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

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CH-1 Super Chorus, Chorus for Guitar from Boss.


22 user reviews
Prices starting at $110 Average price: $117

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: CH-1 Super Chorus
  • Category: Choruses for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/18/2004

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Boss CH-1 Super Chorus user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 22 reviews )
 15 reviews68 %
 5 reviews23 %
 2 reviews9 %
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Fireguy840212/23/2011

Fireguy8402's review"Nice Chorus"

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
The Boss CH-1 is the best selling chorus pedal out by Boss at the moment. The pedal has an Effect Level knob that adjusts the amount of chorus that is mixed with the dry tone, an EQ knob that adjust the amount of high end on the chorus, a Rate knob that adjusts the speed of the waveform on the chorus, and a Depth knob that adjusts the height of the waveform on the chorus. The pedal can be powered by 9 volt batter or external AC adapter. Dimensions of the pedal are Boss’s typical 2.4" x 5.1" x 2.9" and it weighs about a pound. A single input and either mono or stereo outputs.

UTILIZATION

This chorus uses the tried and true pedal formula that Boss has been using for years. Basically Boss builds little tanks, pedals that can take serious abuse from the road and never hiccup, and the CH-1 chorus is no exception to the rule. It is a very reliable pedal and I’ve never heard any complaints in the build of the pedal or quality control. It’s a very straightforward layout and the knobs seem sturdy and hold your settings well. The housing and jacks are metal and will deal with life on the road. The inclusion of stereo outs on this pedal is a great addition and really makes the pedal useful in a stereo setup.

SOUND QUALITY

This pedal does about any normal chorus sound you’ll ever need, and does it fairly well. There is a bit of fakeness when this pedal is maxed out, but I think that’s intentional and inherent of the effect. It does a very good shimmer effect when used subtly and can pulse and spin you right around in the higher settings. I only use chorus sparingly and lightly, but it can really make your guitar sound lush and warm with a swarming movement on just basic chords. When used in stereo with two widely spread amplifiers (I use one on either side of the stage) this effect is very trippy and just beautiful for clean playing.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall this is a pretty great chorus pedal for the money. Boss really shines in the modulation and digital delay world and this is no exception. I like that Boss included the stereo outs, stereo ins may have been useful as well for keyboard players especially. When used in stereo this pedal works great and has a large spread. The pedal sounds a bit sterile with the EQ set to noon, but roll back the tone knob a bit and you get a somewhat analog sounding chorus that really sits well with me. Chorus is an occasional pedal for me, so I don’t need to spend a ton on a boutique pedal that will be used very little. When I need a good chorus sound, I always pull out my Boss CH-1 and go from there.
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iamqman03/28/2011

iamqman's review"Sweet tone"

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
This pedal can go from subtle chorus effect all the way to slightly a little more chorus tones. This is a very subtle chorus pedal. However, it is very easy to use like most Boss pedals tend to be. You can even run it in a stereo operation if that's your thing. Unlike the MXR stuff I feel this pedal is more subtle in the overall effect, where as the Boss takes the subtle sound to make a useful but minimal sound.

Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal Features:

* Classic BOSS chorus pedal with clean, brilliant sound for guitar and keyboards
* Effect Level, EQ, Rate and Depth knobs allow for precise shaping of sound
* Features Mono input and Stereo outputs for connection to dual amps


UTILIZATION

This pedal is very easy to use. With only four controls knobs only three of them are selected to the tone shaping parameters on the box. The rate and depth are what really control the tone of the pedal where the EQ just shapes the highs, mids, and low end of the unit. So you really have two knobs that do most of the shifting to your sound. This is where I think the pedal because light in its approach. The unit is the same shape as most Boss pedals but the I think it fails in the area of lush warmth that come with chorusing.

SOUND QUALITY

It does sound very good and most people including myself would be perfectly content using this pedal. I don't think chorus is a main sound in ones arsenal but perhaps it is for some. This a unit that should be used in a sparing way. Try it out with a Strat and a Fender Twin for some classic sounding lush chorus effect. This combo is a selling point for me and this pedal. It seems it was made for this type of combination.

My only real beef with the tone of this thing is that the thinness of the sound does sound a bit digital then analog. So the warmth is not there as the MXR Micro Chorus will sound. So this pedal doesn't come as lush in the depth category of the tone as other pedals do.

OVERALL OPINION

This a fine pedal for someone who needs a chorus pedal in the most subtle was possible. You are not looking for warmth or lush tones but something that will just add a bit of color to your tone. If you need something that is deep in its tone than the MXR Micro Chorus or Stereo Chorus will be up your alley.

I would recommend trying this pedal before you buy it because it may not be your thing and at around the same price as other chorus pedals like the MXR you'll need to try it out to get the feel for it. For new they come in at a round $90 which isn't bad for the pedal.
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mooseherman02/09/2010

mooseherman's review

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
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.
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moosers02/22/2009

moosers's review

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
The Boss CH-1 Super Chorus pedal is an analog guitar pedal. It has a 1/4 inch input and 1/4 inch outputs. It is not a rackable effect as it is a stomp box. It can be powered with a nine volt battery or by a nine volt power supply.

UTILIZATION

The general configuration and set up of the CH-1 is as easy as it gets when it comes to controlling and using pedals of this kind. It has four knobs - one for effect level, one for EQ (tone), one for rate, and one for depth. It is easy to get a good sound out of each and is pretty versatile overall. I don't have a manual for this but it is as easy as any pedal I have used and most should be able to figure it out pretty quickly.

SOUND QUALITY

The chorus effect on the CH-1 is really clean and vibrant overall. You can get a subtle chorus sound or get a sound similar to a leslie cabinet. It is easy to get a wide array of sounds from this, all of which have a great quality to them. I only use this pedal with guitar but it would probably work well with keyboards and any other electronic instruments you'd like to plug this into. Using this subtlety with a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal and a little delay can give you a really awesome tone. This pedal has the capability to deliver a quick and easy high quality chorus sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Boss Super Chorus CH-1 for about three or four years. I usually use it with a Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb. While I don't use chorus all the time, this gives me the sound I need when I'm looking to use it. Its ease of use makes it a breeze to get a good sound out of it without any hassle. Boss is known for making reliable products with a great design and stability and the price makes it viable for anyone to obtain this if they are in need of chorus. While I would also recommend checking out a few of the other chorus pedals on the market to see where your personal preference lies, the CH-1 is definitely worthy of a look when it comes to guitar chorus pedals.
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