Boss CE-1. A stone-cold classic effect: guitar, keys, synths, bass, mix – this is a great-sounding vintage chorus. Perhaps a lesser-known property of these is their sound when overdriven. We often use one with the chorus turned off as a way of beefing up a source, and simultaneously splitting it into two signals (pedal is stereo out) to then route through different effect chains.
The CE-1 used the same bucket brigade chips as the Roland Jazz Chorus JC-120 amp, the first amp to include chorus. And the Boss CE-1 was the first pedal to be released from Roland’s new pedal company, Boss. The Boss CE-1 pedal used the same chorus and vibrato circuit as the Roland Jazz Chorus.
Roland and Boss were also the first to use the MN3002 BBD chip, which later went on to be a favorite for analog delays.
Featuring a die-hard chassis, Bucket Brigade Driver chip and independent chorus/vibrato effects, the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble provides the endless warm, analog effect musicians have come to covet. Created in 1976 when Roland founded Boss and viewed as one of the progenitors of the chorus/vibrato effect, the CE-1 is a timeless original ideal for guitar, bass or keys.