Top Gear - Flanger

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby mictester » 22 Mar 2011, 00:25

nightraven wrote:
mictester wrote:I had one of these a long time ago. It used to whistle at one part of its sweep. No matter what tweaks I made. In the end, it got a better output filter, and the whistle went (or was at least severely attenuated. I think I gave the thing away because I didn't like it.

so there is another one of these out there. unless the "wise old guitar player" who gave my Flanger to its previous owner was you! would be pretty cool :D


Wise? Perhaps! :D If it was in London, Amsterdam or Berlin (my places of residence in the early 80s, when I gave the thing away), it's possible! I also gave away a Colorsound Flanger / ADT (the original grey one) which was noisy, horrible as a flanger, but sounded amazing in "ADT" mode. It was an astonishingly lush chorus (though noisy). Maybe I just didn't like Flangers at the time!
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby HEAD » 22 Mar 2011, 13:58

mictester wrote:
nightraven wrote:
mictester wrote:I had one of these a long time ago. It used to whistle at one part of its sweep. No matter what tweaks I made. In the end, it got a better output filter, and the whistle went (or was at least severely attenuated. I think I gave the thing away because I didn't like it.

so there is another one of these out there. unless the "wise old guitar player" who gave my Flanger to its previous owner was you! would be pretty cool :D


Wise? Perhaps! :D If it was in London, Amsterdam or Berlin (my places of residence in the early 80s, when I gave the thing away), it's possible! I also gave away a Colorsound Flanger / ADT (the original grey one) which was noisy, horrible as a flanger, but sounded amazing in "ADT" mode. It was an astonishingly lush chorus (though noisy). Maybe I just didn't like Flangers at the time!



Flangers in the early 80s in Berlin for sure haven't been very hip. :D
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 22 Mar 2011, 19:14

mictester wrote:Wise? Perhaps! :D If it was in London, Amsterdam or Berlin (my places of residence in the early 80s, when I gave the thing away), it's possible! I also gave away a Colorsound Flanger / ADT (the original grey one) which was noisy, horrible as a flanger, but sounded amazing in "ADT" mode. It was an astonishingly lush chorus (though noisy). Maybe I just didn't like Flangers at the time!

unless your name is Graham and you drove a yellow Capri in '85 whilst living in Durham ... it doesn't seem likely :(
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 25 Mar 2011, 19:25

the Flanger got back to me today ... not the greatest flanger pedal i've ever played through to say the least ;)
not that i had high expectations at first but it's pretty generic sounding and doesn't come close to my Foxrox Paradox!
here's a very rough clip i did as soon as i got the pedal - http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... D=10439117
it's a cool pedal though, i love how it looks so it's a keeper!
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 25 Mar 2011, 19:26

and thanks D_H for the fix!!
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby blutaQ » 18 Feb 2018, 12:05

Well i never, they do exist out in the 'wild'! I know the thread is almost as old as the pedal but i am just surprised to see someone else has one. I have just been Thinning down my pedals and have a few vintage pedals to go. I was just looking for some info, it seems quite an odd / rare unit.
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