The classic analog Flanger. An array of critically notched and tuned filters gracefully sweep the sound spectrum, creating shimmering, ethereal passages that are truly out of this world. Exclusive Filter Matrix mode disengages the automatic sweep,...
J. Mascis talks about his Deluxe Mistress Pedal at 12:05 in this video interview. “The old ones definitely sound better to me than the newer ones and that was one of the first effects I got when I started playing. I got the Deluxe Big Muff and then I got the Electric Mistress, so I've used that. Those were my, maybe, first two effects I'd be using.”more
The classic analog Flanger. An array of critically notched and tuned filters gracefully sweep the sound spectrum, creating shimmering, ethereal passages that are truly out of this world. Exclusive Filter Matrix mode disengages the automatic sweep, allowing manual positioning of the filter bank to achieve chime-like metallic tones and other unique effects.
This pedal isn't very user-friendly: no LED, not true bypass, gigantic footprint. But it sounds so damn good, you won't give a shit about any of that, believe me. You can't say you have a complete '70s, classic-rock sound if you don't have some version of the EHX Electric Mistress on your board. You can feel this pedal right in your chest! Whoosh!
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What a gem. I'm not a "flange connoisseur" but I really dig it. Can be subtle or completely insane & self oscillate if ya wanna. It's a criminally under used part of my pedal collection. I just plugged it in for the 1st time in years before I wrote this review. Another thing that makes Equipboard awesome. I end up revisiting the piles of gear I don't use regularly & they get dusted off. Psyched. I wanna grab my Boss Digital Dimension DC-3 chorus & get all The Cure early stuffs with it. Fun.
I have borrowed it from my friend for a few days and I must say - this thing sounds huge. It's an old, 80's version. Of course it's hella huge, it's not true bypass, it doesn't have led, it makes some noticeable noise, blah blah blah... Trust me, once you plug it in and start playing thru it, you forget about all its' imperfections. I felt like I could just close my eyes and set every knob to random position and it would sound lovely. Couldn't stop playing The Police and Cure thru it :D It also worked very well with early Smashing Pumpkins stuff - Rhinoceros, Hummer, Starla - shivers!