The MXR M 117T Flanger Pedal for Guitar is one that you will want the moment you try it out. If you are after a flange pedal, I would say that you can just buy this one on the internet without even trying it out. The pedal's analog modeling offers a tone that is as pure as heaven. Manual, Width, Speed and Regen allow you to interact with playful tones dedicated to expanding the shores of your guitar wash.
You can control the waves with Width. You can make them extremely long and exaggerated or short and punchy. Speed will increase or decrease the velocity at which each wave passes. Regen will act as the effect intensity control. Manual provides a balance for the effect on your signal. Use this to create the ideal mix of flanged wetness with bare dryness.
I think what you will notice about this pedal is that it is silent. So many flange units can cause a hissing noise from you amplifier. In that hissing noise, you will actually hear the wavering flange. For extremely soft parts in dynamic changes, you cannot have a device that does this. It blows your cover. It negates from the work you put in to playing quietly and cautiously.
So many companies are producing effects pedals that are just over the top. When you have devices that have 50 different capabilities and features, it can be great. One thing to pay close attention to, however, is the integrity of each individual effect. There is a special craft in making a pedal sound as good as it can possibly sound. There is merit in having a pedal with crazy capabilities but it should not outweigh the fact that the effects need to resound with conviction. MXR is creating some of the coolest effects on the market and I continue to be amazed at how much clearer they sound than others that make the same bold promises.
Rather than being solely digitized and having a setting that is supposed to sound like analog, MXR takes the high road. Most of their pedals are constructed in full analog for the purest tone possible. It may seem like this is not a big deal. The difference is immense. Picture the difference in quality between a solid state peavey head and a Sunn Model T tube head. The same proportion applies in the balance between digital and analog pedals. Some people might not care. Though once you understand the magnitude of analog effects, you will never be able to have complacence in most digital versions.
The MXR Micro Flanger is a powerful pedal and more compact that any others like it. Due to the awesome, intelligent design, this tiny pedal can fit in any space on your board and provide earthy tones to liven up any part of your songs. The pedal has two knobs for Rate and Regen. Rate will allow you to designate a speed for your flange waves to reappear. Regen will handle the intensity of the effect on your signal.
This pedal has the standard single input and output on either side. It can be powered by an adapter to avoid spending a fortune on 9 volt batteries. The pedal has an LED indicator light to keep you aware of the position the pedal is in. With true bypass, your rig will never lose an ounce of juice because it is impossible for this pedal to detract from it.
A brilliantly tiny, wonderfully affordable, shimmering example of what pedals these days should be trying to replicate!
At $170, it may seem like a pricey investment. Compared to a lot of other flange, this actually is a little steep. I advise you checking on Harmony Central and finding other user reviews. So many folks are boasting about their MXR flanger exceeding ten years of age and still running with strength!