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    The vintage one is probably a little sweeter and warmer than the newer version. I have the newer version (early one with wide stripes) and I love it. I donít think the vintage one has a light so you know that itís on, but obviously you can just listen for it. There is no sonic difference to my knowledge between the two newer models, itís just that the newer ones have a different stripe design.

    The Unchained sound is basically 11:30 on the first three dials and around 5:00 on the last one. I usually set mine that way and then I just mess with the regen knob to my liking. I usually have it at around 3:00. I donít use the EVH button.

    You canít go wrong with either one. In my opinion no flanger can touch that awesome MXR sound.
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    Now, the rest of the story...

    In the late '70s, when a young turnbuckle discovered exactly which phase and flange his guitar hero was using, it became his obsession to also have these devices for his own.
    Turnbuckle prepared and fried a lot of chicken for the Colonel, after school, to save up enough to purchase the mighty Phase 90, right before he joined his very first band.
    He still owns and uses it to this day. It is a true artifact from his past.
    Turnbuckle then proceeded to save up for the one and only M117, something he wanted more than almost anything else in this world. On several occasions, he actually did dream of having one, and tried to take it out of his dreams, only to wake up empty handed.
    Because turnbuckle refused to get his haircut, the Colonel had to let him go, and obtaining the mighty M117 became a fleeting fantasy. Strangely enough, they cost about the same back then as they do today.
    Turnbuckle had to make do with the affordable purple Boss one, and just imagine he was pushing an MXR button each and every time, but he knew, yes he knew, it was not an M117.

    BTW, it was Boss who killed MXR, and DOD, and EHX, and turnbuckle is one of those who helped fuel Boss in their quest to destroy American pedal makers. Damn him!
    He had all kinds of those damn Boss pedals, SOB!

    When turnbuckles kids grew up, and/or otherwise gone away, he started feeling the desire to acquire some of the items he had longed for in his youth.
    One of the first items was the elusive MXR M117, around 2016.
    He soon learned that there were currently no less than five versions of this particular item, which immediately became a problem for turnbuckle...he doesn't like having too many choices;
    MXR original, from the mid to late '70s
    MXR with LED, from the early '80s, just prior to the death of MXR
    Long hiatus, entry of the digital realm
    Dunlop re-issue M117R
    Dunlop EVH wide stripe
    Dunlop EVH narrow stripe

    But, are the Dunlops analog, or just digital clones of analog?
    What is really analog anymore?
    Are the wides better than the narrows?
    Is that button really necessary?
    Maybe the grey one is the better one, because it looks more like the originals?
    Two batteries, are you kidding me?
    Did Jim Dunlop know those MXR guys, or get any paperwork from them?
    Is this Whopper beef, or plant based, and could I tell the difference anyway?
    Why am I typing such a long post? I usually keep it short.


    Since they all cost about the same, I went with a vintage one, the one that I had always wanted all along.
    I have no doubt that any of them would be a great choice. It's kind of a shame Edward signed it, because to some people that renders it useless, so they have to go out and buy another one. Maybe that's the idea.
    But if mine was signed, I would use it anyway, out of defiance, but that's just me.

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    Awesome story TB!!

    I also did help Boss destroy the pedal world as I bought nothing but Boss pedals when I was first starting to play. Thatís all everyone bought in the mid-late 80ís. I still have my purple Boss Flanger but of course I never use it.

    The only Boss pedal I still use is my DD-3 Delay I love. Although I wish I actually kept my Super Chorus that I had for a million years. I like it more than the MXR Micro Chorus Iím using now. You just need more than one knob to build a great chorus sound.
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