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Dancing in the Moonlight effect?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by TheRockinRoadie, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Hey Effects Forum gang,

    I did some research but i coulnt find any infomation about it. What effect does Phil Lynott use on the track Dancin' in the Moonlight? Is it a kind of Phaser or chorus?

    Im interested :smug:
  2. nato101010


    Dec 12, 2009
    I've been listening to this song lately, and I've been wonding the same!

    Must be a Phaser or chorus of some sort. Phase 90 maybe? I've seen many bassist used one. No real clue though.
  3. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph provider Supporting Member

    Really sweet sound...IMO: phaser.
  4. Yeah i was wondering if it was a phaser with a long rate but a low sweep. Its kinda envelop-ish too. I'll mess around and see if i can get a close sound with a chorus
  5. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    Might be a flanger.
  6. Yeah possibly, comes from that timeframe!
  7. Bassmingo


    Nov 6, 2008
    always though it was a phaser, and used one myself while covering it, but i was told round here that its a flanger. same as waiting for an alibi.
  8. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Nah, it's gotta be a phaser. Waiting for an alibi sounds like a flanger, though......
  9. I'll invest in a phaser and see what happens!
  10. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph provider Supporting Member

    so many possibilities.... sometimes, even the artist doesn't really know how he achieves a particular sound
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It's known that Lynott did use a phaser sometimes. Of course that doesn't mean he didn't use anything else, but at least you can know for a fact a phaser will get you some of his sounds.
  12. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    What an awesome song though....

    RIP Phil!
  13. We used to cover this song. What a treat, they even let me sing it. I got to channel Phil. Great tune.

  14. great song.

    a bit off topic...

    may i reccomend you listen to SMASHING PUMPKINS' version of this song? I think it's brilliant...

  15. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Phaser baby!

    I can't wait till all Thin Lizzy, Steet Dogs, the Pouges, and Dropkick Murphy's day!
  16. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Dancing in The Moonlight

    Very clearly a phaser

    Waiting for an Alibi

    That's a flanger

    I believe the flanger he used was an MXR 126 Flanger/Doubler so I'm guessing the current MXR flanger would get you closest but I don't have experience with either.

    As for the phaser I'm not sure. Given that he used the MXR flanger/doubler he certainly could have used the Phase 90 which did exist at the time. Sounds more like the Maestro PS-1 to me, but it's hard to tell.
  17. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    Phaser fo' sho.

    I've got pretty close with a Boss PH-3 set to 4 Band mode, so I imagine that any 4 band phaser would get you there.
  18. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    I was very confused -- I thought you were talking about King Harvest.
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