- Published: 16 December 2019 16 December 2019
Yes! It’s time for another new module. Our new Black Pearl module compares to the vintage Pearl CH-02 chorus. The music of the 80’s included many effects-laden guitar parts, with chorus being one of the most popular. It can make guitar (and other instrument) parts big and spacious, perfect for both 80’s pop and arena rock. If it hadn’t been the 80’s, a time of fun and excess, some might say that chorus was perhaps a bit over-used, and often used in an over-the-top manner with high levels of modulation and depth. Perhaps, but it certainly contributed to a great deal of good music that is still popular decades, and generations, later.
Perhaps that over-the-top chorus doesn’t really fit in with today’s music, or even classic rock, blues, country, jazz, and grunge of any time. In that case, you need a “sensible” chorus. The Pearl chorus, and our Black Pearl module, may be just the chorus you’re looking for. It won’t take you into the seasick or spacey zones. All the settings of Speed and Depth are very usable and provide a range from subtle to deep. A Tone control on the wet path gives you the ability to tweak the color a modest amount. The Mix control gives you everything from the lightest hint of chorus at one extreme, “normal” chorus in the middle, and a vibrato-like effect at the other extreme where the dry signal is mostly removed. The Pearl chorus was much loved by those that knew of it during its production years, and is still a sought-after used pedal today because of its great “no nonsense” effect delivery.
Look for more information about the Black Pearl module see: Black Pearl
We have several additional new modules that are ready to go, and we’ll be announcing them in Q1. Now don’t go looking through our website for them and getting ahead of our announcements! We have somewhere around 230 module configurations listed, comparing to around 260 pedals, so that would be a lot to sort through :^)