Suggestions for a good flanger?

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by Mansonienne, Jan 12, 2022 at 8:53 AM.

  1. Lucius Paisley

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    The Flange 5000.

    I'm not sure it actually exists, but if you find a pedal with such a kickass name, buy it.
     
  2. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    80s flange? I thought 80s was all about chorus?

    @Mansonienne, what songs are we talking about?

    Just curious.

    Ive always felt flange is one thats neat but gets very little use.
     
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    I have a boss bf2 ? The purple one lol.
    Honestly, I don't like it.
    The mxr evh flanger seems to do effortlessly what I can't get the boss flanger to do at all.
    That jet engine sound, but still being able to hear the notes.
     
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    @Lucius Paisley

    I don’t have a Flange 5000

    But I do have a Voltage Controlled Flanger- Model 4000A

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    Or a Katana....cost about the same as some of those stomps and has models of the MXR EVH117 flanger and another, which they're shy on descriptions for, but I would assume is Boss' own.

    That's sort of why I asked what she was dragging to practice.

    Katana is light, has some cab simulations and the line out has 3 different feel variations, distant mike, closed mike and a combo of the two. Particularly useful if her band is playing out places with a PA since it outputs the exact sound of the amp and can be adjusted for the room.

    And, when you switch bands or no longer play songs that use a flanger for whatever reason you don't have to swap out or sell the pedal.

    It'll also do a lot more to satisfy that gear impulse, since a deep dive into BTS is like having 50+ different pedals to tweak and play with. Bang for the buck you can't do better. And the money you save on pedals will buy you a new guitar......:D

    Oh..and I believe she just laid out for some type of acoustic modeler and the K has a good one built in.
     
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  6. Mansonienne

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    I could have my decades wrong. I have a Chorus. I think we were working on Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head.
     
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    True but ... I HATE the flangers on the Katana LOLOL. As much as I love my Katana amp...its probably me... i'm so darn picky about Flangers.
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Even doing the deep dive you can't tweak it to your liking? I checked their MXR EVH117 model against a friend's pedal and it was too close for me to tell a difference.
     
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    Joyo makes some great clones, pretty reasonable prices too!

    The flanger goes for 35 bux most places online

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    I use the Marshall that's at the studio. For gigs I'll probably take my '68 Custom DRRI.
    This is my current board

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    I use an old 80s DOD FX70.

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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    i don't doubt it. I did do a BTS tweak... its not the Katana its just that I don't care for the flangers on the Katana... perhaps I suck at dialing flangers in or I just like the Mistress sound because its less flangery and more chorusy... the Pod Go has a Mistress on it and it dials into my liking almost immediately despite people poo pooing it for not being close enough to the 70s/80s version.
     
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    Im not convinced there is flanger on that but I dunno what it is.
     
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    Electric mistress flanger is towards the chorus end of things. Andy summers walking in the moon.

    Heavier 80’s flanger stuff a boss or mxr would work.
     
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    I don’t hear it either… I’ll have to listen again
     
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    I don't really use a flanger much, but when I do, I use the one that's built into my Boss GT10 multi-effects unit. I'm not 100% sure what it emulates, as the manual doesn't say, but I'm guessing it's either MXR or Boss's own. It sounds pretty good for everything I've used it on.
     
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    I need to check my notes. Other candidates are Psycho Killer and I Kissed A Girl.
    I need to do a whooshing, twangy sort of slide in Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode) too. Would a flanger be good for that?
    Echo Beach needs chorus, I think.
    We'll do some U2, too.
     
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    I love the name!
    Might be more the sound we're looking for, but I do have a chorus
     
  19. Chont

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    You should look at a multistomp type pedal. For U2 you'll want a modulated type delay. My Line 6 M9 does this well and has both a Memory Man type delay and a TC2290 type delay.

    the M5 is the price of one pedal but the rub is you only get one effect at a time. Could be right up your alley though if you're doing covers.
     
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    I also vote for the Electric Mistress. It is subtle enough that it can work for songs that need Flanger, Chorus, or even Phaser. It’s just a nice modulation sound, that isn’t too over the top, and fits in the mix. Great pedal.