MXR Micro Flanger – M152
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Based on the benchmark sounds of the MXR M117 Flanger, the MXR Micro Flanger features many of the same flanging effects of its big brother, but in a smaller and more convenient size. Originally released in the 80's, this faithful recreation features the same two critical controls—a Speed knob to control the rate of cycling and a Regeneration knob to manage the overall intensity—and stays true to its 100% analog bucket brigade technology for the ultimate in warm and organic tone. The Micro Flanger has been updated with a true bypass switch so you don't lose any tone during bypass. Go from jet plane like sweeps to cool outer space type effects with the MXR Micro Flanger.
- True bypass with LED
- Rate knob
- Regeneration knob
- Footswitch for on/bypass
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Based on 9 Reviews and 44 Ratings
Solid, subtle flanger
This is a very subtle flanger. The range of the Regen knob goes from a faint effect to a restrained and tasteful, chorus-like sweep, but it doesn't produce anything like the swooshing jet plane effects that you may know from other flangers. As you'd expect from a full analog effect, the sound is warm and organic, and as you'd expect from a MXR pedal, it's built like a tank and surprisingly heavy.
The main caveat here is that it is a bit lacking in versatility. It really has just one kind of flanging sound, and that sound is gorgeous, but if you want a bit of variety, you're stuck. Othet two-knob flangers like the EHX Neo Mistress offer a much greater tonal palette (albeit at the price of more noise - the MXR Micro Flanger is dead quiet).
Buy if you want warm, tasteful, subtle flanging without noise or hiss. Don't buy if you want a wide variety of flanging sounds or jet plane effects.
From Gear Setup:
I think this is my favorite flanger pedal, and probably my favorite modulation pedal, too. Unlike many other flanger pedals, that let you control a variety of features, this one lets you just dial the right amount of feedback and the rate of the effect. This could be a limitation but it is actually great because that pedal is perfect te way it is. The Depth is preset so that even if you set the feedback at 0, you will hear modulations. Then your pedal will sound more like a chorus than a flange. So basically, if you like that sound, I don't think you really need to have a chorus. This is the way I use it the most. I set "regen" relatively low and then I set "rate" wherever I want, depending on the kind of watery effect I want to obtain (my personal preference is for relatively slow chorus/flange but if you like leslie, that pedal does it pretty well). That being said if you want to push "regen" higher, you'll never get into cheesy 80s territory (instead you'll get some nice tone reminiscent of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun). So basically, whether you like Heart's Barracuda, The Cure's A Forest or The Police's Driven to Tears, that pedal will give you that, with warmth and without excess. It's as quiet as possible for an analog flanger and it does not color your sound, except for some slight volume boost which I find more welcome than annoying. To me, it's the flanger to end all flangers. Unless you're looking for some very excessive effect, like Electro-Harmonix or more recent developers can do, look no further. That's the perfect pedal to nail that classic sound.
From Gear Setup:
It makes my guitar whoosh like a jet airliner, and can even kind-of pass for a poor man's univibe if you turn the rate up and the regen down. It's a great less-is-more pedal.
From Gear Setup:
The king of flanger for the price.
Two knobs, infinite options. Frankly, flanger is flanger, do you need 16 knobs? Hell no. This box is a solid piece of gear that everyone should try at least once in life. Full analog, really responsive and dynamic. MXR is the best for the bucks.
Lush, lush, lush!!
I had lots of choruses and flangers, both digital and analogs. This little buddy seems to be the best option, since it can simulate chorus and even phaser sound. Sounds very natural on cleans and dirts, too. Also does not take lots of space in your board, can be found cheap (used of course), too. If you are looking for quality flanger that will nail your tone then get the Micro Flanger.