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Vintage Boss CE1 Chorus Ensemble - Stellar Analog CE-1 Stereo Chorus & Vibrato

Estimated price for orientation: 549 $

Category: Boss CE1 Chorus

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Boss
Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan Model: CE-1

 Today PedalDoctor FX is listing a beautiful Boss CE1 Chorus Ensemble that I just finished rebuilding. It works flawlessly and as you can imagine, it sounds absolutely stellar. The CE1 was introduced as the first Chorus effect built in a pedal format and is the same Chorus/Vibrato that was incorporated into the famous Jazz Chorus series amplifiers. In addition to this pedal sounding so incredible, it has been given a classy cosmetic make-over. The original enclosure was stripped of it's ugly military grey wrinkle finish then the road-worn enclosure was machined down to remove any casting flaws and grinder scars before being refinished in a beautiful gloss seafoam green polyester powdercoat. The knobs and brushed aluminum plackards are absolutely flawless and the original red LED's were replaced with bright green ones that now work perfectly as they should. It's been completely gone through and any electronic component that may have been failing or faulty has been replaced, all contacts and pots have been cleaned so this CE-1 should last another 20 years with no issues. It is by far sonically and cosmetically one of the most beautiful Chorus/Vibrato pedals you'll find. This is the seventh one that I've done this restoration to and definitely one of my top favorite projects..**Because this item is for sale locally, I reserve the right to end this auction early but ONLY if the item sells locally.**Check out our work at and free to drop me a line with any questions you may have and happy biddin’!   Here's a brief description from the Boss Archive:Released June 1976, the CE-1 was the first in what has proven to be a very successful line of Chorus pedals from Boss. The circuit had already been used in the now legendary Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. Boss decided that it would be a great idea to take the chorus circuit out of the JC-120 and sell it as a separate unit. The result became the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble.The CE-1 is based around the Matsushita BBD MN3002. This circuit is originally developed by Philips but Matsushita was given a licence to make it from the mid 70s. Roland/Boss was their first customer and they soon found many applications for it in a wide range of products.The CE-1 is an AC powered stereo chorus with a built in vibrato function. Just as on the JC-120 you can choose whether to use the CE-1 in chorus or vibrato mode. They both use the same BBD circuit so it is impossible to use both at the same time. The chorus and vibrato has separate controls. This differs from the JC-120 where the same controls are used for both effects.