Dating vintage boss pedals
The effect, though, is unmistakably chorus-like in its tonal thickening – just with a little less modulation than you’d get from a standard circuit. MXR M234 Analog Chorus An all-analogue, bucket-brigade-based pedal, the MXR M234 Analog Chorus is a great option for anyone seeking classic, organic chorus tones.
It adds a few tone-shaping tools to the package, too, like high and low filters to contour the flavour of its tone with a bit more granularity than some other analogue options on the list. Boss CH-1 Super Chorus While similar in format to other Boss-made chorus pedals, the CH-1 offers a tonal range that’s a bit wider overall.
Built around the SSM2040 chip found in the influential Prophet 5 and Octave CAT synths, this 24db/octave, state-variable filter offers envelope filters in UP and DOWN sweeping modes, plus a sensitivity control to adjust how responsive the effect is to how hard you play.
Crucially, the Resotron can also deploy an analog pitch-tracking system to move the cutoff frequency of the filter based on the notes you play rather than how hard you play them.
A surprise announcement for the show was this collaboration between Ibanez and Japanese boutique co Vemuram.
The pedal includes a full suite of tone-shaping controls, including tap tempo to dial in the tremolo effect.
The Resotron is an analog filter that aims to bring the sound of '70's keyboard synths to your pedalboard.
It’s the current scion of the genre-defining Chorus Ensemble series, and is a go-to option for anyone who loves the sound of Alex Lifeson or British new-wave guitar.
Chase Bliss Audio's Preamp mk II has actual motorised faders. A collaboration with Benson Amps, it spans boost, overdrive and fuzz with a huge range of EQ and clipping options.