Modulation poll. Whats your favorite two?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by 4pickupguy, Nov 19, 2019.

Pick your two favorite forms of modulation.

  1. Tremolo

  2. Flanger

  3. Phaser

  4. Chorus

  5. Vibrato

  6. Leslie

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  1. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Holic

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    The 2 modulation effect that I use is Phaser and tremolo.

    Roland MicroCube "Funk-Phase" style rhythm :



    1966 Gretsch G6160 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman amp "Dirty-Soul-Tremolo" style rhythm :



    What were the guitars used ? I don't remember... :oops:

    -tbln
     
  2. David Barnett

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  3. mikestearns

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    I'm relatively new to it. For a long time all I used was a tremolo, then a year or so ago I finally started using a chorus. I've been wanting a Vibe for a while for Hendrixy type stuff but haven't pulled the trigger. Lately I've been into flanges. I don't care for Phase as much but knowing me that'll change.
     
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  4. 11 Gauge

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    I think I'll always end up preferring effects like these that IMO sound good with both a clean and overdriven sound. So for me, that means trem and vibrato.

    If I had roadies to dote over my gear for me, I guess then I wouldn't mind having a flanger and phaser on the board. I just don't use them for enough stuff to go to the trouble. And they just kind of sound gimmicky to me with an overdriven sound, although I understand that might appeal to others.

    For right or wrong, I'm absolutely sick of chorus, too, even if it's set soft/subtle.

    I'm mostly just playing "twang rock" these days, so that has as much to do with my preferences as anything else.
     
  5. StompBoxRacer

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    I love tremolo even though I don't use it often it always brings a smile to my face. I'm using the EQD Hummingbird repeat percussion so it's generally a hard choppy wave but the extensive controls give it a wide range. For the most part I like Chorusy-Flangery types of effects to be as subtle as possible so they just impart a little extra sparkle to the tone.
    I really loved the Lovepedal Butterfly Kiss chorus (the chorus for people who hate chorus) as it could be super subtle but it had a tendency to add volume and be noisy with other pedals. I'm currently using the Walrus Julia Chorus which comes very close to the subtlety of Butterfly Kiss without the drawbacks although the tone isn't quite as special.
    Flanger fans should check out Alexander F-13 pedals. Again the controls give it a wide range from super subtle to sci-fi effects.
     
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  6. davguitar

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    I do the same. I use two MXR Chorus pedals (the yellow one) and set them up at two speeds. I turn one on and off to simulate speed morphing like a Leslie. It can't sound exactly like a Leslie tone cabinet but it works well enough to suit me.
     
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    Is Leslie your substitute/approximation for Univibe...because I don't see Univibe & that's my number #1
     
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    Hi.

    Tremolo. Haven’t been using it much recently, but I like it a lot.

    I also have a chorus / univibe. I use it a lot, mostly on vibe. But for some reason, at the moment, it doesn’t seem so important to me. I’m using it more like ‘distinct tone option’ to separate parts, rather than as ‘sound I want.’ It could be anything.

    Pax/
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  9. 4pickupguy

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    I was thinking univibes fell under vibratos as strictly pitch modulation, Leslie being pitch and time modulation. Some people use chorus to get there, some use vibe to get there. Can kinda get to "sawing BBs" territory easily over those two. I use a Digitech Ventura Vibe for leslie stuff. So for leslie pedals I was thinking Neo Instruments Mini Vent II's types. I think of "vibe" in terms of univibe as being a separate effect unto itself, its not leslie and its not anything like the others, its in my mind that Hendrix, Trower, Stevie Ray Vaughn, thing.

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    I voted for Tremolo and Chorus for my faves. No surprise that trem is top dog here because its used in all genres pretty regularly.

    For chorus I think of it as a fusion sound to open up complex chord voiceings. Nothing does this like chorus. I dont like the 80's chorus stigma because its like anything else, its how YOU use it that makes it bad or good. I do cringe at some of the over chorused 80s productions though.

    This sound is how I like to hear chorus:

     
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  10. Verne Bunsen

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    Nice, I’m in for the most popular and least popular.
     
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    Univibe seems like a variety of chorus that can also be run in vibrato mode (like some other choruses e.g. the Wampler Nirvana and Walrus Julia) by switching off the delay/phasing effect. I also hear a tremolo going, particularly at high intensity settings. In fact I hear elements of vibrato, chorus, phasing, and tremolo all wrapped up in a swirling hifi psychedelic soup. The original was intended to simulate a Leslie, and although it mostly failed at that you can hear it try at faster speeds. It’s my favorite effect. Mine is the latest Fulltone Deja Vibe; which sounds very true to the original with a clone of the photocell system under the hood; I first tried the MXR version but put it back in the box for good after five minutes; YMMV. I like to mess with the speed of the Deja Vibe with an expression pedal. That helps bring out the Leslie-ness.
     
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    Trem only for me
     
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    Just chorus for now
     
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    Tremelo is indispensable, chorus is a very distant second choice.
    I once loved chorus, and used it perhaps to a fault till about ten years ago.
     
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    I mean, the only correct answer is ring modulation...
     
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    In order of must have:
    Tremolo
    Chorus
    Vibrato
    Univibe
    Harmonic Tremolo

    I actually don't have anything but straight trem (Diamond) and harmonic trem (Zeppelin Designs Labs), and I was being stupid when I sold my Walrus chorus/vibrato.
     
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    I chose Tremolo, and Leslie
    ( which I don't really differentiate from Vibrato- maybe I'm wrong, but they both modulate pitch and speed right?- referring to Leslie/ Vibrato)


    I don't use either very much but there when needed:

    I have an Boss Tremolo ( modded to NOT lose volume when engaged) that when used with my BJ sounds almost identical to Tremolo of my ( gone) '68 DR.
    My Vox Pathfinder has built in Tremolo, very nice- rich!

    So I use Temolo on some old R&R/ blues/R&B if I chose

    For my Vibrato/Leslie sound ( and this is more of an approximation of the effect, than super dimensional/ stereo- but still a dramatic change on my guitar sound)
    I actually use a Boss Chorus Ensemble, set to the ' rotary speaker/ vibrato setting ( heavy on Lows, Rate cranked, Mix pretty wet, Depth/Modulation at half)
    Makes for a pretty thick/ full organ sound. ( with a 2nd amp it you can split wet/dry - just never bothered - keep things ' gear minimal' for bar gigs)
     
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    I'm a big tremolo fan and user. Otherwise, a dab of vibrato perhaps.

    Yup, I'm an old fart.
     
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  19. King Creole

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    Trem is my favorite by a mile. The prettiest guitar sounds to me are '50s Pops Staples and Bo Diddley.

    I put vibrato as second, but I use a Boss BF-2 (flanger) for vibrato and chorus sounds, so it might have been more honest to say flanger. I just don't like that whooshy Van Halen sound most people think of flanger.
     
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  20. joeford

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    ^count me in this club too. if i could've voted for tremolo twice i would've

    i feel like chorus gets rediscovered once every 10 years or so... and is immediately overused and gimmicky. count me in the "sick of it" camp too. a simple/minimalist approach to guitar sound will always be cool... where some of these effects will sound really dumb to you in a few years. and if they don't sound dumb to you... they will to me haha
     
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