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    So, since I also play guitar, I was reading some articles on flanger and phaser pedals. I was really surprised to run across an article that talked about using these effects on drums. The author noted that "Kashmir" had a phaser sound on Bonham's drums.

    I know that compression and reverb is pretty standard, but I'm just curious to know if anyone has heard of using other effects, or if anyone has experimented with different effects.
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    Whatever sounds good. Big delays and reverbs on dub reggae records are common. There was the gated reverb effect that was popular for 80's drum sounds (think Phil Collins). I don't see overdrives or distortions working, but I've never really tried them out. Experimentation is fun.
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    I never knew that they used a phaser pedal for the effect in the song Kashmir. I just assumed it was done in post production mixing. Interesting.

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    Back in the '70s, another effect was to use a fuzz unit on the kick drum. Black Sabbath did this on their Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album.

    Interesting times, indeed!
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    sometimes our sound crew will use a digital delay on my snare , depends on the sound of the room , but they always use a little reverb and noise gates, every gig .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    I never knew that they used a phaser pedal for the effect in the song Kashmir. I just assumed it was done in post production mixing. Interesting.
    Mark, I don't know that it was a pedal. It could have been something rack mounted, or it could have been post production, as you said. I just thought it was interesting that a phaser effect was used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Mark, I don't know that it was a pedal. It could have been something rack mounted, or it could have been post production, as you said. I just thought it was interesting that a phaser effect was used.
    Sorry PB. I mis-read your first post. Apologies.

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    No sweat Mark. I could have been more clear.
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    I should just learn to read more thoroughly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    No sweat Mark. I could have been more clear.
    what are those pedals for that guitarists use. I know there for effect, but what kind of effect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovearteest View Post
    what are those pedals for that guitarists use. I know there for effect, but what kind of effect?
    Tons: envelope filters, wahs, delays, modulation (chorus, flange, phaser), reverbs, delays/ehcos, distortions, synths, pitch effects, tremolos, panners, and on and on and on. www.ehx.com if you want to see just the tip of the iceberg.
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    "Schism" by Tool sounds like it has some sort of effect on the drums in the beginning. Not sure what it is though.
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    The other drum effect that comes to mind is the flange or phaser on Peter Criss's drum solo. Remember how cool that single headed tom sound was back then?

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    Most drum effects are probably applied in post production. Gating the snare is pretty common. Something I like to do is put a very slight flanger on closed hats. Adds a tiny bit more life to them. Skys the limit really.
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