Flangers… the infamous sound of a flanger is a cross between fingers scraping on a chalk board blended with a wild ranging slow jet fueled roar to a wild experimental warbling swirl of guitar sonic madness.
Overdrive…. the most coveted blend of saturation and power. When it’s right, it’s magical. Responsive to the player and the guitar. Unlike Distortion or Fuzz, Overdrive allows you to play soft with “beef” and hit it hard and heavy. The best Overdrives reflect the true tone of a guitar’s character and the emotions of the player.
Here come the “Fuzz”. Fuzz is probably one of the most debated effects. Some like it “creamy and some like ir “ripping”. Why just choose one?
Distortion… it’s not “Fuzz” and not “Overdrive”. It’s somewhere in between, yet there are quite a few to choose from depending on your style(s).
Ah “Compression”… one of the most valuable tools in a true guitarist’s arsenal… when you know how and when to use them. From increasing the subtleties of the player’s styles to driving a solo over the top, to tightening up an overall sound, compression is a must in most situations.