|Fasten your seat belts, and get ready for takeoff... The AIRPLANE FLANGER is here!
The electronic designers at Ibanez have blown me away with how good this pedal sounds.
They spent the last year making prototypes and letting me make suggestions and tweaks during the process. The result is... the coolest flanger I have ever heard.
The AIRPLANE FLANGER has two sections, "TAXI" and "TAKEOFF". You can footswitch between them.
"TAXI" is offers a wide range of traditional flange sounds. Shimmering chorus-like flanging, moving "talkbox" sounds, metallic filter matrix tones, and wild effects like police sirens. These knobs go to "11", so the sky is the limit.
"TAKEOFF" is the flanger preset to "11". The flanger actually takes over the guitar signal and producing a massive, pitch-shifting note, filled with great sounding harmonics. This effect is like an "auto-whammy". I've been using this effect for years with modified vintage pedals, but finally it is available in a new, reliable, true-bypass pedal.
This pedal was built for me, but there are so many unique sounds in it, that you can easily invent your own sounds as well.
If you want some good places to start, please check out my 10 favorite settings. These are all for the "TAXI" section. There are four knobs, so I just put the numbers from L to R.
* Talkbox: 10 / 4 / 7/ 6
* Shimmering: 1.5 / 8.5 / 2.5 / 0
* Crazy Horses: 3 / 9 / 4.5 / 10
* Filter Matrix: 4 / 0 / 1.5 / 5
* Flangey: 1.5 / 6 / 4 / 4
* Fixed Wah: 9 / 0 / 0 / 9
* Laser Pistol: 3.5 / 10 / 6 / 10
* Let the Good Times Roll: 6 / 3.5 / 6 / 4
* Police Siren: 3.5 / 8 / 5 / 10
* Warm Flange: 3.5 / 8 / 5 / 0
The TAKEOFF section is just one knob for "SPEED", so you can easily find your favorite setting. I usually keep it on 4.5.
Did I mention that the pedal is true bypass? It is.
For more info, check out the AIRPLANE FLANGER on the Ibanez website.