What do you consider to be the most iconic guitar effect ever created?
Some may say it’s the Wah pedal. Others may claim Delay is king, but I submit to you that it could be another, more eccentric effect. Could you rattle off some of the most epic guitar moments only because of the washing sheen of modulation, courtesy of a flanger pedal? No? No problem, I did it for you.
Following up on my series of great moments in guitar effect history, of which I’ve tackled wah-wah and phaser effects, this most recent addition features the flanger, which can make your guitar sound like anything from a reflection off a still pond to a warbling cry from a humming jet engine.
Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win. His insightful, uncomplicated guitar lessons and gear demonstrations along with entertaining, satirical content about life as a musician receive tens of millions of video views per month across social media. Tyler is also the creator of the extremely popular online guitar learning platform, Guitar Super System. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tyler has been teaching guitar for over a decade and operates a production studio in Nashville, TN.