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Old 05-28-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default Difference between chorus vs flanger?

As some of you may know, I have acquired a DOD flanger fx747 for dirt cheap at a thrift store. I was going to sell it but I think I'll keep it as a back up.

I read that a flanger could also do chorus. Would you agree? So ehat is the difference (I already know but thought it would be a nice discussion)? What would you prefer (chorus or flanger) and why?
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http://makingmusicmag.com/difference...chorus-effect/

Better than I'll ever be able to explain it. I like chorus best of all, if I'm gonna use any of the 3. I have a flange, but have no use for it.
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http://makingmusicmag.com/difference...chorus-effect/

Better than I'll ever be able to explain it. I like chorus best of all, if I'm gonna use any of the 3. I have a flange, but have no use for it.
Very good. Thanks for the link.

I think the bottom line, LBB, is that each of these sounds better with a Tele and a looper.

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Very good. Thanks for the link.

I think the bottom line, LBB, is that each of these sounds better with a Tele and a looper.

Yeah! So looper first.

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Just read the article... it sounds like flanger could do chorus too but chorus can't do flanger. So would flanger be a better choice? When I was still using pedals when I was starting out, all I had was an Ibanez Fat Cat (I think), an Arion Stereo Flanger, and a Boss acoustic simulator. I remember the flanger being able to get the chorus sounds.
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Just read the article... it sounds like flanger could do chorus too but chorus can't do flanger. So would flanger be a better choice? When I was still using pedals when I was starting out, all I had was an Ibanez Fat Cat (I think), an Arion Stereo Flanger, and a Boss acoustic simulator. I remember the flanger being able to get the chorus sounds.
Won't the GT-6 do chorus? That seems pretty basic.
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Yeah! So looper first.

Thanks Slim!
I'll be your rock block. I have a Boss looper, but probably have used it less than 5 times. I can record rhythm, and just loop it through my computer (output through my THR). I know you can layer things live, with the Boss, dunno about the Ditto.

I've seen impressive things done live with a looper, I just personally haven't found great use for it.

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Just read the article... it sounds like flanger could do chorus too but chorus can't do flanger. So would flanger be a better choice? When I was still using pedals when I was starting out, all I had was an Ibanez Fat Cat (I think), an Arion Stereo Flanger, and a Boss acoustic simulator. I remember the flanger being able to get the chorus sounds.
It could be pedal specific, imo. In my experience, some pedals of the same type, are simply more versatile (and why I have so many damn pedals I don't use). When I think of flangers and phase pedals, I think of space effects.
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I had an old chorus pedal that, at extreme settings -- max depth, min rate, hard "exciter" -- could get flanger "whoosh" with no problem. Internet pic, same unit:

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Won't the GT-6 do chorus? That seems pretty basic.
The GT-6 is great! Just thought of a back up setup. Footswitch for the Bandit's drive and reverb. Then I'll loop the flanger into the loop. That should be enough.

My GT is upstairs in the loft/office. Band room is downstairs in basement. Its tiring lugging the GT up and down.
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The GT-6 is great! Just thought of a back up setup. Footswitch for the Bandit's drive and reverb. Then I'll loop the flanger into the loop. That should be enough.

My GT is upstairs in the loft/office. Band room is downstairs in basement. Its tiring lugging the GT up and down.
Get two. Or three and send me one. They seem to be pricey around here. I think folks that have pedals are more savvy than those that CL cheap guitars.
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