This pedal was boutique before there was such a word and to this day is still a part of Eric Johnson's clean rhythm sound. Lots of great tones from subtle shimmer to all-out warble are easily found. Having the remote access option is cool so you can mount your pedals in a rack and reduce floor clutter.
The Secret Sauce!
I just received my TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus+ pedal from Sweetwater and it took me all of 5 minutes to discover why there are so many professional musicians who play it. I had no trouble dialing in a tone that was thick and saucy! It has all the chorus any guitarist could ever need, and the flanging is very useful, as well. But the real spice I've discovered is in the pitch modulator. I've been looking for something that could get me close to Tom Scholz's tone when his band Boston made their first album in 1976. He uses a pitch modulation along with a touch of reverb and delay. At least I think he does. I had everything dialed in except that pitch modulation. Virtually every chorus pedal I tried came up short and every one of the them had at least a little bit of tone-suckage. Not the SCF. This pedal comes really, really close to what Tom was rockin' back then. The really cool thing is the pitch modulation sounds fantastic without distortion. Even when I'm not kickin' out some Boston this pedal adds that little extra magic that makes me want to pick up my guitar and play. That's what it's all about isn't it? Needless to say, this pedal is always on. It will NEVER leave my board.
Well first let me state that i mainly use the chorus mode and i use it mainly for clean sounds. I am not a fan of chorus overdriven sounds of the 80s.
This is simply the best clean chorus u can get. It is the real deal sound any guitar player should be after.
If something goes wrong with it (which i doubt) i would just keep buying it again and again eventhough there are issues that i would prefer. I think it needs a tone knob as an update but i guess if TC starts upgrading it people would not buy it as it would lose its history! Anyway also the power chord annoys me but i have to say it is worth the annoyment becase the headroom and sound it really exceptional.
One last note, i have to mention how much i hate the corona chorus and that i beleive a chorus pedal hould be ANALOG the same way overdrive pedals should be...
The only chorus that can get near the TC SCF is the Carl Martin XII but again i dont thing it is as good as this one!
Praise the toughness of the TC SCF Pedal
Although I did not purchase this pedal through Sweetwater, I bought mine in St.Petersburg FL in 1982. I still use it to this day for my 5 string electric violin (its always on a very slow speed of pitch shift to thicken up the sound) and in 33 years of use, only replaced the electric cord once, NO other problerms with the electronics of the pedal AT ALL!!! A product truly BUILT TO LAST!!!
one Fine Stereo Chorus!
I have been using this Pedal for over 20 years now, Have never had a problem with it. One of the best clean Stereo Chorus pedals I have ever played. It doesn't color your Guitar sound or mask it with artifacts that other chorus pedals sometime do! just a beautiful Stereo Chorus.
with the power supply built in, No Batteries to change ever! great sound, worth ever penny!
THE chorus pedal
I've this pedal in my rig since 2000, and I always have it on. I don't even think about it. I just love it. I've tried many other chorses before and since, and by comparison, they aound too warbly or add too much presence on the high end. The flanger in it is a different animal and you have to set the knobs a bit differently for it to be effective (no pun intended), but it occassionally comes in handy.
One of the best!
I true classic. Can sometimes be over-driven (w active bass) in spite of an input roll-off, but aside from that this is the one to beat for manufactures of high end chorus pedals.
Great Sounding Pedal...
The sound of this pedal is awesome. I've had this pedal since 2001. The bad thing is that the signal from my Gibson Les Paul and my PRS Custom both clip in the pedal. I have to turn my stock pickups down or play soft unless I want a little harsher sound, so I mostly only use this pedal during volume-ins(swells) with my guitar. I'm a all the way up kinda guy.
To me, personally, the Flanger is way to "Metallic" and is useless. The pitch modulator, I have no use for. But the Chorus is where this pedal shines.