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Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal

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Brilliant stereo sound for guitar and keyboards!

The versatile Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus produces the swirling chorus sounds heard on many rock, jazz, country, funk, and other popular music recordings.

The CH-1 SUPER Chorus delivers a clean, classic sound with crystal-clear highs and a unique stereo effect, variable between left and right speakers if you use the stereo outputs. Effect Level, EQ, Rate, and Depth knobs give you complete control over this industry-standard chorus effect.

FEATURES
  • Classic BOSS chorus pedal with clean, brilliant sound for guitar and keyboards
  • Effect Level, EQ, Rate and Depth knobs allow for precise shaping of sound
  • Features Mono input and Stereo outputs for connection to dual amps
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BossCH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (18)
  • Compact (15)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Good selection of effects (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Professional recording (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"Chorus at its Finest"

I have been using the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus for years now. I started playing guitar in 1979 and since that time I have used just about every brand of Chorus Pedal out...Read complete review

I have been using the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus for years now. I started playing guitar in 1979 and since that time I have used just about every brand of Chorus Pedal out there. Here's the thing. Chorus is a specific guitar effect. Chorus either sounds like Chorus or some variation. The Boss CH-1 Super Chorus is one of the top 3 Chorus Pedals on the market. I like the Boss pedals because they sound great, they never break, and they can be purchased just about anywhere which is paramount if you are in a touring band and need a replacement in a hurry. Pedal stolen? No problem. Just send a crew member to the local guitar shop and chances are they will return with a brand new unit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad Grounding Circuitry Issue - CAUTION!

Performing as a solo act, I was looking to generate a more full sound by splitting the the unit from my Fender AMP to my Fender PA. Although this unit worked excellent for a...Read complete review

Performing as a solo act, I was looking to generate a more full sound by splitting the the unit from my Fender AMP to my Fender PA. Although this unit worked excellent for a few gigs, it has some problems with it's circuitry whereas after a short period of time it will only operate out of one output A (OR) output B, because when you plug in both, there is a horrible nasty bad ground issue which makes it 100% non-usable in stereo mode. The first one I purchase did this from the start. The second one I purchased (after returning the first one) worked simply fantastic for a few gigs, now the same exact problem is happening. NO it's not a cord, issue or AMP or PA or BOSS 9V power supply issue, this unit simply has a bad internal grounding issue going on that seems to fry overtime. I've used various boss pedals over the years and this Super Chorus CH-1 is the only one that has some serious issues going on. Only good news is....that this unit fried at during practice and not at one of my live gigs. Come on BOSS, fix this issue and give us back the quality we can rely on!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My secret weapon!

By TheWomberchomby

from Ingalls IN

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Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

First impressions: Pretty solid build, four simple yet expressive knobs, decent price.This little blue stompbox is fantastic. I mainly use it for subtle tone boost, where you can't really tell that it is chorus that I am using. I set the depth at around 2 o'clock, rate at around 10 o'clock, tailor EQ and level as needed, and then I turn it on for the duration of my playing. It works well with both single coils and humbuckers, though it suits my DeArmond M77 with USA Dynasonics especially well. This box makes my clean tones shine and fattens up my overdrive just where I want it. Of course, subtlety is not all this pedal is capable of. You can get some very deep, lush tones all the way into quirky and dizzying madness. Not sure if this is true stereo operation or not, but that isn't a feature I was concerned with.I am on my second one currently, though that is not due to any issues on Boss's end- I accidentally hooked my previous Super Chorus up to a 10v power supply and it fried something inside. Whoops! Needless to say, I purchased another one, and if presented with the option again, I would stick with this pedal.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its a great pedal !!

By wireman

from iowa

Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

i have owned this pedal going on 20 years now works just as good now as the day i got it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Boss CH-1- A Workhorse Chorus

By Twanger

from Central PA

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Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

The build quality and overall tone are very nice. it doesn't color the basic guitar tone that I can hear. It imparts a pleasing musical chorus sound. It's gives your baisc chorus sound in a fairly narrow range. It excels at the "always on" mild coloring that some guitarists like to use to give their sound a bit more interest. What it won't do are the extremes. It won't do a heavy intensity or vibe-like warble. But what it does it does very well.
The four knobs it has covers all the ground. The wet-dry effect level knob is especially appreciated.
It's a Boss. Practically indesctructable.
For around $100 it's in line with other Boss pedal values. I'm not saying there isn't a better value around but I'm not up to trying them all to find out. Boss must have sold millions of these and it's stood the test of time.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Bad Grounding Circuitry Issue - CAUTION!

By MAINFRAME

from Naples, Florida

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Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

    Performing as a solo act, I was looking to generate a more full sound by splitting the the unit from my Fender AMP to my Fender PA. Although this unit worked excellent for a few gigs, it has some problems with it's circuitry whereas after a short period of time it will only operate out of one output A (OR) output B, because when you plug in both, there is a horrible nasty bad ground issue which makes it 100% non-usable in stereo mode. The first one I purchase did this from the start. The second one I purchased (after returning the first one) worked simply fantastic for a few gigs, now the same exact problem is happening. NO it's not a cord, issue or AMP or PA or BOSS 9V power supply issue, this unit simply has a bad internal grounding issue going on that seems to fry overtime. I've used various boss pedals over the years and this Super Chorus CH-1 is the only one that has some serious issues going on. Only good news is....that this unit fried at during practice and not at one of my live gigs. Come on BOSS, fix this issue and give us back the quality we can rely on!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Boss rocks!

    By Murray Schrader

    from New York, NY

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

      Boss does it again! Nice sturdy pedal. There are cheaper plastic onces out there, but I can see me breaking them easilly. This is well built.

      Sound effects are really sweet... I usually use it on all my songs for a "fuller" tone. Not set to overpower, but to enhance. The 4 knobs give you a nice range of tones.

      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ok pedal..

      By Cameron

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

      This pedal is an alright pedal it does the job you need.. But I'm not overly impressed with it. For the price its a good buy but I think it kinda lacks in rounding your sound I guess in a way. I've played on some better pedals but it's still a good buy if your looking for a cheap chorus pedal.. It will get the job done for the type of music I play and if your into more of the christian style it will do the job you need as well.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Couldn't Be Happier!

      By les paul crate

      from Alabama.

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      Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

      As I said, it's a Boss. These chorus pedals are great. I like to crank them more to the 3o'clock position than the noon so it gives it a well pronounced presence. Most people like them at noon or 9 o'clock or lower. I would recommend this pedal for anyone looking for a little flavor in their rig. It makes you cleans shimmer and really comes through on overdrive and lead distortion. What I like about this one is the fact that it sounds good ANYWHERE one the pedal board. It sounds beautiful set up chorus, overdrive,wah or overdrive, chorus,and wah. I always have wah last and plug the guitar into it.
      I have one song where I turn all four knobs over to 5 o'clock, wide open, and it gives a really awesome watery sound. Like an octave pedal it sounds like a dozen guitars playing at once through a rotary Leslie or something.

      Bottom line: you can't go wrong with this pedal. Thanks Boss. Keep 'em coming.
      Four knobs that can go from subtle vibe to lushy wetness. I am impressed.
      It's a Boss. I know it will last forever, this is my third Boss pedal. The oldest is 17 a year old DS-1 and still going strong. These things are the best built pedals on the market.
      It is a little steep, but still a lot cheaper than some of the other brands. But in the end I will only use Boss and will pay their price because I know it will be the only time I will have to buy one.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      a good overall pedal

      By sdwfEEY53Y

      from Nebraska

      Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

      This is a great pedal, especially for musicians who like playing clean. The sweet soft sound of it can bring out the heart in any guitar player. I have had it for 2 years and use it every time I play. Even if you don't like playing clean, you can turn it into a flange by tweeking some of the dials. This is really a great pedal.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Would buy this again

      By Leonard

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

      So many Chorus pedals on the market but this is my go to pedal.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Boss is the best

      By Rockerduck

      from Marietta, Ga.

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      Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

      Simply the best chorus pedal for the gigging guitarist.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would definitely purchase this again.

      By dlstouf

      from Ligonier Pa

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

        Really loved the sound this produces. I have been using this with my acoustic.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Chorus at its Finest"

        By David P. Makowski

        from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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        Pros

        • Clear & Articulate
        • Compact Design
        • Crystal Clear Cleans
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Excellent Thickening Effect
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Semi-Professional

        Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

        I have been using the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus for years now. I started playing guitar in 1979 and since that time I have used just about every brand of Chorus Pedal out there. Here's the thing. Chorus is a specific guitar effect. Chorus either sounds like Chorus or some variation. The Boss CH-1 Super Chorus is one of the top 3 Chorus Pedals on the market. I like the Boss pedals because they sound great, they never break, and they can be purchased just about anywhere which is paramount if you are in a touring band and need a replacement in a hurry. Pedal stolen? No problem. Just send a crew member to the local guitar shop and chances are they will return with a brand new unit.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "a nice sound that gives goosebumps"

        By Kedma

        from New York

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

          This is an excellent pedal. My little brother who is 13 years old treasure this pedal a lot. He always uses it when he is playing his guitar. The pedal also has different options to adjust the pedal sound. Worth of having it.

          (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          CH-1 Super Chorus Pedal

          By Maria M Pizarro Guerra

          from Puerto Rico

          Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

          Encontr bien bueno el pedal. Me gust. Pero me hubiera gustado que trajera el cable para ponerlo elctrico no con batera.. Gracias.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          5 stars?!

          By melodicly

          from New Orleans

          Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

          Yep 5 stars for all. This pedal is a must. The real trick to it is the EQ knob. Turn it down to get a nice warm almost analog chorus sound. Turn it up to get bright, clean and clear chorus. Turn the rate all the way with the EQ around 9-10o'clock and you have a great tremolo sound. Add the DD-6 and you have some seriously wonderful stereo sounds. True bypass is a must if you like to run clean and this does great. I run a wah, tube screamer, CH-1 and DD-6. All I need to play ANYTHING, but this one gets used the most.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Subtle

          By Kodiak the Bear

          from Nashville, TN

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

          A one trick pony, but one of the most usable chorus pedals anywhere near its price range. This is your "almost always on" subtle chorus pedal that really doesn't have any dramatic parameters. This is not your "way-rad" chorus pedal. Instead, this is the chorus pedal you will use in a more subtle role on almost every song.

          Also, its simple to use and hard to get ridiculous sounds out of, so if you are buying your first chorus pedal, this one is hard to get your settings wrong. No space sounds from Mars when you need them, but also, no space sounds from Mars from when you don't need them.

          Plug this in, place the knobs straight up, and then dial the last knob on the right clockwise until you're in sonic nirvana (probably in the 2 to 5 o'clock position)...done. Great for a beginner.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Effect

          By Jimmy

          from Norco, CA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

            For all my gigs.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Yes

            By T

            from Ny

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

              Used just a little so far right now everything woks seams like a good product

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Pedal.

              By Brian

              from Anderson, IN

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

                This pedal is great. Bought it because of the price, and it has definitely met my expectations.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Finally...

                By Steve-o

                from Albany, OR

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal:

                I bought this to replace a danelecto chorus pedal which had been purchased to replace an MXR stereo chorus pedal on my gig pedal board. The MXR was too diddly and if it wasn't hooked up stereo the chorus effect was almost undetectable. The danelecto was a good unit, but like the MCR it was huge and also required 18v, which meant a separate transformer instead of taking 9v right off my 13 year-old SKB pedal board.
                The Boss pedal is 9v and the jack is on the far side if the metal case, which is better than the MXR arrangement where the power jack is right next to the output jack for some reason. Boss battery access is superior. It has a self-retained screw with a thumb wheel and also access from the top so you don't have to pull the Velcro off if for some reason you need battery power. It sounds great 2nd-to-last in my chain and the controls allow me to adjust from subtle to rediculous.

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