Do effect pedals have a distinct colour ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by MojoPenguin, Nov 23, 2015.


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  1. MojoPenguin

    MojoPenguin

    Jul 11, 2014
    Europe Bro'
    Just wondering Flangers are very often purple, Choruses Blue, etc.. I understand it probably originates from Boss Pedals and their own colour scheme, or is it ? Do you guys have any thoughts on that ?

    PS. Guess Phasers should be orange due to MXR...
     
  2. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    When I first started playing I had a DOD Flanger,(orange)Chorus(grey-blue) and Analog Delay(Royal blue)
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  3. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I think you've pretty much nailed it. Don't know that there is more to it than imitation of some of the classics.
     
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  4. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd be interested to have someone play test tones through a bunch of different sorts of effects at people who experience synesthesia and see what colors they hear.
     
  5. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I feel like whenever I've read about that form of synesthesia (my son has it but more for letters and numbers) it's more about the fundamental note than it is tone/timbre/etc. But I could be wrong.
     
  6. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I know what color a Megalith would be:

     
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  7. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    I have four distortion pedals-all different ones--although two are similar.
    Two are orange & two are red.

    Hmm...
     
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  8. My phaser is indeed orange and not a MXR or Boss.
     
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