Rory Gallagher’s Boss BF-2 Flanger
According to a 1989 interview, Rory liked to use flangers over chorus pedals. At that particular point of time, he was using the Boss BF-2.
I don’t use chorus – I prefer flanging (I use the BF-2).Rory Gallagher A Question of Taste
There’s also a quote from him from the early 90s on the subject of flanger versus chorus, which is a bit confusing. Depending on how you read the sentence below, he either used flanger regularly and a chorus sparingly, or he used flanger sparingly, and chorus not at all.
I’ve got a Boss flanger, as opposed to a chorus, which I use sparingly, I use that only in “Shadow Play” and “Moon Child,” and one other song.Guitar for the practicing musician, August 1991 issue.
However, “Shadow Play” and “Moon Child” both sound more like a flanger, and based on other quotes, it seems that he was indeed talking about a BF-2.
My last bit of equipment is a Boss Flanger, used very rarely to pad things out in a couple of places.RAW Magazine November 1988
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Listening to Rory at the ’82 Rockplast gig there is heavy flanger on Shadowplay, Bad Penny, and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlEfyMoR49M