Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

Foxgear Presents the Ballade Chorus

Foxgear Presents the Ballade Chorus

A collaboration with David Bowie bassist Tim Lefebvre goes back to the '80s to create the ideal swoosh box.

Forlì, Italy (July 29, 2019) -- One of the most important and distinctive guitar effects of the 80’s must be the chorus; able to transform a clean sound into such a wonderfully lush and ethereal tone that it has become a milestone in music history. In the 80s though, the analog pedals that produced that iconic sound, provided the musician a constant battle with tone loss and loads of unwanted noise.

When the Foxgear engineers began the development of the new Foxgear Ballade Chorus, they wanted to revive the typical sounds of the great units, like the Boss CE-1 and CE-2, but with specif-ic requirements; keep the circuit totally analog, design the unit to be super quiet with no signal loss at any frequency and with a better response on the low frequency range (making it great also for bass). They accomplished all of their goals. So much so that now the Foxgear Ballade finds home in pedal boards of such esteemed musicians as renowned bassist, Tim Lefebvre (D. Bowie, Toto, Tedeschi-Trucks Band and many others).

As with all Foxgear pedals, the Ballade has Standard Audio-Grade components in the signal path, (no SMD) and comes equipped with our own, anti-pop relay assisted true-bypass circuitry.


  • Same sound of old fascinating 80’s chorus
  • Analog Design
  • Total absence of any background noise or signal losses
  • Foxgear quality components and 5 year warranty
  • Foxgear smart dimension with top jack configuration

Smart dimensions:
The pedals from the Foxgear Professional Compact series measure only 2,3” x 4,7” x 1,1”, and thanks to their top mounted jacks, they can easily fit in any pedalboard. Compared to other manu-facturer’s lesser-quality, side-jack mounted micro-pedals, you can fit 4 Foxgear pedals in the same space normally needed for 3 of the other manufacturer’s micro-pedals.

Foxgear pedals are constructed with non-SMD components in the audio path, with analog design, and high-quality components like Wima capacitors, real Alpha 16mm pots, non-plastic trimmers, and a true bypass circuit that includes Panasonic golden pin relays. That’s why all Foxgear pedals are covered with a full 5 Year warranty!!

Pricing information: $99

For more information: