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Dual Chorus TonePrint by ProGuitarShop

With a simple flick of the toggle, the PGS Andy's Corona Toneprint expands on the stock modes by going between the SCF Chorus and Tri-Chorus with Dual Chorus. The complexity of two choruses and the warm filtering of a vintage chorus make the Dual Chorus a great balance of vintage and modern tones.

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Andy of Pro Guitar Shop creates a TonePrint for TC Electronic's Corona Chorus

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TC: Who inspired you over the years when you were creating your own personal guitar tone? Andy: If I had to single out one player it would be Jimmy Page. The lesson I learned from his tone is that power doesn’t come from distortion alone. You can still be heavy and clean and the same time, it’s all about the delivery of the final mix. Plus, his use of the Echoplex forever changed me.

TC: What are the main ingredients in your tone in terms of effects (e.g. chorus, flanger, delay, etc.)? Andy: My fundamental tone has always been a tube amp on the edge of clean and dirty, it gives me room to grow in either direction. Again, tape delay is a must and I wouldn’t have a board without a wah of some kind of Phaser.

TC: Have you ever been so inspired by a tone you created that you ended up writing a tune based on that specific tone? Andy: Yes, that’s the nice thing about different tones, they can hint at a style and help steer you in a certain direction. I draw a lot from classic tones and try to rework them into the modern world.

TC: Do you work on developing your tone continuously, or do you feel that you have found a fundamental tone that will last throughout your career? Andy: I'm in a fortunate position where I get to play with hundreds of pedals, guitars and amps at PGS and I’m still excited to this day about finding new sounds. I think it’s important to keep learning about the guitar, how gear works and how to record it. Having said that, I think tone is always in your fingers and with a little know how, you can summon it from the most common gear.

TC: What inspired you when you created your TonePrints? Andy: It was a combination of wanting to replicate some of my favorite legendary tones and to offer something completely outside the box in hopes that other guitar players would benefit from them too.

TC: You had access to a lot of tweakable parameters. Did any new ideas for future tones pop up in the process? Andy: Yes, I had no idea there were so many extra settings and modes to choose. When we were dialing in each Toneprint, It spawned at least one new riff for every pedal!

TC: Normally, do you prefer having access to many parameters, or do you like simple pedals with just a few knobs better? Andy: Having access to every parameter initially is ideal for creating your own unique sounds but when it comes down to playing live, having fewer knobs means it’s harder to lose that magic setting.

TC: In your opinion, what is the single coolest thing about TonePrints? Andy: The coolest thing is that they take away the boundaries of stompboxes. Since you can adjust the core tone plus the way each knob behaves (range, function, sweet spot) it’s like downloading a new pedal versus a preset.

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