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? 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 website Music is Win. His entertaining and educational content receives millions of views per month and has enrolled tens of thousands of students in his online guitar courses, which rank among the highest satisfaction ratings of any online educator in the music industry. Check out Tyler’s flagship course Guitar Super System and follow his daily content on YouTube.