Re: Prince - *As someone who only had a passing interest in Prince during his lifetime, I've really enjoyed discovering more about him as people look back.* One of thos...
This series of effects produces a gated guitar rhythm triggered by a drum loop.
The guitar output is divided with two chains triggered by the kick drum, one an octave lower and one through a bright reverb. Another chain is triggered by the snare and hi-hat and runs through an Electro Harmonix Ring Thing, using a ring modulator on a delayed signal.
You can hear this set-up in the tune Blue Moon below, along with a few effects added in post-production.
Blue Moon by bassling