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Bass flangers any suggestions?

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

  1. bobbertdole


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

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph !! Supporting Member

    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


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Never count out the old BF-2. Simple, functional, great sounding, and can be had on the cheap...what's not to love?
  4. 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

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    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


    Jun 21, 2006
    yes yes yes yes yes yes!
  7. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

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

  8. 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


    Aug 28, 2004
    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


    Feb 6, 2011
    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
  11. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    I have loved my DOD bass stereo flanger since the 80s. Best one I ever played through.
  12. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Line 6 Tonecore Liquaflange
  13. +1 for BF-3
  14. firebyrd516


    Jun 19, 2012
    BF-2 MIJ
  15. tigerbass


    Jul 28, 2006
    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.;)
  16. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

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

    JEBassman Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    EBS UniChorus. It's both a chorus and a flanger; both sound awesome! :bassist:
  18. TheBassBoss


    Feb 17, 2012
    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


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Paging nad...where are ya, boy?!
  20. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Guyatone FL3

    Behringer BUF300

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