Hartman Flanger + Distortion?

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  1. bobbyatomic

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    Does anyone know how the Hartman flanger handles distortion? There's plenty of demos covering The Police and Pink Floyd, but they're all kinda clean. I was wondering how well it does the wooshy wooshy chugga chugga sound?
     
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    Anyone?
    Come on, I can't be the only one who loves wooshy chugga chugga?
     
  3. ManUBobby7

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    I just got one and love it. I love the clean so much ( not just floyd and police, but your own thing, its a creative sound) that I didnt play with dist too much yet, when I did go thru my chute cc04 with dist , i seem to recall a Robin Trower "bridge of sighs" type of feel iirc. I'll
    try some more and get back to you.
     
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  4. OotMagroot

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    I run mine before dirt. Instant Alex Lifeson "The Spirit of Radio" sounds!
     
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    Thank you Man, and congrats on getting the pedal, it's a killer flanger. Would very much appreciate it if you could let me know if it'll do Van Halen type sounds, I know he used an MRX, but the Hartman is just too good with cleans to not consider.
     
  6. Mr. Limbic

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    i love it with distortion...listen to Gilmour 1978 solo album for an idea
     
  7. ManUBobby7

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    Well I don't know if it'll do "aint talkin bout love" or the opening to "atomic punk" ...... you know what, screw it, I'll play those songs now and be back .....

    :rockin

    OK back, here's my take - with my hi compression amp, it sounds more modern heavy grunge nickelback, and I didnt tweak it to get the marshal eddie sound, but anyways:

    The Hartman still gave a bit of a compressed sound to the distortion making all strings blend into one , again think "Bridge of sighs" When I played "Aint talkin bout love" my strat gave me better note articulation than the humbuckered lespaul, I'd say playing covers , yes, playing tribute band ,no youd want a diff flanger, cuz Eddie articulates so many single note runs, i found it sounded washy - again YMMV, could've been my amp.
     
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    Thanks Man, very greatful for you giving it a go, appreciate it.
     
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    Yes :)

    It can get bright with some dirt, like an OCD, in my signal chain (I run it after dirt), but an EQ tweak at the guitar handles it fine.
     
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    I don't know if an EQ tweak at the guitar would do it, at least with dist, I dunno about OD. I tried the Hartman turned up, and back and it gave this compressy mushed together atmospheric sheen - in a good way, but I think with Van Halen, it would take the punch out?!? you know...

    Maybe you 've experienced different, love to hear it, Ive had the pedal only 2 days ... BUT IT ROCKS MAN!!!!!!
     
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    Nope. Won't do it. That's why I sold the Hartman and kept my vintage MXR, even with its 3-prong plug.

    Don't get me wrong -- the Hartman is brilliant and I LOVE those Lifeson and Gilmour tones, as those are two of my personal all-time fave guitarists. But getting "the wooshy wooshy chugga chugga sound" is why I use a flanger, and the MXR is the be-all end-all for that.

    Side note: With the Speed knob "off" the MXR can do its own version of the "Filter Matrix" sound. I never A/B'd it with the Hartman, but IMO it's at least "good enough" for those who don't use it as their base tone.

    - DB
     
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    I love wooshy chugga chugga almost as I love wooshy with huge sounding fuzz...I don't have a Hartman though. I have a Barracuda flanger and it certainly plays well with distortion.
     
  13. bobbyatomic

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    Thanks everyone, this pretty much confirms what I suspected, I'm going to have to buy some purple spray paint and an MXR.
     
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    I think it does it all. I never have problems with it in front or in the loop with the OD of my shiva. Its a phenomenal pedal.
     
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    I did consider using a Hartman flanger with distortion. Maybe in the future?
     
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    It's not that the Hartman can't handle distortion -- it does so beautifully.

    The point is that the resulting tone is VERY different from what the OP asked about.

    For example:

     
  17. Led Sabblin

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    flange before distortion is better IMO it sounds less narrow than having the dist going into the flange
     

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