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Bass flangers any suggestions?

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

  1. bobbertdole

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    Im looking into a bf 2b or maybe an electric mistress or maybe something else...
  2. Bassmike62

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    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

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    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

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    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. jmattbassplaya

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    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.
  6. meursault42

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    yes yes yes yes yes yes!
  7. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

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    I've always found that these bad boys slaughter the Boss flangers:

    [​IMG]
  8. HolmeBass

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    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.
  9. andvari7

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    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.
  10. evilt70

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    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
  11. skwee

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    I have loved my DOD bass stereo flanger since the 80s. Best one I ever played through.
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    jbybj Supporting Member

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    Line 6 Tonecore Liquaflange
  13. Petros-J

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    +1 for BF-3
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    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.;)
  16. jacojbass

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    TC vortex flanger is sweet, can dial any sound every made from a flanger. tone print function is cool.
  17. JEBassman

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    EBS UniChorus. It's both a chorus and a flanger; both sound awesome! :bassist:
  18. TheBassBoss

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    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.
  19. vegas532

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    Paging nad...where are ya, boy?!
  20. caeman

    caeman The Root Master Supporting Member

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    Guyatone FL3

    Behringer BUF300

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