What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby Grateful.Ed » Wed May 05, 2010 10:03 pm

I'm thinking of a line 6 MM4, but the reviews don't inspire me. Although Keeley does a mod that apparently helps a lot so I'm looking into this.

Should I just go for a phaser? Are there any pedals combining phaser and flanger?

BTW-something readily available. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby mijknahs » Wed May 05, 2010 10:30 pm

Which "Bobby tone"? I've been listening to some early 70's lately ('70 - '71) and Bobby has that warm, clean 335 tone (or whatever guitar it is - maybe an SG) and Jerry has the fat Gibson tone. Dig it.

I love the late 70's to mid 80's flanger Bobby tone too. I stopped liking his tone from '85 on. Just sounded like crap to me. More distorted and just bad tone.
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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Thu May 06, 2010 5:54 am

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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby Grateful.Ed » Thu May 06, 2010 5:55 am

mijknahs wrote:I love the late 70's to mid 80's flanger Bobby tone too.


That's it. Does he switch between flanger and phaser at times too?
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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby strumminsix » Thu May 06, 2010 6:39 am

Maxon PH-350 would be my - "you have to sound like Bobby but can only bring 1 pedal and a tuner" choice.

There are some flanger pedals that could work nicely but I've got no experience in flanger pedals....

Another pedal option would be an EQ and guitar mod. Get yourself a toggle to toss your pickups out of phase.
It sounds filtered and quieter so you'll need something to boost your signal and maybe a low-mids boost too.
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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby mijknahs » Thu May 06, 2010 6:43 am

I thought it was the Ibanez flanger. Not sure about a phaser.
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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby strumminsix » Thu May 06, 2010 7:35 am

Did some digging, the Flanger in the UE700 was the Ibanez FL-305 pedal.

FTR - this is the only flanger I ever enjoyed....
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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby mkaufman » Thu May 06, 2010 12:48 pm

Yes, the FL305. All other Ibanez stomp flangers pale in comparison, expect for possibly the FL305 which I've never tried. I think it has the same Reticon SAD1024 chip.

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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby Laytonco » Thu May 06, 2010 2:28 pm

I've enjoyed the flanger in the UE400 but it is definitely temperamental. Does anyone know which model flanger is in the 400?

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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby mkaufman » Thu May 06, 2010 4:09 pm

I think it's a cross between the FL9 & CS9.

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Re: What one modulation pedal/unit helps most for Bobby tones?

Postby Grateful.Ed » Thu May 06, 2010 8:04 pm

Stopped by my local music store and played around with an ibanez cf-7 today. It has a has a Krazy switch for some vibrato-like chorus and flange too. Sounded OK but pretty hissy and doesn't seem like it could take a stomp.
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