Mr Black make some of the most interesting pedals in the world. They don't just look at how to improve an effect, they look at how they can create something new and unique to them. Their latest release the Shepard's End is unlike any flanger effect you would have heard before as it is an infinite flanger. This means it never stops going up and never stops going down it does either continuously even through the zero point for that extra bit of impact.
This is: the world's first Barber Pole Through-Zero Flanger. So what is a " barber pole through-zero flanger-" Well, essentially, the Shepard's End is a flanger, but its unlike any flanger you've ever heard, played or experienced. While the term "Barber Pole" sounds neat-o-speed-o, what it really means is that this flanger does not have a beginning, or an end to its cycle. WHAT-! You know how most flangers go up, then back down- Well, this one doesn't do that. Nope. It goes up, continually. It goes down, continually. It can even go through the zero-point (that amazing over the top wooshing sound you hear on so many records), continually. This just depends on how you set the controls. And they're pretty easy to use. As if that weren't enough, you get both positive (swishy, phaser-y sounds) and negative (tubular, hollow, sucking-into-itself sounds) regeneration control. Or, just raw through-zero flanging at its finest as you have heard on so many recordings. From draggingly slow to space-ray-gun fast. And its all in one little knob called "Speed" This is the future. This is the past. This is, the Shepard's End. True, infinite through-zero flanging Additive or subtractive regeneration True-bypass 9VDC power (2.1mm negative center pin adapter) or internal 9V battery Controls: WAVE: Adjusts shape of flange wave Full CCW: Upward Cycle Middle: "Through-zero" Cycle Full CW: Downward Cycle SPEED: Adjusts speed of sweep Full CCW: Really slow Full CW: Lazers REGEN: Adjusts regeneration Full CCW: Max. negative regen Middle: No regen Full CW: Max. positive regen BYPASS SWITCH: Toggles on/off LED on: TO INFINITY!! LED off: bypass. Tech stuff: Input impedance: ~500K Output impedance: ~2K Bypass: True-Bypass Current draw: <60mA Power requirement: 9VDC adapter or 9V battery