The MXR micro flanger is excellent for someone who wants a straight ahead flanger with no frills. It doesn't do anything other than flange, but it is extremely good at it.
I would definitely buy this unit again. It is one of my favorite pieces of equipment.
Where Obtained: Over the internet
The MXR Micro flanger has two controls; rate and regeneration. It is strictly battery powered, mono and solid state. My unit has some trouble switching on and off, but that may be due to age.
I have used this unit with both a Fender Champ and a Marshall JCM 800. It has a very distinctive sound quality, somewhat like a chorus. It makes your sound shimmer, and produces a very clean sound, that sounds somewhat compressed (when playing with no distortion).
I have found it very useful for playing rock. If you think you've never heard a flanger, its all over Van Halen albums and Rush as well.
I would rate the unit above DOD and Boss flangers, but I've never heard a MXR Flanger, or an Electro Harmonix flanger, which are supposed to be amazing.
The effect is not noisy at all, and only does one job- but it does it well.
This unit is very easy to use. It also works with flanging and chorus units very well. They all compliment each other.
This unit is built like a brick. It weighs about 2 pounds, while being the size of a large bar of soap. I would use it anywhere.