60's Modulation Pedal?

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  1. MrKite89

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    Hi, I have a TC Electronic SCF (1980's) and a Phase 45 Reissue, but I'm looking at a simple, dirty chorus\flanger tone: the SCF is very nice, too much sometimes, and the Phase 45, well, it's a phaser! ;)
    I'd like something that you could hear on Sgt. Pepper...

    I was thinking about the Small Clone, alternatives? Not too expensive or exotic please...
     
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    You need a Leslie Simulator. The cheap, Danelectro Rocky Road
     
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    BBE Soul Vibe? Not hard to find used for around $70-80.

     
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    Thanks, but I'm not looking for a Leslie simulator: to me, the only way to get THAT sound is to play through a real Leslie, and one day I'll do it! ;)

    I'm looking for a vintage sounding chorus or flanger pedal, more Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, sixties stuff, that 60's\70's tape chorus\flanger tone, not the 80's version...

    For example a DMM used as a chorus is closer to what I think, but it is my only delay pedal and I want to use it that way...
     
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    If you are looking for those authentic 60s tape flange sounds they don't come cheap because of the big processors needed.
    The 'through zero' effect is what you seek. I saved a while for a Mobius. Has a plethora of those vintage sounds in one pedal.
     
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    Is it analog or digital? I strongly prefer simple analog circuits: they still sounds better to me...one day digital effects will be better than analog maybe, but not today...
     
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    I buy a Deco (in way) exactly for those 60´s tones.
     
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    A friend of mine has a Deco, and though it's quite good, I still hear a cold, pristine, sterile, digital sound: there's no analog pedal that provides that kind of tone?
     
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    A Moog Cluster Flux ?
     
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    Thank you, very interesting!

    Unfortunately it's very expensive and not "simple", although analog, but we are on the right track! ;)

    There's nothing "similar" but simple and cheap? The EHX Small Clone, although limited, is nothing like the Moog or it has that vintage, analog vibe? Or is it more like a 80's chorus? Boss CE-2, Ibanez CS9...
     
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    Perhaps a Flanger Hoax. It's analog. Has somewhat 60s flanging sounds plus a lot of cool weirdness.

     
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    Small clone is nothing like an 80 chorus. It's actually the only chorus I tried that I like.
     
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    So get a second DMM!
     
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    Don't get the small clone. It is the best 70s/80s chorus, but it can't do 60s.

    What I use is: fulltone dejavibe or the ehx deluxe mistress.

    The DV is a univibe clone, of course, and a few artists actually used 'vibes in the 60s. The DEM will allow you to either fake a tape flangey situation OR get a luscious faux-Leslie. Both fantastic pedals and not terribly expensive.

    I also have the flanger hoax, which will technically achieve a "through zero" tape-flange effect, but it's much harder to dial in than a two- or three-knob job. You have to really commit to the weirdness if you go that route.
     
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    Thank you guys, now I have clearer ideas...

    I'll try a Small Clone just because it's really cheap and seems to be more 70's than 80's, but I think I would love the Electric Mistress and some sort of Univibe...anybody tried the EHX Good Vibes? It seems reasonably cheap...
     
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    As for someone claiming the Small Clone isn't 80's is dead wrong. It was introduced in 1979. I was around then and plenty of people were using it in the 80's.
    It doesn't really have a 60's sound. Nor 70's. Characteristics slightly.
    Some people think it sounds like a leslie or perhaps double tracking but in essence it's still a chorus pedal.
    Old organs used the term chorus for their leslie like spinning speakers.
     
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    For the record, I'm aware that Small Stone didn't come out till 79, but it still doesn't have the stereotypical 80's chorus sound. The sounds OP is looking for were a result of recording technique, not the guitar gear used.
     

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