Best psychedelic effect

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Best effect?

sitar
0
No votes
panning
1
17%
phasing
2
33%
loops
0
No votes
theremin
1
17%
extreme reverb
1
17%
backwards tapes
1
17%
montages
0
No votes
electronic instruments and keyboards
0
No votes
other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 6

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GoogaMooga
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Best psychedelic effect

Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Dec 2020, 02:00

Following up on my Lord Sitar thread, I'd like to try and list the best psychedelic effects, the hallmarks of that mid-sixties fad:

sitar
panning
phasing
loops
theremin
extreme reverb
backwards tapes
montages
electronic instruments and keyboards
other

What do you consider to be the single most important innovation, the best effect?

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Re: Best psychedelic effect

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Dec 2020, 02:39

I like psych guitar: long, jamming solos, wah wah, fuzz, etc.
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Re: Best psychedelic effect

Postby slightbreeze » 28 Dec 2020, 08:46

Love "phasing" eg "Rainbow chaser", "Lazy Sunday". Seems to be a very "British" effect, though.

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Re: Best psychedelic effect

Postby never/ever » 28 Dec 2020, 09:05

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Re: Best psychedelic effect

Postby pcqgod » 30 Dec 2020, 03:58

I'm a big fan of phasing. You can do a lot with backwards tapes, though. Hard to decide. Also, if sitar and theremin can be considered "psychedelic effects," why not fuzz and feedback?
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Re: Best psychedelic effect

Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Dec 2020, 04:52

pcqgod wrote: why not fuzz and feedback?


They predate psych, think of Link Wray et al - but admittedly featured prominently in psych, so they should have been included. They will have to fall under "other" for now.
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