This pedal provides Chorus and Flanger effects. Analog circuitry with typical guitar cord connections.
The sound is stellar. The manual provides suggested settings which are, unlike most product suggestions, absolutely fantastic.
I mainly used my electric guitars, notably a Gibson Les Paul and an ESP Eclipse. The sound quality is through the roof. The flanger can give some authentic old school Van Halen tones that are absolutely sick. The chorus I like to set up slow and deep, and it delivers a quality to cleaner gain sounds that is jaw dropping. The price of the unit is significant compared to typical big store brands, but the product delivers the goods. There is a setting I use for Korn-type effects, a fast chorus, that became such a signature tone that my band was inspired to write a whole tune around it.
I love the tones it gives on clean to mid gain settings. It destroys for live guitar applications. The build quality is very high, from the solid chasis to the meaty feeling pots and knobs. However, the toggle on mine became inconsistant and faulty in the first week. At the time I purchased this, the line was not yet in major stores such as Guitar Center. I had hear horror stories of people trying to deal with the owner. I have one trusted friend who loves the pedals but swore to never buy another after dealing with the owner, his abrasive attitude was described as less than desirable.
I got the owner on the phone, and it was like an inquisition, he started by saying he wouldn't honor warranties if I bought it from eBay or used. He was assuming, as he didn't bother asking where I got it. That was very aggressive in a bad way. I had to repeat a few times that I did indeed buy it from an authorized dealer. His reaction was gruff to be kind, but he said he would fix it if I mailed it in. A bad day perhaps? Most likely this is how he approaches commonfolk as I read worse stories online. He fixed it and mailed it back, but I couldn't help but feel I was dealing with a world class arrogant bully. As time went on, I realized I liked staying "in the box" for studio recordings- not because it was a better tone, but because the timing was so much easier to adjust. I ran across an MXR Phaser that I enjoyed for my modulations, so I winded up flipping the CoralFlnage as the cost benefit was not worth it during a money crunch. If one needs a superior modulation pedal for live work, check it out, but you almost need a drummer with an in ear monitor to keep stable tempos to get the timing to be accurate. Too much headache, I choose the better prices EVH MXR pedals. It doesn't help that the owner comes off so unlikable.
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Adrimed's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Input jack, stereo and mono outputs (which activates a switch inside)
9volts power via battery / adapter.
4 knobs: mix effect / delay time / depht / speed.
Mini knob adjust volume, switch chorus / flange, switch narrow / wide.
LED that reacts to the speed of the effect.
Switch on / off true bypass.
The effect is more than full, too, perhaps, is that sometimes simplicity is best!
Position "narrow" the chorus responds much more to his control delay time which detune the sound, same mode flange.
Position "wide" effect is less reactive, but it is possible to achieve the same effect in "narrow"!
Access to the battery is not very practical, it must still be careful not to damage anything inside by installing it!
Note that when changing from the flange chorus mode switch causes a poc! (To be careful to hp)
So here we are!
It is clear that the Choralflange is primarily a chorus effect saying quite complete, and not a double chorus / flanger as I thought before you receive it!
That's why I'm posting this review, among other things, to put an end to future buyers aware.
Amateur flanger powerful go your way, you will have to invest in another pedal.
This is a good 100% analog chorus, I also own a Maxon CS9 Pro (also excellent), then I would say that the Fulltone p't'être is a bit below because less definition, but in contrast very clean, versatile, no breath, nice progression orders, the delay time in narrow mode is very efficient and very reactive, it goes further than a Maxon CS9, causing an effect voyellisant.
Also very nice to give an effect like "leslie", or very psychedelic stuff.
In "flange" is the feeling of a chorus flange is put forward, it will ever happen to these so representative whistling sounds, sirens or jet off typical flanger effect remains chorus is a bit like aquatic sensation, but really nice, very organic, my Maxon FL9 does not allow me to find this kind of sound.
There are many settings you can really do a lot of things, it's a very good pedal.
Well it will probably have other things to say about Choralflange.
Me I still advise to try before you buy (I know this is difficult since that rarely are the providers of Fulltone effects), some prefer effects easier and more intuitive, but it's good very good stuff, there's something for his money!
Modif from 15/11/08:
I sold my Choralflange!
And yes, on reflection I prefer the Maxon CS9 Pro, pure and organic! The choralflange is a very good pedal nothing to say, the effect is responding with more power and the look is cool and everything but its default (I think) is that it gives too low and does not clarify fully the spectrum sound, causing a small flange mode hum! And for me it is the coup de grace! The only way to eliminate it is to lower the input gain by the volume knob of the guitar for example.
Damage but this fault is internal and comes from the power of the effect, you must know that each manufacturer has its signature sound, Fulltone has one and for Choralflange I spent my way! (See my topic on the forums)