DeltaLab SC1 Stereo Chorus

June 15, 2011
<p><img style="width: 450px; height: 676px; float: left; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px;" src="/Portals/0/gpr0611_gear_6106_nr.jpg" alt="img" />No pedalboard is complete without chorus, and, for that spot, DeltaLab offers the SC1 ($99 retail/$59 street), an analog design that has a complement of Depth, Rate, and Level controls, along with a blue LED that flashes in time to the Rate setting. The SC1 is a fairly subtle chorus&mdash;it can do moderate, instrumentthickening effects well enough, but don&rsquo;t expect anything close to extreme, even with the Rate and Depth knobs maxed. Actually the more depth you dial in, the more the &ldquo;shimmer&rdquo; part of the chorusing washes out. I found this made the SC1 sound best for higher-gain sounds, and somewhat less so for sparkling clean applications. However, as with the DD1 Digital Delay, the SC1 has a warmth to its sound that makes it a particularly good match for single-coil-equipped guitars. And also like the DD1, the SC1 is much more impressive sounding in stereo. All in all, the SC1 is a good choice for the money, and unless you&rsquo;re the type who likes to really slather chorusing on everything you play, it may be all the effect you need.</p> <p><strong>KUDOS </strong>Pleasant analog-like sound.<br /> <strong>CONCERNS </strong>Might be too subtle for some tastes.<br /> <strong>CONTACT </strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.deltalabeffects.com/">deltalabeffects.com</a></p> <p > <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> More from this Roundup:</p> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/Five-DeltaLab-Stompboxes/Jun-2011/4289" target="_blank">Five DeltaLab Stompboxes</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/DD1-Digital-Delay/Jun-2011/4290" target="_blank">DD1 Digital Delay</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/RD1-Rock-Distortion/Jun-2011/4291" target="_blank">RD1 Rock Distortion</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/MD1-Metal-Distortion/Jun-2011/4292" target="_blank">MD1 Metal Distortion</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/TO1-Tube-Overdrive/Jun-2011/4294" target="_blank">TO1 Tube Overdrive</a>
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