Gear Reviews – Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble – Chorus – Vibrato – August 26, 2012 – 0 Comments
Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
The Holy Grail of all chorus pedals! Boss issued the CE-1 back in the late 70s and early 80s and nobody has come close to matching its captivating chorus sound since. It’s a sexy grey box of sculpted metal with a choice of either chorus or true pitch shifting vibrato. Its’ warm analog circuitry really has to be heard to be appreciated. The CE-1′s chorus has a depth of character that truly fuses with your guitar sound instead off simply sitting on top of it like the annoying metallic shimmer of most modern units. As for the Vibrato section, it is absolutely stunning in capturing the wobbly magic of the Magnatone vibratos of the late 50s and early 60s. To top off the praise, the built-in power supply and lengthy AC cord are certainly a welcome addition in our current world of annoying wall warts.