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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
EVH striped graphics

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MXREVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

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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.

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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HONEST REVIEW

By eruption77

from Irwin, PA

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

flangelicious

By Thrilla from manila

from Kent,Wa

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Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

I had it for 3 days and I just could not stop playing.I use my lp gibs.with my twin reverb fender amp.And I love every minute of it.I went to my local guitar shop and expirement with other flangers.From boss,etc.And the saleman recommend this.I thought,oh, another celeb. indurse item with an expensive $$$ So I tried it and that was it.Its the best flanger I've ever had.I wish I never sold the one I had some 20 years ago back in High School.Looking for a flanger,don't look no more.This is the one (EVH) to get.It's worth every dime.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome pedal

By TooMoLeft

from Joplin, MO

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Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

Adding the MXR EVH Flanger to my set up was a big improvement. It not only gives me a different sound to use off anf on during an evening, but it also seems to clean up some of my faster playing and make it sound more modern. The EVH button doesn't do much for me, but the variations of flanges you can get by setting the four different knobs are pretty much endless.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An Alright Pedal

By TheMan2009

from Clearwater FL

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Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

This pedal is pretty nice for a couple of reasons. First, the housing is like friggin die-cast tank plating, meaning it won't cheap out and break on you. Also all the knobs have a wide range of the effects they provide. Now before I get into the bad parts of this pedal let me just tell you that I think that Eddie Van Halen is the best guitar player who has ever walked the earth. Do not think for one second that if you buy this pedal, you'll automatically sound just like Edward on "Unchained" or "Hear about it later". You need the right woods, the right pickups, the right finish, etc. to get that tone (trust me, I've been searching for that perfect "unchained" tone for years). I hooked it up to a Gibson ES-345 just to see what would happen and it sounded like crap. It's not Gibson's or MXR's fault. It's just that the two don't work well together tonally. Also the paintjob looks cool but it really will look corny up on stage if you're not Eddie. Lastly the evh switch does get you a little bit closer to the tone and sound, but you could just find it by dialing it in, so it's not worth the extra cash. All in all, the flanging on this pedal is great. It really delivers as do most all MXR products. The only bad thing is that you need the right guitar to sound like Eddie, even with the evh switch.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not impressed.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

I'm sorry, but this pedal isn't even worth the price. I wasn't impressed, the casing is strong, the tone is there, but the bypass sucks. Pops when going in and out, not enough speed on the dial, limited range. I'll take my electric mistress any day over this POS.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another Good Pedal By MXR

By Mertalfreak 0551

from Casper WY.

Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

This is the second MXR pedal that I've bought in 5 years ,a ten band EQ and now the EVH 117 Flanger and I use them both just about daily. I love the sound quality out of it.It doesn't sound real tiny or metallic like the cheap ones do and it doesn't produce a lot of noise and when your playing a high end amp like my Mesa Boogie Roadster that's important. It's built pretty tough just like the other one is. Although it takes a little getting used to to find the sound that you want cause there's a lot of different sounds with this.the EVH button is nice as a preset to access on stage but its not easy to hit something an 1/8 of an inch when your on stage without hitting one of the knobs so in my opinion they should have put it on as another push button like the main one is. So if your looking for a good quality flanger that's simple to work this is definitely the one, spending a little extra is worth it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only one thats better, but a little pricing

By Teleman-AOR8E

from Irvine California

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Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

This little flange is great! I would recommend this to anyone. Personally I think the EH Flanger Hoax is much better and is the same price. I wish I got the standard MXR Flanger though $20 extra just for a certain setting for unchained please I could just listen to the song to figure that one out. Anyway solid pedal just a little to pricey.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best day of my life!

By Angus Rules

from Ft Bragg, NC

Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

This site has provided low income musicians like me, the ability to purchase quality musical instruments and accessories at great prices. I am also very appreciative of the incredible service, and rapid delivery of my little baby. I had dreamed of the day when I could buy this box, I saved every nickel for about 2 years, saving returnable cans and bottles to help. I have a bad back, so I am not employed, but don?t think for a minute that means I can?t rock the house! After I ordered it, I couldn?t sleep for 3 nights as I awaited its delivery. When it arrived I almost knocked the delivery guy over as I ran to grab my box! The packaging was incredible, and it included a great deal of detailed information, and literature. The white and black design was mesmerizing, I almost didn?t want to step on it, and wanted to mount it on my wall as art. Then I got to rocking, even my mom thought I sounded like EVH! All in all I give it a 10!

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Flanger

By Grooveman26

from Winnipeg, Canada

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Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

I have owned this Flanger and the EVH Phase 90 for probably 3-4 years combined and have yet found either of them to let me down. The flanger is loud and dominating. Unlike other flangers where the effect is minimal, this flanger does exactly what you want. The EVH button gives you Eddie's signature Flange sound from the likes of "Unchained" and "...And the cradle will rock", which is a great tone, but it's more fun to find your own sound.

 
5.0

Will be buying more of this kind

By Fred

from Hopewell Va

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

      It was a Gift

      Service and delivery comments:

      On Time in Shipping, But came sooner

       
      5.0

      I would buy this pedal again, good pedal

      By Grant Granger

      from Vinton Louisiana

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

          I use it in my studio, it's the only flange pedal I need.

           
          5.0

          Awesome and simple Flanger

          By Gared

          from Mexico

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          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.

             
            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.

               
              5.0

              EVH Flanger

              By glwharton54

              from Athens, Ohio

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              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.

              (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!!

               
              5.0

              Great Flanger, Great Supplier

              By Brian

              from Texas

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              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.

                 
                5.0

                Highly recommeded.

                By Leon-p4REl

                from Midwest

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                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.

                 
                2.0

                Hope they all aren't like mine !

                By Cazmarzak

                from Middletown DE

                Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                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.

                 
                5.0

                Great EVH MXR Product

                By 8QmqQlKWu

                from New Orleans

                Comments about MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger:

                I can't beleive the sound from this effect. Just plug it in and WOW. Thank's MXR for a excellent Item.

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