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Offline TheCasual

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Using Chorus As a Boost
« on: January 21, 2018, 12:10:07 pm »
For about a year I've using chorus as a boost for lead playing. Not the 80's syrupy style, but just a little bit.

I'm not sure about the technical side of it. But just adds a bit of body to the sound.

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Re: Using Chorus As a Boost
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 01:41:47 pm »
Apparently using delay with a very short (imperceptible) delay can do wonders to a lead tone.
Chorus is a time based modulation effect and it is possible to tweak some delay effects to make them sound chorusy or flangy. So I'm guessing it's a similar thing.

Plus you may be able to adjust the "wet" signal level to act as additional gain.

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Re: Using Chorus As a Boost
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 06:42:05 pm »
I've also done similars things with delay.
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Re: Using Chorus As a Boost
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 08:32:21 am »
Chorus is basically a short delay, with varying delay time. Both are great (essential?) options for distorted lead tones. I tend to work with delay and reverb though, not so often chorus.

I wouldn't call it "boosting" though, but that's a technicality ;)

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Re: Using Chorus As a Boost
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 04:19:21 pm »
If I'm not mistaken just about any pedal with a volume control, and/or often times with a level control, can act as a boost. Are there exceptions? The level control on my compressor pedal is my "go to" for boost. Where you boost in the chain can greatly impact your tone. I read this somewhere a while back:
"Last if you want a Boost. First if you want to Goose."

 

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