Boss - CE-5 Chorus Ensemble  [schematic]

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Boss - CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

Postby Sweetalk » 08 Nov 2010, 17:45

Does anyone have the Boss CE-5 schematic?. I have to repair two and there is one transistor missing (Q3 and Q4).

The main IC is a MN3007, MN3101 for clock
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Re: Boss CE-5

Postby Güero 2.0 » 08 Nov 2010, 18:15

Sweetalk wrote:Does anyone have the Boss CE-5 schematic?. I have to repair two and there is one transistor missing (Q3 and Q4).

The main IC is a MN3007, MN3101 for clock




http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/ ... _CE5T.html
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Re: Boss CE-5

Postby Sweetalk » 08 Nov 2010, 19:56

Güero 2.0 wrote:
Sweetalk wrote:Does anyone have the Boss CE-5 schematic?. I have to repair two and there is one transistor missing (Q3 and Q4).

The main IC is a MN3007, MN3101 for clock




http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/ ... _CE5T.html


Thanks a lot!, but I have a different board version, with MN3007.

The board is : CE-5 MT BOARD ASSY 7528052000
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Re: Boss CE-5

Postby Güero 2.0 » 08 Nov 2010, 20:55

Sweetalk wrote:
Güero 2.0 wrote:
Sweetalk wrote:Does anyone have the Boss CE-5 schematic?. I have to repair two and there is one transistor missing (Q3 and Q4).

The main IC is a MN3007, MN3101 for clock




http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/ ... _CE5T.html


Thanks a lot!, but I have a different board version, with MN3007.

The board is : CE-5 MT BOARD ASSY 7528052000



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Re: Boss CE-5

Postby fws » 12 Nov 2010, 06:51

What you have is an older analog version, since october 2001 all Boss BBD based efects switched to digital solutions. This is actualy hinted in warning on first page of that service manual.

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Re: Boss CE-5  [schematic]

Postby lolbou » 12 Nov 2010, 08:23

Here the schem with the BBDs...
CE-5 (1).pdf
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Re: Boss CE-5

Postby Sweetalk » 17 Nov 2010, 15:16

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Boss - CE-5

Postby roseblood11 » 14 Oct 2012, 00:23

anyone got a layout for the analogue version?
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Boss - CE-5 Analog Chorus 1992

Postby Tentomushi » 20 Jan 2018, 19:10

Hey guys and girls!
Here's a couple of gut shots of this little gem of a chorus along with the schematics/service manual.

Boss CE-5 First Version. Stunning rich heady analogue chorus. Made with high quality fully analogue components. Version is printed on the PCB so it is easy to figure out which version you have, this one is CE-5 and therefore Mark 1. This first version is closely related to the CE-2 and CE-3. It uses the 1024 stage Panasonic BBD MN3007 and its associated clock driver 3101
The CE-5 is the 4th pedal in Boss Chorus Ensemble line. The major difference between the CE-5 and its predecessors is the addition of a level control and a high and low filter control. It has been in production for longer than any other chorus in the CE series but remained virtually unchanged until it received a major overhaul October 2001 to soulless integrated digital boards.
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I'm still new to this game and wanted to give something back. I could not find anything on this site on the ce5 and was looking at what could be done to improve on its overall sound and noise level like ridding it of ceramic caps and what not. I have built a mad bean pork barrel CE2 which i love and it has a different quality about it but is lacking something from the ce5 and it tweakable. I know that they are very similar circuits. Overall I think the ce5 has a bit more depth and overall it's a bit more dirty but with a different kind of throbb/sweep that is less pleasing than the ce2. It also has quite a bit of hiss with the the high filter on full that might have something to do with the ceramic caps.

If anyone wants to clone this or has any thoughts and theories as to how to mod and improve on it will be more than welcome. I am very much still learning the basics and I have been out of the game for quite a while after starting a new job. Its my first post here and In short I am a bit of a nube so apologies if i have gotten anything wrong. :P

If any one wants more pics, feel free to ask.

Cheers guys.

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Re: Boss CE-5

Postby Andy2No » 07 Dec 2018, 17:03

fws wrote:What you have is an older analog version, since october 2001 all Boss BBD based efects switched to digital solutions. This is actualy hinted in warning on first page of that service manual.


Yep. That first link shows the main chip is the ES56028S ECHO SOUND Processor

https://www.digchip.com/datasheets/part ... 56028S.php

- as in the current Boss CEB-3.

I'm a bit disappointed to find they kept using the names of the classic BBD designs, for their digital effects.

It makes buying one used a gamble too, unless you can convince the seller to take it apart and take pictures of the PCB.
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