Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Review – Best Analog Through Zero Flanger Pedal?


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Summary:

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Chase Bliss Audio stands in a unique place among boutique guitar pedal companies. While there are a few other outlier builders that are doing some pretty exciting things, the innovative vision and expertise with which Mr. Joel Korte executes his one-of-a-kind creations puts this brand in a class of its own. In terms of unique sonic character, build quality, range of sounds, and features, Chase Bliss Audio pedals are inspirational instruments unlike anything the boutique pedal industry had seen until they arrived.

Chase Bliss Audio have also demonstrated in the short period of time they’ve been around that they strive to create the best possible product available regardless of the cost or difficulty of the undertaking. No effect type is too challenging not to tackle. And if an existing product can be made better, they’ll do it.

So along comes the Chase Bliss Audio Spectre, an analog through-zero flanger that nods to the classic FoxRox Electronics Paradox TZFz while venturing into new sonic territory. This is Chase Bliss Audio’s boldest release to date as quality analog through-zero flanger pedals are few and far between. And in the difficulty arena, analog TZ flangers are one of the hardest effects to pull off well.

I’m in a unique position to write this review as I’ve had extensive experience with Chase Bliss Audio’s previously released pedals including the Warped Vinyl MKII, Wombtone MKII, and Gravitas. I’ve been spending a lot of time with the Spectre to size up how it compares to these other offerings while taking notes on how the brand’s releases are evolving. But the main point in my Spectre review is to assess how well the pedal stands on its own and whether or not it accomplishes the ultimate mission of becoming the best analog through zero flanger pedal available.

Features:

Controls

  • Ramp knob can be set to control any of the 5 parameters (Zero, Regen, Rate, Width, Shift) individually or simultaneously via dip switches on the back of the pedal. Controls the ramp time in which this takes place.
  • Mix (Ramp) knob functions as a wet/dry mix knob for the flanging effect when no Ramp dip-switches are in use.
  • Zero knob sets the manual delay time on the flange effect. The “zero point” is somewhere between 1 o’clock & 3 o’clock.
  • Regen knob increases the intensity of the flange effect, even to the point of self-oscillation.
  • Rate knob controls the rate of the flange effect. Can be overridden by the tap tempo switch.
  • 1 – 2 – 3 (3 – 6 – 8) toggle switch sets the tap division for tap tempo. A dip switch on the back accesses the “3 – 6 – 8” divisions.

ModuShape

  • Depth knob controls how wide the flange can go. Crank it clockwise for crazy, deep flange tones.
  • Shift control knob sets the center point of the modulation. Set it counterclockwise to make the wave ramp up quickly and down gradually. Set it clockwise to make the wave ramp up gradually and down quickly. Set it at noon for a perfectly symmetrical wave.
  • Left Wave Shape toggle switch sets the first half of the wave modulation. Left for sine, middle for triangle, right for square.
  • Right Wave Shape toggle switch sets the second half of the wave modulation. Left for square, middle for triangle, right for sine.

Dip Switches

  • Zero, Regen, Rate, Width, and Shift dip switches on the left side simply turn that parameter on or off for ramping or expression pedal capability.
  • Zero, Regen, Rate, Width, and Shift dip switches on the right side control whether the parameters rise or fall in ramp mode. This also affects the direction of movement with an expression pedal.
  • Bounce dip switch makes parameters go back and forth (i.e. modulate) or ramp and hold.
  • Polarity dip switch changes between positive & negative flanging. Positive flanging has a more “musical” sweep, and has a deep tone with plenty of lowend. Negative flanging is seen as having a more “hollow” and intense sound.
  • MoByp dip switch activates momentary bypass, activating pedal only when Bypass footswitch is pressed in.
  • Tap Control dip switch allows tap tempo to modulate Ramp rate (r) or phaser Rate (p). Bounce needs to be on to modulate Ramp speed.
  • Tap Division dip switch selects from “1, 2, 4” tap divisions (1) to “3, 6, 8” tap divisions (3).
  • Sweep dip switch selects where Ramp sweeps. In “t” (top) the ramping (or expression control) will occur between the current Ramp knob position and the max position (fully clockwise). In “b” (bottom) the range is set between the current knob position and the minimum position (fully counterclockwise).

Other

  • All-analog signal path.
  • Bypass footswitch activates or bypasses the effect via true relay bypass. Can by changed to a momentary bypass via a dip switch in the back of the pedal.
  • Tap Tempo footswitch sets the tap tempo and always honors the last two stomps.
  • Preset toggle switch recalls presets. Middle position reflects current knob positions, right position recalls right preset, and left position recalls left preset.
  • Exp input jack allows expression pedal or CV control of parameters selected via dip switches on back of pedal. When no parameters are set to Ramp, it manually controls the phaser sweep.
  • Tap/MIDI input jack can be used for tap input or output with a regular ¼” instrument cable.
  • Powered by 9-volt battery or 9VDC power adapter (consumes ~50mA).

The Spectre follows in the familiar foot-steps of its forebears, coming in the instantly recognizable Chase Bliss Audio compact enclosure that houses its array of 6 knobs, 4 flip-switches, 2 foot-switches, and 16 top-mounted dip-switches. Mono Input & Output jacks, dedicated EXP/CV & TAP/MIDI jacks, and a power input jack round out the outside parameter control and I/O functionality. This set-up offers a range of parameter control and depth that eclipses any non-Chase Bliss Audio mono modulation pedal or just about any analog guitar pedal from any brand for that matter.

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Spectre-Review-Best-Analog-Through-Zero-Flanger-Pedal-03While the early production Warped Vinyl MKII, Wombtone MKII, & Gravitas had an adhesive sticker that displayed the dip-switch parameter functions, all current Chase Bliss Audio pedals including the Spectre now have this information screen-printed on the pedal. No stickers to worry about peeling off. It’s nice that CBA are always making these little improvements.

Upon opening the Spectre’s enclosure you’re greeted to one of the most densely packed pedals you’ll ever see. Chase Bliss Audio pedals are known for their efficient housing of components, and the Spectre is filled to the brim with transistors, resistors, 3207D chips, and more across both of its PCB’s, the analog board’s components being through-hole mounted & hand-populated. You’ll also notice several trimpots, but these aren’t for end-user adjustment. Part of the complexity of building the Spectres lies in carefully calibrating the pedal. Resist the temptation to fiddle around with these.

You’ll also notice something missing inside if you’ve ever peeked inside another CBA pedal. The Spectre is the first Chase Bliss Audio pedal to forgo the option of using a 9-volt battery for power. There’s simply no room inside for a battery! You’ll need a professional pedal power supply for this one, but since most guitarists use power supplies anyway, that shouldn’t be a concern for most people.

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Sound & Performance:

I consider this pedal a return to form for Chase Bliss Audio. Not that they’ve ever ventured off course, but for me, the Spectre recalls that feeling I got when playing the original Warped Vinyl for the first time. While the Wombtone & Gravitas do phasing and tremolo exceptionally well and benefit from Chase Bliss Audio’s unique ModuShape & Ramping functionality, the Warped Vinyl stole the spotlight for many guitarists due to its sonic originality. The Spectre, like the Warped Vinyl, also has a vibe and mojo that are completely unique to this pedal. I’ll be covering these unique characteristics as we dig in as they’re intricately associated with how various parameters function in use.

One thing to mention up front. The Spectre has a somewhat higher learning curve than previous Chase Bliss Audio pedals. As with other CBA pedals you can get away with finding great sounds by avoiding the dip-switches and just experimenting with the surface knobs & switches, but a basic understanding of the Spectre’s controls and how they interact will help you utilize the pedal to its fullest potential.

I’m Your Spectre, I’m Your Zero

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Spectre-Review-Best-Analog-Through-Zero-Flanger-Pedal-04First, the Spectre’s Zero & Width knobs are the 2 most important parameters to come to grips with. These 2 knobs adjust the delay times of the Spectre’s 2 bucket-brigade analog delay lines. The Zero knob sets the 1st delay line to a static delay time and ranges from about 0.5ms (all the way counter-clockwise) to about 2.5ms (fully clockwise). The Width knob starts at a static 2ms delay (fully counter-clockwise) and sets the max delay time that the LFO will modulate to, up to about 10ms when dimed. So when the Spectre’s LFO modulates the Width’s delay line against the Zero’s static delay time, the flanging (or chorus/vibrato) sounds will occur.

So where’s the elusive “zero point”? The Spectre is a “through-zero” flanger after all. In short, it’s generally around 1-2 o’clock on the Zero knob’s sweep. Notice that the minimum value on the Width knob, 2ms, falls within the range of the Zero knob’s 0.5ms-2.5ms delay time. The through-zero flanging sounds occur when both delay lines sync up and pass through the 2ms threshold.

Finding the precise “zero point” is easy. Make sure the Polarity dip-switch is “up” (or “OFF”, which is Negative Polarity), and turn the Width knob all the way counter-clockwise. Cranking the Mix helps, too. Regen can be set wherever, but you may want to leave it at minimum when starting out. Now start turning the Zero knob up past noon. You’ll hear a phased filtering sound until your signal sudden drops in volume and becomes nearly inaudible. You’ve found it! You’ve reached the “zero point”! So now what?

Through Zero And Back Again

So if the Zero knob is set to the “zero point” and you raise up the Width knob, say, to about noon, you’ll hear the flanger flanging. I’d recommend keeping the ModuShape switches at “Sine” as you’re learning, and keep Shift at noon, also. And be sure to take a moment to marvel how all this huge flanging happens within only a few milliseconds of delay modulation. From here, you can experiment with the Regen knob to hear how intense the flange gets as you push it up to more extreme values.

One of the coolest aspects of the Spectre is that it can go through-zero twice as the LFO modulates the Width. Here’s how it works…

Let’s say Zero is still set to the “zero point” at 1-2 o’clock which is about 2ms of delay. And Width is at noon which is in the ballpark of around 6ms. So the LFO is modulating Width from its static minimum delay of 2ms to about 6ms. Now if you increase the Zero knob to maximum, you’ll raise its static delay point from about 2ms to a full 2.5ms. This means that the “zero point” is now 2.5ms as this is the delay time at which the 2 delay lines pass over each other and cancel out. If you set the Width to somewhere between 9 o’clock to noon, you’ll hear the flanging effect pass through the zero point twice as it ascends and descends through the LFO sweep. The Spectre’s through zero flanging effects are gorgeous to beyond, and the sounds of passing through zero twice create even more inspiring possibilities.

The pedal really opens up as you understand what’s happening conceptually, so it helps to try to wrap your head about what I have attempted to explain so far.

You also may have heard that the Spectre makes “whale songs”. It does. The ethereal whale gods await your sonic communion. (Hint: crank the Regen knob!) I also found some cool “tremolo flanger” effects, too, as well as chugging, mechanical flanger tones. I could keep trying to explain with words the kinds of unbelievably cool sounds this pedal makes, but it’s really best left for you to explore. Over time your perspective will change from just turning knobs until something sounds cool to actually knowing how to find the kinds of sounds you’re looking for. The Spectre is a pedal that rewards patience and persistence, as you’ll always be able to find strange and unique sounds every time you play it. Just remember to save presets of the interesting sounds you create.

If you have the urge to dial in some less extreme sounds, the Spectre also does some great analog chorus and vibrato effects as well. To start, turn the Zero & Regen all the way down (counter-clockwise), and you can adjust the depth of the pitch vibrato with the Width knob. Keep the Mix around noon for a 50%/50% chorus blend, or turn it fully clockwise for a vibrato sound. The Spectre has it’s own pleasing color for an interesting variation of the kinds of sounds we’ve heard from the Warped Vinyl MKII. While analog chorus and flange effects are both rooted in bucket-brigade chip technology, each of these pedals have different root sounds and unique sonic qualities. Also, while the Warped Vinyl MKII has its dedicated Tone knob, the Spectre’s chorus & vibrato can be spiced up by adding in the Regen to feed the signal back into itself. This sounds epic on clean tones.

ModuShape

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Spectre-Review-Best-Analog-Through-Zero-Flanger-Pedal-02This has been a staple of Chase Bliss Audio pedals released so far, and it’s still the best analog LFO wave-shaping solution I’ve seen on a pedal. The Shift parameter is especially useful when going for flange effects that pass through the zero point twice as it can help you contour the rhythm of the movement. Be sure to experiment with the various sine, triangle, and square LFO combinations as well as this will add interest to the Spectre’s sounds. Try using a square wave on one side with a lop-sided Shift setting for weird flange sweeps that snap back to the opposite LFO position like a rubber band.

Ramping

Once you understand how to get a basic flange sound dialed in, the Ramping can really take it to interesting new places. Try taking just one parameter like Zero, Width, or Regen and set it to Ramp via one of the dedicated dip-switches on the top side of the pedal. Be sure to flip the Bounce dip-switch “On” as well so that the Ramped parameters will modulate back and forth on their own at the rate set by the Ramp knob. Try setting the Sweep to “Top” for even more fun. This gets crazy pretty quickly. Again, just remember to save your sounds!

MIDI

If you’re using a MIDI effects switcher, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of preset selection. There are 122 total slots that presets can be saved to/recalled from (2 are manually accessible via the Preset flip-switch between the foot-switches). In addition you can do other handy things like activate/bypass the pedal or control parameters via MIDI CC messages if you’re really adventurous. I’m a huge advocate for using a software sequencer like Ableton Live to automate pedals with custom programmed parameter changes. Spectre is game for any of that stuff. Just get an Empress Effects Midibox to unlock the potential.

Surpassed Ex-Spect-atations?

Chase Bliss Audio is becoming one of the most hyped pedal builders around, but frankly, they’re one of the few builders that always backs it up. Each pedal they’ve released so far has been spectacular (no pun intended) and a huge success. The Spectre continues Chase Bliss Audio’s trend of releasing top shelf guitar pedals of incomparable quality and further secures their reputation as one of the most bold and innovative builders of today. But with the growing expectations of the guitar playing community looming large, it’s pleasantly surprising to see Chase Bliss Audio sticking to their vision and releasing the pedals they want to create as opposed to trying to meet outside demands of everyone with an opinion of what their products should be.

While the Spectre sounds amazing in every context I’ve played it in, there are a few areas where I’d like to offer some healthy constructive criticism. First, I found the lack of an output Volume knob a little troublesome. While the output is generally pretty even and close enough to unity-ish gain when the Mix knob is set low and up to around 50%, pushing it higher for fully wet flanging or vibrato results in a mild volume increase that should be taken into consideration during use. Also, I really wish the Mix had been Ramp-able as I’d love to modulate from the Wet to Dry signals as well as using expression pedal control to do. (Fortunately, the Mix is MIDI controllable, so there’s always that option for real-time Mix blend adjustment.) And at first I was disappointed when I tried out the Momentary mode. I was hoping for a customized mode that would allow the pedal add a smooth through-zero swoosh. Some pedals do this, but here it kicks in the effect wherever it’s currently sweeping through the LFO like with other Chase Bliss Audio modulation pedals. But this grew on me here with the Spectre as it lets you apply an abrupt moment of flange which is still very cool in its own right. It’s rad, just not what I was hoping for. Also, the dry side of the Mix isn’t pristinely clean and unaffected by any means; it has a warm analog color of its own, so take this into consideration when pairing with distortion or fuzz as it’ll alter the character of dirty sounds more noticeably. This can actually be another cool thing if you dial in your dirt around the Spectre.

I sympathize with the few tradeoffs that were made. The available parameters and the ones that are Ramp-able provide the most functionality that can be squeezed out of the form factor Chase Bliss Audio have used so far. The colored dry audio signal gives its character. And a customized through-zero Momentary mode would only work if the dry signal was pristinely dry, thus changing the character of the Spectre’s great tone. Not to mention this would be a programming headache for lone designer/engineer/programmer, Mr. Joel Korte, who dreams up and somehow executes these complex guitar pedal designs.

But none of my minor concerns warrant a drastic change in this design, meaning I hope Chase Bliss Audio doesn’t release a Spectre MKII any time soon. But this pedal sparked my imagination to wonder what they’d be able to do with a larger enclosure. It occurred to me that I’d really like to see a version in a larger form-factor with a pristine dry signal, an additional Volume knob, and Ramp-able Mix. A “Super Spectre” would be amazing if CBA ever creates slightly larger guitar pedals and feels the motivation to execute such a beast. In the meantime, this will most likely be the only analog flanger you’ll ever need. the Spectre is a monster of a flanger pedal and well worth getting acquainted with.

Let’s see the final result.

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Overall-Rating-4.5

The Chase Bliss Audio Spectre is the most ambitious and inspiring pedal yet from this company and arguably one of the best analog flanger pedals you’ll ever hear. The unrelenting passion that went into fine-tuning the Spectre is evident from the moment you plug it in as the sounds it produces never cease to amaze. While a bit deeper and more complex than other CBA pedals, due to the intricacy of its through-zero operation, guitarists who explore what the Spectre has to offer will be rewarded with stellar flanging, chorus, and vibrato tones. Chase Bliss Audio continues to push analog pedal design to its limits, and the Spectre is yet another great example of a pursuit of excellence that pedal builders rarely strive for.

That concludes our Chase Bliss Audio Spectre review. Thanks for reading.

 

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  1. Ian oakshott says:

    Now that pedal sounds amazing!

  2. amazing!!

  3. WOW!!

    Not too many flanger pedals out there. If I buy a pedal I wanna go for one that has as many adjusting abbilities as possible so that I get this type of pedal once instead of having 3 flanger pedals for example just because they all have different features. This one looks just like the one I would get. Very cool!

  4. Dave Fazio says:

    wish i was the lucky winner of this amazing pedal !!!

  5. I never jad a flanger in my pedalboard but I would really like to try with this one. Great review!

  6. Seems you can get anything from this box, vintage and/or modern sound. Maybe it is boiling a water for my cup of coffee, even.

  7. Great review! I’d love to rock out with such a versatile flanger.

  8. I could definitely use one of those. Oh the possibilities.

  9. Who doesn’t want an awesome flanger? Great review and sweet looking pedal!

  10. Juno Kim says:

    This would be a cool flanger to have, I was looking for this type of thing. Awesome review guys

  11. Wow! I love flangers, this could be the one I’m looking for, great review as always!

  12. Quinn Dahl says:

    Wow, this would be a cool pedal to own, I’m not even sure what I’d do to start with this pedal if I got it. It seems very versatile and I could use it in a large amount of styles and songs that I like to play!

  13. They need to know the jams. Mod on

  14. Joseph Karmazyn says:

    Really want to try out on my theremin!! Endless possibilities with this pedal.. unbelievable ranges

  15. Joe karmazyn says:

    Really want to try on my theremin! Such a crisp and clear flanger .. So many different sounds

  16. Kody Lovell says:

    This is the most amazing modulation pedal period. I’ve owned the Chase Bliss Wombtone, and it was the most unique phaser I ever owned, not quite the traditional phaser sound I was looking for however, and the depth and complexity were way beyond me. But I have a feeling the Spectre would give me a reason to dive into the depths and complexity of it because it can really make some one of a kind sounds if you tap into it. I wish I had one!

  17. Chase Bliss… I love them all!

  18. Hell yeah, this rocks

  19. Nice pedal and as always, great review. So many options with this one, wouldn’t even know where to begin.

  20. Dima Schledowitz says:

    Darker than night, deeper as hell !..! ( x_x ) !..!

  21. Alexandre Weber says:

    Think it would be the best for my Pink Floyd Tribute Band !!

  22. Alexandre Weber says:

    Think it would be the best for my Pink Floyd Tribute Band !!

  23. Wow!! If I had this pedal I would probably run my theremin through it.. I bet I can get some crazy frequency ranges with this awesome flanger!

  24. is awesome!

  25. Joerg Mosler says:

    I’m in love!

  26. Sounds great!

  27. jose antonio castro says:

    Sweet pedal, great review

  28. mimi want. this thing makes the coolest sounds

  29. chas willix says:

    I’ve actually never used a flanger but this makes me want to try one.

  30. Man, what a Flanger. If I had this Flanger, I’d be all wweeeeeoooooooooowwwwwwwweeeeeooooowwwweeooowwwww and then maybe I’d make it fast like wowowowowowowowow, like if a alien shot a alien gun at me, only I’m playing guitar.

  31. Albin Johansson says:

    Joel really outdid himself on this one. The Spectre must be the best flanger par none. I have the WV mk2 and the Gravitas and if my wallet allows it, they wont be the only Chase Bliss pedals for long :)

  32. The new frontier of stomp boxes. Joel is a genius!

  33. Love it, love it, love it!

  34. Those wale sounds… I’ll get closer to sound like me since I’m fat as hell
    Just kidding.

  35. William Stewart says:

    Chase Bliss is a wizard!!!!!

  36. Ooooon, that spectre is a sexy thang! I love the guys behind chase bliss – pure masters at pedal building.

  37. Cory branan says:

    Pretty great sounding pedal. I’m most interested in it’s midi cc control capabilities.

  38. Cory branan says:

    Pretty great sounding pedal. I’m most interested in it’s midi cc control capabilities.

  39. “blubb blubb blubb!!”

    [removes snorkel]

    “i want to spend three years alone with this pedal, my guitar, and a pair of headphones!!”

    [runs pro tools session through the pedal]

    “oh my gawd. make that six years”

  40. Casey Scott says:

    I’m not a big fan of flanger tones (I generally like a subtle chorus), but I would totally give this a try. Who knows, it might even convert me!

  41. Wow, I just love the versatility of this pedal, It sounds incredible! Even the pedal itself looks fantastic. And the box., look a place to keep all my picks LOL.

  42. Wow, I just love the versatility of this pedal, It sounds incredible! Even the pedal itself looks fantastic. And the box., look a place to keep all my picks LOL

  43. Aleksander says:

    Just got to love the different Chase bliss fx

  44. Oh man I’d love to have this pedal, I’m liking how many options it has to tweak that trippy sound into the perfect personal flanger tone.

  45. I first saw this pedal on the Chicago music exchange review where they did the James Bond bit and I laughed my ass off. The pedal really blew me away in all aspects. You can get those simple chorusy tones with a little rise and fall in there, all the way to crazy jet sounds and that crazy through zero action. Thanks for the super in depth review. I can’t wait to actually try one out for myself. It’s the first flanger that has truly impressed me.

  46. Alex Furlan says:

    This pedal is a dream for flanger lovers. Truly the ultimate in tonal capability. Perfect functionality. And an awesome color scheme. Beauty. Thank you, chase bliss

  47. Sweet!

  48. Wow, sounds incredible. I’ll definitely one a try sometime.

  49. Tamas Fazekas says:

    Masterpiece! A really detailed sound and brilliant, somwhat esoteric design! I take a chance…oh..

  50. Absolutely amazing pedal and in depth video…. I have never heard of this brand before and was considering one of EHX phase pedals. Now I will be thinking!!!

  51. Remarkable sounding pedal, this review does it justice!

  52. Douglas Brown says:

    Super cool sounds.

  53. Austin Wilson says:

    I could really use a flanger like that. Awesome looking pedal!

  54. When does the Tonal Recall come out?

  55. All the Chase Bliss stuff is amazing! Can’t wait for the delay!

  56. Drooollll…. around the 1:00 minute that sounds like an Agalloch riff nailed?

  57. Chris Rodriguez says:

    Good review.

  58. Amazing sounds!

  59. Sounds awesome, definitely adding to my wish list!

  60. Jacob Bundren says:

    I would almost quit my job to play this thing 40 hours a week. I would get Joel Korte’s face tattooed on my chest if I won this. You can bet on that.

  61. good shit right there

  62. Count me in!!

  63. Nick Buckley says:

    So much pedal, so little time!!

  64. Rasmus Rantamo says:

    Thing sounds killer. Looking forward to taking this for a spin and coaxing some of those magic whale noises out of it!

  65. emilio quel says:

    Muchas posibilidades…!Magnífico!

  66. VICTOR LOPEZ says:

    It looks great! I’d improve my tone with this effect.

  67. I had the CB warped vinyl for a while and man, that pedal was solid gold. Joel is definitely one of the most talented pedal builders out there.

  68. The possibilities for this pedal are seemingly endless. I’d love to try it just for the vibrato effects alone! Wow…

  69. This sounds quite amazing & rich. There are so many parameters & combination possibilities to try out. Very exciting!!

  70. Sounds like just the right addition to my tones

  71. Nicholas Merz says:

    This sounds great! I’d love to be able to tear my BF-3 off my pedalboard and put this guy on there instead.

  72. Josh Cowell says:

    Have their warped vinyl and love putting it in the effects loop of a delay. Really want to see what Spectre would do in the same position!

  73. I had the Spectre sent me to and I wanted to love it. It certainly looks beautiful. But man there’s an awful lot of hiss associated with this unit. Regardless of the settings, it’s just noisy. I use my rig at my home studio exclusively for recording, so ultimately the noise is a deal breaker. Particularly since these are not inexpensive effect boxes. I might feel different if I was gigging, but I’m only recording. I have the other Chase Bliss boxes at my studio (on loan) and they all sound great. Exceptional tone, vivid, and no noise. Also, I did a side by side test of the Spectre against my 35-year old A/DA Flanger. The AD/A is solid and has a classic tone. The Spectre has a much more investing sound, and powerful controls. But the A/DA is completely quiet. Spectre hisses.

  74. Will Collins says:

    I feel like a MK ii of this pedal is inevitable. He’ll find some way to lower the noise floor but it will be at the cost of the sone characteristic sound of the Spectre (granted he probably will include a switch on the MK ii that brings back the lo-fi-ness back).

    Regardless I’ll be saving up for, if only because Chase Bliss is the king of modulation effects.

  75. Flange … I used it heavily in the 80s. This pedal seems like a great reason call up Robert Smith and go back out on the road.

  76. Such a ridiculously huge pedal and in such a convenient size. Chase Bliss is probably the top of the entire pedal market right now.

  77. Jordan Pankratz says:

    Never really been much of a flanger guy, but this thing just sounds way too phenomenal to ignore. Sign me up!

  78. What an intense set of dip switches! Wouldn’t even know where to start with this thing, but it looks like a blast to play with. Can’t wait to get my hands on one. Excellent review guys!

  79. Trippy!

  80. Tulio Andrade says:

    Awesome!!!

  81. perry wade says:

    Great review. I want one.

  82. Amazing that la, endless possibilities

  83. Awesome pedal!! Joel does phenomenal work!

  84. That thing looks so unique, that would be super fun to use for some interesting sounds

  85. LOVE

  86. nils olsson says:

    I’m there dude!

    .

  87. One of a kind!

  88. Holy S*** that is one sexy beast!!

  89. This looks like a really cool pedal

  90. Torben Christensen says:

    would be nice! need quality in my setup and don’t have a flanger yet..

  91. William Craver says:

    Oh I could think of such dirty things to use this pedal for

  92. Storm Shadow says:
  93. A lot of great sounds there.

  94. Richard Clark says:

    Joel Korte is an innovative genius and this pedal looks and sounds great. Love the whale sounds too

  95. Make my Flangey dreams come true. Joel makes some of the best pedals on the market in my opinion and his positivity and enthusiasm for tasty sounds inspires me to make the tastiest tunes I can.

  96. Really would love to get my hands on a Chase Bliss pedal. Would be interested in using this thing for crazy verbed out drone effects and weird sounds.

  97. Jim Wilson says:

    This flanger appears to have it all. The sheer number of options for shaping your tone puts is way ahead of the competition.

  98. trevor owen says:

    looks like another brilliamt design from chase bliss audio

  99. So many options! Probably the most complete review I’ve seen!

  100. Wow this is a thoroughly examined review! Just about sums up how awesome this thing is, deffs need it on my board!

  101. Riley Goll says:

    Chase Bliss puts out insanely good stuff. I have a Gravitas and would love to add this to the board someday too!

  102. Marc Widmaier says:

    As a pedal builder myself, Chase Bliss always always always makes my jaw drop. The build quality is excellent and all of that in such a small package – it blows my mind. Please never stop putting products out there because you’re an inspiration to many!

  103. I’d love to make some awesome whale sounds! It seems to me that this pedal will be an iconic pick for years to come.

  104. Cleamon Jones says:

    Man these guys continue to put out amazing gear! A little tricky to track down here in Canada.

  105. William Penn says:

    Chase Bliss is a class act company and everything they make adds to the creative flow of making music.

  106. Ralph Groover says:

    I like how chase bliss takes relatively simple effects ideas and overkills them in the best way possible. I don’t think I’ve ever actually been interested in getting a flanger pedal until this one came out. I’ve heard rumors that if you take the mix and Regen all the way up and set it to a slow rate, ramp the zero, and run it into a boomy reverb it will make whale calls. Maybe it’s just a myth though…

    Side note: Nils, you should narrate audio books.

  107. i don’t want it, i just need it, to breathe to feel to know i’m alive !!!

  108. This seems so cool. Really want one!

  109. Jacopo Greci says:

    This is my first time on this site and I must congratulate for the good reviews, very detailed and useful, many reviewers usually spend just a few lines, it is nice to see a long review in a while!
    I currently use a ClusterFlux Moog as Flanger/Chorus/Vibrato, and is an incredible and versatile pedal, yet I don’t think I could recreate some of the Spectre sounds. I would be very curious to make an A/B comparison with the two stompboxes.

  110. Wolfgang Schneider says:

    It’s probably the only Flanger I did not dislike so far.

  111. Chase Bliss makes amazingly crazy stuff. Add this one to the list!

  112. christian_egedesoe says:

    It looks like a very nice and versatile pedal

  113. What an epic peice of gear!

  114. Julian Nuss says:

    Looks cool. Would love to win this pedal.

  115. Hi, just heard it on some youtube channels. Very curious! :)

  116. Dylan Cerminaro says:

    This pedal is crazy. It’s definitely next on my list to buy.

  117. The variety of sounds available seems pretty limitless…great unit for performance as well as late night creativity sessions!!

  118. Jon Zaloumis says:

    This seems like another killer pedal from Chase Bliss. They’ve been on my radar for a while now starting with the release of the Warped Vinyl. The degree of control these things offer seems incredible. Definitely can’t wait to get one of their pedals.

  119. Thanks for reviewing this pedal in such detail!!!!! It’s been my absolute favourite to come out, and I hope to eventually pair it with a Warped Vinyl… The sound is so expansive, and I’ve been dying to play through one… Joel is a genius!!!!!!! Looking forward to all he has to contribute to the pedal world…

  120. Jimmy DeArmond says:

    They are amazing pedals, I want a warped vinyl so bad!!!

  121. David Hadel says:

    I really hope I win this pedal!!

  122. Trevor Desrosiers says:

    One could really do with a CBA Spectra flanger for some metal because I can’t be assed!

  123. Mar Morrell says:

    I like what I have read and heard so far. Seems extremely flexible
    . Hope to check it out sometime soon.

  124. Chase Bliss Audio does it again !!! love the small build with huge sound

  125. This looks enticing ! Loving the capability just so happens In the market for a flanger !

  126. Brett Husebye says:

    Sounds like someone but there best effort in engineering and building this pedal. Rock on Chase Bliss Audio Specter.

  127. Chris Aguilar says:

    Another excellent pedal from Chase Bliss Audio and I just so happen to need a flanger pedal! Hope I win!

  128. Conner Johnson says:

    I am just so impressed with everything Joel and Chase Bliss are able to come up with. This is such a unique, musical flanger that doesn’t make me instantly think of Van Halen. How I’d love to have one *fingers crossed

  129. Man this pedal seem so amazing!

  130. Beautiful pedal and great work as always by Chase Bliss.

    I promise if I win the Spectre, I will never *ever* use to play Van Halen. “Let’s make America flange again.”

  131. Kevin LaBrie says:

    very cool

  132. Pedro Cunha says:

    Nice! Pedal omg

  133. Montana Fox says:

    ChaseBliss makes amazing pedals, at least as far as I can tell – I’ve never had the chance to use one before! I am big time into tweaking things, and they give the user so many ways to tweak settings, way more than any other builder I’ve seen. What TC Electronic allows the user to do with their TonePrinte editing software, ChaseBliss allows the user to do right on the unit, with no software needed. I would love to get my hands on one of these things and play around with it for hours and find a way to use it on my board that I use for worship music.

  134. Casey Mallough says:

    Oh, I think I need this pedal. My current flanger sounds like some one making mouth noises while dragging fingernails across a blackboard. Pretty please. Thank you. Casey.

  135. I would love to flange with this

  136. Never thought I’d need a flanger pedal until now. Thanks for the great reviews guys!

  137. Scott Anderson says:

    Simply great effect and incredible pedal maker.

  138. Already an owner of the Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl, Gravitas, and Wombtone, I was really excited to hear that Joel was working on a Flanger. All the video demos I’ve seen so far would indicate that he really set the bar high. It’s an incredibly versatile, compact tool for shaping sounds – an instrument in its own right even. I like a lot of the modern alternative/indie rock, and the Spectre easily captures the sound of “Nocturne” by Wild Nothing. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of them and I’m looking forward to the Tonal Recall as soon as that one is released.

  139. Very interested in trying ze Spectre!

  140. Most versatile flanger! So many different controls. if I had this pedal I would simply set it to the weirdest setting I could find! CBA’s next pedal should be an extremely weird fuzz, maybe combined with another effect for maximum weirdness.

  141. This is the most bad ass little machine. As is everything Chase Bliss makes. Top notch!

  142. Love the sound of this pedal, definitely want it on my pedalboard !
    Chase bliss is amazing at creating beautiful sounding pedals.

  143. steuart liebig says:

    forward thinking effets maker. flexibility and power in a small package.

  144. Great review of an amazing pedal

  145. John Eymil says:

    Is it weird that I enjoy pedals with more knobs? I like to tell myself that they have more range. I know its not always true and sometimes those adjustments are useless, but that;s what I tell myself

  146. Robert A Herrmann says:

    Such a cool pedal!

  147. That is incredible amount of parameters to control at once!

  148. Nice review. Cant wait for this pedal coming to Indonesia

  149. This pedal seems so awesome, I wish I had the money to afford it!

  150. David Kuhn says:

    Wow. I’d love to add this pedal to my signal chain. It seems super tweakable. I just got a Flux Capacitor Analog Delay by 4114 Custom Effects, and I’d love to hear these paired together.

  151. Joel makes the best pedals. Incredible fidelity.

  152. soren andersen says:

    I´ll bet one could do the spongebob theme perfectly! :)

  153. Jonathan Padilla says:

    Joel is a mad scientist of a pedal maker. He is a step above the rest when it comes to design, control, and innovation.

  154. Spectre is amazing. and i can’t wait any longer for the Tonal Recall! those 2 i want really bad.

  155. Micah Berlow says:

    This pedal seems very very awesome and very intuitive. I have always used relatively simple petals like Boss and Fuzz Faces. If I had this I think I would eventually learn to love it but at first glance it seems intimidating!

  156. I love chasebliss pedals, so when I heard about the spectre, I was super excited. I currently own both a wombtone and a gravitas, and I’ve been debating whether a spectre or warped vinyl would be my next one. I’d especially love to hear the spectre and wombtone working in tandem together!

  157. Jairo Munoz says:

    Great review. Only makes me want this more. Any Chase Bliss pedal would make a great addition to my board and I need to get one ASAP!

  158. Very well written review! I would love to check one of these out, along with other CBA products. The passion and effort put into these pedals is remarkable!

  159. I’m always impressed about how much thought goes into those CBA pedals.

  160. Enormous sound. Can’t wait to hear a chase bliss chorus.

  161. The pedal has a clear quality like other pedals from this company! I’ve been recommend their pedals on multiple occasions , Be great to finally own one !

  162. Joseph ferretti says:

    Pedal looks incredible! Circuit is so well done and you can tell so much hard work was put into it! Great job chase bliss audio!

  163. Gareth Hughes says:

    Gorgeousness. I’ve never owned a Chase Bliss pedal before, I’d really love one of these!

  164. This would look so good in the middle of my board!

  165. Hope to win this! :)

  166. Always room for a sexy delay pedal to be my roommate!

  167. Beautiful… need it!

  168. Brett Paschen says:

    The most tweakable flanger around.I own a JOYO Flanger but am not that happy with it .You cannot tweak it enough for my liking.All Chase Bliss pedals that I have seen are a tone tweakers dream and this is one of my favorites.

  169. Chris Choto says:

    So much yes!

  170. Chase Bliss, the Spectre is great and all and i’mma let you finish but Kirk Hammet made one of the best ts-clones since five seconds ago when someone else made a ts-clone.

  171. Sounds fantastic! I’m writing songs just imagining how they’ll sound through this. And since it’s my birthday this weekend, I’m hoping that the magickal staff at BGE will pick me to win the giveaway! :)

  172. Brett Miciek says:

    Everything this company does is amazing. It will take months to fully dissect one of their pedals

  173. this is like the 007 of modulation effects… what? come on guys.

  174. Sounds great. It looks to have a polytropic like full range for a single pedal.

  175. Chase Bliss Audio does it again and makes a very versatile and articulate pedal! This pedal would broaden the “spectrum” of original writing. I play bass and guitar in an experimental avante-garde band and an experimental blues rock band at the moment. This pedal looks like a lot of fun especially when experimenting with all the different parameter settings to produce different sounds. This would go well with my micro synth as well as a chorus. Chase Bliss should also think about making and experimental fuzz gate! I can only imagine the possibilities with parameter switching up on top of the pedal in changing glitch waveform and character of the fuzz (germanium/silicon).

  176. I don’t know if I could stop making whale sounds with this.

  177. Chase Bliss Audio does it again and makes a very versatile pedal! This pedal would broaden the spectrum of original writing. I play bass and guitar. I know that I would have a ton of fun experimenting with all different sounds and parameters. I love writing with fresh and inspiring pedals. This would go well next to my synth as well as a chorus. Chase Bliss should also think about making an experimental fuzz gate!! I can only imagine the possibilities with the parameter switching up on top of the pedal in changing glitch waveform and character of the fuzz (germanium/silicon).

  178. Wow – this is one of those pedals that I feel like I will need to improve as a guitar player to justify having! Beautiful…

  179. Neat little flanger. Great demo.

  180. That seems like hours of fun in a pedal! Wish I could add it to my collection

  181. Been wanting a flanger, this would fit perfectly on my pedal board

  182. Daaaaaaamn this thing looks amazing! Been using an early 80s BF2 for years and this thing smokes it, hnnnng

  183. Tom Austin says:

    Chase Bliss have set the bar really high with this one.

  184. looks amazing…excellent review

  185. Cool, not a fan of flangers, but this on sounded cool. Nice demo :)

  186. I really wish i understood the way that thru-zero flanging actually works, but it seems like the dual delay approach really gets close to the ways that flanging normally works in the studio, really interesting feature set

  187. Oliver Lack says:

    This pedal looks like it has a ridiculous amount of flexibility! Be amazing what sounds you could get out of it.

  188. Most versatile flanger that I became aware of.

  189. leplussauvage says:

    Really want this one!

  190. Wanting a Flanger for some time now. This could be the one…

  191. Christian Miller says:

    This sucker looks amazing! Can’t wait to try one out!

  192. Wanty Wanty Wanty! This thing is mad! Loving the Chase Bliss Gear! keep up the good work.

  193. Brendan Spengler says:

    Keys need flange too! Korg MS20 mini, Korg Poly 6, Wurlitzer 200A, Yamaha YC30 organ, MU Modular system. Can’t wait.

  194. Chase Bliss stuff is always awesome!

  195. Awesome. Love this pedal.

  196. Would be an awesome addition

  197. So stoked for my local music shop to get one in so I can play with it

  198. This sounds incredible… I need one.

  199. Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger says:

    Wow! Just… Wow!

    I’m AMAZED at how much Chase Bliss Audio was able to pack into the Spectre; so much so that if James Bond was a guitarist, THIS is the flanger that Q would invent for him!

    (Ironically, for fighting SPECTRE…)

    GREAT pedal!!!

  200. Wow, this, for me is pedal of the decade. Fingers crossed for the competition :D

  201. I would love to have one of these!!

  202. Jeff Simpson says:

    This is just about the only flange pedal I could imagine using. It’s just so different and seems incredibly versatile. I’d love to get my hands (feet?) on one!

  203. Don’t know if my comment was submitted, I can’t see it. I want this. Very badly. Thank you.

  204. Man, anything Chase Bliss gets me drooling within seconds!

  205. I saw an interview with the man behind Chase Bliss and was simply blown away with his perseverance and what he has overcome in life. I would gladly place any of his killer fx into my pedalboard, and absolutely intend to.

    This flange and the upcoming Tonal Recall would be BEAST

  206. This thing is really the first flanger pedal I find interesting and can imagine using it with my rig.

  207. Nice review!!! Spectre is a must-have pedal as all pedals from Chase Bliss Audio. Joel is really impressive making this great little boxes :)

  208. raymond seto says:

    wow! this is a cool pedal. i love the flanger effect and all those controls to tweak the tone!

  209. Thank you guys so much for this!! Reviews like this one are so helpful when I’m looking to improve my rig

  210. Anthony Stephen Mendes says:

    Chase Bliss Audio does it again with this one!
    Dip switches and so many parameters, that too all analog!
    The only drawback to it is the lack of a 9 V Battery slot, but apart from that, there is no negatives at all.
    4.5 is completely well deserved.

  211. Looks like a fun addition to my board!

  212. One of the most unique pedals I’ve ever seen. Would love to hear how it sounds in my key rig.

  213. Want to win this.

  214. Great review. Awesome sounding pedal! Would love to get one of those.

  215. Sweet sounding; would look good on my pedal board.

  216. Just amazing, just dripping, this control will go to my head, not sure how this will effect my psyche, most likely shatter it, it already has cracks in it. I need to be shattered.

  217. Robert Lowe says:

    This pedal has a mournful,haunting, fantasy kind of sound…

  218. i would use this to write an instrumental that captures the sound of whales battling in space.

  219. gideon boley says:

    I really want to get one of these just for the fact that it can get some sick weird sounds.

  220. We bought our son his first guitar a year ago on his 16th birthday. He had been wanting an electric guitar so we finally pulled the trigger. He has not put it down since. We plan on getting him a Dirty Little Secret for his upcoming 17th birthday. I’d love to surprise him with the Spectre too and see how far his creativity takes him! We obsess over the demo videos and it would friggin rock to see my kid make one of his own!

  221. Pretty amazing piece of artistry.

  222. Steven Bastian says:

    This has to be the most versatile flanger out there. Must have!

  223. Great flangey effect! Great addition to just about any electric guitar rig.

  224. Jason Andreasen says:

    Chase Bliss just continues to put out amazing products. This is by far the coolest flanger I have heard. I can’t wait to see what Chase Bliss puts out next.

  225. Can’t wait to hook one up to my board

  226. algene isidro says:

    This is a really amazing and a must have flanger pedal.

  227. Patrick Skinner says:

    Great review, very in-depth. What an amazing Flanger, I’m still amazed by the Wombtone Phaser. I love the decked out feature set. For some effects less is more but for mod pedals, IMHO the more parameters the better. I love the rhythmic timing options and, as a bass player Id love to experiment with it to find sounds that can help bring sounds that pulse with the groove. Heard the isolated bass track for Bowie’s Hereos and it makes me want to use a flanger again on bass!

  228. Geeeez!!! Chase Bliss continues to kill it! And BGE again with a concise demo!

  229. Gary Plaus says:

    Love It!

  230. That is one awesome pedal

  231. sounds way cool

  232. Edison Capiz says:

    dayum! me wants one. I hope they have dealers in my country :(

  233. Craig Manson says:

    Intersting

  234. brian morgan says:

    Who wouldn’t want a flanger like this?

  235. Guillaume Brioul says:

    I need one more flanger. Have one in my procession but only on reverb, one in the Bitquest but this can make so more… I have to have a dedicated flanger pedal!

  236. Shawn Dalman says:

    The ultimate in flangability!

  237. GAGE CARTER says:

    KISS ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT. OH AND COOL PEDAL BRO.

  238. Adam Blinov says:

    Real great sound. Warm like an old record

  239. I would immediately, upon receiving the pedal, start playing a rousing bossa nova version of “The Big Hurt”

  240. This looks awesome.

  241. David Fisher says:

    This is one of the coolest pedals I’ve ever seen. Love the whale in a box sounds, thanks Joel! ;)

  242. This is a lot of hoops to jump through for a free pedal

  243. Best flanger ever!

  244. Damn. Just, damn.

  245. Jose Juan Vega Gil says:

    Awesome, sounds amazing !

  246. chris parker says:

    This looks amazing…

  247. great versatility and tonal response, variety is the spice of life.nice pedal!!

  248. NEED. WANT. NEED. Call me Ishmael, cause I need the whale noises.

  249. William Bachman says:

    Sounds Awesome!

  250. Ian Swanberg says:

    It seems that this Flanger has quite a few interesting tricks! I could use a good Flanger in my arsenal!

  251. I think my GAS has been pushed to 11 after reading this review. I’ve already outgrown one pedalboard. Now I can already see how I’ll be up to three…

  252. David Polidoro says:

    this sounds absolutely amazing. I’d love to have this in my effects arsenal.

  253. Derrick White says:

    Looks indestructible well built…

  254. Sounds amazing. Love the MIDI functionality that Chase Bliss are pioneering

  255. I like the Chase Bliss pedals and I definetley want this one.

  256. Andrew Rigsby says:

    Love the demo! Glad to hear some she sells sanctuary in a flanger review for once! Got to get me one of these!

  257. Brian wagner says:

    I like the versatility it gives you, definitely could use one myself

  258. Truly wonderful pedal! Would love to win this one.

  259. Can’t wait to try this out in my local boutique effects shop!

  260. Ridiculous pedal. I quit flanger years ago, and never had any desire to go back… Until now.

  261. dimitris matziris says:

    chase bliss has been making history these last years .. amazing pedals hope i get to own one of them at some point

  262. Matt Collins says:

    I would buy this JUST for the whale songs

  263. Great review & video!
    That’s an awesome pedal!
    I’m going to have to check out Chase Bliss Audios other gear.

  264. Aaron Nelson says:

    Chase Bliss does it again. Even people who don’t use flanger need this pedal.

  265. Tyler Morton says:

    I don’t use flanger at all currently, but I feel like I would if I won this! There are wayyyyy too many controls for it to be impossible to find a good sound.

  266. Awesome purple knobs! I need this.

  267. Pow Navarro says:

    Like a dream…

  268. Unreal. Great review as always. Feel free to send her my way

  269. Did not know I needed a flanger until now.

  270. Wow, that’s Specretacular!

  271. Great Effect!

  272. Thanks for the chance!

  273. This dude needs to chill, Chase Bliss is going to require I buy a whole new pedalboard to fit all the awesome; I only gots two feets yo!

  274. This is as excited as I’ve ever been for a flanger – really incredible stuff coming from Chase Bliss!

  275. I waaannnnt!!!

  276. Gonna grab one of these, regardless

  277. Bill Strange says:

    For years I’ve been wanting a classic TZF Flanger and this looks like the proper pedal that can handle all the ramp ups and waveforms to cover classic flanging sounds! Plus the footprint is more manageable then previous designs !

    I give up on this pedal!

    Bill Strange

  278. Thanks for the super in-depth review. Love the sound of this pedal. I can’t wait to own one!!!

  279. Want to win this!!!

  280. uhh, counting blue cars.. yes?

  281. Cool

  282. Anthony Childs says:

    Thanks for the in-depth review. Seems there are a few notable Flangers on the market that are seriously pushing the envelope (no pun intended, but it fits!).

  283. Huge review!!

    This is the only Flanger for me. Unbelievable sounds.

  284. Chase Bliss is making some of the coolest pedals around!!

  285. Jack Hooley says:

    The more subtle tones you manage to get from this are incredible. Thanks for making me aware of this one!

  286. Wow, this looks like the coolest flanger ever

  287. So many switches, so many possibilities. Great review!!

  288. I would use this for sure. Hope to hear from you !

  289. This sounds crazy cool. I would love this on my board!

  290. WANT WANT WANT!

  291. would love to have this

  292. Thorough review of a great sounding pedal. This is one that must take some time to make the most of.

  293. Ok…that’s pretty badass

  294. Chase Bliss does it again!! What a temptation to scrap my wallet!!!

  295. Too many knobs too many switches

  296. David Carlsson says:

    Unbelievable possibilities, paired with stellar sound quality! Gotta have it! :)

  297. Andrw Dennis says:

    Flange flange flange flange flange

  298. man I’d love to flange all over the place with this thing

  299. Oh Gosh! I’ve fallen in love, again.

  300. An amazingly versatile pedal, which can really simplify one’s rig, while giving it a complexity of sound generally achievable with several different pedals. Daddy like!

  301. Fred St Clair says:

    That is on sweet pedal.

  302. tweaker’s delight!

  303. I don’t really like flankers all that much but this just sounds heavenly.

  304. Such a versatile pedal I’d love to have one in my rig sometime.

  305. jose antonio castro says:

    Great pedal impressive, high quality of sound, thank you for the review

  306. This sounds FLANGERLICIOUS!!

  307. A a through-zero flanger with so many tone-shaping options? Where do I start?! It certainly deserves more than my butchery of Unchained. But after listening to the Spectre on YouTube and reading about its capabilities on respected chat sites, two themes immediately became crystal clear: 1) I must hear and tinker with the Spectre for myself ASAP at my local guitar shop, and 2) having on my ‘board a pedal with so many tone-tweaking treats will very likely change for the better the way I think about and make music.

  308. Such a versatile pedal I’d love to have one in my rig sometime soon.

  309. Such a crazy pedal. An instant must have!

  310. Amazeballs!

  311. Love your reviews. Very informative and straight to the point. Keep up the great work!

  312. Blake Kelch says:

    I would absolutely love to have the Spectre!!! I would mainly use it on my board with my Mesa Boogie RoadKing and have it to thicken up my rhythm work along side my chorus and delay pedals

  313. I always wanted a flanger that could do EVERYTHING!
    this is my chance to get it.
    Thank you Best guitar effects!

  314. odieux fonzie says:

    dip switches + tap tempo killed me!

  315. Curious to try it!

  316. Jay Richardson says:

    It’s a very cool pedal. I don’t use flangers much, but I could see using this one for textures.

  317. Daniel Jackson says:

    Through zero analog flanger? Sign me up!

  318. I would love to see this thing in my rig for our praise and worship team! There is just something nice about using a flanger to get that astral sound with a good reverb!

  319. With its thoughtful and in depth reviews, bestguitareffects.com is easily the best instrument related site I’ve come across. As an avid reader of their site, I always appreciate that they never half ass any of their work, unlike other sites where you’re lucky to see a full paragraph as their write up or “review.”
    The effort and detail that goes into this website is unparalleled. It’s the first place I look for pedal information, and I know I can rely on their reviews and articles. It’s also my go to when I want to hear what a pedal sounds like, as they give a longer, more I depth tutorial than the actual pedal manufacturers. I’ve made decisions on more than one purchase based on their reviews and videos, they let me know who and what I can trust!
    I don’t own a flanger, but the Chase Bliss Audio Spectre looks amazing! If they say this is one of the, if not the best flanger ever made, then it must be! They really show the love and care Chase Bliss put into this pedal!

  320. Parnell Fredrickson says:

    A beauty

  321. Dmitry N. Shilov says:

    The device as it have to be – compact and full of potentials.

  322. Chase Bliss has been raising the bar with every new pedal release. The Spectre is no different. The tonal offerings and attention to detail will continue to set Joel and CB apart from their peers. Cheers to that!

  323. Never thought a flanger would be on my wishlist, but then again so is every chase bliss pedal lol

  324. Maxxwell Harkins says:

    Looks real good.

  325. Trevor Hayes says:

    I own 2 Chase Bliss pedals already. The Warped Vinyl mkii and gravitas. They are incredible. I’m not big on flanger but I need to try this one!

  326. This sounds amazing! Would love to win.

  327. Amazing pedal!

  328. I’ve never seen a flanger with so many knobs

  329. Mark Holloway says:

    I love all of their pedals and this is no exception!!! Bravo!!!

  330. Cool stuff

  331. How eerie and ghostly sounding!! I Could definitely use this in some Black Angels type songs. this pedal=MOOD!!! its almost a happyless sounding pedal, haunting but at the same time soft and lush! love it!

    -Caleb

  332. Amazing

  333. I have never ever seen the use for a flanger for my particular playing, but after reading this review and watching videos of it in use, I think I’ve found my new favorite, and I would love to get my hands on this.

  334. Super cool!!
    I can find room on the board!!

  335. Cooooool! Me wants it!

  336. I had a flanger long ago and even compose some things that without flanger sound empty. I would like to have something like this first class flanger pedal.

  337. Christian Merizalde says:

    Flanging awesomess!!

  338. These Chase Audio pedal look so cool. High end parts. High quality sound. Would love to check out some more of their stuff!

  339. That’s a flanger!

  340. What a sweet pedal. I would love to get my hans on one

  341. Sounds razor

  342. Sweet! I want one!

  343. James Dress says:

    How can you resist a pedal that shares a name with a James Bond supervillian? A flanger was actually my first pedal back in the day. I have a feeling I could find 1000 more uses for this one!

  344. It Seems a very cool product by Chase Bliss Audio.

  345. David McDermott says:

    Holy carp… So many settings! O.o

  346. Wow, that thing is awesome. I really like the aesthetics, and the sounds are other worldly. Must have.

  347. Cool

  348. Looks really interesting

  349. Haven’t got a Flanger …so I need this!

  350. This thing looks incredible!

  351. Need to get my EVH freak on with this amazing pedal.
    Rock on & thanks

  352. Need this, okay thanks.

  353. Brian Kelly says:

    As I’ve been learning to play it’s been fun also learning about the sounds and tones that can be achieved thru the use of pedals like the flangger.

  354. michael ray says:

    Lovely pedal.

  355. Sargon Hermiz says:

    I just bought the Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl MkII and love it! Excellent build quality, awesome tone and infinite tweakability. I don’t have a need for a flanger but have preordered their Tonal Recall pedal. Great company! Awesome review!

  356. Brett Minard says:

    I know chorus is getting really popular again with the renewed interest in post-punk so this would be cool to break away from that sound and create an entirely original modulation tone with.

  357. I’m not much of a flanger guy but hearing demos of this makes me want to get in the game. CBA knows what’s up when it comes to pedals, that’s for sure.

  358. Looks nice

  359. Mike Roeder says:

    Dig how much variation and color you can get for just a flange pedal.

  360. Jeremy Baker says:

    I’m feeling lucky guys. Hook me up with this!

  361. Alec A. Head says:

    Ordinarily, I find Flange to be a completely useless effect, but I could make use of this.

  362. john j pioli says:

    WOW ! What an amazing pedal.

  363. Danty Vogel says:

    Ya, chase bliss is making, in my opinion and experience, some of the best and most versatile pedals of every kind. I’d like to add the spectre to my Arsenal!

  364. This pedal is amazing. CB really do things other manufacturers do not. Would be a sweet free addition to the board!

  365. Stefan Vos says:

    Finally, a solid temptation to put a flanger on my board. Sounds epic!

  366. Stelios Ladopoulos says:

    Superb!

  367. Sargon Hermiz says:

    I just bought the Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl MkII. It’s an exceptionally built pedal, sound incredible and is infinitely tweakable. I love it! I don’t really need a flanger but will be buying their new delay that’ll be released soon. Great products and a great company!

  368. Razvan Lazea-Postelnicu says:

    That’s a lot of options!

  369. Mile Vrbica says:

    Incredbil pedal, incredible review and incredible design

  370. ADIE FERGUSON says:

    Argh, this would complete my HSC (year 12 final exam in oz)!

    Would give my left arm for this if I weren’t a guitarist!!

  371. Matthew Anderson says:

    Heard JustNick demo the Spectre at El Diablo Amps and Guitars today and it sounded great!

  372. All those knobs, switches, and jumpers!

  373. So many features and looks well made.

  374. sounds and looks amazing!
    would like to own one hahah

  375. Very cool, I like it

  376. Sean Turland says:

    This is the best flanger there is!

  377. The sounds are so sweet. This and an analog delay => start your engines and off to the moon! :)

  378. What a cool pedal

  379. Christopher says:

    Analog flanging really does make the digital flangers I’ve used sound thin and synthetic. Also capable of some very lovely chorusing (and a lot more alien time modulation sounds)! Very cool!

  380. Do do-do do-doo InSpectre Gadget, do do-do do-do doo doo

  381. ADELA CORDERO says:

    I like it!!!!! :D

  382. ADELA CORDERO says:

    I like it!!!!! :D

  383. Albert Ceva says:

    Flange is an acquired taste and I’d like a taste of this one.

  384. I believe i will receive it ;) i have faith

  385. Awesome review. Awesome pedal!

  386. looks like an amazing pedal…….and then some…….love to try it out

  387. Whirrlllllaaaawwaaaaahhhhhaaaaawhirrrllllalaawwaaaahhhhh.

    What a lovely sounds. A sonic jet plane hijacking, gobbling, and returning tone from a distance. Love it!

  388. So, another in-depth review – I like it. On the pedal: I’m the happy owner of a Warped Vinyl MK1 and it seems with this flanger Chase Bliss have reached that level of tone shaping again. Can’t wait to try it out especially combined with the WV.

  389. That is a fine review – well-written and full of information. I look forward to going through it again … and again … no kidding about the learning curve! And that is a surprise, about the volume. Regardless, I think the Spectre would be my favourite flanger ever … if only I could find one … beautiful, dreamy, fantastic, probably even important work!

  390. Very nice. Great features.

  391. this looks incredible

  392. I can imagine taking a week off and locking myself away with this pedal. So many options amid this tonal frenzy.

  393. Amazing this pedal!!

  394. Caleb Genheimer says:

    Joel makes the best pedals! His analog/digital philosophy is flawless. The new two are amazing, this and the Tonal Recall.

  395. Thanks for the great review.

  396. This is the sweetest flanger I have ever heard!

  397. tim santiago says:

    sounds good! would love to have this in my board…

  398. Brian Boyle says:

    Awesome review! I’ve always been intrigued by chase bliss audio’s stuff. I’ve never been a huge fan of flangers, but the awesome thing about their pedals is how much they allow you to tweak and alter the sound and that’s definitely what I would use it for. To get new and different sounds.

  399. Uros Pajic says:

    Space is the place.

  400. Elliot Farber says:

    blows my mind that CBA is able to cram so many ideas into such a small pedal. I love CBA because all of his pedals promote what I believe pedals are all about – experimentation. The CBA Spectre is the ultimate toy.

  401. Jesse Emery says:

    Chase Bliss does great work. Some of their pedals are more control than I need, but I really want a Spectre. Thanks for the great, in-depth review!

  402. I have a love for flangers. When I heard Chase Bliss was coming out with one I was stoked! Everything about this pedal looks incredible. I can’t wait to snag one.

  403. Sounds great

  404. I would like to win this pedal

  405. Loved the review and I love Chase Bliss. I have both the Gravitas and Warped Vinyl and love the unique sounds, the Spectre looks just as cool!

  406. Andre Nakashima says:

    As always, a lot of quality in a pedal. Thanks for the review

  407. Incredible pedal. Would love to win this.

  408. seems most innovative flanger out there, sounds awesome, can’t wait to tweek it! cheers

  409. it’s good for a flanger to be so versatile. such a unique tone needs some shaping options.

  410. Thane Leshner says:

    Nifty

  411. Sickkkk

  412. I just put one of his gravitas pedals on my board.
    Getting kind of obsessed. I can’t wait to get this one and more from chase bliss.

  413. Sean Regan says:

    A unique analog flanger with a ton of options to tweak? Yummy.

  414. Philippe L. says:

    yeah I could use this, sounds really good!! nice demo, guys!!

  415. Julius Nudelman says:

    I think this is really interesting flanger, need to try on a pedalboard with the rest of my effects!
    Thanks

  416. Tweaker’s dream of a flanger! Sounds amazing.

  417. This effect could actually be an awesome addition to my board.
    Thank you for the review.

  418. really nice flanger! just want it!!

  419. Magical sound ,great pedal.Thanks for the review

  420. I want one. Great review!

  421. Easily one of the best pedals I’ve heard, thendude behind it is a mad genius.

  422. Another review that makes me want to spend way too much money.

  423. Man this pedal looks cool. I’ve always had a soft spot for analog gear!

  424. Looks amazing, but then so does pretty much all of their stuff!

  425. Dan Kottke says:

    Great flanger. Thanks for the review!

  426. Would love to check this pedal out to look for something unique and different in worship music! Also saw jefferey Kunde of Jesus culture music is currently checking one out. Would be cool to see what sounds he comes up with on future records!

  427. Do do-do do do inSpectre Gadget, do do-do do do doo.

  428. Brian donovan says:

    NOISE BUTTON

  429. Exciting Pedal! Would be amazing to check it out live.

  430. Great review. Thank you.

  431. Douglas R. Cobb says:

    What an informative review! This looks like an excellent guitar pedal that would be a kick-ass one to own.. I hope I am the winner of this cool guitar pedal!

  432. Ah, the flanger. So many memories…. some good, some…. bleh. You were overused so much of the time during the 90’s after Cobain came on the scene. At least in my circles. But now, 20 years later, I’m finding I need you in my life. I see what we could be together now that a bit of maturity has entangled itself within us both. And when you put on the dress that Spectre has given you, I find myself needing you more desperately. Will you come to me freely through this “contest”. Shall I be your champion? Or will I be forced to purchase you like so many of your sisters before?

  433. This will pair well w my super moon, MS10, Sunn Orion, and Binson power amp. May actually have to delve into MIDI territory.

  434. Hot damn, that is one good sounding Flanger!

  435. Pedal sounds dope, would be nice to play around with this one!

  436. Thanks for the in depth review. I love flanging effects and now I consider getting this high end one. Keep it up!

  437. What can I say…I like the color :-)
    My girlfriend won’t see me agian if I win this……..got to take a vacantion to get to know all those possiblilities….and I love it ;-)

    “regen” means “rain” in Dutch, like that too

  438. I want one of this really bad!

  439. Looks like a decent amount of fun to be had on this one

  440. Michael McVay says:

    Simply put, this is the most versatile flanger I have ever seen or even heard of. Of course, with this versatility comes with a learning curve, but I am absolutely positive its worth getting past every time I listen to the pedal. Make no mistake, the pedal is 100% analogue, so it’s absolute capable of producing Gilmour, Van Halen, and other tones with ease as only the storage of presets is MIDI. I’m in desperate of flanger that can take the place of that could take the place of the noisey Electric Mistress.

  441. Suzann Molina says:

    She’s a beaut!

  442. Paul Gunter says:

    This. Pedal. Rules.

  443. My favorite Flander is Ned Flanders. Oh, i mean my favorite flanger is the Electric Mistress. This Chase Bliss may just surpass it.

  444. I’m a huge fan of both flangers and things with lots of switches.

  445. I’m a huge fan of both flangers and things with lots of switches.
    I want this.

  446. Sean Ledesma says:

    I’m a big fan of the flanger effect. G.Love is known to rock the flanger. I would rock the Chase Bliss flanger, for sure!

  447. Amazing amazing piece of gear!!! Would love this!!!

  448. Amazing creation can’t wait to check it out in person

  449. It sounds great. I sure would love to have one.

  450. That thing sounds awesome. I sure would love to have one.

  451. My hunger burns a bullet hole… A spectre of my mortal soul!

  452. It sounds incredible!

  453. Michael Hedden says:

    I need this to replace my old Paradox TZF. This looks even better!

  454. Dave Warren says:

    Gorgeous. I need one of these.

  455. Dave Warren says:

    I’m a tweaker, so pedals like this make my day. This sounds like an amazing experience and I’d love to get one to see where we can go together.

  456. Kyle Black says:

    Would love to add this to my collection.

  457. Eric Dalgo says:

    Holy Ghost! This is by far the best sounding flange I’ve heard. Listened with earbuds and I was getting the brain-tingles from how warm and smooth it sounded. Seems a bit intimidating but would definitely be worth mastering for this perfect tone. Sounds like an analogue ghost gurgling haunting melodies in the darkened depths.

  458. massive GAS….

  459. Amazing pedal. I need this on my board!

  460. Jeff Taylor says:

    This pedal has its own niche I feel. Although it covers all the classic flanger effects we know and love, the added attention that has been given means more creative ideas to explore. It doesn’t take much to take a particular setting and generate an idea for a song. The exciting thing in this regard for me then, is the opportunity to make THAT setting a game changer that other then get inspired by. Pretty cool. Old School meets the future soundscapes waiting to be created.

    These comprehensive reviews are excellent. Loved the Vibe one as well.

  461. I’m hoping to win this to give to my son.

  462. I really like this one! Such versatility…

  463. Oscar Cardel says:

    Chase Bliss just keeps doing better and better…

  464. saxophonologist says:

    Chase Bliss Audio effects are top-tier, sonically transformative analogue monstrosities that have a phenomenal range of sounds within a relatively small package! I would be be quite honored to receive the Spectre Flanger. Good luck everyone!

  465. Rob6string says:

    The Flanger I’ve been waiting for!

  466. John Nickell says:

    This pedal sounds great. Thanks for all the great reviews on analog pedals. I have bought the Vapor Trail & Pharoah Supreme based on yer reviews & other research. Keep up the great work. In the market for chorus , overdrive , flange pedals. This would be a great addition to my growing board.

  467. Chase Bliss never ceases to amaze. Never have I wanted to win so badly.

  468. Guillaume QUINETTE says:

    Now that’s an awesome pedal for sure! Just wanna make it mine… ;-)

  469. Would love to use this on noise breaks. The 122 preset option with a midi controller is crazy.

  470. Altsach Balázs says:

    Sounds AWESOME!

  471. My favourite type of effect… JAM PACKED with features, and I generally don’t use batteries anyway.
    … Hope I stand a ghost of a chance with the giveaway.

  472. Joerg Mosler says:

    Great review! Also liked your NAMM Top 51 pedal article!

  473. Guillaume QUINETTE says:

    Awesome pedal. Just wanna make it mine… ;-)

  474. Great pedal and great review!

  475. I would like to taste this awesome pedal!

  476. Charles Brock says:

    Holy Guacamole, so many settings!

  477. This is the best flanger out there and I can wait till there’s one on my board! Chase bliss is such a quality pedal company.

  478. Robby Brumfield says:

    Joel Korte puts out some amazing pedals. I need this in my life

  479. Tomas Reigl says:

    nice.

  480. Trey Regan says:

    Incredible flanger, exciting possibilities

  481. This looks brilliant. Chase Bliss keep using the same method to expand their pedal’s use, but if it aint broke don’t fix it!

  482. I was never big on flangers in general until I saw the Knobs demo of the Spectre, which completely changed my attitude regarding them. it’s been a fun month learning about through-zero flanging and shattering a bias that existed for no good reason. It’s hard to not covet any Chase Bliss pedal, but especially one as inventive as the Spectre. Having owned the Warped Vinyl MKII for about a month now, and with a Gravitas on the way, I’ve come to the conclusion that I have no choice but to follow Joel’s creations, wherever they may lead. They’re that good.

  483. Bruno Afonso says:

    God I just love the sounds of the chase bliss pedals so much !!!!!!!!! ARRHGHGGHG ME WANT

  484. SurferMax says:

    I am craving for this pedal. I own a Gravitas and I’d say is the best analogue trem out there. From what I see and hear from the videos I’ve seen, the Spectre will cober all my flanging/chorusing needs. And at this foorprint on my pedalboard, it would be tempting to set aside my massive Electric Mistress Deluxe.

  485. I’ve always been quite wary of flangers but this one pleasantly tickles my faucet-pouch

  486. instant get

  487. Dávid Gulyás says:

    Joel is the best!

  488. Awesome!

  489. Damn, this sounds like an insanely good pedal. Chase Bliss has been crushing it since day 1.

  490. The best flange I have heard in a long time! Such an incredible company I really like what they’re doing.

  491. Peter Busatto says:

    Would love to try this pedal!

  492. Cool pedal and good review. Thanks!!

  493. Good review. One of my favorite effects if used judiciously

  494. Terry Luchterhandt says:

    Sounds like an awesome pedal to win.

  495. Albert Chiochon says:

    way cool

  496. For me, the modushape factor is really what sets this brand of flange apart from most of the generic stuff you hear out there. To me that alone is worth the price of admission. My favorite part of the demo is from the 2:30 to the 3:15 mark (sampling producers – take notice), it’s a nice little chord change first of all but also shows just a little bit of the weirdo-aspect of this pedal. As far as the review goes, I like the thorough approach that you guys take, it’s a lot of info but also gives context to the brand and the pedal themselves. I didn’t know the modushape was Chase Bliss’s thing. lol …also i think it’s funny that the pedal is jam packed with so much stuff that there’s no room for a battery in the enclosure – is this pedal mega heavy ?

  497. Dominick Gregoretti says:

    Very very cool… Love wierd sounds, very unconventional flanger.

  498. Jason Waks says:

    Awesome. It would look great with my color scheme!

  499. Looks siiiick!

  500. Sandy Aphid says:

    This is by far the most audacious pedal of any sort that I’ve ever come across. The lushness of tones available and the degree of control shown in the demo video are outstanding. I’m totally into this. It’s moved into my top 5 must own pedals.

  501. Ricardo higareda says:

    Great demo and review as always. I really enjoyed reading the review. I really want to try all of the chase bliss audio pedals. Hopefully, I’ll buy one soon. Cheers

  502. This would be the best looking pedal in my board :3

  503. Matt Stutts says:

    I love my Boss flanger. Been using it for a while now. But this pedal just looks amazing. Damn.

  504. corey best says:

    joel is such a great guy, i can’t wait for the tonal recall coming this year and to see what else he is working on for the next project. I just wish these were a little bit less expensive, though i know that they are simply killer on both performance and build

  505. Harald ingvarsson says:

    Can’t stop gasing…

  506. Kristiyan says:

    Oh, boy. This makes my toes tingle.

  507. Matt Taylor says:

    Wow. Not only does it sound incredible, it looks amazing too.

  508. Wow this looks amazing!

  509. one time a friend of mine thought he heard the best sounding flanger he has ever heard. he turned his head to look, and was killed by an airplane.

  510. Dang it, is Joel out of effects to do yet? He’s making life expensive. Great sounding, but expensive.

  511. Excellent demo, Nils. That’s a lot of tone out of a box that small.

  512. I exspectre this to look great on my board!

  513. This thing is amazing. I want one

  514. Some unreal sounds to be found within this beauty!
    Chase Bliss Audio are without doubt the most innovative and exciting pedal builders out there right now!

  515. Ian Phillips says:

    Love this. Best modulation effect out there! Love that ModuShape stuff hardcore!

  516. Bluster9080 says:

    It would be a dream to play songs as verdaders guitarrristas Professionals , thank you for the sorteazo because it is the dream of any guitarist to have a pedal like this. Thank you very much Greetings

  517. Alfredo Espinosa says:

    I’ve never used one, but I love their sound.

    One song I like is “Bring On The Night / The Police”

  518. Best flanger pedal ever. Been wanting this since i saw the Knobs review on yt,but it’s waay out of my budget. Hope i win this thing.

  519. I can’t wait adding this to my arsenal…. I love knobs, switches, love to tweak to the slightest detail of my sound! Esp i love analog (bucket brigade) in my signal path!

  520. a must have for myself

  521. Awesome pedal, as usual!

  522. Yes Please :)

  523. Aleksandar says:

    This is the only flanger I want.

  524. Flange sounds good.

  525. Seth Oyer says:

    delicious

  526. Spencer H says:

    Interesting pedal. I rarely use flange, but I find it an interesting effect. I just don’t have the money to buy that rather than something I would regularly use, like a fuzz or a delay. I’d love to experiment with it, though!
    Good luck to all who entered the contest.

  527. My wife would Chase my Ass outta the house if I won that thing since I would be a lost Spectre to her! Please don’t let that deter y’all from chosing me.

  528. barry berko says:

    oh how i wish i’d win this pedal… for sure i’d use it to make wavey flangey sprinkley guitary musics for all to enjoy

  529. Jeremiah Lind says:

    What an awesome pedal. THanks for the chance.

  530. Jose Juan Vega Gil says:

    Cool stuff!

  531. The Spectre sounds far more complex than my old boss BF2(not boutique,but a classic starting point flanger) and adds a lot of versatility/options.Love those purple knobs!

  532. Josh McCarthy says:

    I am now worried about what I might do come pay-day. Great demo!

  533. Jakub Kozieł says:

    Cool!

  534. wow I couldn’t agree more about the review. This pedal definitely sits within the same league as the Warped Vinyl when it comes to originality in sound. Would really love to hear how it sounds on my board!!

  535. William Gould says:

    Schweeeet! The pedal I have always dreamed of

  536. Mark Walsh says:

    Nice review, as always, would be a nice pedal to win :D

  537. Tina Carlos says:

    This unit is like the Swiss Army knife of flangers. Super-tweakable and sounds awesome!

  538. Great review & demo… Perhaps the only flanger that could hold up to my trusty Boss BF-2!

  539. Greg Moore says:

    Very good flanger. Lots of possibilities with this one!

  540. Looking to get a good modulation/delay pedal to be added to my signal chain since I’m just getting started in ambient guitar. That pedal seems to bring many great tones and I would love to have it on my board :)

  541. This pedal sounds sooo amazing ! Wish I could own one myself !

  542. This pedal looks amazing!

  543. amazing work once again! Still loving the Warped Vinyl mk.II.

  544. I love the wave-shaping of chase bliss audio!

    sounds sooo good, would be nice to have one..

  545. Nicholas Merz says:

    Sounds good, and like it would be right up my alley.

  546. So pumped to see what Chase Bliss has for the future.

  547. Jonathan M says:

    Wow, I’d love to get my hands on one of those.

  548. Chris Aguilar says:

    I don’t have a flanger, but have always wanted one. Chase Bliss Audio Spectre would be the one to have! I love their pedals!

  549. Al Charnley says:

    This flanger looks like it covers everything. The flanger in my TC SCF could be replaced by this nicely. ;)

  550. Color me pleasantly surprised to see Chase Bliss dive into the flanger game. This has to be the most feature-packed flanging device of all-time.

  551. Andrew Ranford says:

    Hi

    Very stunning pedal! Looks extremely like a new kinda tech gear with all those dip. Switches! Very cool,
    Must be loads of fun!
    Hope to win!!!

  552. Andrew Ranford says:

    Hi

    Very stunning pedal! Looks extremely like a new kinda tech gear with all those dpi switches,
    Must be loads of fun!
    Hope to win!!!

  553. Rod Johnson says:

    Holy cow, that’s lot of options. Almost overwhelming. This seems like the ultimate flanger–it just drips trippiness.

  554. Brandon Bailey says:

    Really love the chase bliss line. The man is a genius and I don’t throw that around lightly. Can’t wait to try the Tonal Bliss. Fingers crossed that I win this beautiful flanger.

  555. I don’t use flangers all that much anymore…
    Maybe I should reconsider.

  556. unfortunately they are pretty hard to get in Germany…

  557. Impressive Machine! … Could really use that!

  558. This would be really fun to play with!

  559. Julian Doe says:

    This is awesome!!! i never liked a flanger but this must be miiineee

  560. Robert Abernathy says:

    Nice review – I personally love flangers and I think this may be the great behemoth of them all!

  561. Mike Britson says:

    This is the best sounding flanger I’ve ever heard.

  562. Looks like a versatile modulation pedal.

  563. Max Jacobson says:

    Looks to be the best flanger pedal ever created!

  564. Nick Buckley says:

    This is a DREAM pedal!! So much range, so many options, so much FUN!!

  565. Awesome! I need it :D

  566. I totaly need this beauty !!!

  567. Looks like a great pedal. Wide, versatile array of flange effects on board here. That would work great to add some thickness and sparkle. I currently play electric guitar in a band that is centered around vocals, acoustic guitar, and keyboards. This could help me add flavor to the sparse electric sounds I pepper in.

  568. This pedal looks and sounds awesome! Whoever wins it will be one lucky person indeed! Thanks for the great review

  569. Absolutely insane pedal. The possibilities are endless! For me, a person who loves spending time tweaking pedals, having this on my board would be a dream!

  570. Would LOVE this pedal.

  571. Andrew Willison-Holt says:

    I stopped using flangers a while ago, but hearing this thing and what it can do blew me away – Ive two H9s which cover a massive range of sounds brilliantly, and still this box takes it to a new level and has me wanting to use flangers again but in ways I never thought. Awesome.

  572. Excellent indeed !

  573. This is far and away the best flange pedal I have heard since the EVH MXR Flanger. Add to it the amount of control on the Spectre is insane. Best of all, they managed to fit it all in a “normal” single pedal space. The purple knobs would feel right at home next to the Suhr Riot Reloaded on my board.

  574. Another great creation from Joel. All of the Chase Bliss pedals are amazing. Can’t wait to hear more demos of the Tonal Recall too.

  575. Pierre Perret says:

    I have an old Ibanez flanger that I’ve had since the 90’s. It’s the only one I’ve ever owned. This pedal takes that effect, and takes it to a completely different level. It’s just beautiful.

  576. Jake Taylor says:

    What an incredibly great sounding pedal! So authentic sounding too! Looks amazing, sounds amazing! Would be an excellent add on to my pedal board!!

  577. Beautiful pedal, just beautiful! Big fan of flangers..

  578. Thanks for the very in depth review. Would love to try this pedal out.

  579. giuseppe centi says:

    his is not only a flanger. It’s a multi effect. Very nice. I want it in my pedal board.

  580. This is exactly what I need. Im doing funk and soul and this is one of the core components of the sound I”m building. Me please !!

  581. Olivier Homps says:

    Wow, sounds amaaaazing.
    Wondering if one can replicate vintage flange like a mistress…

    Oh well, give me one and I’ll let you know

  582. Andy Maskell says:

    Yikes! I need this thing so badly! Amazing piece of gear. Please send one to South Africa. Chase Bliss Gear is incredible!

  583. A comprehensive review of what looks to be a stonking bit of kit.
    I love flange tones, so am a bit biased!

  584. there is no store dealing brands like chase bliss and other small boutique companies’ products in Greece making it extremely hard for us here to shed this much dough on something we haven’t been in the same space with. The reviews and demos are all phenomenal for most all Chase Bliss products this one here included. Maybe these companies should team up and tour countries with demo and tryout sessions so we can feel sounder when investing the $400 As far as the Spectre goes, it makes me want to study signal processing because i never liked flangers until mr Korte unlocked them for me.

  585. Thats one long review you did there. Thank you very much!

    Chase Bliss does a awesome job with there pedals. I would love do win this one. And I would love to own the Warped Vinyl, too. Great stuff, so inspiring.

  586. Chase Bliss stretching the boundaries of effects pedal capabilities yet again.
    They really are on top of their game.
    I’d love to add this amazing through zero flanger to my board!!

  587. Wow! what an incredible piece of kit!

    wouldn’t mind a go on that!

  588. This thing looks gorgeous!

  589. Angel Lopez says:

    I would really like to have one of these to taste new sounds. It looks amazing

  590. A remarkable pedal and a very in depth review. If you owned one of these I’m thinking it would be a while till you saw the outside world again.

  591. Nenad Vucemilovic says:

    I had a flanger long ago, and has been composing great things with it. I would like to have it again. Especially one like this – with so many options, greeat sound and build quality.

  592. Olaf Webber says:

    I would love to experiment with this pedal and make some wacky tones and sounds.

  593. Options are insane as always, the whales are calling!

    Pedal aside this review is actually pretty great and explained a few things I hadn’t heard before. In depth, good job.

  594. Martin Thorpe says:

    Wow so many features and it looks great too, nice.

  595. Ryan Belfield says:

    I need spectre in my life and on my board! It would sure look awesome next to my original warped vinyl, not to mention sound incredible! An experimenters dream.

  596. Great sounding pedal and looks great too.

  597. A piece of art and a stomp box sized sonic laboratory.

  598. Dan Anthony says:

    A really versatile pedal. Can’t wait to try one!

  599. Dan Anthony says:

    This looks like an all in one item I could love!

  600. Derek Sasaki says:

    Looks like a great pedal ! Looks solid and I heard the demo and it sounded fantastic ! Can not wait to try this awesome pedal !

  601. Looks awesome, hope to try it out sometime!

  602. I want it..

  603. Dmitry Shilov says:

    All-the-flangers in one, and small stompbox! Another piece of art from Chase Bliss.

  604. Great review, spot on. In a time where the pedal market is flooded by pt2399 reverb-delay pedals, Chase Bliss takes the Flanger (a pedal no one dared to tinkle with, indeed a bold move) and reinvents it. I think with this build he is raising the bar for pedalbuilders. I mean, this guy can probably make a chorus sound sexy.
    Builder has a beautiful story, and from what I’ve seen, beautiful pedals. Can’t wait to play it.

  605. Cool pedal! I love the design and all the option for customization

  606. Very cool pedal. Would love to add this to my arsenal!!!

  607. Gary Plaus says:

    Gotta love Chase Bliss! Cool stomp box!

  608. Dope. I’ve been looking for a flanger like this.

  609. That’s a lot of tweaking available for such a compact box!

  610. Pure Awesome!!!
    Modulation can be such an expressive tool and this flanger design goes where few before have dared.
    So many options!!! So much functionality!!!

  611. I want this thing!!!

  612. Harold Carl says:

    Beautiful Flanger. Send it my way!!!

  613. Nathan Huesmann says:

    All of Joel’s pedals are gold.

  614. Can’t wait to take this one for a wild ride!

  615. Is there a sound this pedal CANT make? This in an amazing pedal

  616. Evgenii K says:

    Thanks for the review! This flanger!

  617. You’ll probably think I’m kidding, but I literally just drooled watching that demo. Literally. I felt something weird and cold on my lip and thought “what the hell is that?”. It was drool, that’s what.

  618. Matthew Ingwersen says:

    Give me that pedal

  619. Maaan, I’d love have one of this guy’s pedals…

  620. Amazing! True freelance whales!!!

  621. I would play rush’s spirit of the radio and police and then experiment a lot!!

  622. Kevin Swartout says:

    Incredible sound, and incredible amount of tweekability in a relatively small footprint! Bravo!

  623. A thing of beauty

  624. I am really liking the MIDI integration, I hope more pedals from more manufacturers come MIDI ready.

  625. Rush Kapoor says:

    pedal is great, especially like the flanger part

  626. Chase Bliss has accomplished what few other pedals makers can boast- they’ve come up with a completely original (and almost signature) sound. The fact that they include MIDI pushes them to the elite tier of innovative companies.

  627. Looks great, sounds great, is great

  628. This pedal is a work of art. G.A.S. Engaged!

  629. John Seetoo says:

    Really enjoy the flanger effects used on 80s songs by The Psychedelic Furs and The Police, among others. Sure the CB nails them as well as many more.

  630. I use an old boss flanger and I also use my Moog phaser pedal set to flange but this chase bliss flanger sounds much more specific for different sounds. I would want to own it.

  631. Christopher Williams says:

    I am a flanger maniac and this might just be the best one out there! That’s no small claim considering my experience with the Starlight DLX and the Orbit.

  632. Bliss indeed!

  633. What a great sounding pedal! CB does it again. Joel can do no wrong!

  634. Christopher Williams says:

    I am a flanger maniac and this one might be the very best one out there! That’s no small feat considering my experience with the Starlight DLX and the Orbit.

  635. James brodie says:

    My oh my this thing sounds awesome! And looks the part too. I have a D Seed delay at the end of my pedal board to give me some mega post rock sounds but think this might push it over the edge. Had a very basic flanger before I used to play Kyuss – Thumb but it got stolen :(
    I want this. Like, seriously!

  636. This will look and sound good on my board

  637. Adam Blinov says:

    Sounds great guys. Looks cool too

  638. Dan Healy says:

    Ah, this flanger looks glorious!

  639. A real sound shaping tools for great experimentation. Kind of sound that boost your creativity.

  640. I need to get my hands on one of these. They sound way cool.

  641. James Quarnstrom says:

    I need me some space whales

  642. Need thi$ pedal, yo.

  643. brilliant pedal — I love Joel’s marriage of heart & brain in his creations.

  644. Need this pedal, yo.

  645. I have an old school Ibanez flanger that I’ve had since the 90s, it’s the only one I’ve ever owned. This pedal takes that effect to a completely different level. It just sounds beautiful.

  646. Bob Schilling says:

    Talk about total control, the CBA Spectre flanger is amazing.

  647. Brian Furman says:

    Man, this thing seems such such solid quality, not to mention a beauty. Flange is one the effects I don’t currently have on my board, but sure would like to!

  648. Henry Klobukowski says:

    Chase makes great stuff. They’ll never leave you wanting for options.

  649. Brandon Billings says:

    Chase Bliss is such a wonderful company. always raising the bar, going to the next level. congrats on another great creation.

  650. Samuel Boodt says:

    I have a Boss flanger right now and use it fairly often, this pedal would be a major boost in tone and sounds awesome in the video.

  651. Awesome! Gotta have one.

  652. Max Davis says:

    Best flanger on the planet. I would use this to generate whale calls and befriend a bunch of whales and similar sea creatures. Then we would start a surf rock band called The Ocean Spectre. Every track would feature this pedal.

  653. Michael Hedden says:

    This would definitely fill the void left after having to sell my Paradox TZF last year, and then some !!

  654. Ryan Worthley says:

    Everything Joel has come up with so far has been a game changer for that genre of effect. The spectre is no exception! I never really thought of owning a flanger until I heard this pedal. I’m really digging on the crazy whale-like self oscillation!!

  655. Bill Siepierski says:

    Flangey

  656. Christopher says:

    Fantastic demo as always!
    Joel has done it again.
    I would’ve never thought I would have wanted a flange pedal, but this is something else.
    In my opinion, Mr. Korte is the best and most unique builder on this over-saturated market.
    These pedals WILL be classics.

  657. Wow, what a great box. Definitely on my list!

  658. Chase bliss is by far my favorite pedal company.
    Very thorough review

  659. Leonardo Rubboli says:

    That’s a really great pedal, so rad! Really versatile, sounds awesome, another amazing pedal from Chase Audio Bliss, i hope to own one of these very soon!

  660. Man they just keep spitting out the awesome pedals there at chase bliss. There’s also a really touching backstory to the company’s name worth checking out!

  661. Seriously one of the best sounding flangers I’ve heard, the tweakability is amazing.

  662. So first things first, I have a warped vinyl from Chase Bliss. I was hesitant to spend the money but after hearing such good things and realizing that the money goes to some great people who have their hearts and minds totally immersed in their products, I bought it.
    The quality is unbelievable. The capability is incredible, it’s quiet, it sounds beautiful and I use it more than I thought.
    I made up my mind that I’ll have to have a Spectre and a Tonal Recall as well.
    WORTH EVERY PENNY!.
    The review you guys put up is concise and informative as always but I was already sold!

  663. Not only does this seem like an incredible guitar effect but I would love to use it to process my synths, drums and vocals in the studio. Some seriously deep sound design potential here!

  664. Ian Pritchard says:

    The whole Chase Bliss line is so clever. The adjustable shape is such a great concept that it’s worth getting the pedal alone!

  665. This seems to be the most versatile flange on the market and one of the best sounding ones too. Chase Bliss is killing the mod pedals

  666. This pedal is insane. Chase Bliss just keeps putting out amazing pedals one after another. I would love for it to join my Wombtone!

  667. This seems to be the most versatile flange on the market and one of the best sounding ones too. Chase Bliss is killing the mod pedals

  668. Dieter Pirner says:

    I wonder what it would be like, owning my first CBA pedal. Even so more if it’d be a TZF Flander, an effect i totally adore!

  669. Michael Burt says:

    I can’t afford a pedal like this right know due to college suckling the life and money out of me, but this thing looks beautiful, and sounds even better.

  670. Zach Zook says:

    I’m not typically a flanger guy but Joel at Chase Bliss has made me one. Thank you for the review. I love the depth and time you put into this. The pedal is worth it!

  671. Wow. Just wow.
    I want a through-zero flanger badly, and the number of variables this thing has is INSANE. Now i only want this flanger.

  672. Julian P. says:

    Love flange. The right flanger can really nail those post punk sounds from the Cure and the Chameleons.

  673. Sounds amazing! Maybe it’s time to flange things up again…!

  674. Daniel brøndberg says:

    I never win these giveaways..

  675. Winning this will be awesome!! Good luck everyone

  676. Graeme Wilson says:

    Love it. All of Joel’s pedals are top class.

  677. Looks/sounds amazing. Their work is so deep.

  678. Michael Prentice says:

    Want. So much want. I think chase bliss is putting out some of the most high quality and well thought out pedals on the market.

  679. Looks great. Sounds great. Yes please.

  680. Douglas R. Cobb says:

    The colors are great, the effects are great — Chase Audio Bliss has outdone itself making this cool pedal, as it has all of the bells and whistles to bring out the creativity of electric guitarists and let their imagination soar! I hope i win this gem of a guitar pedal!

  681. Scott Carncross says:

    Once again, just magic from Chase Bliss. Would love to create some wild soundscapes with this!

  682. I’d like to hear this on bass!

  683. Kevin L. Gibbs says:

    This has experiment written all over it!! I would feel like a mad scientist! MU HA HA HA! Dialing in all kinds of new and fun sounds!!

  684. Nice :)

  685. This guy is really putting out the most innovative pedals on the market. It’s like having a breadboard right in front of you. The midi implementation is so cool, especially if you have more than 1 of his pedals on your board.
    This is a giveaway I really want to win.

  686. Another cool pedal from Chase Audio Bliss!

  687. Almost too hot to handle

  688. Caleb Guajardo says:

    This thing sounds sweet! Can’t wait to get my hands on one!

  689. Love everything Chase Bliss does, and Spectre is no exception!

  690. Marc Peter Burgess says:

    I’m very picky when it comes to flangers. Most sound on the nasty side. However, the Chase Bliss Audio Spectre is a whole different story. It’s subtle yet powerful with a rich arsenal of sonic possibilities. I’d love to get to play with one of these one day!

  691. Seems like another great pedal from Joel. Well, definitely the greatest. Can’t wait to see this one in Russia.

  692. Dan Jackson says:

    I send my keys through it for vintage 70s VIBEZ.

  693. Chase Bliss just keep making awesome pedals

  694. HeroinJesus says:

    this company blows my mind with everything they release. Joel, you are a genius.

  695. I would like to flange, please!

  696. Chase Bliss is a dominator in the pedal industry.

    Their pedals are for the big boys who care about every dynamic of their sound.

    Chase Bliss makes my heart pound.

    Cheers.

  697. These Chase pedals sound great.

  698. Man, so cool. Chase Bliss is changing the game. Love it. Now can I please have this pedal?

  699. There isn’t a flanger out there as feature packed as this one. Amazing and a great review!

  700. Wow … great review .. now want this

  701. Nohaybanda says:

    awesome flanger !

  702. pretty impressive!

  703. Eric Huelsman says:

    This is a totally wild sounding Flanger! Chase Bliss always manages to come up with crazy spins on pedals, and this one keeps that idea alive and well. Definitely want to put one of these on my board!

  704. Nothing better than black and purple.

  705. Felipe Devicaro says:

    I really need it!

  706. Amazing range of tones from this box. You could spend months just tweaking this thing.

  707. Drooling over this pedal. I have a Gravitas and Warped Vinyl mkii already, but I think this one may take the cake. It can do chorus and vibrato as well as a wicked flange. I have two more spots on my Empress MIDIBox. This review basically states I need this pedal.

  708. What a great looking pedal! I love the purple and black! And it sounds just as good as it looks!

  709. Chase Bliss Effects are really setting themselves apart… I’d love to own one!

  710. Ooooooo magic flanger

  711. Most flexible flanger Ive seen yet….

  712. Wow, nice eye and ear candy. This must be in the top 10 list of pedals with the most DIP and toggle switches :-)

  713. Robin Aylor says:

    Major functional Flanger plus. Extreme Adjustments for getting the sound you’re looking for. Thanks for sharing. I have been thinking of some interesting ways I could use it in recording, at church and also with my Schecter VI. Pretty Good I’d say!

  714. Creativity at it’s best!

  715. Hiram Suárez says:

    I need this!!! Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!

  716. stein vermeiren says:

    Basicaly if you want to get the best you get a chase bliss!

  717. Great sounds and I love the wooden box! Another excellent video, I also love the text review, excellent comments on the challenges of adhering to the smallish form factor. Very insightful. Thanks!

  718. Looks like a monster flanger. If its as good as the wv2 and the gravitas then it will be special

  719. Love the midi implementation on the chase bliss effects, it opens up a lot of versatility for those of us using them with synths and drum machines.

  720. sounds cool

  721. I would looooove a good flanger! Hook me up, BestGuitarEffects!

  722. I’d probably use this in conjunction with a big sky’s shimmer to make crazy sounds

  723. Joel Wolfe says:

    I love everything Chase Bliss does and can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!

  724. Looks amazing, great review

  725. Great review, I’d love to get my hands on this!

  726. Hey there Gabriel/Best Guitar Effects:

    Holy OMG! What a great review for a superbly crafted pedal! This is a great introduction to a company that I have been curious about for some time now. I do not have any Chass Bliss products at the moment, but I am also in the market for a flanger pedal, so when I saw this review…I was completely sold on it!

    Big pluses for me are: analog signal path, dip switches, through-zero (twice!), and expression pedal input.

    Thanks for what I consider to be an extensive and thoroughly in-depth review!

    Cheers,
    Sam

  727. Holy wow, this thing makes the sounds of my dreams

  728. Thanks for the chance

  729. john blough says:

    Must win.

  730. Roberto Morales says:

    Chase Bliss Audio is amazing, I would love to win the pedal ❤!!

  731. Chase Bliss knocks another one out of the park!

  732. The only flanger on my list

  733. NEED THIS!

  734. Daan Bossink says:

    Hey man,

    Thanks a lot for the review, I have been following Chase for a while now and he makes the most amazing pedals in my opinion. The Spectre is no different, the idea of the dipswitches and controlling the pedal digitally while keeping the effect itself analog is amazing. I would love to have one

    Greetings,
    Daan Bossink

  735. Oh this looks sweet!

  736. i’d cry if i won this. it’s so beautiful

  737. Another hella dope design from Joel. Thanks for pushing circuit design beyond convention. I’m working on my collection of Chase Bliss pedals, hopefully the giveaway helps me out!

  738. Michael Hedden says:

    This would definitely fill the void left after having to sell my FoxRox Paradox TZF last year, and then some !!

  739. Tulio Andrade says:

    Hope i win this time

  740. I can’t wait for this!!

  741. Joe Gushen says:

    Unmatched analog versatility not even using any of that SMT garbage. Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to make some jet sounds with it!

  742. Ryan Stewart says:

    The dip switches is an awesome design idea. Would love to own one. Thanks for the info!

  743. Ben Bowman says:

    My Wombtone is amazing, and I need to get their Spectre to go along with it.

  744. Remington Stallard says:

    Spectre is such a musical pedal. I’ve talked to Joel a few times, and he is an all-around great guy. I would love his whole line up to be honest, but the Spectre would be a great start!

  745. These pedals are amazing.

  746. WOW!!!

  747. Great sounds but possibly too many controls for me.

  748. Michael Hedden says:

    This would definitely fill the void left after having to sell my FoxRox Paradox TZF last year, and then some!!

  749. Giannis Ompalis says:

    Awesome sound and design too! :D

  750. Such a brilliant pedal! I never liked Flanger pedals until I heard the sweet luscious sounds of Chase Bliss Audio

  751. steuart liebig says:

    talked to the designer at namm this year. very cool and smart dude.

    would love to get into this pedal.

  752. Max Kimmich says:

    Flangers, along with phasers are my two dream pedals. Would really like to have this one!!

  753. Louis Kiley says:

    Not usually a flanger fan, but that one is really awesome!

  754. Louis Kiley says:

    This thing looks rad!

  755. Nathan Mumford says:

    This pedal is simply amazing! I was perfectly content with my Electric Mistress but the functionality of this pedal is amazing and also my colors so it is the most aesthetically pleasing pedal I have ever seen. I must have one!!!!

  756. David Dalby says:

    Sounds crazy awesome.

    I would like one :-D

  757. Brad Carroll says:

    Best flanger I’ve ever seen. Joel has come so far, in such a short time in the pedal biz! I would really like to have one if these.

  758. David M. Butler says:

    Mind-boggling…I would LOVE to crank this thing up for an out-of-body experience!

  759. Dope! Joel is cranking the sick devices out.

  760. Jan-Paul Campeau says:

    Probably the best flanger ever! Sure would like to see one on my board.

  761. Laurent de C says:

    Awesome! would sound good for ambient tones… :)

  762. Christopher Djuric says:

    I would love to try out some Chase Bliss stuff, they’re pedals are ridiculously tweakable

  763. Howell Edwards says:

    This would be great to win! I want one.

  764. algene isidro says:

    this type of pedal that is what I really want. so cool and so many functions soothes my flavor in making music.

  765. James Johnes says:

    Oh man, I want one of these

  766. Such a small footprint for such a full featured pedal.

  767. Andrés Grosso says:

    Wow! This is definitely the most complete flanger pedal I’ve ever seen. Normally I find flanger effects pedals kind of boring but this one, combined with distortion and some delay could be really fun to use. Seems like it is capable of delivering a lot of different sounds. Really nice!

  768. I definitely want one of those !

  769. Joel Fredrikson says:

    I never used to care about flanger effects, but bands like The War on Drugs have helped me to understand how cool they can be. This pedal would definitely give you plenty to work with!

  770. This sounds amazing, as in “zing.” I’ve owned the same A/DA since the latest 70s, ad I love it, but I’ve been looking for a new device with a more modern sound. The Spectre looks like the box I need.

  771. Very nice, would love to win it

  772. Vincent Zydeck says:

    I need this pedal. It is everything a flanger should be.

  773. i want one

  774. Dennis Gaines says:

    This thing is crazy! Almost too many parameters.

  775. Christopher Robbins says:

    All the demos of this have been awesome! It seems like the perfect noisemaker that can go beyond basic flange sounds

  776. This offers and stellar range of sounds, bravo!

  777. Mattie Fuller says:

    Well that looks crazy awesome, would love one of those!

  778. Sure would love to get my sticky paws on this one…

  779. Adam Jensen says:

    What Chase Bliss is doing with analog signal path with digital control is so dope. Would love to give this a spin!

  780. Looks pretty great. Although its somewhat less appreciated, these pedals also all have a pretty nice aesthetic.

  781. This is the ultimate flanger pedal. It’s hard to imagine needing anything else!

  782. Thanks for the chance to win, sounds awesome

  783. Love the sounds and look. Would be fun to experiment with this combined with my analog synthesizer too!

  784. Flange is always cool. Those Chase Bliss pedals are loaded with features too. I would like to see more delays as well.

  785. I’d love this – I am always excited to make some new crazy noises.

  786. I’m not a flanger guy…actually even hated that 80’s sound!
    But this one seems to put things way beyong and want to take profit of my experimental mind!

  787. James Knowles says:

    Amazing! They left nothing to chance with this little badass. Great pedal!

  788. Joseph Bugg says:

    Sounds awesome! Fingers crossed

  789. This thing is awesome!

  790. Robert A Herrmann says:

    Man, what an exceptional pedal! I can see thousands of great tones possible with this thing!

  791. Sounds great, even in the more extreme settings it doesn’t sound cheesy like so many flangers, would love to play around with one.

  792. Love these Chase Bliss effect pedals!

  793. Clark Yost says:

    Send that pedal over, I’ll plug it in!

  794. Bruce Fontaine says:

    Blissful! Hope to win!

  795. Ernie Montano says:

    Having already owned 2 previous Chase Bliss pedals, I’m really excited with this flanger

  796. Steve Helm says:

    Awesome pedal and video demo!

  797. Another beautiful addition from Chase Bliss, can’t wait to get my hands on any of ’em!

  798. Another amazingly flexible pedal from CBA. Been holding off getting a flanger just because there was nothing out there I really liked, but this might be it…

  799. Incredible! #WANT!!!!

  800. Stew Guernsey says:

    Well, this little beauty could inspire a ton creativity. Chase Bliss strikes again!

  801. I love me an analog flanger, but to have all these options on an analog flange? That is awesome!

  802. Spectre ☝☝☝

  803. brian morgan says:

    This seems to be all the flange pedal anyone will need ever.

  804. These look incredible! Been drooling over this flanger on Instagram! Been thinking about retiring my huge and old flanger and replacing it with this. It’d sound great and take up a lot less room on my board. Such a cool pedal!

  805. Joshua Miranda says:

    If I won this…I know I would treat her right.

  806. Andrew McCauley says:

    Chase bliss is so on point!

  807. I didn’t expect anything less from Chase Bliss Audio. Great sounding pedal and, as always, great review :).

  808. I want one of these

  809. Does what I write here influence my chances of winning that shiny flange-machine?

  810. Precise, clean lots of tonal posibilities. Love it, demo is great.

  811. Kieran Berntsen says:

    Oh wouldn’t it be lovely to have such a beautiful pedal

  812. Chase perales says:

    Sounds like a great pedal

  813. Scott Jones says:

    This would kick my boss flanger right my off board!

  814. Christopher Djuric says:

    I would love to have a chance to play with some Chase Bliss stuff, they make ridiculously tweakable pedals

  815. John Mccormick says:

    Want one!

  816. Chase Bliss pedals are impeccable in their quality and tone – sounds like this is consistent with everything they’ve already released to date!

  817. Amazing sound and so versatile!

  818. Julian Nuss says:

    I could use a good flanger and this one looks top notch.

  819. John SAylor says:

    Would be great to have on e of these!

  820. Jeremy Bowen says:

    There are a lot of good flangers out there, but this seems like it’s light years ahead of the rest. I’d love to win this!

  821. what a great review. This looks like an incredible pedal.

  822. Michael Berndt says:

    Man, this would be sweet. I love Flangers!!

  823. Enrique Mancía says:

    Man, this guy just keeps creating magical stuff!

  824. Dustin Rhodes says:

    I’ve been searching for a flanger pedal like this for a long time. No one has seemed to execute the the sounds and the accessibility of a pedal like the Chase Bliss Spectre. It not only sounds beautiful, but it would definitely sit proud on a pedalboard too.

  825. Dominique says:

    I’m Dominique, and I approve this message.

  826. Easily the best Flanger on the market now.

  827. Mark Walker says:

    I need to add a Chase Bliss to my board. What’s better than one that doesn’t cost me a cent! Thanks for the chance at winning.

  828. Daniel Panto says:

    After seeing the story behind the construction of these pedals I was amazed… And how good their sound and look… No way they have a competition in this market. Top notch of pedals!!! Analogue RULES!!! :) I really want this…

  829. Carl Martin says:

    That is a seriously awesome sounding pedal, best flanger I have heard.

  830. great review! this pedal sounds awesome. want.

  831. Cole Friesen says:

    Oh man, all of his stuff is so cool! Pick me pick me!

  832. Awesome. Would love to add any Chase Bliss pedal to my board!

  833. I would love one of these for my Bass/Guitar pedal Board! It would make a great addition.

  834. This appears to be the ultimate Flanger. If I win, it will retire my 80’s Boss BF-2!

  835. Fernando Espinosa says:

    This thing looks amazing! Like something out of Back to the Future :)

  836. Ken Rothman says:

    looks good!

  837. Ryan Smithee says:

    Damn… I shall keep my fingers crossed!

  838. Hot!!!!

  839. Beautiful pedal, with a world of sounds inside. Looks like it would be an amazing studio tool as well.

  840. Great look and lots of control in such a clean pedal! Congratulations Chase Bliss.

  841. Jason Sanders says:

    I have you now…

  842. Tom Brookes says:

    Love Chase Bliss gear, it really is something unique!

  843. Chase Bliss pedals are fantasmatronic! Thanks for the review.

  844. Fran Prado says:

    Great pedal! maybe the next on my board

  845. Jon Griffith says:

    It’s absolutely stunning!

  846. John Baum says:

    Everything Chase Bliss makes is cool and inspiring.

  847. Seth Okrend says:

    I’ll take it!

  848. Mike Freed says:

    Awesome review of a killer pedal. Kind of a combination user’s guide, owners manual and love letter to another outstanding Chase Bliss creation.

  849. I want a Spectre, bad. These things are amazing!

  850. Aaron Rusch says:

    Beautiful, Chase Bliss makes amazing pedals.

  851. Shaefer Weleschuk says:

    This pedal, to me, seems like the epitome of complete customization. There are so many changeable parameters, which would at first seem overwhelming, but once understood, you’d be glad to have them. I simply wonder how they managed to stuff it all into that box! Definitely a pedal I’d like to add to my board.

  852. Like this more than the phaser

  853. Michael Canela II says:

    I want it

  854. Paul Robertson says:

    Chase Bliss stuff always wows me and this is no exception. It’s just a damn shame I can never afford it :,(

  855. This looks so cool.

  856. Dying for one of these.

  857. Jacek Czaj says:

    Spectrecular!

  858. Mike Stevenson says:

    Chase Bliss pedals are works of art

  859. Chase Bliss has been making beautiful innovative boutique pedals for a few years now. I can’t to pick my first Chase Bliss up someday. The Audio Spectre would be a great introduction to the company.

  860. Darren Schenkel says:

    VERY COOL!!

  861. Guilherme Rech says:

    Sounds awesome!

  862. Joel Korte is killing it. Such an inspiring pedal maker and by all accounts a sound dude. I wanna be like him when I grow up.

  863. Damn that sounds so good, i need that on my board :)

  864. Parnell Fredrickson says:

    Looks like a true contender

  865. Steven Marr says:

    I’m so stoked about the new Chase Bliss pedals… The Spectre looks like an amazing new addition to the family! I’d love to add it to my board and love it long time :D

  866. Caleb Martin says:

    So many options, but most importantly, it sounds amazing…

  867. Greg Moss says:

    Just incredible what Joel is able to squeeze into these boxes! The man is a surgeon.

  868. So many knobs and switches! Need!!

  869. Really awesome product yet again from Joel. The wombtone has been such a pleasant surprise on my board seeing how I was never a modulation person but now I’m hooked and really hope to get my hands on the spectre!

  870. Rob Stein says:

    Not normally big on flangers, this one will change that!

  871. I need me a new flange!

  872. ron grande says:

    I do like my manufacturer to make some decisions for me to dial in tone easy – but this is a tweakers delight!

  873. Travis Foetcher says:

    Chase Bliss Audio is one of the best companies around right now, and they keep putting out incredible pedals. The spectre is a prime example of what they can do with the format of a regular pedal, like a flanger. There are so many options I wouldn’t know where to start. It is such a musical pedal and there are so many options for tones and sounds in that box. It’s by far my favorite flanger on the market.

  874. These Chase Bliss pedals just make me drool, all of them are on my wish list.

  875. What a beautiful pedal! Love your reviews.

  876. Um I produce music as sp3ct3rs and this would be perfect… Spectres for sp3ct3rs

  877. Arya Chowdhury says:

    As usual, Joel and crew have put together what looks like a beast of a pedal. I love that I can collaborate with the digital brain that controls the analogue heart, as two heads are better than one, at least proverbially.

  878. These Chase Bliss pedals are far to amazing.

  879. Looks awesome!

  880. Yes ! Yes ! Great review such a beautiful sound. Want one

  881. Christian says:

    TZ Flanging, sounds great, looks killer and i absolutely LOVE the name and graphical styling of “Spectre”! I’d use it and abuse in totally dirty (and maybe naughty) ways, should i be the lucky one to win this marvelous piece of flanging goodness! Cheers all!

  882. David Krauss says:

    I like that it has the tap tempo feature.

  883. Ron Olszewski says:

    Man does this thing sound good! Love it!

  884. Ethan jasinski says:

    What a crazy pedal. I want one!

  885. Great review. This flanger may be a great addition to my holeyboard :)

  886. THru Zero Flange AND a PLETHORA of other options — MUST HAVE THIS!!!

  887. Dennis Meyer says:

    I got the Warped Vinyl mk1 and it’s an incredible FX. The Spectre is a must have for me, really loved the demos I watched!!!

  888. Ramón Graos says:

    Thank you !!!

  889. Looks like a pedal James Bond wants to play.

  890. Wow, that flanger just rocked my world! Such amazing control over sound and the quality… Now I know what to live for.

  891. The possibilities are pratically limitless. A friends of mine has a complete midi setup with this and the other Chase Bliss pedals and it’s tone heaven.

  892. I would love to own this pedal. It’s great to have so much control about your effects!

  893. Harry Kane says:

    This is amazing

  894. Jeff Sommers says:

    I’d love to see one of these in person!

  895. Andrew Willson says:

    Joel’s designs are always tasteful but rad. But what I most like is that he only produces top quality effects and he gives us such a great degree of control in an analog pedal. It’s been said, but it’s simply unprecedented. And “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” is probably my favorite song with highly recognizable flanger.

  896. i want this to destroy my parents, and help me win the love of sweet sweet Amber Jean.

  897. steven3030 says:

    Chase Bliss have really changed the game and have made what promises to be another tunnel of endless inspiration.

  898. I would love to own this pedal. I think it’s great to have so much control about your effects!

  899. Sweet pedal, let’s flang away!

  900. Sweet pedal, let’s flang away!

  901. Dem knobs bruh. Purple and shiny

  902. yeah, this feels right.

  903. Chase Bliss never fails to disappoint, the amount of customization looks ridiculous. I want this to replace my old purple Boss flanger!

  904. Charlie A. says:

    This pedal has been really intriguing.

  905. Peter Homoki says:

    nice pedal

  906. this pedal looks nice

  907. Yes please!!

  908. Well, now I need one. Great.

  909. Vince Ives says:

    Even when I know I won’t be able to afford them, I end up watching every Chase Bliss demo and reading every interview with Joel. I can’t wait to see what he does now he’s finally done the delay people have been pestering him for!

  910. Christophe RC says:

    I never wanted a flanger before …. but this pedal is quite an exception!

  911. Christophe RC says:

    I never was tempted by a flanger, but this one is the exception!

  912. Gabe Tonestoy says:

    Well, I’ve never really wanted a flanger . . . before now! Ha ha. But what an incredible pedal.

  913. William Craver says:

    Wow, this thing is everything I’d want in a flanger. Could think of so many fun uses for this thing!

  914. Harry Kane says:

    Is purple the color of flange? I’d say yes. Yes it is.

  915. I won’t lie, it has been about 15 years since I last used a flanger on the reg, but this beast would bring me back to the fold with no reservations.

  916. T Putnam Hill says:

    perfect for some sci-fi guitar abstraction

  917. This sounds like a flanger from Outer Space.

  918. Puts the flan in flange.

  919. Man, Chase Bliss just puts out pure gold. This thing sounds totally nutty! Hopefully one day I can test it out with some delay and fuzz and blow my ears out.

  920. Peter Teipe says:

    This looks like a flanger to rule them all! I would love to add it to my board!

  921. Was never a fan of the flange until I heard this!

  922. Sebastian says:

    Cool flanger. It would be fun to use it .

  923. Seriously cool flanger. Never thought I’d actually want a flanger on my board, but this one is doing it for me.

  924. Randyanto says:

    Really compact, unfortunately I’ve never got a chance to try it. Hope I can put it on my pedalboard someday :)

  925. ANTONIO TORRES says:

    Chase Bliss is simply the best, am just waiting for the new Tone Recall to come out

  926. I would love to win it!!

  927. Matt Collins says:

    The sheer amount of variety on this thing is staggering!

  928. Javi Metal says:

    I want it on my pedalboard! :P

  929. Great pedal! Muñon from Spain!

  930. MArio Garza says:

    I can dig it!

  931. Manuel J. Gallardo Montadas says:

    Me encantaria tenerlo en mi pedalera

  932. Eero Lähteenmäki says:

    Chase Bliss truly makes the most tweakable and awesome pedals, like the Spectre!

  933. Miguel Ortiz says:

    very good, muñon from spain

  934. Alfonso Garcia says:

    It amazes me how much options and nuances a pedal could have. Great for Chase Bliss.

  935. Chase Bliss does it again, a tweaker’s dream. So many options, but they are all ultimately usable and inspiring… and flange is such a great playground for experimentation. I love everything I’ve heard from the Spectre, would be amazing to own one.

  936. Fabian Hiller says:

    I love that Pedal, also a great Design:D

  937. Carlos M. Gómez-Escalonilla says:

    A great pedal.

  938. Very options

  939. Super-flanger!!

  940. WOwwwwww!!!

    Great trash Sound. To conenct my bass…. Brutal SOUND!!!!!

  941. Looks Awesome!

  942. Just what I always wanted!!

  943. Sarvasaha says:

    Have been looking for a great flanger for a while. This sounds very promising.

  944. Manuel Cordero Rodriguez says:

    A flange is a very particular effect, and this is a unit very special. Is a great pedal

  945. This looks like a dream flanger. The amount of control seems unprecedented. Brilliant job Chase!!!!

  946. Love everything that’s Chase Bliss Audio puts out! Hope I win this lovely pedal!

  947. Love everything that’s Chase Bliss Audio puts out! Hope I win this lovely pedal!

  948. jose antonio castro says:

    Great pedal,High quality of sound….Thanks

  949. Sounds like a very controllable flange!

  950. Peter Mahoney says:

    Sounds like Chase Bliss Audio has put the ‘F’ in Flange !

  951. Pipe Dream….Just a amazing pedal. Unreal sound and 128 presets and Mídi compability? Yeah…this is a one of a kind effect. Joel is a genius.

  952. Can Chase Bliss do no wrong?

  953. Thanks a lots!!

  954. Michael Perkins says:

    Nice One! One of the few items I do not have in my setup.

  955. My flanger sucks, I need one of these

  956. Erik culp says:

    They make awesome pedals

  957. Looks friggin awesome

  958. What a cool pedal, i need this one.

  959. I hope I have a ghost of a chance to win:)

  960. Carlos Cervelló says:

    Awesome flanger, chorus and vibrato all-in-one pedal. I want it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  961. So many knobs/switches/options. Must have!

  962. Fran Prado says:

    Great pedal. Maybe the next on my pedalboard

  963. I hate flanger pedal. Jet plain boring stuff. But this thing is completely another beast. Outstanding.

  964. jose araujo says:

    ‘t’will be mine!

  965. Brent Stewart says:

    It is great to hear a flanger that has so many great sounds, and tonal flexibility. Outstanding pedal!

  966. Raul Navarro says:

    Awesome pedal! High quality of sound

  967. Angel Tejon says:

    I really need this pedal ,so badly!!…Hope to win it!

  968. Angel Tejon says:

    I really want this pedal so badly!..Hope to win it!

  969. Angel Tejon says:

    I really need this pedal !….hope to win it!

  970. I can’t wait to hear how it sounds on bass

  971. This pedal is awesome, thanks for the review

  972. This pedal is awesome, thanks for the review

  973. What a fantastic and in depth review of what promises to be a great pedal!

  974. Desmond Reddick says:

    Whoa…that is an intense flanger.

  975. Desmond Reddick says:

    Whoa. That is an intense flanger.