Tone Report Weekly Issue 114 - Page 11

L ike just about everything else related to electric guitars and audio recording, flanging was invented by Les Paul. In 1952, years before anyone else figured out how create such an effect, Paul conjured up flanging in his garage studio using a pair of disk recorders, with one of the machines playing back at a slightly slower speed than the other. In the decades that followed, other engineers devised methods for creating f