The Boss CH-1 Super Chorus is a great all-purpose chorus pedal thanks to it super clean and clear tone and wide frequency range. Over the years Boss have made many different chorus effects, but the CH-1 is the most long-standing, having remained in constant production since its introduction back in ’89.
Compared to Boss’ more famous Chorus Ensemble pedals - with the CE-5 and CE-2w being the current models - the CH-1 has a completely different character. Where the CE-5 and CE-2w are perhaps at their best when used to create swirly thickness in your tone, the CH-1 gives you an edgier effect that’s great for lead work. And the CH-1 has found legions of devotees for this very reason, with the amazing Joe Satriani included in the worldwide army of CH-1 fans.
The CH-1 Super Chorus also has a wider frequency range when compared to its Boss Chorus Ensemble stablemates, and a simpler EQ section when compared to the BOSS CE-5. This single EQ control is essentially an overall chorus effect tone control that dials back the CH-1’s edgy nature.
Like the whole Boss range the CH-1 features buffered bypass, which means you avoid signal loss over long cable runs and get click and pop free on/off switching.