The new A/DA Reissue Flanger is now available – back by popular demand – and sounds as great as ever. Made in California, the design uses Panasonic BBDs to get the same sound and feel as the award winning A/DA Flangers shipped in 1980. Same SWEEP RANGE “to-the-top,” same oozing ultra slow SPEED, same extreme ENHANCE tone and sensitivity (from Darth Vader to clanging chimes), same MANUAL delay range, and of course, the original EVEN/ODD HARMONICS switch. The THRESHOLD noise gate, a unique A/DA feature, is spot on.
Of course, we added True-Bypass switching to the Reissue, without affecting the tone in any way. The cool labels and the heavy-duty casting with cold-rolled steel bottom cover plate were created from the same original engineering drawings made by David Tarnowski in 1978. The Panasonic BBD version replaced A/DA’s first “1978” Flanger, which used a Reticon BBD. The Panasonic version also replaced the 18-volt AC adapter with an AC power cord. We will be shipping a reissue copy of the original CONTROL PEDAL A within a few months to expand the versatility of the A/DA Flanger.
There have been many different flangers out there, some claiming they’re based on “the legendary A/DA Flanger,” or “the A/DA Flanger: the holy grail of Flangers,” but none can produce the range of effects and tone as the A/DA. The others have tried substituting longer length BBDs, but they can’t sweep over a 40:1 range. They don’t even come close. The tone and the depth of the A/DA Flanger is unique and powerful in its extremes and rich and warm in its moderate settings.