Ask Zac Episode 37 - Is Chorus Back?

April 17, 2020

My first pedal was an 80s DOD stereo chorus pedal, that I had a hard time turning off, because I loved how chorus made my guitar sound bigger. In this episode, I wanted to talk a bit about what chorus is, the two categories I lump them in, fat and chewy and transparent/pristine. I also open the floor to the discussion as to whether the effect is just a throwback, or if the effect can come back around to being cool again.

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Gear used in Video:

2018 Danocaster Double-Cut (1955 Stratocaster Style) with Ron Ellis 50/60 FAT pickups. Soft V neck, ash body, faded Inca Silver finish. Raw Vintage Trem Springs

Strings: Ernie Ball 10,13,16, 24, 32, 42. Nickel-Plated Steel.

Pick:Blue Chip TPR 35 RB


1965 Deluxe Reverb amp with Celestion V30 speaker

Effects used:

Sonic Research Turbo Tuner

Mirage compressor pedal

Karma MTN-10 Mostortion Clone

Arion SCH-1 Chorus

Boss DD-2 Delay

TC Chorus/Flanger SCF from early 80s

9v power via Truetone CS6