Boss has been making chorus pedals for a really long time.
And since they've reprised some of their older analog chorus pedals with the Waza Craft series, we've got a rather large bank of Boss chorus pedals to choose from. How do you choose between these chorus pedals if you've settled on the Boss brand?
This Boss chorus pedals comparison table will allow you to do just that, by looking at pricing and basic features like circuit type, control, and audio demos.
If you have questions drop them in the comments section below.
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Boss Chorus Pedals Comparison Table
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Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus
Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
Boss DC-2W Waza Craft Dimension C
Boss VB-2w Waza Craft Vibrato
Boss MD-200 Modulation Pedal
Boss CE-2 Chorus Pedal (original)
Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus
Vintage Boss Chorus Pedals
We've included the original Boss CE-2, which the newer Waza craft version is based off of. Though note there are several other vintage Boss chorus pedals as well, like the CE-3 and the original Dimension C that we haven't listed in our table. In future updates of this page we'll consider adding these if there's enough interest in them.
Current Boss Chorus Pedals
The current (in production) chorus pedals include the MD-200 multi-effects processor, the CH-1, CE-5, and the Waza Craft series. There are several other large-scale multi-effects processors that Boss produces that include chorus algorithms, though in most cases these are digital models of the pedals already listed here, so we haven't included them in this table.
Do all Boss chorus pedals use the same type of power supply?
All of the Boss chorus pedals listed here us a 9V DC power supply, including the larger MD-200. In most cases this power supply is going to need to be purchased separately. A 9V battery can also power any of these pedals.
How to Choose
So how do you choose a Boss chorus pedal that works for you?
First, consider you've already settled on a type of effect and a brand. This takes a lot of variables out of the equation.
At this point, it's largely a matter of taste, particularly in regards to whether you want a digital or analog chorus pedal.
- Digital chorus pedal
- Analog chorus pedal
In the Boss chorus lineup, digital chorus pedals typically offer more control and versatility, like the MD-200 and the CE-5 Ensemble. The analog side of the Boss lineup tends to provide less control but have a superior, more organic tone and sound quality.
Some guitar players prefer analog pedals exclusively, but that's entirely a matter of subjective taste and preference.
Listen to the demos we've highlighted and balance things out with your budget and whether you're looking for tone quality or versatility.
Which one is the best value?
Of all the Boss chorus pedals listed, which one is the best value?
Over the years, the CH-1 Super Chorus has been popular because of its low price tag. Though with the Waza Craft series now available, we'd probably give our vote to the CE-2W, as it's just a shade over $200 and provides an analog circuit with a decent amount of tone flexibility.
When it comes to chorus pedals, we prefer tone over customization since - in a lot of cases - guitar players will just use a single chorus setting instead of tweaking.
For this reason, we like the CE-2W most out of this list.
Questions and Comments
Again, if you have questions or additional thoughts feel free to drop them in the comments section below. We monitor these closely and will respond and provide as much help as possible.