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    I have a Vesta Fire SCH stereo chorus and was thinking about selling it. Are the newer Chorus pedals worth taking a look at or should i just keep this?



    I have it for sale on crapbay but am really thinking about keeping it.
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    there are many pedals from the 80's that are worth it. many. and many that suck.

    if the pedal gives you the sound you want keep it, if it doesn't flip it.
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      • #4
        Vesta Fire pedals are good - it will probably be difficult and/or expensive to get a 'better' chorus.

        FWIW, all of my favourite chorus pedals are from the 70s or 80s.
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        • #5
          It just so happens I got an '80s Boss CE-2 today. No frills great warm sounding chorus, and can still be had for $100ish if you look around.

          Mine's MIJ, but a little research learned me that there's little -if any- difference between the korean CE-2s from same era. The myth about different screws/labels is even more BS. But it means that thanks to the internet hype nonsense, the less popular korean CE-2 with the "wrong" color screws/label can easily be had for less than $100...

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          • #6
            Thanks thom- good info!
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            My gear:<br />
            amps<br />
            200? Tech 21 Trademark 300 - <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
            1999 Peavey Ultra 410 - awesome <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" /><br />
            1967 Decca DMI-73 <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/wave.gif" border="0" alt="" title="wave" class="inlineimg" /><br />
            Peavey Special 112<br />
            guitars- im a lefty<br />
            1986 Fender Squire Strat- Japan!!!!!!!- My favorite guitar<br />
            1998 Ibanez rg470L<br />
            effects<br />
            Timmy<br />
            EH Memory Toy<br />
            Snarling Dogs Whino Wah- original!<br />
            BBE Tremor- tremelo<br />
            BAT PHARAOH!!!!<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/evil.gif" border="0" alt="" title="evil" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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            • #7
              yea, if youre happy with it, no need to sell it. i doubt you'll find a newer chorus that you like simply because its newer. like kpd says, the 70s and 80s were the golden days.

              unless you want to sell it to get a Boss ce-2 or something
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              • #8
                It just so happens I got an '80s Boss RC-2 today. No frills great warm sounding chorus, and can still be had for $100ish if you look around.

                Mine's MIJ, but a little research learned me that there's little -if any- difference between the korean RC2s from same era. The myth about different screws/labels is even more BS. But it means that thanks to the internet hype nonsense, the less popular korean RC-2 with the "wrong" color screws/label can easily be had for less than $100...


                wut? boss had an rc-2 chorus?? rc-2 is a looper. you mean CE-2, as evidenced by your NPD thread
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                • #9
                  ha, thats one of my favorite choruses! for the blend and vibrato alone its great! i have a few vesta fire dealyos and i loved them all!

                  man, we used to talk about 80s pedals all the time, and now "are they worth it?" times have changed...



                  the sound of the main riff is the vesta fire into a lofi loop junky. it can get really swoozy...
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                  • #10
                    my ce-2 is definately worth it
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                      the sound of the main riff is the vesta fire into a lofi loop junky. it can get really swoozy...


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                        My 82 maxon-board Ibanez CS9

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                        • #13
                          my ce-2 is definately worth it


                          Still my all-time favorite mono chorus, but too much of a tone sucker for an everyday pedalboard. I still use CE-2's for recording.

                          80's pedals can be really cool, but also impractical, occasionally noisy and often falling apart.

                          Analogman makes a killer chorus, but kind of pricey.
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                          • #14
                            I am going to see if it sells - if not Im just going to keep it!
                            Thanks for the help!!! and info!!!!
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><br />
                            My gear:<br />
                            amps<br />
                            200? Tech 21 Trademark 300 - <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
                            1999 Peavey Ultra 410 - awesome <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" /><br />
                            1967 Decca DMI-73 <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/wave.gif" border="0" alt="" title="wave" class="inlineimg" /><br />
                            Peavey Special 112<br />
                            guitars- im a lefty<br />
                            1986 Fender Squire Strat- Japan!!!!!!!- My favorite guitar<br />
                            1998 Ibanez rg470L<br />
                            effects<br />
                            Timmy<br />
                            EH Memory Toy<br />
                            Snarling Dogs Whino Wah- original!<br />
                            BBE Tremor- tremelo<br />
                            BAT PHARAOH!!!!<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/evil.gif" border="0" alt="" title="evil" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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                            • #15
                              a couple of the off-brand Japanese swirly pedals are OK because they do some really bizarre unconventional sounds but most of that stuff is obsolete by today's standards...

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