Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by foureyes, Jan 15, 2015.
Flange/chorus before or after drive/amp? My ear says before but...
I think mod before drive
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?
If you're talking 'Kings' through 'Pictures' sounds, it was Flanger into Chorus in to the front of a dirty amp.
Moving pictures and earlier.
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.
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.
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???