Guitar Modulation Effects In A Band Jam [Phaser, Flanger, Vibe, Tremolo & Vibrato]
Published 28 Jan 2022
In this video Dan and I play some of our favourite modulation effects in the context of a simple guitar, bass and drums mix. We’ve covered all of these effects in previous videos, but here we offer some inspiration and ideas for your own playing.
The specific genres and playing styles won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but we hope you can extrapolate into situations that suit your own approach.
Enjoy the show!
Massive thanks to Dougie Mussard for being such a wonderful human and even better drummer.
What happens in Mick’s second jam where he goes to wet/dry with the OD and fuzz?
Okay, so the wet/dry effect is almost totally overshadowed here by the fact the fuzz and the D&M swap order. With the fuzz straight after the guitar, it’s seeing the relatively high impedance of the pickups and volume control. When I hit the wet/dry switch, we’d forgotten that Dan had re-ordered the board for his flanger demo… ergo the D&M comes before the fuzz, meaning the fuzz is now seeing the relatively low impedance of the D&M Drive’s output. Confusing, but it does illustrate why you usually want the fuzz straight after your guitar!
How did we record the band?
Drums are mic’d Glyn Johns style (Neumann TLM102 as overheads), plus an extra snare mic (Beyer M201) underneath. Bass is DI’d via an Ampeg SVT DI (bass rig below); guitar cabs are mic’d with Austrian Audio OC18 into Meris 440 Preamps, plus our stereo room mics (AKGC414XL). There’s plenty of spill all around the mics in the room.
Everything hits our UA Apollo interfaces for recording and I mixed it (Mick here) using Universal Audio Luna.
Pedals in this episode…
• TheGigRig Three2One
• Custom Dunlop BC108 Fuzz Face (links for JHF1 or Mini)
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• Keeley D&M Drive
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• JAM Pedals Tube Dreamer
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/37iUila
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• 1970s MXR Phase 90 (links for new ones)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mcZUYI
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• Retro-Sonic Flanger
• JAM Pedals Retrovibe MkIII
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• JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3rrB6xR
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• Diamond Vibrato
No longer made
• Vahlbruch SpaceTime Delay
• Empress Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wpXw6M
• Chase Bliss Audio Automatone CXM1978
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• TheGigRig G3
• Source Audio Spectrum Intelligent Filter
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• Ampeg Scrambler Bass OD
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• Ampeg Opto Bass Comp
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• JAM Pedals Ripply Fall (for chorus)
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• Ampeg SVT DI
No longer made
Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Intro & welcome
2:12 A new Strat!
4:00 Our chosen effects
6:26 Phase 90 before & after OD
10:15 Flange before & after OD
12:15 Vibrato wet/dry
13:52 Dan’s Phaser/Vibrato Jam
17:46 Dan’s Flanger Jam
21:42 Harmonic trem
22:55 Amplitude trem
25:00 Trem wet/dry
25:50 Mick's Amplitude Trem Jam
29:51 Mick’s Harmonic Trem/ Vibe Jam
36:45 Closing Thoughts
Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop ’62 Relic Stratocaster - no video yet
• Grestch Electromatic G5422TG – Mick’s video: https://youtu.be/0ANxPxnegUk
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - no video yet
• Fender Player Precision Bass
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2CDn3xC
USA Sweetwater: https://imp.i114863.net/e4g96O
Amps in this episode:
• Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature & 2x12 cab / TR1265B speakers
• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb with standard speaker
USA Sweetwater: https://imp.i114863.net/a1rnaQ
• Wallace AC5075 XT/FV MKII (mid ’60s) & Zilla Custom 2x10 / Celestion Alnico Gold & Two Rock 1x12 / WGS12L (bass rig)
Amp no longer made
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