Classic recordings have a wealth of timeless examples of phasing, flanging, and chorus.

First up:

Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun”
This distinctive guitar tone is practically part of the genetic code of the rock guitar canon. And, of course, it’s live, unadulterated Hendrix at his improvising best, displaying the virtues of the Uni-Vibe phaser—set on stun.


David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”
It’s Bowie’s song, but the scene-stealing solo is by Stevie Ray Vaughan, aided by the Roland Rack Series SDD-320 Dimension D chorus. After producer Nile Rodgers turned Vaughan on to the device, it became his secret studio weapon.


David Gilmour’s “Mihalis”
Listen to one of the most hallowed flanger pedals, the Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress, and go deep and wide under the control of David Gilmour on “Mihalis,” the opening track from his debut solo album, simply titled David Gilmour.