Alex Lifeson's Chorus/flange drive sound?

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  1. foureyes

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    Flange/chorus before or after drive/amp? My ear says before but... :dunno
     
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    I think mod before drive
     
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    Totally depends on which era of Alex Lifeson we're talking about! The placement of the effects changed a lot over the years with him.

    Which album's sounds are you looking for?
     
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    If you're talking 'Kings' through 'Pictures' sounds, it was Flanger into Chorus in to the front of a dirty amp.
     
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    Moving pictures and earlier.
     
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    Thanks! That's what I was thinking. I spent some time swapping the order of my flanger and drive and just thought it sounded closer with the flanger before the drive.
     
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    The hardest thing for me to figure out was the order of the flanger and chorus. For some reason I had always wanted to run chorus into flanger in my amp's effects loop. Once I moved the effects to the front of the amp and then put flanger in front of the chorus, I got way closer to that type of vibe and sound.
     
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    yes. i always wondered about the 'spirit of the radio' on permanent waves record. was he using a mxr dist + before the ehx mistress & the roland ce-1 or were those 2 mod. pedals just in front of a dirty amp w/o any dirt box???
     
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