aforementioned reasons that results in a very clean effected bass. I like it best for subtle chorus on the bass, but you can also get pretty crazy with it if you'd like.
I haven't used all that many other bass chorus effect pedals, but the Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus is definitely the best one that I've used. It has a much cleaner sound that most of the bass effects that I've used out there, chorus or otherwise. While I don't know how realistic this effect would be to have in a rig, it's awesome to have around the studio for experimentation purposes and otherwise. If you want to add a great sounding bass chorus to your bass rig or studio, the Boss CE-2B is the way to go!