TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
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TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger

SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger, Flanger for Guitar from TC Electronic.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 12 reviews )
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Eroachguitar10/01/2012

Eroachguitar's review"A modern classic in pedal tone modulators"

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
The Danish company TC Electronic is very well known for their innovative, top quality musical gear for both studio and stage.

The TC Electronic Stereo Chorus, Pitch Modulator, and Flanger (Also known as the SCF) is a bit different from most stomp boxes.Introduced in the mid 80's, the SCF was TC Electronics' stake in the game of tone modulating pedals for guitar, which was a popular niche in the gear market at the time. Rock guitarists loved the sound of chorus on their soaring solos, and experimentation with flange, pitch mod, and other wild sounds was at an all-time high.



UTILIZATION

The SCF Features a silent (momentary) footswitch, mono/stereo outputs, independent input gain control, along with Speed, Width, and Intensity controls.
The user toggles between Chorus, Pitch Mod, and Flanger using the 3-way switch located between the Width and Intensity controls. There's an overload indicator to alert you if your input gain is too high, and a jack for an external bypass switch, so that you can remotely turn the pedal on and off.

As an added plus, the pedal plugs directly into a power source with no need for an external adapter, eliminating the need for a space-hogging wall wart.


The controls are fairly easy to understand. Speed adjusts the rate at which the pedal modulates the sound with a given effect. Width adjusts how wide the sweep is, from 0 to 6. Intensity blends the individual effects with the dry signal to varying degrees.




SOUND QUALITY

The SCF is an extremely well-designed pedal in both sound and construction. It was originally designed for guitar, but Keyboardists have been known to take advantage of its capabilities.

The Chorus is very smooth and capable, going from light swimmy effect to nausea-inducing tone modulation all with a few twists of the controls.

The Pitch modulator is interesting because it isn't strictly a pitch mod, as it pairs the pitch mod effect with chorus to achieve a rather unique effect. Here, you can go from light overtones to raging pitch dissonance again just throughout the range of the controls.

And Finally there is the Flanger, which, like the Pitch Mod, is mixed somewhat with the chorus. It's not a particularly overpowering Flanger, but you can get some nice airplane sounds out of it with the Intensity cranked.

OVERALL OPINION

The TC Electronic Stereo Chorus, Pitch Mod, and Flanger is an enduring effect pedal that has seen a home on the pedalboard of many guitarists, and likely many to come. It's high price ($319 average retail) keeps it out of the hands of most, and that's a shame, because it really does offer top notch Chorus effect for those who are fans, and even on ebay can go used for upwards of $250.

The best bet is to give one a try at the music store, and make a decision for yourself whether this classic pedal is worth your investment. I certainly enjoy having it in my arsenal.
iamqman07/06/2011

iamqman's review"Nice pedal"

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
This is one of those chorus flanger pedals that can do both things at once. These are very high quality products and the voicing of them are of the best standards in guitar pedals. This pedal from Tc Electronics is one of the first introductions that TC has done with the guitar pedal platform. For years they have been known for their rack units and processors but now getting more heavily involved into the floor guitar pedals market.

These pedals are all analog and you ca definitely here the great tone from this pedal compared to the digital units. TC Electronics have been introducing the new effects pedals and one of them is the Corona chorus which is a digital pedal. The Corona is a much cheaper unit as far as price so that is reflective in the tone fo the two units.

UTILIZATION

Detail
Type Stereo Chorus/Flanger/Vibrato
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x 1/4"
Power Supply Included Internal power supply (uses standard AC power cord)
Batteries Not battery powered
Height 1.22"
Depth 4.88"
Width 3.86"
Weight 1 lbs.


CONNECTIONS:
- Mono Input to Mono or Stereo Out
- Bypass control that allows you to bypass the effect via any external relay switching system
- No wall-wart – plug straight to 110-220V

CONTROLS:
Chorus/Flanger mode selector (Speed, Width and Intensity)

ADDITIONAL:
To secure optimal performance with practically NO noise the SCF is unlike most Chorus/Flanger pedals designed with an Input Gain control and Overload indicator.

SOUND QUALITY

The tone of this pedal is fantastic for choruses and pitch modulation. The chorus is a lush tone that is a thinner voicing but still very desirable. Some people like a darker effects pedal and some like a thin one that just helps out their overall tone and not take control over it.

The pitch modulation is a very great feature as well. You get a definite slight change in the tuning of the guitar which adds a lot of depth and range. The vibrato is a great silky tone that adds a unique and dynamic effects to you rig.

I am not a fan of the flanger tone though. I like the tone of a MXR flanger and have just tailored my ear towards that voicing. Not that this flanger is bad just not my preferred taste in flangers.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these pedals come in at around $299, which is a bit high in my opinion for a simple chorus pedal. This pedal sounds fantastic but not to the tune of $300. That is a bit steep for this pedal and any pedal that does essentially the same thing.

I would recommend this pedal to a TC fan of some kind. Even if you aren't a TC fan this pedal might work for you, but before you unload $300 for this unit I would suggest trying it out first or picking one up on the used market and if you don't like it you can basically dump it again for the same price.
Qill03/18/2012

Qill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
Everything is said I have nothing more to add

UTILIZATION

I use the chorus, flanger I find the bof and Pich Modulator useless

SOUND QUALITY

The chorus of reference is what we read everywhere ... on this one then I'm not sure 100% against what is right is very fine, very clean studio, the sound is not modern in the vintage chorus generous greasy ... of stroke over time he can be blamed on lack of character because it becomes a limit chorus mat so it has become the benchmark in a lot of pedalboard
At the time I needed a chorus worthy of the name between the Boss CE-1 to € 500 secondhand in TBE and this one had the two schools are the top 80s and the other of 90 years, after reflection I let myself tempted by this one because the EC-1 ate too much signal but against what his ...

OVERALL OPINION

I used it for over a year I sold it with no regrets replaced by the MXR Stereo Chorus which I find much better
The value for money at € 320 nine I said no ... I traded mine to 280 € new in store
ptisatch05/23/2008

ptisatch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
-Pedals with a chorus, a flanger and a Pitch Modulator.
"It is therefore the TC Electronic Qualit fiabilitjamais and had trouble), it is more robust manufacturing.

UTILIZATION

Operation is very simple like most pedals of this type.
You choose your type of effect and is its convenience RULES.
It possde a Gain knob and a Stereo output that works miracles (see more)

SOUND QUALITY

In-position Chorus (my prfre) is the TOP!
The effect is a softness and color the sound of Manir subtle, it is never dirty or synthtique.De more, he mixes in such a fawn with a dry spell that my sound up (Well, that was missing more than a might). It is quick to take to Mike Landau with a small time limit and a chord that goes.

With my Taylor, the pedals and a direct box, it behaves in the same Manir: transparent with respect to the grain of the instrument.

A friend keyboard (not christian) to me takes 2 or 3 times in concert (Jazz-fusion) to put on his Rhodes ... Well my friends, slap! With its release st ro and the Gain knob pedals made him a killer sound (good to be said that this is trs good friend, so a help).

In position-Flanger effect keeps the same CHARACTERISTICS transparency, but not a great n'tant user Flanger, I can not tell if the effect is performant.En all cases these clean and musical.

In position-Pitch-Modulator is a bit strange!
I think it's more to an "effect" as a use of modulation type supposed to "beautify" a sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for the past 4 years and just for the Chorus.

"I had three bumps, pdaliers, multi-effects and well when I played for the first time before buying it, I immediately realized its musical value that remains for me the main asset.

It's true-some CHRE purchase new (I paid 290 euros in the era Germany), but it's always the same story when we find his purpose a priceless knowing that risk before buying one or two others that will not matter.
In time, I think it's around 220 euros a trs good investment if it is nickel.

Yes and yes again, I would do this choice because I have the price advantage to make me a pedalboard with my choice of pedals plutt than take a multi-purpose and to compromise on this or that effect! !
ptisatch05/23/2008

ptisatch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
-Pedals with a chorus, a flanger and a Pitch Modulator.
"It is therefore the TC Electronic Qualit fiabilitjamais and had trouble), it is more robust manufacturing.

UTILIZATION

Operation is very simple like most pedals of this type.
You choose your type of effect and is its convenience RULES.
It possde a Gain knob and a Stereo output that works miracles (see more)

SOUND QUALITY

In-position Chorus (my prfre) is the TOP!
The effect is a softness and color the sound of Manir subtle, it is never dirty or synthtique.De more, he mixes in such a fawn with a dry spell that my sound up (Well, that was missing more than a might). It is quick to take to Mike Landau with a small time limit and a chord that goes.

With my Taylor, the pedals and a direct box, it behaves in the same Manir: transparent with respect to the grain of the instrument.

A friend keyboard (not christian) to me takes 2 or 3 times in concert (Jazz-fusion) to put on his Rhodes ... Well my friends, slap! With its release st ro and the Gain knob pedals made him a killer sound (good to be said that this is trs good friend, so a help).

In position-Flanger effect keeps the same CHARACTERISTICS transparency, but not a great n'tant user Flanger, I can not tell if the effect is performant.En all cases these clean and musical.

In position-Pitch-Modulator is a bit strange!
I think it's more to an "effect" as a use of modulation type supposed to "beautify" a sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for the past 4 years and just for the Chorus.

"I had three bumps, pdaliers, multi-effects and well when I played for the first time before buying it, I immediately realized its musical value that remains for me the main asset.

It's true-some CHRE purchase new (I paid 290 euros in the era Germany), but it's always the same story when we find his purpose a priceless knowing that risk before buying one or two others that will not matter.
In time, I think it's around 220 euros a trs good investment if it is nickel.

Yes and yes again, I would do this choice because I have the price advantage to make me a pedalboard with my choice of pedals plutt than take a multi-purpose and to compromise on this or that effect! !
NiKKo-san05/15/2007

NiKKo-san's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
Danish analog pedal with Chorus, Pitch Modulator and a Flanger.

3 Buttons, 1 3-position selector for selecting the effect and a switch to activate the effect. Feeding the beast is internal to the rugged metal housing and very good. No need to bother with a power supply external, is connected to.

The connection is complete (all format Jack): 1 input, 2 stereo outputs (one for mono) and output bypass. Not to mention the small gain control that can boost the signal input.

The impression left by the machine's durability. The finisher is impeccable, the knobs specified, the switch is made to hold the year and switch to activate the effect is delicate yet strong and accurate.

UTILIZATION

I would put aside the fact Pitch modulator (anecdotal to me) to concentrate on two effects that make the value of this pedal: the Chorus and Flanger.

The settings are simple with only three buttons, we've seen more complicated.

A SPEED to adjust the effect speed, a depth and width for a INTENSITY lives up to its name for the Flanger and acts as a balance between the effect and the raw sound for the chorus.

It takes very little time to find a sound that ... sounds!

SOUND QUALITY

If its use is simple, the range offered is monstrous. Dissonant chorus of the classic chorus scofieldien through the HUGE flangers worthy of the finest hours of the Cure. In distortion, the result is quite strong too. I have fond memories of repeated or Lorqui Feedback I played with the guitar, they returned in resonance with the effect for a surprising result!

Not only does it do everything for chorus and flanger, but this pedal does not color the sound of the instrument, all with a total lack of breath and parasite. Nor should we forget the gain control that can boost the input signal. This can be useful after the instrument connected.

And this is another quality of the beast: micro vocals, synth, bass or guitar. Everything (almost) can plug into this magic box with the same result.

OVERALL OPINION

This pedal does not have a robust appearance. I played with for over 8 years and has never dropped. Not a failure, not a potentiometer in the bay, nothing.

In addition, the look is stylish, simple, and many sounds available (but this is my opinion) sound quality well above its competitors. I had the opportunity to play with a number of chorus (Boss, Electro-Harmonix particular) or multi-effects but none can live up to the TC Electronics.

Buy new 2300 francs at the time (350 Euros) it can be expensive for just one foot but it was money well spent.

If I had to change a lot of stuff again, I never sold this pedal will remain much longer in my arsenal of sound.

A must.
miconmac12/03/2006

miconmac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
Pedal Analog Stereo Chorus, Flanger and Pitch Modulator.
input, 2 outputs
3 knobs control effect (speed, quantity, depth)
Mini knob of a gain (pre-amp built in)
1 led to saturation
Powered by 220V (what happiness ;-)

This pedal is a real tank
I bought mine in 1984, and it works like the 1st day: the knobs are still fluid and silent.
(Ah, if all the pedals could be designed like that ....)

UTILIZATION

It is finally a pedal a bit "unconventional" I rather like I was using a rack, placed on one of my amps because I had much need the settings on hand to switch the effect that foot. Especially, I almost always Inrush effect. on the other hand I changed the amount and type of effect between songs.
Before using it as fact, I used it in order to attack my stereo 2 amps (or 1 amp over the sound system). It is true that the stereo effect is quite striking ;-)

SOUND QUALITY

This is the pedal "pro" par excellence: no sound / noise and even connected in two stereo amplifiers old. With it, no need for an A / B box designed to avoid the effects of loops. The integrated pre-amp can regenerate itself sound before sending it to the amp.

The sound effects are typical of 80 years: both very "clinical" and very "colorful".
Nothing to do with the effect known as "vintage", and nothing about racks with digital sound.

It's definitely a pedal that has a very strong personality. The Chorus has a lot of depth. The Flanger and pictch are very powerful. I think we had at that time another way to understand the effects guitars: it was actually quite omnubillé by the search for a "spatialization" of sound. And it is true that the TC SCF did that very well.

OVERALL OPINION

When I bought in the early 80's, the pedal was just the most expensive on the market. At the time, F 1600 was really a very large sum ;-) . But we must also recognize that it works - after more than 20 - as in the early days.

In the 80's, Chorus and Flanger effects were unavoidable, but is this still the case in 2006?
I'm not interested in all styles of modern music (not far), but it seems to me that we are now much less in search of sounds "hyper spatialized."
For my part, in any case, I use my TC virtually CFS for nearly 15 years. Maybe I arrive finally at an age where I will not use any effects: just a tele plugged into a VOX AC30 ;-)
manson.reznor11/01/2006

manson.reznor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
1 mono input - 1 output stereo / mono - one external bypass
Speed ​​control - deep and "width"
3 modes: Chorus - Flanger - modulator pitch like Univibe

UTILIZATION

Simple, no need to draw a picture.
Lack of possibilities just programming

SOUND QUALITY

The claque! But really it's a vamp!

It's amazing the sound can come out this pedal! The sound is super set, super hot and above all, it brings a huge relief to her. Nothing to do with the chorus / flanger of some multi effects ...

What to say, except that of superlatives?!

OVERALL OPINION

In my opinion, without doubt, one of the best modulation pedals!
rocknrott06/28/2006

rocknrott's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
The CFS is offering a chorus pedals, a flanger and pitch modulator via a mini switch, Stereo.
It is the old analog technology
Between 1
2 outputs, mono / Stereo
Ente for a bypass CONTRL

UTILIZATION

Trs simple configuration, the rglages and sounds into orbit is very easy by the speed knobs, width, intensity, input gain.
Note the prsence the small LED that indicates that saturates the pedals.
The manual is very simple, some twenty pages, in English, with examples of rglages factory on offer for each modulation

SOUND QUALITY

The SCF is a chorus of quality pro stro, many pro musicians who use in troubleshooting their favorite rack, to color their sound. When TC announced that it would produce more such devices there is a decade has provoked a lot of ractions epidermis. Fortunately, they caught up.
All modules offered by the pedals are sublime, transparent, well they make the sounds of each note sounds clear and arpges, and brings a great color distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

For six months I am pleased Owner 'of the SCF Stereo +, I have nothing to complain about and I do not change it for any other pedals of the same format ... Now if you propose G-Major or the G-System in the same brand, there's way to get better.
Nigel04/23/2005

Nigel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
3 knobs settings: speed, intensity and depth

a switch to go from one end to another, but not the feet With easy ...

a gain adjustment knobs + stereo output

PSU sector only (integrated) - size large enough metal box because of the power supply

UTILIZATION

It works every effect has its own way. No possibility of saving setup: a great pity. The range of sounds is huge and fixing a setup may take some time.

Given the place that the case I think it could have put two more switch for at least one power switch at the other end but ...

say that it requires more or less an effect pariculier choose not to have to change on stage such a plan of his for a piece that requires a different effect.

SOUND QUALITY

In short it sounds as if it is to take a little time to make adjustments. it sounds very different depending on the amp (especially lamps). I use the personal surout flanger and pitch as to time, in its clear definition is really great is perfect and can initiate or exit the effect with a flexibility that makes it very intuitive. At the chorus is not bad but not great, mxr in there better.

In disto I blame him a bit of acknowledgment of collapse and sudden dynamic issue. Even by increasing the gain was a bit overwhelming difference in the level and dynamics emerges.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a great pedal, but Cheros fairly high quality. No problem of battery or the manufacturing quality is very serious. The quality of the effects is to go without, however, exceptional for the chorus.

Although the distortion in uitlisation is not always obvious is a tremendous asset in a config just the flanger is worth seeing.