TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger
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TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger

SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger, Flanger per chitarra from TC Electronic.

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iamqman 06/07/2011

TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Nice pedal"
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This is one of those chorus flanger pedals that can do both things at once. These are very high quality products and the voicing of them are of the best standards in guitar pedals. This pedal from Tc Electronics is one of the first introductions that TC has done with the guitar pedal platform. For years they have been known for their rack units and processors but now getting more heavily involved into the floor guitar pedals market.

These pedals are all analog and you ca definitely here the great tone from this pedal compared to the digital units. TC Electronics have been introducing the new effects pedals and one of them is the Corona chorus which is a digital pedal. The Corona is a much cheaper unit as far as price so that is reflective in the tone fo the two units.

UTILIZATION

Detail
Type Stereo Chorus/Flanger/Vibrato
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x 1/4"
Power Supply Included Internal power supply (uses standard AC power cord)
Batteries Not battery powered
Height 1.22"
Depth 4.88"
Width 3.86"
Weight 1 lbs.


CONNECTIONS:
- Mono Input to Mono or Stereo Out
- Bypass control that allows you to bypass the effect via any external relay switching system
- No wall-wart – plug straight to 110-220V

CONTROLS:
Chorus/Flanger mode selector (Speed, Width and Intensity)

ADDITIONAL:
To secure optimal performance with practically NO noise the SCF is unlike most Chorus/Flanger pedals designed with an Input Gain control and Overload indicator.

SOUND QUALITY

The tone of this pedal is fantastic for choruses and pitch modulation. The chorus is a lush tone that is a thinner voicing but still very desirable. Some people like a darker effects pedal and some like a thin one that just helps out their overall tone and not take control over it.

The pitch modulation is a very great feature as well. You get a definite slight change in the tuning of the guitar which adds a lot of depth and range. The vibrato is a great silky tone that adds a unique and dynamic effects to you rig.

I am not a fan of the flanger tone though. I like the tone of a MXR flanger and have just tailored my ear towards that voicing. Not that this flanger is bad just not my preferred taste in flangers.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these pedals come in at around $299, which is a bit high in my opinion for a simple chorus pedal. This pedal sounds fantastic but not to the tune of $300. That is a bit steep for this pedal and any pedal that does essentially the same thing.

I would recommend this pedal to a TC fan of some kind. Even if you aren't a TC fan this pedal might work for you, but before you unload $300 for this unit I would suggest trying it out first or picking one up on the used market and if you don't like it you can basically dump it again for the same price.