Suggestions for a good flanger?

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  1. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Silver Member

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    The lead guitarist in my new band asked if I had a flanger, since we do a few 80s songs.
    Not being one to miss an opportunity to acquire new gear, I thought I'd look into getting one.
    Any recommendations?
     
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    elduderinoTF Sweatin' Bullets

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    This is what I use. Neat pedal.
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  3. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Silver Member

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    Cool, thanks!
     
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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    I just use this old Boss if I need too.

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    I have a ancient Systech Flanger from the 70’s but it’s a huge rack mount thing that just sets on the shelve these days…

    EHX Electric Mistress is a classic sound from the old days.

    The ADA Flanger is another classic unit used a lot back then.
     
  5. IMMusicRulz

    IMMusicRulz Strat-Talker

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    I would say the MXR Phase 90 phase shifter.
     
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    Phasers don’t give that true 80’s flange tone.
     
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    This would be my Choice :)

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    What amp are you dragging to practice?
     
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    Didn't have my glasses on and thought you asked for suggestions for a good finger! Not helpful, I know.
     
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    Eric_G Senior Stratmaster

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    I would second the Electric Mistress, notable players of the 80s

    David Gilmour
    Andy Summers
    John Frusciante
     
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    I’m betting it’s her DRRI.
     
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    MXR EVH is very tweakable. If you want simple the MXR Micro Flanger sounds pretty darn good
     
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    DeMelo Senior Stratmaster

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    I used the one from Boss for a time with the band, I liked it a lot. It’s cheap and sounds great.
     
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    WelhavenT Senior Stratmaster

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    Mxr micro flanger.
     
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    Flangers for me have always been a battle. A lot of times they seem to be too much or too little. The Electric Mistress is my favorite sound. True ... the newer ones aren't the same as the old ones but I think they still sound good and if you're after the 80s sound like The Police then defintely worth checking out
     
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    That MXR Phase 90 is on every YouTube video that reviews the best phase shifters. If it’s a flanger you need the Boss Flanger is highly regarded. Don’t forget to consider the Boss Chorus. That has a known 80s sound.
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    you could also check out a multistomp pedal like the Line 6 M5 or the Zoom MS.

    that way you get a bunch of stuff you may or may not need but save money later.

    I have the M9 and the Modulation FX are excellent.
     
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  18. omahaaudio

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    Not a flanger.
     
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    An MXR Micro Flanger, if you can find one.
     
  20. joe_cpwe

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    I have an old ADA flanger in a 2FX unit. Really good flange.

    For small and cheap, I needed something to play Spirit of Radio w/ band. I got a Donner Jet Convolution(mini). It was ok, but, when I put it in the fx loop of the amp like I used the ADA....I hit the tone.

    A flanger in the FX loop of the amp is not the same as in front. Whatever you get, try it both ways. IMO, that signal path will make as much difference as the actual pedal type.
    It was such a difference to me that I ran 4 cable method w/ my board to get the Flange in the loop.
     
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