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MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal Metallic Gray

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The M-117R: a reissue of the infamous original.

Back by popular demand, the MXR M-117R Flanger creates a variety of wild sounds from dynamic jet plane or cool space effects to short delay, chorus, and vibrato. You have complete control of the filter so you can sculpt the sound you want. Back off the Width setting to zero to disengage auto-sweep, then use the Manual knob to physically place the effect anywhere along the frequency spectrum! Use with guitar, bass, keyboards, and vocals.

The M-117R effects pedal has 4 knobs and a footswitch. The footswitch toggles the flanger effect on/bypass (red LED indicates on). The Manual knob selects the frequency center of the effect when auto-sweep is disengaged. The Width knob at zero disengages auto-sweep, but when you rotate it clockwise, it increases the total phase sweep of the effect. The Speed knob modulates rate of effect. The Regen knob feeds the effect back onto itself at adjustable intensity, increasing the total phase effect.

Powered by battery or included Dunlop ECB-004 AC adapter.

FEATURES
  • Footswitch for on/bypass
  • Manual, Width, Speed, and Regen controls
  • Includes power supply

The MXR Flanger puts a cornucopia of far-out sounds all at your fingertips. Call and get your M117R today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 5"W x 3-3/4"H x 1-1/2"D
  • 1-3/4 lbs.
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MXRM-117R Flanger Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 20 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Performances (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

As good as the original

By Hilliard

from undisclosed

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

    This one is quieter, more convenient on the pedal board than the original plugin model (which I owned in the early days of rock & roll), and seems to sound just fine. Somehow for me beats all the fancy clones and boutique stuff - a good 'ole dirty boy pedal that adds some vintage grit... ;)

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Flanger

    By plexi or die!

    from Iowa

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    Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

    This is one of the best flangers I've used. It has a wide variety of sounds, particularly when adjusting the Manual and Regeneration knobs. It's also pretty quiet. All pedals have some white noise (hiss) and this does but it's not bad at all.For those who are comparing flangers: Do NOT get a Boss. They sound very thin and metalic. I still don't understand how a company that makes great chorus pedals can't make a good flanger.I also like the Ibanez FL9. It's a little more chorus like, which is great for clean tones. However, it is VERY noisy in front of an overdriven amp. That's where the MXR shines. It has less than half the noise level. MXR makes great stuff. Highly recommended.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Flanger

    By surfer67

    from USA

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    Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

    I have had my MXR 117 Flanger for almost 20 years now, before ED VH bought all of them and converted them to his stripped motif ones. I love the swirling sounds you get, and the airplane taking off sound, like the classic VH Unchained sound that everyone is trying to get.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Review

    By ChaoticJazz

    from Russia, Saint-Peterburg

    Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

    I own it, I use it, I love it.Simple good flanger. Works great with distortion.I use it with my precision bass amd it's crazy)I love this pedal)

     
    5.0

    A Solid Flanger Pedal

    By Strat7

    from Ormond By The Sea

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

      An old Ibanez Soundtank flanger pedal of mine that I had for over 15 years finally died, so I decided to trim down on my pedal board by replacing it, a Soundtank Chorus, and a Boss Super Phaser with this one pedal. Don't get me wrong this isn't a miracle pedal and doesn't quite cover everything the other 3 pedals did, but it delivers on it's own terms and has allowed me to create space on my pedalboard for my Original Crybaby wah which I always just had on the floor.

       
      5.0

      Very Musical Flanger

      By Marf

      from Hesperia, California

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Negatives with this unit. Works perfectly

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

      I have fooled around with different flangers, largely digital, but never found any real good sounds with them. This unit however, has some incredible sounds in it. Not only the typical sounds, but some nice metallic sounds, like hitting a thick resonant pipe, to feeling like I am in the middle of an ocean wave, body surfing thru the curl. If you have ever done that you are very aware of the constant hollowness of that sound.

       
      5.0

      The gold standard flanger...in gun metal black!

      By Morgan Cade Naslund

      from Fargo, ND

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

        I've tried other flangers from other great brands but MXR has proven to be the sound I was looking for. It has a wide range from smooth creamy flange to Top Gun Jet take off to clanging metal sci-fi space ship to everything in between. It plays reallym well with others as well, I love to pair it with the MXR Blue Box and Carbon Copies to get some great 8-bitty sci-fi soundscapes.

         
        5.0

        get spacey

        By MCL

        from Longmont, CO

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

          All I can say is wow! If you want a pedal that can really be felt and heard right away, this is a great one to try. The effects can be changed quite a bit from what is just like a little reverb to crazy space and underwater sounds. A must if you are in a Heart cover band.

           
          5.0

          Excellent Tone and Control

          By gtrjoe

          from Toledo, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Great Pedal
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

            Excellent pedal and this is coming from a mostly non-pedal player. I wanted to expand my soundscape for playing and recording and this fit the bill perfect. The controls are well layed out, easy to use and set up. I am very pleased with the sound and workmanship. It uses 18 volts so it's nice that it came with it's own power supply.

             
            5.0

            MXR HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!

            By Brandon Howell

            from Paden City, WV

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

              When I recieved this pedal in the mail I was blown away by the way it sounded! I was looking for that EVH Unchained sound and I got it. Yes I am a huge Van Halen fan but this pedal is no one trick pony by any means. I thought about buying the EVH flanger since I already had the EVH phase shifter. But when you have a friend that played in a Van Halen tribute band and knew the settings there was no need for me to get the EVH one. So I got this one. I mainly use it on rhythms when Im looking for that "Sound" Every one knows what Im talking about. But all in all Best Flanger on the market. MXR is best of the best.... Accept no Substitutes!

               
              5.0

              Hit the ground runnin'

              By Tubehed

              from Westminster, CA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                This pedal is one of the "big three" all-time classic flangers, including the EH Electric Mistress and A/DA Flanger. The MXR has the advantage of being more compact than those other units, especially the Mistress. In my experience, the MXR sounds a little better than the others when used with overdrive or distortion, as well.

                This pedal can be used for far more than just "Unchained" imitations. I actually use it most for thick chorus tones that sound really nice clean or with distortion. However, when more extreme jet plane sounds are called for, the MXR will do that, too.

                As far as I know, this unit is the same as the EVH model minus the graphics and "Unchained" switch.

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Flanger

                By bamplified

                from TN

                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                This pedal is a little expensive, but it does flanger the way it's suppose to be done. No complaints. You have so much control over the tone. Absolutely no volume change. I will have this pedal forever. It look nice too.

                 
                5.0

                Simple The Best

                By Les PAul Dude 101

                from NY City

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                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                This pedal is really beafy. Its the only Flanger I've pluged up to that has really impressed me. I don't usually go for Swirly type pedals but after hearing it, I had to have it. It adds just the right tone for alot of the special parts in your songs. Really puts the Atomic Punk in your rig, Check it out!

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Flanger

                By Pat Nolan

                from Prague, OK

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                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                This thing is awsome. I just bought one last week after comparing it to the Boss flanger. This thing has a lot more balls than the Boss. Don't get me wrong, the Boss is a very good pedal. But the MXR is just a better sounding Flanger. It's built like a tank as is all the MXR pedals I own (which I own 6. You seriously can't go wrong with this pedal. Highly recommended

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My First Effects pedal

                By James Crider

                from Indiana

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                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                best in its category
                Got this pedal M117 in the late 70s. Still have it and still use it . Of course mine is not a reissue. You can get so many great sounds and you dont have to pay an arm and two Axs.
                This pedal will hold up for a life time.
                #10 rating

                 
                5.0

                One of my favorite pedals

                By mxr5150

                from Indiana

                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                I have owned this model of flanger for almost 10 years. It still works problem-free after years of much use.

                 
                5.0

                The Best Flange

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                I have been using an MXR Flanger for many many years and it is without a doubt the chunkiest flange pedal ever made. I run a Fender Strat into a hendrix wah, mxr flanger, boss delay and straight into my crate amp. The pedal runs from slight swish to raunchy romp and everything in between. Eddie Van Halen swore by his MXR Flanger and so do I. It's the best!!!

                 
                5.0

                Great Flanger

                By zapkat

                from Arizona deserts

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                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                Overall I like the MXR M-117R Flange Pedal because; it's fun to use, has alot of options, built like a tank & lite as fether, great bang for your buck, and looks kool too.
                There is only one thing that could be a slight inconvience for some. In order to mount on a pedal
                board, you must remove the two battery boxes, befor applying the velcro on the bottom of this pedal.
                I also recomend heat shrink tubing over the battery plug-ins. Don't want any shorts across the board.
                Thank you Dunlop/ MXR for another great pedal.
                I am having a lot of fun with the MXR M-117R Flanger. There are four adjustment knobs, all are Very sensitive, and each one efects all the others. New production Flangers now have two battery boxs on the bottom. No more unscrewing the back to change the battery{s}. The M-117R also comes with a 18v power supply, and rubber caps for the knobs. All in all what more could you ask for.
                I almost forgot, the white lines on the knobs Glow in the dark.
                The MXR M-117R Flange Pedal is one of many MXR pedals on my pedal board. Dunlop uses Quality components for all there products, and I have never had trouble with any of my pedals.
                This MXR pedal is both light and strong, I expect to be using this pedal for many years to come.
                The MXR M-117R Flange pedal is not the highest priced or the lowest priced.
                But bang for your buck, it is the best priced Flange pedal.
                Where ever you buy MXR's M-117R Flange, you can always return it.

                 
                5.0

                Great Flanger

                By Eric-5JlZO

                from Reston, VA

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                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                Awesome pedal. This is the best flanger pedal I have played with. With the 4 knobs, you can really pick out your sound. It may take a while of experiment to get what you want. I always trust MXR with all of their products. Roll with this one.

                 
                5.0

                Skips Land

                By Warren Riendeau

                from New England

                Comments about MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal:

                A solid versatile flanger that triples as a chorus and tremelo pedal too and other effects in between. Very good quality sweet tones!
                A great sounding solid pedal with loads of tonal versatilty
                The quality is top notch. This thing is likw a Sherman Tank!
                It was a fantastic value for me, I got it at a great price. It would still be a great value even without all that.

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