Boss BF-3 Flanger Guitar Effects Pedal

Posted by on 18th January 2012 in Boss Guitar Sound Effects

Guitar Pedals How To Set FLANGER Sound Effect.

CLICK and LISTEN carefully to what kind of sound atmosphere it can produce for you:
BF3 Flanger

NOTE: You want to start adjusting your individual
Boss BF-3 Flanger Guitar Effects Pedal by putting the control knobs at 12 o’clock. Which is the factory preset volume and gain.

Flanging was discovered by accident in the mid ’60an when someone put his finger on the roll = “Flange” of cassette tape player, resulting it is spinning a little bit slower. When the output of the cassette player was put together with the original signal , a psychedlic “whooosh…” sound was invented. You can hear it in The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix ’60s recordings.

How does it work ?

Flanger uses exactly the same principle with the chorus pedal i.e. the original guitar sound is passed into a very short delay time which is changed backwards and forwards so as to produce a very smooth sound pitch variation. However, the used 10 ms or shorter delay is much shorter than the chorus’ default, some of the guitar frequencies are highlighted while¬† some others are attenuated. When the delay time alters so do these frequencies thus producing a sweep along the guitar frequency range which adds the jet sound effect to the original guitar sound.

NOTE: You want to start adjusting your individual Boss BF-3 Flanger Guitar Effects Pedal by putting the control knobs at 12 o’clock. Which is the factory preset volume and gain.

Rate = speed. It is the speed to sweep through the guitar frequency range i.e. less than 2 Hz is recommended. Best flanging effect can be achieved at much lower rate i.e. 0.25 Hz.

Depth. The amount of altered delay time which is equal to the “whooosh….” output result.

Feedback. The amount of processed signal which is re-transmitted into the flanging effect. Higher setting produce metallic tinkling sound and be careful not to go too high as it may create its own oscillation which is not pleasant to hear at all.

Mix = Depth. Do not get confused, it is to equalize between short delayed signal with the wet signal.

Delay. Shortest delay time which is altered by depth controller. Short time delay creates higher flanging frequency while longer one would lower the frequency.

Typical setting.

ROCK: Put your flanger after the distortion in your pedal circuit. This slow sweeping would produce cool sound at your rhythm guitar playing. Adjust the delay knob to control which frequency range to be processed by the flanging effect.

Rate = 9 o’clock.

Depth = 2 o’clock.

Delay = 12 o’clcok.

Feedback = 10 o’clock.

Mix = 11 o’clock.

 

 

 

CLEAN PSYCHEDELIC: This setting sweeps the lower frequency range to produce a clean cool flanging sound. Set the feedback knob to higher level to get a ruder metallic sound.

Rate = 11 o’clock.

Depth = 3 o’clock.

Delay = 11 o’clock.

Feedback = 1 o’clock.

Mix = 1 o’clock.

 

 

 

 

CRAZY SWINGING: Notice: use this setting only when you really need a special effect. This is somehow to show how such unpleasant sound can be produced due to “wrong” flanger effect setting.

Rate = 5 o’clock.

Depth = 5 o’clock.

Delay = 10 o’clock.

Feedback = 3 o’clock.

Mix = 3 o’clock.

 

 

 



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