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Can you tell me about this MXR flanger?
Old 18th February 2011
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Can you tell me about this MXR flanger?

Forgive me for my guitar pedal ignorance, I'm mostly a synth guy.

I was just cleaning out some old boxes and I dug up this MXR pedal which somebody gave to me a long time ago. I did some quick googling and found out that there's a few different versions of this, but I'm not sure which one I have. I am wondering if somebody could tell me which version I have. The AC cord is directly connected to the back of the unit.

I snapped a quick photo of mine.

Old 18th February 2011
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Other than they sound brilliant?

The sister MXR Phase pedal, is the infamous Eddie Van Halen pedal, of which he used on so many tracks to scope that lush guitar tone, songs like Aint Talkin Bout Love feature it heavily.
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Other than they sound brilliant?

The sister MXR Phase pedal, is the infamous Eddie Van Halen pedal, of which he used on so many tracks to scope that lush guitar tone, songs like Aint Talkin Bout Love feature it heavily.
Yes, in my googling efforts about MXR, Eddie Van Halen was mentioned quite a bit.

I was mainly wondering if the one that I have is a vintage, original one, or if it's one of the newer ones. It's been in a box for ten years, and I've never even tried it once. Maybe I should. heh
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Yes, in my googling efforts about MXR, Eddie Van Halen was mentioned quite a bit.

I was mainly wondering if the one that I have is a vintage, original one, or if it's one of the newer ones. It's been in a box for ten years, and I've never even tried it once. Maybe I should. heh
It looks vintage.

The newer ones are brightly coloured, look tidier and nowhere near as lush sounding!
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It looks vintage.

The newer ones are brightly coloured, look tidier and nowhere near as lush sounding!
Great, thanks for your reply.

Old 18th February 2011
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I've got one of those that I bought new in the 70's, and I love it! The new ones have an LED on them, and they're 18 volt, (2-9vt or an adapter). New ones are OK, but these oldies are LUSH.
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When that pedal was new the list price was , in England, some £220, to put that into context, a Les Paul cost £375 new, back then, a Marshall 100 watt head, just over £100.
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EVH used this pedal on "And the cradle will rock" on "Women and children first", between a Wurlitzer piano and his Marshall amp.
Old 4th March 2011
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As you say, there were several versions, however figuring out the date shouldn't be too hard. Pop off the bottom and read the codes off the pots (there should be a 7 digit number with the first 3 being the brand code and the last 4 the year and week of manufacture). These are good sounding flangers, although, on a slow sweep, at the bottom there's a little kick up (it's not a smooth sine wave) that I don't find appealing, so I sold mine and I'm very happy with my Foxrox TZF. No question, though, that it's a classic sound and worth a bit as vintage.
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