Whattsa Good Flanger?

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  1. guitarboy

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    any recommendations?
     
  2. Unburst

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    ADA, original or reissue.
     
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    +1 - super versatile too, excellent Leslie tones...
     
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    There are two versions of the original ADA flanger. The very early ones are powered by an 18VDC wall wart and are designed around the Reticon SAD1024 BBD chip. This unit is capable of more intense flanging effects than the later design.

    Sometime aroung 1980, ADA revised the design - using Panasonic MN3010 BBD chip, and internal power supply (AC cord is permanently attached). Better sound quality as compared to the earlier design.

    The two versions sound VERY different.
     
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    Cool! Thanks for the replies, guys... I'll check 'em out!
     
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    I always thought the 2nd version and subsequent reissue were pretty extreme - man, those first units must be insane...
     
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    I bought the second version of the ADA new in '82, it was a heck of an effect. The EH Deluxe Electric Mistress produces many of the same sounds as the ADA. The EH is not true bypass, but it can be converted pretty easily.
     
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    Check out the Maxon FL9, it is one of my favorites. THe ADA is good too, but uses up alot of pedalboard space, if you are not going to be using it for the extreme stuff then you will be better off with the Maxon. I am waiting on the release of the Line 6 tone Core Liqua-flange, so that may be my next number 1.

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    i got one already from an ebay dealer (line6), soyou CAN get them now. you're gonna freak!!!


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    What type of sound are you after?

    Original MXR melts with your guitar sound very well.
    Ibanez FL9
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    I have one of the early ones, it can get crazy if you want it to but it sounds great at subtler settings too.
     
  12. mickey69

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    I love my original MXR. Also Mistress sounds good too. If you have the $$, check out the Foxrox. It's the only one that sounds like tape flange to me.
     
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    Thanks for all the input! I had a Electric MIstress that sounded good... but, alas, was loaned to a buddy and was lost forever...
    I liked the sound of that one, but it's been so long since I owned one that I wanted some info one some others options out there...
    I'm looking for a rich flange sound.... something that is not
    too overpowering, but still rich...
     
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    Foxrox's paradox tzf always looked pretty damn cool.
     
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    The TZF sounds like true tape flanging. It's in a league all its own.
     
  16. Jumblefingers

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    The A/DA's sounded great. The sweep ratio was something like 30/1 and it was the ONLY flanger that came close to that real tape flange and was amzingly versatile. The later ones with the internal power had better high end reponse as well (had both in a studio) and you could control them with a pedal or control voltage from a synth.

    The Paradox looks like it is an class all by itself in terms of sound/flexibility based on the clips. They make GREAT products!
     

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