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good flanger?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 33degrees, Aug 1, 2005.


  1. 33degrees

    33degrees

    Jun 4, 2005
    Spain
    im looking at the guyatone, maxon retro and boss flangers, any advice?
     
  2. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    i like my boss bf-2 flanger
     
  3. 33degrees

    33degrees

    Jun 4, 2005
    Spain
    have you tried or compared it to any other pedals?
     
  4. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    yea one, the ibanez chours/flanger pedal, its loads better than that.
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Boss BF-2 has always been the standard I base all other Flangers on. The Morley Sapphire Flanger was another of my favorites, but I'd take the Boss over that.
     
  6. xan

    xan

    Sep 10, 2004
    Perth, Australia
    tayste recommended the aria flanger, its pretty cheap and can usually found on ebay.
     
  7. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Yeah the Aria FL-10 is an amazing unit if you can find one.

    Maybe the new MXR Flanger is good, I've not tired it yet.
     
  8. ibanez fl-9 is a pretty serious flanger...its got my vote
     
  9. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    Look no further than the Boss, sounds great without losing bass and in an all metal case
     
  10. RobertUI

    RobertUI Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    I LOVE my Rocktron "Hypnotic" flange. It's got so many knobs that you can pretty much control anything in the sound. There's also a cool "Trance" mode which gives some pretty funky results. The only downside to the pedal is a pretty big footprint... otherwise I LOVE it.

    FWIW these pedals are built like tanks too!
     
  11. Smoe

    Smoe

    Jul 20, 2005
    The Boss BF-2 gets my vote, simple, easy to use, and has a pretty sweet range of flanging My only problem is that it can be a bit too loud on higher notes. Avoid the Boss BF-3 though. I tried them both and the BF-3 sucked.

    Has anyone tried the digitech X series flanger?
     
  12. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    i got the brown boos bf-2b flanger, sounds pretty good to my me

    -jimbo
     
  13. stick with the boss

    I want to get rid of all my pedals and go rackmount, but my flanger is not leaving me
     
  14. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    dod bass falnger. not to sure of the model number but its old school...80s. beats the pants off of the boss IMO.
     
  15. Higgie

    Higgie

    May 31, 2005
    London, England
    Yeah, Boss BF-2B gets my vote too.
     
  16. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    hows the bf-2b compare to the bf-2? any major differences?
     
  17. Heckxx

    Heckxx

    Nov 2, 2004
    Libertyville, IL
    I had the BF-3, i thought it was pretty good. Tho i didnt specifically like the bass input of the unit, i just used the guitar one. Didnt lose any lows, that what im always concerned with when using guitar-based effects
     
  18. Higgie

    Higgie

    May 31, 2005
    London, England
    Haven't done a direct comparison...But I don't feel the need to. The BF-2B is perfectly good.