So ... How do you use your Phaser?

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  1. bradw

    bradw Member

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    I don't currently use one but ...

    Do you:

    1) Add "something" to solo's
    2) Need it to cover certain songs
    3) Just like the way it takes me back to 1974
    4) ?????

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jack

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    I have two Nebula's on my board, one set fast and one set slow. I like the subtlety and analogue-yness of the Nebula. The slow one serves as Vibe-like function (the highs in real Vibes don't agree with my Ceriatone Trainwreck clone). I use the slow one for Band of Gypsies-like solos up around the 12th fret.

    The second Nebula is set fast for a rotating speaker sound I use on argeggiated chords-sounds real psychedelic.

    I use both so I don't have to bend over at gigs. I'm too old for that.

    I don't use a whole lot of either, but these are my only modulation effects-other than a wah, and my board is spasely populated.
     
  3. LowWatt

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    Option 1 and option 4.

    I love putting it before my octave down pedal (which then has a muff after it). The phaser screws with the tracking of the octave pedal in a consistent way and it can make for some really interesting tones. Like a ring modulator, but always in key and in control.
     
  4. carljoensson

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    1974, certainly.

    To create textures with slow sweeps

    To mess things up in the homestudio. Very nice running the drummachine through a phaser. lofi for sure.

    /C
     
  5. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    I usually leave mine set for heavy stun.
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    Oops, wrong phaser, sorry.

    I usually just use mine where I want the chewy/chompy phaser tone - it could be a lead, or a rhythm or just a small fill.
     
  6. gang twanger

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    Peter Frampton- "Do You Feel Like We Do"
    Listen to that and you'll know how to use one. It sounds like he's using an old Phase 90.
    Also Springsteen's "Tunnel Of Love"- Great vintage Phase 90 tone on the lead guitar.
     
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    Intro and interlude of 'Peg' - the only other time is when I get bored.
     
  8. gang twanger

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    Maybe the best phaser song ever.
    Van Halen-"Unchained"
    Killer Phase 90 sound.
    Eddie used it on about a hundred other songs too.
     
  9. gtr777

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    I've been using it on clean sounds instead of chorus lately on a really slow sweep. I also kick it in for solo's just to get a different sound or do the EVH thing.
     
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    Options 1 + 4 here.
     
  11. Dandy13

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    usually have mine set for a relatively slow sweep for adding psychadelic goodness to my rock and roll music
     
  12. PlumBob

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    I use it set medium fast in front of plenty of delay for a watery burbling kind of thing.
     
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    I have to have it on for my annual Van Halen One and Waylon Jennings tribute show.
     
  14. godotzilla

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    That be a flanger, kemosabe.

    I've never met a Phase 90 that makes that sound.
     
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    Oops...brain fart. OK, how about "Atomic Punk","Eruption","Little Dreamer"? What about "Ice Cream Man"? You have to cut me some slack. I just "woke up".:Spank The one on the left is me, not you, by the way.
     
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    Honestly, it's hard to tell sometimes, especially when you're thinking off the top of your head.
     
  17. godotzilla

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    EVH used a ton of phase, especially in the early days. He used it as a kind of solo boost, to really cool effect.

    But you're right, flange and phase do live very close to each other in the sonic spectrum.
     
  18. gang twanger

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    Totally! I actually had to go back and listen to Van Halen 1 just to figure out which was which.
     
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    "Breathe"...'nuff said-
     
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    You beat me to it, I was beamed up late...

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