In the realm of Boss pedals, The CE-2 has long been a dominant force, revered for the pedals innovation, durability, and iconic sound. Among their vast array of offerings, the Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal holds a special place in the hearts of guitarists around the world. Introducing the CE-2W Chorus, which not only faithfully recreates the original CE-2’s lush chorus tones but also offers a variety of modern enhancements. Let’s dive into what makes this pedal a standout in the world of guitar effects.

Tone Overview

The CE-2W Chorus shows the rich, warm modulation that made previous versions famous. This pedal delivers a three-dimensional chorus effect that sends your guitars sound back to the 80’s without overpowering your tones. Whether you’re aiming for subtle shimmer or swirling, immersive modulation, the CE-2W Chorus offers a versatile range of tonal possibilities.

How to use Boss Pedals CE-2W

Operating the CE-2W Chorus is simple, making it accessible to guitarists of any skill level. The pedal features familiar Rate and Depth controls, allowing you to adjust the speed and intensity of the chorus effect. Additionally, the CE-2W includes a Mode selector switch, offering two distinct chorus modes: Standard and CE-1.

In Standard mode, you’ll experience the classic CE-2 chorus sound, renowned for its lushness and clarity. This mode faithfully reproduces the original pedal’s unmistakable tone, making it ideal for genres ranging from pop and rock.

Switching to CE-1 mode unlocks a different sound palette, emulating the vintage chorus and vibrato effects of the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble. Characterized by a more pronounced modulation and a slightly darker tone, CE-1 mode adds a vintage flavor to your sound, evoking the classic recordings of the ’70s and ’80s.

Whether you’re looking to add depth to your clean tones, thicken up your riffs, or infuse your solos with ethereal ambiance, the CE-2W Chorus offers unlimited creative possibilities. Its controls and versatile modes make it a valuable tool for any guitarist seeking to elevate their sound.

Songs that use the chorus pedal

  • Rush, Sprit Of The Radio
  • Metallica, Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Dream Theatre, Pull Me Under
  • Guns N’ Roses, Paradise City
  • Nirvana, Come As You Are

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