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MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger  

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Overview

  • Manual, Speed, Width, and Regeneration controls
  • EVH Switch activates preset Manual, Speed, Width, and Regeneration settings for instant "Unchained" tone
  • Original bucket-brigade circuit
Description & Specs
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    $271.42
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Classic EVH flanging tonality!

Dunlop and Edward Van Halen have collaborated to bring back the classic tone of the MXR Flanger that powered timeless Van Halen tunes like "Unchained" and "And the Cradle Will Rock." The result of their effort is the MXR EVH 117 Flanger, a stompbox with the same bucket-brigade technology that provided the sweeping, whooshing magic of the original. This updated model comes with the EVH Switch, which instantly calls up Eddie's "Unchained" sound with the exact settings used to get the original guitar tone. On top of that, it comes painted with the cool striped graphics Eddie used to customize his guitars.

Features

  • Manual, Speed, Width, and Regeneration controls
  • EVH Switch activates preset Manual, Speed, Width, and Regeneration settings for instant "Unchained" tone
  • Original bucket-brigade circuit
  • Die-cast housing

Get the MXR EVH 117 Flanger and hit the ground running. Order now!

 
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MXREVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      HONEST REVIEW

      This is 'that sound.'

      First some quick background: I've played for over 20 years. I've played SEVERAL flanger pedals looking for the VH sound. I've owned SEVERAL Digitech processors...Read complete review

      This is 'that sound.'

      First some quick background: I've played for over 20 years. I've played SEVERAL flanger pedals looking for the VH sound. I've owned SEVERAL Digitech processors (my mistake). Each processor had between 4 and 8 flangers 'built in' to it.

      NOTHING I'VE EVER PLAYED CAN HOLD A CANDLE TO THE EVH FLANGER! Seriously. Nothing has came close to this flanger.

      It's analog and it's great. The beauty of this pedal is, you can dial in your own settings and then simply press the EVH button to acquire the VH flange setting--allowing you to have 'your' setting and Eddie's.

      I have read from several sources that Eddie only used ONE setting on his flanger for all VH songs...and I believe that! While the EVH button works for Unchained, it also works for On Fire, Hear About it Later, Mean Street, The Seventh Seal, or really any VH song that a flanger was used.

      Ironically, the knob settings on the Amazon pic are EXACTLY the settings for the Van Halen flange, but without pressing the EVH button. --Trust me, I played with this for hours to figure out what the settings actually are. To my surprise, after having figured it out, they are on several pics of this pedal!

      Here are the exact VH settings:
      Manual: 10:00
      Width: 10:00-11:00
      Speed: 11:00
      Regen: 5:00 (Max)

      I've had a DOD flanger (yeah, remember those?), I've tried Boss, and the countless Digitech flangers built in to my processors...

      You really need a MXR flanger to replicate that VH flange.

      However, this is a 'fan's only' type pedal. The regular MXR flanger (117 I think) will do this too, but without the VH button. This is a fantastic analog flanger that will allow you to create your own flange while being able to instantly switch to a VH flange with the press of a button.

      I've never used a better flanger than this, and HIGHLY recommend this pedal if you are looking for a great analog and/or VH flanger.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Hope they all aren't like mine !

      I got this pedal, and immediately upon opening the box, I noticed that the light under the EVH switch was broken. It was physically broken off and did not light. Also, the...Read complete review

      I got this pedal, and immediately upon opening the box, I noticed that the light under the EVH switch was broken. It was physically broken off and did not light. Also, the red indicator light went out when the EVH swith was engaged. It sounded really good, but there were times when it would make my volume drop and kick back in, even when in the bypass mode, and as one other reviewer stated, it pops when turing it on and off. I had an original MXR flanger that I somehow messed up by pluging in a guitar with active pickups. THis new one did not sound anywhere near as THICK as the original. I am hoping that all these issues are realated to the fact that it is indeed dmaged. I have another on the way, so I will find out. I would also like to add that this thing takes TWO 9v batteries and it sucked them up in about 45 minutes! At 189.00 Dunlop could have provided the 18v Adapter that you need to keep this thing running! I also would like to say that I have owned 4 MXR pedals over the last 4 years and the swithces seem to be going on 3 of them, which is not good due to the fact that I kept them in my rack and they were always on, so the swithces didn't get hardly any use as I used a switcher to put them in and out of my signal.

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      5.0

      Awesome and simple Flanger

      By Gared

      from Mexico

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

        This is a great Flanger, I bought it specifically for a Van Halen cover band and I was not disappointed, even if you don't plan to play just Van Halen songs with it you can get awesome versatile flanger sounds as well, you can even emulate a decent Chorus with this pedal, I use this option to play some Van Halen 2 tones too. With the EVH button you can get the signature flanger sound used for the song "Unchained", pretty cool to avoid loosing some time with the knobs during a gig if you want to change the flanger settings quickly (I use it to change from Ain't talking bout love to Unchained) .
        It has a great responsive switch (you dont have to step too hard on it to turn it on) and the pedal is built like a tank, with an awesome paintjob. The only extra thing you will need is a 18v adapter or if you use batteries it has two 9v battery slots,the power imput is located (conveniently for me, as I like it that way) in the upper side of the pedal, different from other Mrx Pedals that have it located next to the "guitar in" imput. In order to make it fit with a velcro strap on your pedalboard, you will have to remove the 4 bumpers that it has below, you just need to take out the screws, take out the bumpers and then place the screws back, great option if you want to keep it in mint condition if you ever plan to sell it, and you can put the velcro in the battery slots so it will not affect the paintjob . It's an awesome pedal, I bought it some months ago and I have no problems with it so far. I think you won't be dissapointed.

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        5.0

        Another great MXR product!

        By markm

        from CT

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Looks cool
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Gigs
          • Practice

          Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

          Great sounding flanger. You can get from chorus type sounds all the way up to over the top flanger if thats what you like.
          The added EVH switch is pretty cool and does get you that Unchained tone. That same tone is also usefull for some other solos too.

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          5.0

          EVH Flanger

          By glwharton54

          from Athens, Ohio

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Great Sound
          • I Love It
          • Responsive
          • Sturdy
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Eats Up Batteries

          Best Uses

          • Lots Of Evh Sounds
          • Very versatile

          Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

          I Love this thing, Great sound and true to form as advertised. Love the "Unchained EVH Button" Sounds GREAT. The best pedal that I have ever bought. It is expensive, but well worth it.

          Uses batteries like there is no tomorrow. Get the 18V AC adapter.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Must buy for everyone even non evh fans

          By Mike

          from Philadelphia,Pa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Amazing
          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good For Everything
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everything

          Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

          This is hands down the best flanger ever, this flanger is good for every thing even if its not van halen its worth the money pick it up!!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          HONEST REVIEW

          By eruption77

          from Irwin, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                This is 'that sound.'

                First some quick background: I've played for over 20 years. I've played SEVERAL flanger pedals looking for the VH sound. I've owned SEVERAL Digitech processors (my mistake). Each processor had between 4 and 8 flangers 'built in' to it.

                NOTHING I'VE EVER PLAYED CAN HOLD A CANDLE TO THE EVH FLANGER! Seriously. Nothing has came close to this flanger.

                It's analog and it's great. The beauty of this pedal is, you can dial in your own settings and then simply press the EVH button to acquire the VH flange setting--allowing you to have 'your' setting and Eddie's.

                I have read from several sources that Eddie only used ONE setting on his flanger for all VH songs...and I believe that! While the EVH button works for Unchained, it also works for On Fire, Hear About it Later, Mean Street, The Seventh Seal, or really any VH song that a flanger was used.

                Ironically, the knob settings on the Amazon pic are EXACTLY the settings for the Van Halen flange, but without pressing the EVH button. --Trust me, I played with this for hours to figure out what the settings actually are. To my surprise, after having figured it out, they are on several pics of this pedal!

                Here are the exact VH settings:
                Manual: 10:00
                Width: 10:00-11:00
                Speed: 11:00
                Regen: 5:00 (Max)

                I've had a DOD flanger (yeah, remember those?), I've tried Boss, and the countless Digitech flangers built in to my processors...

                You really need a MXR flanger to replicate that VH flange.

                However, this is a 'fan's only' type pedal. The regular MXR flanger (117 I think) will do this too, but without the VH button. This is a fantastic analog flanger that will allow you to create your own flange while being able to instantly switch to a VH flange with the press of a button.

                I've never used a better flanger than this, and HIGHLY recommend this pedal if you are looking for a great analog and/or VH flanger.

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                5.0

                Great Flanger, Great Supplier

                By Brian

                from Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clarity
                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                  First one arrived DOA and musicians friend promptly replaced it. I bought this to replace my aging BOSS flanger. The EVH model is true to form, sounds great with clarity and responsiveness - from swirls to jet planes, it can do it all. Love the EVH script switch for playing the VH stuff. A great pedal built to last.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome pedal!!!!

                  By Strat-Thuei

                  from Sylva, NC

                  Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                  Great pedal overall, couldnt ask for anything better in a flanger!
                  The EVH button really "Unchains" the pedal! Very versatile! Can get any desired flange sound out of it!
                  Built like a tank, sounds amazing!
                  A little pricy, but i got a good deal on eBay, not hard to find! Great pedal for the price though! Worth every penny.

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                  5.0

                  Wow...

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                  This pedal has got to be the best flanger I have ever played. It has so many sounds to choose. Sounds just like the classic Mxr Flanger from the 70's and it doesn't only nail those Van Halen tunes. It nails every flang sound/song you can think of. It has great durability. It very well put together and an overall good size and sound. I won't be needing a backup with this one.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not really impressed

                  Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                  I bought this effect expecting it to be like the old MXR flanger of the 1980s. It was not. It is a decently made unit, but was very noisy and just simply did not sound very good at all. I sent it back.

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                  5.0

                  Highly recommeded.

                  By Leon-p4REl

                  from Midwest

                  Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                  Just came in last night, condition was perfect new. Ran it in line with an RP500 effects pedal using 5150 modeling and bridge humbucker . Unchained, Panama, it?s all good. You get that smooth and eerie flanger effect with a growl. This box will get you real close to that EVH sound. Highly recommended. Read other reviews about the battery thing so don?t forget your ECB-04 (MF#333104) brick and have no worries. Money well spent.

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