Electro-Harmonix Andy Summers Walking on the Moon Flanger review

Somebody call the Police! This flanger is a steal at this price, and nails those classic Andy Summers tones. If only those Add9 power chords were as easy

Electro-Harmonix Andy Summers Walking On The Moon Flanger
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Guitar World Verdict

Regardless of the fact that the WOTM is essentially a dressed-up Deluxe Electric Mistress, it’s a wonderfully big and lively flanger that spikes its chorusing in a lilting manner. It’s no wonder Summers embraced it as his sound.


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    Bold flanger tones.

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    Even bolder filter sounds.

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    Smaller form factor.

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    Cool Walking on the Moon illustration from Laura Josephson.


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    It is essentially the same as the Deluxe Electric Mistress.

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No other guitarist has been more associated with the unmistakable sound of the chorus effect than Andy Summers, guitar emeritus of the legendary band the Police. The glaring irony, of course, is that Summers actually used a flanger pedal – specifically, an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress – to create those shimmering chorus textures on hits like Walking on the Moon and Message in a Bottle in the band’s early years. 

Obviously, taming the swooshy flange required Summers to dial back certain knobs on that vintage pedal to achieve his heavily chorused guitar sound. Even the man himself admits, “A big part of my guitar sound at that time in the Police was the flange sound, which we have here today in this great new pedal.” 

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.