The Electro-Harmonix Andy Summers Walking on the Moon is a tribute of the NYC-based builder to the sound of the legendary guitarist of one of the most celebrated rock bands of all times: the Police.
Realized in conjunction with Summers, the Walking on the Moon is a rather straightforward 3-knob stompbox that recreates the liquid flange effect (with chorus hints) found in evergreen songs like the “title-track.”
An extra Filter Matrix switch disengages the LFO, therefore freezing the flanger, which creates a fixed filter effect with a metallic overtone due to fixed phasing which can still be tweaked using the Range and Color knobs – with the former controlling the lower limit of the flanger sweep and the latter the intensity of the flanger. Needless to say, when the LFO is on, its speed is set via the Rate knob.
A Dry output allows you to split your dry signal from the wet one.
Electro-Harmonix Andy Summers Walking on the Moon, Builder’s Notes
Celebrating the classic, shimmering flanger sounds of Andy Summers, the EHX Walking on the Moon is a tribute to the tones Andy employed while carving his niche in the early days of playing with the Police. Liquid flange effects that hint toward chorus with extra depth and nuance make Andy’s sound one of the most coveted in all of the guitar universe.
“This beautiful shimmering which sort of made the sound more bigger and more glamourous…became a sort of characteristic of my guitar sound…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.” – Andy Summers
The Andy Summers Walking on the Moon is an analog flanger with a simple but powerful control set of RATE, RANGE, and COLOR. RATE sets the speed of modulation which ranges from slow, smooth filter sweeps to jittering vibrato. RANGE controls how narrow or wide the effect sweeps into the bass frequency range. The COLOR control effects the intensity of the flanger effect from subtle chorusing effects to classic jet woosh sounds. These three controls interact to create a wide breath of modulation effects.
Additionally, the Walking on the Moon includes a FILTER MATRIX which disengages the LFO from the flanger circuit, freezing the flanger giving a fixed filter effect, which can add chime or metallic overtones to your sound without the movement of a traditional modulation pedal. A DRY output allows you to split your dry signal from the effected signal.
Special Artist Edition graphics featuring Andy’s signature adorn the chassis and a tribute Walking on the Moon poster with art by Laura Josephson is included with each pedal.
- Analog Flanger / Filter Matrix sounds of Andy Summers
- RATE sets modulation speed
- RANGE adjusts lower limit of flanger sweep
- COLOR controls intensity of flanger effect
- Dedicated DRY output
- Special Artist Edition Graphics
- Includes Walking on the Moon poster design by Laura Josephson
- True Bypass
- 9V Power Supply included (optional 9V battery not included)