I need a simple analog Flanger

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  1. james...

    james... Member

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    What's the best analog flange for basic sounds? I don't need any crazy bells or whistles. Just the standard flange tones. In other words, I don't need an HBE Frostbite. That's just overkill.

    I'm really going for sound quality here. Not variety.
     
  2. MoPho

    MoPho International Man of Leisure Silver Supporting Member

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    Maxon FL-9. Small footprint and fits the bill for me.
     
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  3. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    My fav flangers are the old ADA, EH Electric Mistress and the AC powered MXR...

    FWIW, I have owned one original ADA, 2 different MXR and lord knows how many of the EH's...i've sold them all off except one of the EH units.

    It's got a great sound, it's very easy to dial in and even with only a few controls it will produce a lot of different sounds.
     
  4. james...

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    A tad pricey but I guess that's the price of good tone?
     
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    VA_siCkBoy Silver Supporting Member

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    Try and find an original Ibanez FL9 from the 80's.
     
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    Arion SFL-1 Stereo Flanger ! It's is one of the best i've heard for the money on the used market ! Can also simulate leslie sounds from it also.
     
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    Not easy to find, but MXR Micro Flanger is where its at!
     
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    Bingo. I have the Maxon FL9, the Choralflange and a Boss BF3 as well as whatever 2 are in the Line6 MM4.

    FL9 is the one.

    Now saying that I tried a Homebrew Frostbite at a local shop and it blew away my Maxon. I have one on order as we speak.

    The Frostbite really does that sound "Folding into itself thing" so well. Go to the Proguitarshop demos to hear all of them!!!!

    http://proguitarshop.com/store/flanger-pedals-c-110/homebrew-electronics-frost-bite-flanger-p-487

    http://proguitarshop.com/store/flan...dals-c-110_223/maxon-fl-9-flanger-pedal-p-363




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  9. Windup 43

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    +1 this is the one to get.
     
  10. MoPho

    MoPho International Man of Leisure Silver Supporting Member

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    I got mine for $140. It took a lot of patience and a seller who was clearing out after he went the M9/M13 route. As someone else suggested, find a vintage Ibanez (made by Maxon) FL-9.
     
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    i have a few of the old Ibanez (Maxon) FL9 flangers. and a few of the vintage MXR flangers. the 117 and the Micro Flanger.

    the Ibanez/Maxon uses the Panasonic ic chips and the MXR uses Reticon.

    they are both awesome. which ever one you chose you would be cool with.

    analog Flangers are the best ever made.
     
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    Ibanez FL99, if you can find one for a decent price. I did, but have seen them go upwards of $250 too.

    Tony
     
  13. buddachile

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    I'd love to get a MXR flanger one day. I have an Electric Mistress Deluxe which is it's own thing and sounds real nice and an Onerr HF-1 which sounds pretty darn good. I got the Onerr through Amazon (here) for under $40 plus shipping.
     
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    +1 BF-2
    Just get a used BF-2... simple to use... warm souding. Not over the top (like A/DA), but can get you some MXR/EHX Mistress tones. I've been using mine for years, and never had a problem... :aok
     
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    or a reissued 9v maxon fl-301. can't go wrong with 3-knobs.

    my other guitarist own a maxon fl-9 and the fl-301 and i very much preferred the 301 for its less metallic and sweeter tone.

    maybe its just me since i prefer a phase 45 to a 90. imo, less intense modulation makes things more musical.
     
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    As a self-confessed Flange-aholic, I would suggest that you get the Hartman Analog Flanger. It really is everything that it is reported to be, plus you can adjust it to your own personal flange flavor with the internal trimmer. And Theo rocks, plain & simple. My second vote would be for the MXR Micro Flange. I wish that I'd never sold my MXR Micro Chorus and will not repeat the error with the Flange. Now, if Maxon would add the FL-303 to the Vintage Series, it might be another contender...
     
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    Get an old red mains powered Ross Flanger and thank me later.. :aok
     

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