Flanger Recommedations?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by b-strung, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. b-strung

    b-strung Member

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    So I have a 70's MXR flanger. Sounds amazing, but the thing just creates a hum in my rig. I am thinking I should but a looper in my chain to take it out or get a new flanger. Are there any recommendations on something sounds just as good? I am thinking Choralflange, new mxr, or ????
     
  2. brianf

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    I have a Choralflange, Maxon FL9, Rocktron Hypnoflange and Boss BF3.

    My least favorite is the Choralflange and this is from someone who has almost the entire Fulltone lineup and is a big fan. Limited range of effect to my ears.

    The Flanger that has the widest range of effect is the Rocktron.

    My favorite by far is the Maxon FL9. There are lots of good samples on Youtube. The Maxon is easy to dial in and is very quiet.


    brianf
     
  3. jgyn

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    I like the Boss HF-2 High Band Flanger.
     
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    mxr 117 - small footprint and an unmistakable flanging sound...
     
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    The Chicago Iron pedal flanger, while quite pricey, sounds amazing, as does the FoxRox TZF (not made any more) and even the standard EHX Electric Mistress! Oh, also, yes, the MXR EVH flanger is great!
     
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    My first choice is still the (Deluxe)Electric Mistress, but the Maxon/Ibanez FL9 is a good one too.
     
  7. malabarmusic

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    Fix the hum!

    I have two old M-117s, and IMO nothing else sounds as good -- but they can hum. Here's the deal ...

    The old MXRs have a 3-prong power cord, which can cause a ground loop. Use one of those 3->2 prong adapters and don't connect the ground tab. As long as your amp is properly grounded through a 3-prong plug connected to the wall outlet, you should be safe and silent.

    - DB
     
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    Just picked up an Ibanez FL-9 today!
     
  10. b-strung

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    I will try this. Thanks.
     

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