Boss CH-1 Stereo Super Chorus Pedal


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Boss CH-1 Stereo Super Chorus Pedal

The Boss CH-1 and the Boss CE-5 are very similar pedals, with the majority of the controls and specifications being the same. For example, the CH-1 has a control for the volume of the effect, its tone, the rate of the chorus, and the amount the chorus effect “detunes” your signal.

The debate between which unit sounds better seems to be almost entirely subjective, and a lot of the opinions held by musicians seem to contradict each other. However, the main difference noted is that the CH-1 seems to be a better option for more subtle levels of chorus while the CE-5 handles more extreme levels better.


  • Control: Effect Level, EQ, Rate, Depth
  • Circuit: Digital
  • Bypass: Buffered Bypass
  • Power: 9-Volt Adapter or Battery
  • Dimensions: 5.1" x 2.4" x 2.9"
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.

Another thing to note is that, like the CE-5, the CH-1 is going to have a digital tone. The unit has a very bright sound and a clear presence in the mix, though there are reports it can be a bit sterile sounding.

Lastly, the pedal is a stereo unit. This allows the effect to drive two different speakers or amplifier simultaneously.

This is a good pedal that was previously on our recommended list however it was removed due to there being slightly more highly rated options available when we updated our guide to The Best Chorus Pedals in January 2020.