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Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger / Filter Matrix (V5, Vintage 1979)

Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger / Filter Matrix (V5, Vintage 1979)

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Vintage V5 unit from 1979. 18V DC adapter included (EU plug 100-230V).

Like the Electro Harmonix (EHX) Electric Mistress, flangers generally use two identical signals, one of which is slightly delayed by an LFO (Low-Frequency Oscillator). These signals are mixed with the guitar signal so that they cancel each other out at certain frequencies. The delay time decreases and increases to 20 ms which produces a swirling ‘jet’-like effect.

In the 60s and 70s, bands like the Beatles used two tape machines to get such a sound and recorded the results in a third. You can hear that on ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’, for example.

The history of the Electric Mistress
Developed around 1975 by David Cockerell, the Electric Mistress was the first flanger in stompbox format. It was produced until 1985 with only minor changes. It has a Rate, Range and Colour knob and a switch to switch on the Filter Matrix. It is powered by two 9v batteries or an 18v power supply.

The filter matrix
The Filter Matrix switch stops the LFO and thus the oscillation. The cancellations then stay at the same frequency which produces metallic sounds. The Range knob allows you to change the frequency.

Different versions
With the very first V1 Electric mistress not having a Filter/Matrix switch, there are six different versions. The V2, V3 and V4 Electric Mistress are almost identical. With the V5, you only have to adjust the knobs a little differently, but you get the same great sound.

This product is 18 volt DC.
This is a used product.
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