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Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Controls: Rate, Flanger Depth, Chorus Depth.
  • 1/4" input and output
  • DC power input for battery replacement.
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    $157.41
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Get those Jimi sounds.

Use the Electro-Harmonix Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger Pedal to generate the slithering, panoramic textures of "Axis Bold As Love." Manually flange or freeze your sound in Filter Matrix mode. Chorus and Flanger work together seamlessly for unique stereo modulations. The Electric Mistress pedal is colorful and seductive!

Features

  • Controls: Rate, Flanger Depth, Chorus Depth.
  • 1/4" input and output
  • DC power input for battery replacement.
  • LED indicates whether effect is engaged or bypassed.
 

XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Use only the 9.6VDC/200mA AC adapter the Stereo Electric Mistress comes
  • supplied with. Do not use any other AC adapters. Using other AC adapters, even those made by Electro-Harmonix, could cause harm to the unit, the adapter or you. The Stereo Electric Mistress does not use batteries.
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Electro-HarmonixXO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is an awesome sounding flanger!!!!!

I could use a little more control, stereo ins, and a quieter switching mechanism, but the sounds this pedal puts out of the speakers are just mind blowing. The modulations have a...Read complete review

I could use a little more control, stereo ins, and a quieter switching mechanism, but the sounds this pedal puts out of the speakers are just mind blowing. The modulations have a liquid shimmer and slither that I have not found on any of the above mentioned competition. In stereo, the two sides swell and slush into each other seamlessly and hypnotically. It's truly sweet.
The Electric Mistress Flanger has long been on the wishlist of many a gear hound. This updated version has stereo outs (but a mono in) and adds the popular "Clone" chorus circuit to the already watery, swooshy flanger and the two can be used together to create lush, trippy, stereo cascades.
This is a superb sounding pedal and if you add reverb and or delay, you have got some positivley halluciogenic soundscapes on your hands. There is no control knob for the feedback, but it's preset nicely. With the rate turned high, you can get a warbly, rotary wah sound, and you can experiment with the flanger and chorus depth knobs from there, going from thru zero jet flanging sounds all the way to "Andy Summers of The Police" chorus washes. The Filter Matrix mode is engaged by turning the rate knob below ten o'clock, and gives you a unique, frozen wah type of sound.
This flanger sounds better than the Boss Flanger, Line 6 Liqua Flange, MXR Flanger, and ADA Flanger, and I've tried them all personally. It's at its best and most sexy in stereo.
Tough, metal chassis as used on many other EHX pedals. It includes a power adapter, but a 1Spot powers it just fine. the switch is the metal "click" type, and while heavy duty, its not silent switching.
The pedal does not appear to be true bypass, but it didnt affect my tone at all being slapped in the middle of a 7 pedal chain.
This is a fair price....you are really getting 2 stereo effects in one pedal. Not bad.

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Cool sound but cheap and chinsy

I gave it a generous 3 overall. If they Weren't willing to fix my pedal they would of got a 1, but if you want a flanger I would look somewhere else. You...Read complete review

I gave it a generous 3 overall. If they Weren't willing to fix my pedal they would of got a 1, but if you want a flanger I would look somewhere else. You wouldn't want this cutting out on you in a live setting would you? Don't believe the hype about American made yada yada anyone else is crap stuff. Its all the same. Some outsourced products are good some are not. Some USA made stuff is good some are not.
3 buttons. cool how it has chorus and flanger mixed in one pedal. Wish it had a volume button because it kinda clips at times.
The quality of this pedal is complete crap. When I first picked it up it felt almost fake, but I looked past that and plugged it in using the supplied power source. Worked exactly 29 days and then the other day I turned it on and my amp sounded like it was going to explode with all the messed up noises it was making. So I turned it back off and it bypassed the signal and nothing. Everything was fine again. I turn the pedal on and all heck broke loose. Also note that I plugged this pedal in once and it did not move since it was plugged in so its impossible for it to of messed up a jack because neither the stereo or mono jacks work. As for the pedals sound itself, its alright, its a tone robber, which you shouldnt expect from such an expensive pedal. I'm starting to lose faith in my USA made guitar equipment. All these companies brag about not outsourcing and that their products are not chinsy but I've had more American made pedals and what not just go for no reason at all. Its sad, when all is said and done. If I could go back I would of went with some other company. Also note their warranty . You have to pay for return shipping! To and from plus insurance and confirmation. So you have to pay extra with insurance for them to fix their mistake and its only one year.
Nowhere worth it. Regarding the craftsmanship, whoevers putting their pedals together is slacking. Either that or they're cutting corners on quality parts to save money.

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4.0

Great sounding pedal and made in the US

By JamesWJ

from Michigan

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Made In The Usa
  • Simple Controls

Cons

  • No expression pedal

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
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  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

While the stereo Electric Mistress was always my first choice when I decided to get a flanger pedal it was still hard to decide between this and the Ibanez AF2 "airplane" flanger. (based on video demos the Ibanez could get virtually the same sounds but the maiin attraction to that pedal was the "Take-off" mode)

A late comer to my line-up of choices was the Hartman flanger. But, I learned that was based on the original analog (and mono) Electric Mistress. So it was easier to drop that one as a choice (though I liked that it had internal trem controls to further contour the sound).

However, no matter how many reviews and video demos I looked at for the others I kept coming back to the stereo Mistress. Largely because I am familiar with the quality of EHX pedals and also I knew it would get the particular sound I was after. Also it was less expensive than the others (especially after I had it price matched to another site).

First the good: This will get those nice "jet plane" swooshing sounds and has minimal countrols making it easier to dear with when trying to get your specific sound.

The bad: I wish it could be used with an expression pedal when using the :filter matrix" as you get the best effects from the filter matrix when scolling the knob through the full range of the effact. (this is also a complaint I have with the Ibanez flanger as the "Take-Off" mode would be more useful if you could sweep through the range of that pedal's speed control with an expression pedal).

In the end it was three things that helped me make my final decision; 1- I am familiar with the quality of Electro-Harmonix pedal and it's cool that they are made right here in the United States.
2-I like the idea that it is stereo which could be cool for recording
3- It was the least expensive of the pedals I was considering which went a long way in forming my decision since all of my choices could achieve the same basic sounds (with slight variations of course).

The bottom line is that this is a quality pedal that has good sounds.

The only reason I gave this 4 rather than 5 stars is that it would be nice to have the ability to sweep through the range of the Filter Matrix with an expression pedal. Otherwise this pedal is a 5.

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5.0

A Nice Pair

By Kevin

from Florida

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

It sounds best when combining the 2 effects together. Set the rate & adjust the Flange & Chorus until you get a sound you like. Split it between 2 small combos & it sounds huge. It takes just a small space on your board & packs a lot of sounds. If your into Andy Summers, it's a great pedal to own. Add a ping pong delay & U2 fans will enjoy it as well.
I guess a few more adjustable parameters would allow for more sounds, but part of it's appeal to me is that there are only 3 knobs in a small case with stereo output.
I have had it for several months now & I have no issues with the way it's made. The case is sturdy, the knobs & switch are solid.
I think EHX makes effects that are well packaged at a reasonable price. Pairing a Flanger & Chorus makes good sense. You can easily drop $300 on these two effects, but this is packaged in a simple 3 knob box with one switch. The stereo output sounds lush & full.

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4.0

Great tones, but double check power requirements

By Jon Wilson

from Southwest USA

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

With the chorus alone, it can get a very nice "Purple Rain" type sound. Adding in the flanger really brings in some more sparkle and dimension without adding noise, and this is nice for Andy Summers/Police kinds of sounds. The flanger sweep can cause some cheaper amps to distort slightly, so use with a high quality amp with a good amount of headroom. Power-wise, the EHX Electric Mistress is kind of hungry, and didn't work too well with my existing pedalboard power supply system which supplies 500mA total for all my pedals. Eventually I resorted to using the bundled power supply for the EHX Electric Mistress, but this is somewhat inconvenient.
The EHX Stereo Electric Mistress gets some really fantastic sounds. It's easy to use, and the stereo feature works great.
To be honest, it does not feel substantial. Put alongside my Fulltone and BOSS pedals, it is definitely quite a bit lighter. None of that matters as long as the critial internal parts are properly anchored and mounted so that they resist shock, so time will tell. The footswitch feels heavy-duty, and emits a solid mechanical "clack" when enabled and disabled, so be aware of this if you plan to use the pedal in a low-volume live situation.

Tone-wise, it sounds as good as anything else in its price range.
To get a perfect score, I would expect the pedal would need a more heavy duty feel, and a quieter footswitch.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Cool sound but cheap and chinsy

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

I gave it a generous 3 overall. If they Weren't willing to fix my pedal they would of got a 1, but if you want a flanger I would look somewhere else. You wouldn't want this cutting out on you in a live setting would you? Don't believe the hype about American made yada yada anyone else is crap stuff. Its all the same. Some outsourced products are good some are not. Some USA made stuff is good some are not.
3 buttons. cool how it has chorus and flanger mixed in one pedal. Wish it had a volume button because it kinda clips at times.
The quality of this pedal is complete crap. When I first picked it up it felt almost fake, but I looked past that and plugged it in using the supplied power source. Worked exactly 29 days and then the other day I turned it on and my amp sounded like it was going to explode with all the messed up noises it was making. So I turned it back off and it bypassed the signal and nothing. Everything was fine again. I turn the pedal on and all heck broke loose. Also note that I plugged this pedal in once and it did not move since it was plugged in so its impossible for it to of messed up a jack because neither the stereo or mono jacks work. As for the pedals sound itself, its alright, its a tone robber, which you shouldnt expect from such an expensive pedal. I'm starting to lose faith in my USA made guitar equipment. All these companies brag about not outsourcing and that their products are not chinsy but I've had more American made pedals and what not just go for no reason at all. Its sad, when all is said and done. If I could go back I would of went with some other company. Also note their warranty . You have to pay for return shipping! To and from plus insurance and confirmation. So you have to pay extra with insurance for them to fix their mistake and its only one year.
Nowhere worth it. Regarding the craftsmanship, whoevers putting their pedals together is slacking. Either that or they're cutting corners on quality parts to save money.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is an awesome sounding flanger!!!!!

By Bagouser

from metairie, LA

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

I could use a little more control, stereo ins, and a quieter switching mechanism, but the sounds this pedal puts out of the speakers are just mind blowing. The modulations have a liquid shimmer and slither that I have not found on any of the above mentioned competition. In stereo, the two sides swell and slush into each other seamlessly and hypnotically. It's truly sweet.
The Electric Mistress Flanger has long been on the wishlist of many a gear hound. This updated version has stereo outs (but a mono in) and adds the popular "Clone" chorus circuit to the already watery, swooshy flanger and the two can be used together to create lush, trippy, stereo cascades.
This is a superb sounding pedal and if you add reverb and or delay, you have got some positivley halluciogenic soundscapes on your hands. There is no control knob for the feedback, but it's preset nicely. With the rate turned high, you can get a warbly, rotary wah sound, and you can experiment with the flanger and chorus depth knobs from there, going from thru zero jet flanging sounds all the way to "Andy Summers of The Police" chorus washes. The Filter Matrix mode is engaged by turning the rate knob below ten o'clock, and gives you a unique, frozen wah type of sound.
This flanger sounds better than the Boss Flanger, Line 6 Liqua Flange, MXR Flanger, and ADA Flanger, and I've tried them all personally. It's at its best and most sexy in stereo.
Tough, metal chassis as used on many other EHX pedals. It includes a power adapter, but a 1Spot powers it just fine. the switch is the metal "click" type, and while heavy duty, its not silent switching.
The pedal does not appear to be true bypass, but it didnt affect my tone at all being slapped in the middle of a 7 pedal chain.
This is a fair price....you are really getting 2 stereo effects in one pedal. Not bad.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Heck Yeah

By Capn'Cola

from The South

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal is great. I was looking for a good flanger and I found this one which had the chorus also. It sounds great, you can get a subtle flange sound like Hendrix used to a Van Halen "unchained" sound and everywhere in between. The chorus is very versatile also, whether you just want to fatten up your tone or get those liquid "leslie" type sounds this pedal can do it all.

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5.0

Amazing Jimi Tone

By GripMasterChris

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

I was absolutely amazed by the sound of this little pedal. First impressions were outstanding - great flange tone and chorus. I pumped my BD-2 into this and wow... It was sounding like some serious Hendrix Fuzz face. I have my setup as follows. Strat into >Boss BD-2>EHX Stereo Electric Mistress>Tech 21 R.V.B.>Jet City 20W Tube Head>Marshall 1960a Slant 4x12 Cab. All-in-all this pedal is amazing and I would recommend to friends.

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5.0

EH does it again

By Moontanman

from Wyoming

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

I recieved my EH XO Stereo Electric Mistress a couple of weeks ago and I'm impressed. I have a pedal board that is fairly big with 11 pedals. My chain consists of (in order of guitar in to the stereo out) Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, American Standard Telecaster, Warmoth made Tele-Thin line, MXR Super Compressor, MXR Micro-Amp, Fulltone GT 500, Tech 21 XXL distortion, Voodoo Labs Super Fuzz,MXR Phase 90, BBE Soul-Vibe, ISP Noise reduction, Electro-Harmonix Stereo Electric mistress, Nova-Reverb and lastly Nova-Delay. With this many pedals and the Electric Mistress being near the end of the chain you'd expect some noise,especially fron the chorus/flanger, but it is very quiet. When I turn it on there is very little difference in volume. I used to be a EH dealer in the late 70's and early 80's and the sound is the same. Kudo's EH. I'd definately recommend this product.

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5.0

Blast from the Past

By smunsi

from Wyoming

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

Years ago I had an Electric Mistress plus other EH products. I just got the XO version and boy did it take me back. Why I sold it I'll never know I'm just glad to have it back. Same liquid sound that I remember.

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5.0

BEST PEDAL EVER!!

By Sarg

from Alabama

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger / Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

I picked this up used a few months ago. It was like new in the box for about half price so i got it. Its the best pedal ever! Coming from a guy who HATES pedals,thats saying alot. I have never found a pedal thats as quite as this and actually has effects that i can use.Any chorus/flanger sound you want is in this box. Ive owned all kinds of pedals and processors from Boss and Digitech and this is the only one i havent wanted to get rid of.

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