That Pedal Show – Boss CE-1, CE-2 & CE-2 Waza, Plus Four Other Great Chorus Pedals

Published on Oct 28, 2016

In this episode Daniel and Mick revisit the wonderful world of chorus sounds, chiefly around the genre-defining evolution of early Boss CE-1 and CE-2 pedals. That’s currently relevant because the brand has recently released its higher-end, Japanese-made Waza Craft line of pedals, one of which is the CE-2w.
So, we compare an original CE-1, CE-2 and the new CE-2w, plus a small selection of other chorus pedals that we rate very highly.
For good measure we also have a Roland JC-120 on hand.

Pedals In This Episode…

• Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble (in G2 loop 5)
Only available used

• Boss CE-2 Chorus (in G2 loop 4)
Only available used

• Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus (in G2 loop 3)
UK & Europe:

Analogman Bi-Chrous (in G2 loop 7)

Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl MkII Analog Vibrato Chorus (in G2 loop 6)
UK & Europe:

Free The Tone TA-1H Tri-Avatar Multi Dimensional Chorus (in G2 loop 9)
UK & Europe:

Tone City Angel Wing Chorus (in G2 loop (replaces the CE-2 in loop 4 when we use it)
UK & Europe:

As ever, all switching and routing is handled by TheGigRig G2 – watch Dan’s video at

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
• Intro and background: 0:00 - 2:48
• CE-1 sounds and discussion: 2:48
• CE-1/AC30 compared with JC-120: 5:10
• Explanation/demonstration of what chorus is: 8:20
• CE-1 & CE-2 comparison: 10:19
• CE-2 sounds and discussion: 11:30
• CE-2 with overdrive (Vemuram Jan Ray): 13:09
• CE-2w & CE-2 discussion, examples and comparisons: 15:12
• CE-2w & CE-1 discussion, examples and comparisons: 19:37
• CE-2w modes comparison: 21:32
• Analog Man Bi-Chorus discussion and examples: 24:35
• Analog Man Bi-Chorus & CE-2w compared: 26:23
• Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl discussion and examples: 27:38
• Free The Tone TA-1H Tri-Avatar Multi Dimensional Chorus sounds and discussion: 31:12
• Tone City Angel Wing Chorus sounds and discussion: 37:15
• Boss CE-2w conclusions and observations: 41:32

Amps in this episode
1961 Vox AC30 (original Celestion Blue speakers) (G2 amp output 1)
1970s Roland JC-120 (G2 amp output 2)

Guitars in this episode
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Gibson ES-335 Dot (belonging to Peter Honoré)
• Gretsch G5422TG 2016
• Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary – watch Dan’s video at

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