Sweet Minger TonePrint by Mark King

The 'Sweet Minger' TonePrint for the Vortex Flanger produces a sweeping flange sound with a twist of chorus that sweetens up the overall tone. It is aimed to be a subtle tone that does not overpower the end result of what is being played.


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TC met up with the legendary Mark King during his show in Copenhagen to get his take on creating an inspiring TonePrint for the Vortex Flanger pedal.

King is known as a bassist who is not afraid to use effects in his songs and has in fact had a long relationship with TC Electronic gear as the mainstay of his effects rig since 1987. He still uses the TC 2290 due to its fantastic and rugged quality, which, according to King, has never let him down. In addition to the 2290, he also uses the G-Major and G-Minor foot pedals to fine tune his very percussive playing style.

“An effect is an effect; you use it to enhance something that you’re doing at the time,” King said as he told us a little about how he used effects and their significance to his playing style. As this suggests, King was looking for an effect that would add a boost but not dominate the sound that he created. With this in mind a standard flanging tone was created that added a delicate chorus to the tone, which King referred to as a “little sweep”; a sound that he felt was beautiful. “It is nice and subtle and doesn’t kill your tone,” he said as we rounded up the session.

‘Sweet Minger’ was the name that first sprang to King’s mind when given the opportunity to name his smooth new creation.

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