As I wrote it in my last blog entry, I was looking for a new flanger unit. After some searches, I found a used, discontinued Maxon model, the FL301 unit. I already recorded some tracks playing with various settings of the FL301 and it sounds quite good. Nice analog flanger which sounds less metallic than my Arion SFL1 which is exactly what I want. I need to play more with it but it already fits well my “retro sounds oriented” pedalboard…
Here is what Maxon’s website says about this model :
The yellow FL301 Flanger produces the wide-sweeping vibrato and jet-like effects characteristic of the 70′s analog boxes. One of the downsides of flangers is that many of them can add noise to the signal, and some are noisier than others are. The FL301 isn’t as noisy or tinny-sounding as 70′s flanging effects were; you do hear the sweep in the background, but it’s tolerable. The FL301′s controls include Speed, Width, and Regeneration. The effect has a delay time of 1 to 12.8 milliseconds and a speed frequency range of .06 to 13 Hz to construct an assortment of usable sounds from slow and subtle sweeps to one with fast and intense vibrato.
Here is a Youtube video test :