Pedal Gurus.... Which Flanger?

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  1. kiko

    kiko Senior Member

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    Boss BF-2!
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    So which one did you decide on Victor?
     
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    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    I’m going to see what I can pick up at the Philly Guitar show this weekend.

    Stay tuned!
     
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    KP11520 Senior Member

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    So if you've gone this far without one, a Flanger is definitely NOT part of Vic's )You) signature sound. I presume you are getting one for covers. If that's the case, maybe it will be the sweetest sounding one. And then again, the sweetest sounding one may not get you close enough on said covers. Use your ears and see if you can try the choices on all the songs you want to cover. Then there will be no looking back.

    Nail it! :fingersx:
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    I never use a flanger. But, inspired by this thread, I found the Jet Flanger and EVH style flanger lurking in the AX8. Similar to the Phaser models in the AX8, the Flangers are :wow:. Sorry for the OT.

    Vic, you will need to add Unchained to your set list along with Barracuda to justify the Flanger. :lol:
     
  7. aBunchOfPedals

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    I'm not s huge fan of flangers but my buddy has the Chase Bliss one and it sounds pretty damn cool. Plus you get a lot of mileage out of those little dip switches on the back. It is kinda pricey though so you might want to go the used route.
     
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  8. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    Brought a MXR Micro Flanger home from the Philly Show today. For $70, how could I go wrong?

    Thanks for all the suggestions and advice!
     
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    Good deal. If I do upgrade from the one Chris gave me that's the one I will likely get.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Have you dialed in the 'Cuda yet? I think distortion/muff-fuzz--->flanger is my favourite pedal combination. Sounds monstrous with drop D tuning.
     
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    I recorded this yesterday and I want to do it a few more times and mix the pedals around a bit

    https://soundcloud.com/jeff-farkas/solid-rock-with-fuzz-and-delay
     
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    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    Yes! It sounds perfect now.
     
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    Thanks..
     
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    A flanger that can do Prince, Robert Smith, and Pat Travers in one box.
     
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    I had one of the first 75 Paradox Flangers out there. Decided to get on that wait list instead of a Klon. I think Dave does great work, but the Paradox wasn't my thing.

    There are Flangers and there are Flangers. For 9volt I like the MXR Micro Flanger for basic stuff. The old Dod's were probably my favorite of the 9V's, but I hate Dod switches. Much maligned and overlooked the BF2 is surprisingly good.

    For Pluggers either the ADA or the MXR. If I had to choose I'd go ADA, although I don't know if the reissues sound as good as the originals?

    While I love Dinosaur Jr., I've never bonded with the Electric Mistress.
     
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    Sam-i-am Junior Member

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    I'd suggest a TC electronic Thunderstorm.

    Especially if you've got no experience with flanging, in case you'd wanna sell it shortly after picking it up.
    It does subtle, it does extreme,
    Its cheap,
    Its built like a tank,
    And it isn't the "pedal every other guitar player has".

    (This next chunk isn't important, just an opinion...)
    Not gonna lie,
    Boss chorus and flangers have a "stigma" in my books..... Similar to the DS-1 stigma....
    To each their own, I personally just think its the most basic thing you can get.
    The TC Thunderstorm foot switch operates a bit differently, so I'd call that a plus.

    I'd say get the TC. but if the boss seems more your style, by all means, get that.
    I've heard nothing but good things, so you really can't go wrong.
     
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    The OP has selected a Flanger which is cool. But I'd reckon the MXR M117R is the coolest because of the smooth tones and expansive versatility. the EHX Neo Mistress is an amazing sounding Flange, friggin' awesome though it's digital effect and analog dry-through, simple and uncomplicated to use. Wasn't a fan of the Boss BF-3 until I had an opportunity to A/B against a BF-2. Both are in the same bucket of flavour 'though they aren't exactly the same. The comparison gave me respect for the BF-3 I never had (BTW, it sounds way better with the guitar plugged into the Bass receptacle, cuts down on the harsh highs and brings it closer sounding to a BF-2, took me years before I tried it). I also have a Mr Black Shepard's end. Extremely cool but sorta stuffs with the brain at first because it doesn't have the customary Flanger sound.
     
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