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SF10 SW EL L FLA NG ER The SF10 Swell Flanger is one of the best of the 10 Series pedals. No one knows why this model was dubbed the Swell Flanger, but my guess is that it has something to do with it being such a swell flanger. Seriously though, its circuitry, control set, and overall behavior bears quite a bit of resemblance to Ibanez’s other, more famous, flangers, the classic FL9 and the somewhat lesser-known FLL. Both of these fine old analog BBD modulators are known for their rich tones and versatility, including the ability to conjure everything from glassy, chorus-like undulations to warm jet- plane swoosh. The SF10 shares all of these traits. It features controls for Speed, Regenerations, Width, and Delay Time, and offers quite a bit of variation in tone, from subtle to over-the- top. It also has a handsome enclosure painted in instantly recognizable “vintage Japanese flanger yellow.” The SF10 can be had from the usual auction sites for between 50 and 70 dollars if you play your cards right. “. . . KNOWN FOR THEIR RICH TONES AND VERSATILITY . . .” 15