Difference between flanger and phaser?


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flclisfun
09-02-2008, 06:04 PM
What is the difference between a flanger and a phaser? And what would be a good one to get?

blue_strat
09-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Depends what kind of sound you want.

MXR Phase 90 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6agIMqRLtno)

MXR EVH Flanger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXscV_FChXE)

curlyhead_P
09-02-2008, 06:09 PM
I couldn't tell you the exact difference, but basically a Flanger sounds like a plane swooshing by overhead, and a phaser sounds kinda like one of those laser guns from Star Wars.

hope this helps...........

Deece
09-02-2008, 06:12 PM
Get a pedal with both.

Athetosis
09-02-2008, 06:17 PM
Basically, phaser oscillates the sound at a higher rate than flanger does.

EDIT: chorus:flanger as flanger:phaser
They do the same thing to different degrees.

HLrocker
09-02-2008, 06:17 PM
IMO
Flange>Phase.

But my opinion means nothing, so don't listen to me.

ameer
09-02-2008, 06:19 PM
A flanger can be made to sound somewhat like a phaser but you can't make a phaser sound quite like a flanger.

Bertallica
09-02-2008, 06:22 PM
Which one is a good one to get? Depends on what your going after.

Check out a few websites with soundbites so you know what your looking for. Musicians Friend is a good one.

IMO
Flange>Phase.

But my opinion means nothing, so don't listen to me.
What are you basing your opinion on?

Mitchell?
09-02-2008, 06:57 PM
Phasers and flangers create a series of frequency spikes and bowls in the spectrum.

Flangers have linearly spaced spikes and bowls, whereas phasers are varied over time.

Flangers are more like a jet plane 'whoosh' and a phaser sounds more otherworldly.