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Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by macmax77, Feb 21, 2020.
So, where do you guys use it?
Front, loop, before or after distortion? Why?
BF-2 in front of the amp (so before my drive, being a high gain amp). Works great with clean sound, and I prefer a slightly more subtle yet more original and unexpected sound with the higher gain channel.
Don't use loops
Use it after dirt and rotary, before doubler, delay and reverb
Mostly in TZF mode
Before or after dirt, depending on what sound you are after. In general terms, I prefer both flanger and phaser to go before dirt, for no other reason than I like the sound of it better.
It's always best to set your pedal board to do either.
Last in my chain. I like EVERYTHING going through it.
After distortion, before delay and reverb.
I've never tried it any other way...maybe it's time to experiment.
Anyone going for jet like tones?
Before distortion in front of the amp. It sounds way too crazy after distortion.
Before distortion so it doesn’t stick out as much.
it looks like must of us use it before distortion.
I don't use loops.
Ever since the Eisley bros, I've like phase (and flange) after distortion.
You can get that wandering 'rip' without resorting to the obnoxious jet-noise.
Whatever sounds best to you.
What sounds best to me is Flager in front of dirt.
I generally put mod effects after gain effects in order to avoid amplifying the noise of the mod effects. I usually put them in the fx loop.
I put all my modulation effects in front of a dirty amp (no drive/distortion pedals). I generally prefer the flanger close to the beginning of the chain, but after any pitch shifting.
After fuzz before delay into front of amp.
Current chain: tuner > noise gate (loop: fuzz > wah) > para eq > vol > graphic eq > flanger > delay > looper > boost
Post distortion (loop), so that it DOES stick out.
For years: fuzz/OD > flanger > delay/reverb > amp. Nice subtle slow swirlies go nice into delay. One practice dug out the giant EHX Flanger Hoax. Didn't have patchcords long enough for the beast so just threw it at the end. Sounded great and cut through especially when using TZF.
Hell, yeah! Love those long sweeping, gut-turning rollercoaster swooshes!
I don't do pick slides, but I'll often punch in a deep jet flange for a similar effect at the end of a phrase.
I've found flanger and chorus most effective post-dirt, while phaser works better before.
The BF2 is noisy before gain pedals, so I put it after.
For boss type pedals, after dirt, before amp.
For fancy "line level" capable pedals like Strymon Orbit and Mobius, I put them in the Amp FX Loop.
Its no biggy, but the likes of the BF2 are designed to take instrument level input. They will work in the loop but there is a danger of clipping the pedal input if your Amp's preamp is really banging it out. It can be a case of sounds great at home and then a big WTF? live. Just be aware.
The modern (digital) Boss BF3 on the other hand seems to be unaffected by high input and works in the loop as well. That said, I have never tested it with amp on full crank.