I don’t think it is just me, but I think just about every band out there, at some point, is going to have a chorus in one of its songs. Not just the part of a song that is the chorus, verse, bridge, chorus, but an actual chorus of singers.
The original video for the Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done” at the 2:08 point is a perfect example of chorus!
And who could forget this clip from U2’s “Rattle and Hum” movie?
So what about guitar pedals? A lot of people use chorus. Think of the 80’s. So in my recent quest for cheap effects pedals to experiment with I found a used Danelectro Cool Cat Chorus for cheap at my local guitar shop. I plugged it in and got nothing.
My first thought was that I was doing it wrong. I tried all the knobs. I tried playing different styles. And nothing. A little boost in volume, but that was about it.
“I guess it is too subtle an effect for me.”
I told the tech/sales guy and he suggested I try a Mod Tone Chorus if I was interested in cheap pedals that sound pretty good. It wasn’t used so still outside my price range, but I thought I’d plug it in just to see what I could expect.
Wow, talk about an effect. There are only two knobs, but it was certainly an effect I could hear.
I called the sales guy over and went between the two pedals. We agreed that the Danelectro was not working at all. I didn’t get anything, but I certainly have more respect for Chorus (the guitar effect, I already had a lot of respect for a gospel choir).
For those of you who do, how do you use chorus?