Why settle for a stomp box that will give you only one Flange tone? You want options and DigiTech delivers them! The X-Series Turbo Flange gives you an incredible total of 7 Flange effects to choose from! Whether you want the classic Flange tone w...
Why settle for a stomp box that will give you only one Flange tone? You want options and DigiTech delivers them! The X-Series Turbo Flange gives you an incredible total of 7 Flange effects to choose from! Whether you want the classic Flange tone with 3 voices to choose from, triggered, step, or the constant rise/fall sound; you will have it all in one convenient stomp box. Don't settle for a one trick pony from someone else. Go for quality. Go with DigiTech. The durable rugged metal chassis construction will stand the test of time and options like dual mono and stereo outputs with switchable cabinet modeling for direct to board recording will give you what you need to take your music to the next level!
One of the most difficult parts of assembling my rig was finding the right Flanger. I had a very particular kind of Flanger sound in mind, sort of that low-end "woof woof" thing that Paul Dean had on the early Loverboy records. I wanted to adopt that sound for my own use as I had several nifty applications for it (but with my own tone). By the end of 2016, I'd tried darn near everything, a Modded DOD Flanger I tweaked the LFO sweep on, I'd found that sound on the Behringer V-Amp Pro's built in Flanger but it was VERY tricky to dial-in, and it seemed everything that had it was either expensive or did not work - even an old broken MXR DelayLine Flanger that got close but was totally unusable because of a very rare, out-of-production I/C on the board that I could not buy anymore to fix it.
So when my DOD FX-75B died, I decided to go on a nice little "Flanger quest" and it just so happened about that time a fellow I met through my youtube channel was asking me what I used to get that Flanger sound on the Loverboy covers I'd posted (using a Behringer V-Amp Pro) and said he had talked to Paul Dean in person and found out he had used a "Loft 450G DelayLine Flanger" (not far from that MXR unit I trashed a long time back because it was pretty much trashed). So I looked those up and they are like $500.00 - so well...crap, what am I to do?
I decided to go look at cheap Flangers on E-bay and look up demos of them, by the time I was done, I had a line on 3 different flangers, some strange old Arion-like unit that was located in Japan but had that sound by default, some obscure cheapo plastic Flanger that had the same sound, and then this, the Digitech TurboFlange.. the lower left-hand setting has it.
But what's nice about this Flanger is it has THAT sound, plus my old flanger sounds, plus a few new ones where the shift only goes up or only goes down, making it a non-one-trick-pony - while yes, the majority of the devices on my pedalboard were picked because I knew XX played on in XX band back in 19XX and got XX sound from them - another KEY element is that I actually have a reason to USE the knobs and switches on the pedal, get my money's worth out of it.
Unlike it's 2 competitors in the lineup, this one had a metal body (I HATE plastic pedals, I kill Behringers like cockroaches for example), it had the ability to go stereo if I wish, it has more than one operating mode, one of which is that low-swoop jet-flange thing Loverboy used, and it works with a standard power supply (unlike my old DOD pedals which needed an Atari 2600 style 9 volt adapter to be powered - ie 1/8" Mono Phono Plug vs. the current Barrel Jacks BOSS pedals use).
Currently I use this in a 90's cover band that does some 2000's covers too, and I found that mode 7 "Loverboy" setting works GREAT for covering Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name Of" on the intro, sounds bloody HUGE.
What more can I say, it has the sound I want plus a bunch of new ones, it's durable, it's quiet, I've had little trouble with it in the eight months I've been using it, and it's become my favorite flanger.
This pedal has a lot of options, It took some time to figure it out and get some decent flanger sounds out of it. Not al the types are usable, i only use a couple ones that are quite nice,