Boss CE-5 Stereo Chorus Ensemble Pedal

With its stereo outputs and high-cut/low-cut filters, the Boss CE5 pedal lets you go from a mild tinge of chorus to a lush stereo soundscape.

The CE5 chorus covers a wide frequency range and features high- and low-cut filters. This lets you create any kind of chorus effect from a mild, natural chorus to the clear and penetrating stereo chorus effect popular in contemporary music.

About Boss Pedals

The history of Boss reads like the history of guitar effects. From their legendary CE-1 chorus pedal (the big gray box that started it all) to the world's favorite line of compact pedals, they've been responsible for more guitar innovations than just about anyone else.

Boss's compact pedal line-up began in 1977 with the classic OD-1 Overdrive. Its warm, smooth overdrive sounds and breakthrough Boss pedal features (heavy-duty construction, rubber pads on top and bottom, recessed control knobs, silent switching, a built-in LED, and easy battery replacement) immediately set it apart from other stomp boxes on the market. It established the masterful design for all other Boss effects pedals since.

Throughout the years, Boss has continued to define the cutting edge of guitar effects. Double-layer circuit boards allowed pedals like the DD-5 Digital Delay to deliver studio-quality effects comparable to rackmount units. They recently brought bassists and guitarists the first bass synthesizer in a compact pedal, the SYB-3. On their 20th anniversary they proudly introduced the OD-3 Overdrive, a pedal that takes the smooth, dynamic overdriven tones of the legendary OD-1 to a different level. Like all Boss products, it is a level read more of sound quality and durability that is unrivaled.
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Uses 9-volt battery or PSA-120 adapter (not included).
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CE-5

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (48 ratings)
Submitted April 8, 2004 by a customer from

Boss CE-5 Chorus Customer Review

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Like I said, my only complaint is that hum with the low filter dial turned up. Maybe there's a way to remedy that? If I had to replace it, I would probably look at other models. Before I bought it I also tried the Boss Super Chorus, but the Chorus Ensemble definitely had the better sound.
Great sound, from really watery effects to crazy fast modulation. Perfect for what I do. I use it with keyboards and theremin, too. Makes for some great noises when coupled with heavy delay and some distortion. My only complaint is that it makes a low hum with the low filter turned even half way up.
It would be nice if it came with an adapter because it does drain batteries FAST. Otherwise features are good.
The high filter knob has bent a little bit, but it doesn't really effect performance. I've had it for 10 years now and it hasn't fallen apart. Boss makes tough pedals.
Don't remember what I paid, but I've never regretted buying it. I can't live without a chorus pedal.
Manufacturer Support
Don't know, never talked to them. Maybe I should about that hum.
The Wow Factor
I like the look of Boss pedals, but that's not the most important factor here now is it?

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gloomy spacey dreamy psychedelic
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