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Chorus, Flanger, Phaser

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by telereissue, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. telereissue

    telereissue Tele-Meister

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    For a small board, you can only pick one. What would it be?
     
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    One of the Source Audio pedals, like the Gemini. You can combine all three and then some.
     
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    The practical brain wants to say flanger, because it can sound like either a flanger or a chorus (some of them phaser, too). The guitar player brain says phaser, because chorus is frowned upon and phaser is FONKIER than a flanger.

    The GAS brain says Boss PS-6 Harmonist. The "detune" setting produces a better chorus than any other chorus I've heard. And it comes with the added bonus of being the Harmonist and not a chorus pedal. :cool:
     
  4. Collin D Plonker

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    Why pick one? The Source Audio Orbital Modulator does them all. It's about fifty percent larger than a Boss compact pedal, so it's pretty small for a multi modulation pedal. It is infinately tweakable. It's digital but sounds analog. Plus it has two presets. I highly recommend it.
     
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    Chorus is the most usable IMO. You can fatten your sound and help make your guitar pop more in the mix. You also get the versatility of using it as a lead boost effect, tone fattener, or a leslie type effect.

    Flanger is cool but can be too bold and distracting if used incorrectly.

    Phaser falls into the same category but can be dialed in to either put you on top of the mix or behind which can be nice for rhythm parts.

    Why limit yourself? There are tons of good micro pedals to get seldom used effects on your board.
     
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    A couple weeks ago I wold have said phaser. No contest. Now I’m kinda leaning flanger.
     
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    Get a Neo Mini Vent instead.
     
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    Y'know, Tony B. from "Redbone" was my good friend, but I forgot to ask him if that was a flanger on Come and Get Your Love. Does anyone know? I'm not good with effect pedals.
     
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    According to their website it was a Leslie.
     
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    Sounded like a flanger.
     
  11. PastorJay

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    It depends on what else I"ve got on my board.

    If I've got Wah or Envelope follower (auto-wah, Mutron, etc.) on my board, I don't need the phaser, cause I've got enough funk already.

    I personally love flanger, but it's only useful for certain particular 70s and 80s sounds.

    Chorus might be the most generally useful. I used to use it as an almost always on sound. but it does make your guitar sound "processed" in one way or another. I haven't used one for maybe 5 or 6 years, but it's probably the most useful of the three, unless you don't have a wah or envelope follower.
     
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    Of the three: chorus. Most useful when you want something different.

    (Generally, I just run a clean amp with some compressor and a bit of reverb/delay.)
     
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    one of the fun things about being a sound guy for so long is i got to use a lot of the coolest toys , DDls, Echos, phasers ,flangers , chorus , are all the same time based delay toys , the only difference is in how tight the repeats are and how much sawtooth modulation you use along with the dry / wet mix, one good quality device could do it all , they are not separate effects.
     
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    andy summers walking on the moon
    the key to Summers’ especially sparkling treble comes courtesy of two classic stomp boxes: an MXR Dyna Comp and an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress. The compressor gives consistent body to each note in the chords while the Electric Mistress is dialed to a chorus-like effect instead of the usual flanging sweep. An Echoplex set to a single repeat, with the echo volume the same as the dry volume, creates a simple rhythmic effect with a characteristic feel courtesy of overlapping resonant sustain that can’t be duplicated simply by playing two strokes in quick succession.
     
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    Get a multi mod if you aren't sure. They make some good ones now. Nice to have a bit of each...

    To your question, probably chorus for me.
     
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    Chorus for me - I came of age in the 80s.
     
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    Phaser
     
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    A good (4 knob) Flanger can get you Chorus and Phaser as well
     
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    Here are a few options that offer multi-modulation in a standard sized pedal.

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    If I were to do it again (and I probably will)...a multi mod box.
     
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