11 Great Ways To Use Modulation Effects For Electric Guitar

Published on Apr 19, 2019

In this episode we take a look at the principle modulation effects (well, most of ‘em) offering up some tips and advice on how you might use them.
So often the people will run, screaming toward us, arms aloft fair pleading, “Pray ’elp me, Dan and Mick, for I desire to use wobbly effects but every time I do it sounds like blancmange in me lug’oles. How may I remedy this cursed affliction?”
And we propose, “Fear not ye auditorially anxious. For we possess the learnings to cure your cacophonous complexion with these 11 Great Ways To Use Modulation. Heed ye these teachings and carry forth the sonic delights within to whomsoever shall grant ye audience. Go forth and modulate!”
Or something.

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner Mini

• King Tone Guitar Mini Fuzz

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe:

• A/DA PBF Flanger

• Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe CS-MDV2 MKII
UK & Europe:

• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II

• Walrus Audio Monument
UK & Europe:

• Mooer ElecLady
UK & Europe:

• Boss PH-1 Phaser
No longer available

• Boss DC-2w Dimension C
UK & Europe:

• Boss VB-2w Waza Craft Vibrato
UK & Europe:

• Strymon TimeLine
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig Humdinger

• TheGigRig G2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing - now that’s a lot of modulation! 00:00
- What are we doing today? 2:25
- Today’s amps: 4:28
- 1 Use Tremolo As A Rhythmic Effect
…waveform shape in the trem: 8:20
…how the tap works: 10:00
- 2 The Best Chorus Is A Flanger: 11:37 (12:33)
- 3 Emulate An Organ With A Rotary Speaker: 17:50
- 4 Achieve Hugeness With Vibrato: 22:13 (23:55)
…and make it wet/dry: 25:18
- 5 Thicken But Don’t Sicken With Dimension: 27:55
…and wet/dry: 31:15
- 6 Add A Thickening Texture With Phaser: 34:07
…phaser or flanger?
- 7 Create A Mood Shift With A Change Of Speed: 40:55
- 8 Make Tremolo More Interesting - Go Harmonic! 45:50 (46:30)
- 9 FLAAAANGE! 49:53
- 10 Make Your Delay More Interesting With Modulation: 55:37
- 11 Go full Jimi Trower: 1:03:18

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at

Amps in this episode
• Victory V140 The Super Duchess with V212VCD cabinet / Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speakers
• Sovtek MIG-50 with Zilla Custom 1x12 / WGS12L speaker