ENO CH-2 Chorus Effect Pedal Review
Posted: August 29th, 2016 by Ashley Saunders
Don’t be fooled by the size of the ENO CH-2 Chorus Effect Pedal. It may be mini, but it covers a wide range of chorus sounds!
The ENO CH-2 Chorus is a mini effect pedal with four controls, two jack sockets and power. I believe that this pedal is a clone of the BOSS CH-1. Yours for a quarter of the price.
For those who didn’t live through the 80s! Chorus is when your guitar signal is double and then a short delay is applied to the second signal which is also been modulated in pitch.
Build Quality: 9/10
This pedal has received my highest build quality for a few reasons. The jack sockets are screwed into the enclosure, meaning they’ll last longer, suffer more abuse and are harder to damage.
While there’s no battery compartment due to the size, the power jack on the top is fixed to the case, which again adds longevity to the pedal. And is another nice touch.
The small controls aren’t fixed t the enclosure and so might be easily damage, however the main rate control is large and is affixed.
Controls and Features: 7/10
The pedal is true bypass, which is a nice touch and ensures a cleaner signal path when not in use.
The four controls are Volume, Depth, EQ, and Rate.
Volume control is in my opinion is more of an overall mix control rather than providing an overall volume boost or cut.
Depth knob controls how much effect you would like to have.
The EQ control allows you to get a more vintage chorus sound when set lower and more glassy sounds when turned up.
And finally, the Rate control is how fast or slow you want the chorus effect to be.
Tones and Sounds: 7/10
This little box can enable you to get darker vintage chorus sounds with the depth and the EQ set fairly low. Or crank the EQ control for a more modern sound.
The rate control has a really wide scope and allows you to go from subtle chorus tones to faux Leslie sounds when turned all the way up.
My basic sound on is to have the Volume all the way up. The Depth set at 3 o’clock. EQ set 9 o’clock. And the Rate set just over half way.
Overall: ENO CH-2 Chorus Effect Pedal Review
Overall, I really like the ENO CH-2 Chorus pedal. It sounds really good with a wide range of tones and is small enough to add to any pedalboard. I don’t get the volume and the depth controls as to me, they are both the same! I’m slightly confused as why you might need both of them!
I can understand the guitarists who want a bigger pedal which allows for battery power. That said, I can’t fault it for the player who want to add a chorus effect now and again. This pedal is especially good if you play functions and need to cover a range of different musical eras without breaking the bank.
While it sounds different to the number of chorus pedals I’ve had and used over the years including an ARION SCH-1, the ENO CH-2 should be on your list if you’re looking for an affordable, versatile solution.