Bass flangers any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bobbertdole, Jul 13, 2012.


  1. bobbertdole

    bobbertdole

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Im looking into a bf 2b or maybe an electric mistress or maybe something else...
  2. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere Northwest of Montreal, CAN
    Brief and very personal assessment of the few flangers I had:

    BF-3: decent sounding but a bit too artificial, but I did like the pan setting

    SMM: interesting blend of flanger and chorus, but to my ears, it sounded a bit metallic

    Marshall Regenerator 1: not a usual pedal around here, but an adequate flanger, if you can live with the typical Marshall sound. Not what I was looking for.

    MXR micro-flanger: great sound, but I couldn't deal with the volume spikes.

    Don't have a flanger at this time. Combining the chorus and phaser gives me a close-enough sound. And the board is full anyway.
  3. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Location:
    Claremont, CA.
    Never count out the old BF-2. Simple, functional, great sounding, and can be had on the cheap...what's not to love?
  4. comicbookguy95

    comicbookguy95

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Location:
    Rockwall, Texas
    I use a BF2 and have no plans to replace it. I bought it over the bf3 because people seemed to like the bf2s warmer sound where the bf 3 sounded colder (probably what ^ was talking about).

    I've only ever played the one flanger pedal but it's a fixture if my board - take that as you will
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Location:
    Just south of Atlanta!
    I have a BF3. Honestly, I have no plans on replacing it or to try anything else. It does what I want a flanger to do.
  7. meursault42

    meursault42

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    yes yes yes yes yes yes!
  8. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Location:
    Rhode Island, USA
    I've always found that these bad boys slaughter the Boss flangers:

    [​IMG]
  9. HolmeBass

    HolmeBass

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Location:
    Charlottesville, VA
    I compared my bf3 to a co-worker's bf2 and felt like the bf3 won hands down. The bf2 was noisier and had less effect with regen at a low setting. I like a body wave with a flanger, not so much treble swooshing above the bass tone. Of course that's just my opinion.
  10. andvari7

    andvari7

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Location:
    Ennui
    DOD FX-75B. Not a bass flanger, but it does bass well.

    The Moog ClusterFlux is a phenomenal flanger, but it's boo-kooz expensive.
  11. evilt70

    evilt70

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Location:
    Pekin, Il
    I use a ancient yamaha FL10 M
    II guitar flander (about 25 years old) on my bass, my favorite Flanger sounds come out of it
  12. skwee

    skwee

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    I have loved my DOD bass stereo flanger since the 80s. Best one I ever played through.
  13. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Line 6 Tonecore Liquaflange
  14. Petros-J

    Petros-J

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Location:
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    +1 for BF-3
  15. firebyrd516

    firebyrd516

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
  16. tigerbass

    tigerbass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Location:
    Crown Point, IN
    I've tried so many, BF-3 just does too much. I love the pan, if I want a mellower flange I put it on the Standard setting. If I want ridiculous or just want to really cut thru I use the Ultra setting.
    Bass and guitar inputs, stereo outs, hold function...

    I bought it new when it 1st came out, and I simply can't replace it.
    In fact I gave up even trying.;)
  17. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Location:
    Buffalo Ny
    TC vortex flanger is sweet, can dial any sound every made from a flanger. tone print function is cool.
  18. JEBassman

    JEBassman

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    EBS UniChorus. It's both a chorus and a flanger; both sound awesome! :bassist:
  19. TheBassBoss

    TheBassBoss

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I'm curious if anyone has ever tried the HBE Frostbite on bass? I'm looking into getting one, but don't have the cash right now.
  20. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Location:
    Claremont, CA.
    Paging nad...where are ya, boy?!
  21. caeman

    caeman The Root Master Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Location:
    Ohio
    Guyatone FL3

    Behringer BUF300

Share This Page