Today's product comparison has Music Critic comparing the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus Pedal to the Boss CH-1 Stereo Super Chorus. The Music Critic reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled Best Chorus Pedal for Guitars in 2018
Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus Pedal. The Small Clone was the chorus pedal of choice for none other than Mr. Kurt Cobain. The 2 main stay pedals of Kurt’s setup were the Boss DS-1 (later replaced by the DS-2) distortion pedal and the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone.
Next let's have a look at the Boss CH-1 Stereo Super Chorus. Boss pedals are the brand that guitarists turn to when they are in need of gear that will do exactly what it’s supposed to at an incredibly high standard. The CH-1 Stereo is no exception, an excellent ‘working mans’ pedal with high-quality output and the nearly indestructible build you expect from Boss products.
Kurt’s guitar playing is synonymous with driving, chorus laced riffs and is perhaps one of the most prominent examples of the effect of use, especially outside of the 80’s pop world and is very typical of the grunge and new wave genre of his time. The unforgettable liquid tones of “Come As You Are” and the shimmering lead parts of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” were all created with the Small Clone pedal.
Functionality is very good with 4 knobs doing the work - Level, EQ, Rate, and Depth. All are standard when it comes to the chorus and in the typical Boss fashion, they work flawlessly, a no frills offering of controls to manipulate modulation and shape your sound.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus Pedal||Boss CH-1 Stereo Super Chorus|
+ Fully analog electronics
+ ‘True Bypass’ technology
+ Retro sound and feel
+ Reasonably priced - great value for money
+ Classic Boss quality in both sound and build.
+ Great functionality with Level, EQ, Rate and Depth knobs
+ Mono/Stereo output for multi-amp splitting
+ Boss 5 year warranty
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|As well as being an ultra reliable and brilliantly sounding chorus effects pedal this is a piece of history. All in all, you can’t really go wrong with the Small Clone, a solid product and is also great for Bass.||Another wonderful offering from Boss. Top notch output and ‘bomb proof’ build all at a respectable price. What’s not to like.|
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