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#1 teabag2

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Posted 14 February 2004 - 03:26 PM

As the title says, What the hell does a chorus pedal do? haha, i'm new to electric guitar. Thanks

#2 cdatlas

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Posted 14 February 2004 - 04:27 PM

Basically what a chorus pedal does is repeat the input signal it very close intervals, were talking miliseconds, to make the output sound like it is multiple "voices" or in this case guitars. When you increase the depth, it increases the intensity of the effect, in other words, it make it sound as if there are more voices. When you adjust the rate (or delay time) it simply makes the repeats occur closer together or farther appart.

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Posted 14 February 2004 - 09:48 PM

Basically what a chorus pedal does is repeat the input signal it very close intervals, were talking miliseconds, to make the output sound like it is multiple "voices" or in this case guitars. When you increase the depth, it increases the intensity of the effect, in other words, it make it sound as if there are more voices. When you adjust the rate (or delay time) it simply makes the repeats occur closer together or farther appart.


Yeah, it's a cool effect.
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:20 AM

It adds a layer of cheezadelic whiz to your sound.

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 03:09 AM

It adds a layer of cheezadelic whiz to your sound.


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Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:21 AM

I stand by an argument that the liquid chorus is the most beautiful effect ever created...mm.
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:33 AM

Basically what a chorus pedal does is repeat the input signal it very close intervals, were talking miliseconds, to make the output sound like it is multiple "voices" or in this case guitars. When you increase the depth, it increases the intensity of the effect, in other words, it make it sound as if there are more voices. When you adjust the rate (or delay time) it simply makes the repeats occur closer together or farther appart.


Thanks man!

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:26 PM

It makes you feell all warm and fuzzy inside.
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:46 PM

Listen to "come as you are" or "lake of fire" both by Nirvana. That's a chorusy sounding affect.

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:57 PM

Yeah, a lot of Nirvana songs have a lot of chorus in them but for a more subtle chorus sound listen to John Frusciante's playing in blood sugar sex magik by the Chili's. It's barely noticeable but it is just there to add some depth to the guitar.

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 01:12 PM

Listen to "come as you are" or "lake of fire" both by Nirvana. That's a chorusy sounding affect.


"Lake Of Fire" was covered by Nirvana but is actually a Meat Puppets tune.

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:04 AM

actually, nirvana never used chorus. kurt used flange, which is basically a deeper version of chorus. basically what chorus does, is, without all the technical jargon, is it makes a wavy sound, its really repeating the note you played at close intervals to give a 'waving' sound. you can adjust the speed of the repetition and also the depth to give it different sounds. its a great effect. chorus, delay and wah-wah are the greatest pedals and the only vital ones you'll need. listen to 'knockin on heavens door' by guns n roses, the intro to that is chorus. you can get them for like 40, and i recommend getting one, theyre awesome and you can get so much out of them. solos sound amazing with chorus

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:09 AM

actually, nirvana never used chorus.


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Posted 16 February 2004 - 01:04 PM

ya Under, I remember hearing that Kobain used Flange to get that sound..... but I was just lookin for an example for that type of sound.

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 01:33 PM

yeah, people always mistake it with chorus but it is actually flange. its pretty much the same thing but flange is heavier and its basically the next step from where chorus ends at its lowest end



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