Which of you humans is using a Mantic Flex Pro?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BurningSkies, May 11, 2018.

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  1. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Tell us stories of your godlike glory or your ignoble defeat.

    I wish to hear your epic saga of Manticness, either Pro or Pro LE. I'm having impulse control issues and they're in stock on the website and on reverb.

    Mantic Effects | Custom Effects Pedals

     
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  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    ...well... I guess I’ll let you all know. I have two of them coming in a few days. Luis at Mantic is super nice and fast. Emailed me to check on customization and confirm in less than 5 minutes from hitting the order button.
     
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  3. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Two?!
     
  4. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Looking forward to your impressions...
     
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  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    One for me, one for our guitarist. I sent him the info and he confirmed he was in in moments.
     
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  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I've had a few people here say 'The Flex Pro seems cool, but I can't think of a place that I could use it live.' or variations of that idea. So, since there's not too much out there that talks about it especially in a bass setting... here it is on stage.

    Start from the top and you'll get a keys/moog blast followed by a guitar piece before dropping into a drum-bass freakout.

    Or start from the drum bass part at 4:19 (but you get some IE/XD-Timeline/Frazz/Clockwork at the start) ...or the Flex-Pro specifically starts at 4:45ish and runs to the outro.


    During the 4:45 portion it's Flex Pro only. No guitar, no other effects.

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  7. Jonny5bass

    Jonny5bass

    May 3, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I’d really like to try one of their small flexes.
     
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    The three knob 2-switch version? There's a lot of action in the Pump/Focus nexus but the filter switch rotary knob on the bigger one definitely adds a lot. There's varying levels of gating and tone in that switch. The second foot switch and speed control is neither here nor there to me. I find that both myself and my guitarist use ours kneeling so you can manipulate the toggles in action.
     
  9. Jonny5bass

    Jonny5bass

    May 3, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Ya the xs. Small enough and with top jacks I wouldn’t feel like I’m wasting a spot on a smallish board.
     
  10. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I'm actually removing the Marytroshka off the board rather than the Flex in terms of size/usability. The Flex Pro isn't compact, but sometimes when you need to go completely nuclear...it's the weapon you want. I was in the rehearsal room with another bassist sunday afternoon and I was showing him some of the pyrotechnics it can produce and it was definitely envy-causing. It's not cheap. It's not small...but it makes sounds that no others do.
     
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  11. I really like the sound of your band! Tight yet relaxed. Your live tone is great!
    Happy Holidays,
    Brent
     
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  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
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