1 (edited by Tenement Funster 2018-08-16 10:14:44)

Topic: New Pedal Day!

I picked up one of these today, after trying out a bunch of different Phasers over the past couple of weeks. The one on my Boss ME-80 multi-board is okay, but it wasn't giving me the deep, slow, subtle swirls I was looking for no matter how I adjusted the settings. This one excels at that, with a nice "thick & delicious" type of Phase effect as used by David Gilmour, Steve Hackett, and Martin Barre:

https://www.long-mcquade.com/files/95137/md_a5d8efd9f23769fbb2d7c3bdc2277484.

I fooled around with the signal path last evening, and it seems to work best in this chain:

guitar >>> wah >>> phase >>> multi-board >>> amp

(NOTE: This is the one I bought, but isn't an actual pic of my unit)

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

Re: New Pedal Day!

Do you find yourself using the phase or vibrato feature more often?

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i haven't used a phaser for about 35 years! i kept getting comments like "phasers on stun" . last time i used one was on bass as per Phil Lynnot, "waiting for an alibi" Thin Lizzy" brill band. i think i've still got it somewhere?

hope you have many enjoyable jams etc, getting to know how to use them is half the fun

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: New Pedal Day!

I'm with you Phill, never really had much use for one...... I'm more of a Powder and Lead kind of guy  Sporting chance and all that.  big_smile

that was supposed to be a joke folks !!

"what is this quintessence of dust?"  - Shakespeare

Re: New Pedal Day!

Baldguitardude wrote:

Do you find yourself using the phase or vibrato feature more often?

I haven't tried the Vibrato yet, as it was the Phaser which really caught my ears. The "Sweep" knob is what sets it apart from most others, which usually have Rate, Depth, and Resonance. The "Sweep" enables it to do it's thing randomly, i.e., outside of the actual rhythm of the song so it sounds more alive / organic. Here's a Gilmour clip (I Can't Breathe Anymore) which has the feel it delivers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbqp-XNhM5s

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

Re: New Pedal Day!

Phill Williams wrote:

i haven't used a phaser for about 35 years! i kept getting comments like "phasers on stun" . last time i used one was on bass as per Phil Lynnot, "waiting for an alibi" Thin Lizzy" brill band. i think i've still got it somewhere?

hope you have many enjoyable jams etc, getting to know how to use them is half the fun

Thanks, Phill ... a bass run through a Phaser is lots of fun ... love doing that! Love the Trekkie reference. Just like guitar pedals, they will have lots of Phaser options in a few more centuries:

http://www.ussventure.eng.br/LCARS-Terminal_net_arquivos/Artigos/Phaser-01.jpg

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

7 (edited by Tenement Funster 2018-08-17 09:54:35)

Re: New Pedal Day!

Doug_Smith wrote:

I'm with you Phill, never really had much use for one...... I'm more of a Powder and Lead kind of guy  Sporting chance and all that.  big_smile

that was supposed to be a joke folks !!

Someone set their Phaser on "Stun" and shot me with it, Doug, 'cuz I didn't get it! lol Seriously, no harm. The effects we choose will obviously be influenced by the music we play. I love to play a LOT of Pink Floyd, and there are few songs where they don't use one.

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

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I love that sound. Congrats on your purchase.

As an aside, I have always liked the sound of playing with some with phase and/or trem, but they've always sounded too digital and processed in my overly simple rig. So I bought one of these little fellas a few months ago and I'm in love. It's always set to on. I think the Leslie emulation (particularly the brake) adds a lot of texture. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … aker-pedal

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Looks like a sweet rig, BGD ... I've never really played around much with a Leslie / rotary effect, but I just looked and my multi-board has one. Gonna play around with it some ... you've got me curious. big_smile

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser