Boss PH-1 Phaser Review!

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  1. severinsteel

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    Episode 43: Boss PH-1 Phaser

    As long as I've been collecting Boss pedals, the PH-1 Phaser has been one of the pedals I've really wanted to try out. I love the PH-1r and I've heard that the PH-1 is actually a little nicer sounding. We will get to that point here in a minute.

    As you guys might know, I love only having a knob or two to deal with; the fewer the knobs, the better. The less options I have, the happier I am. So, the PH-1 is already looking to be in my wheelhouse. Only one knob more than my favorite phaser of all time, the MXR Phase 45.

    The tone: It's a great phaser! Very musical! Sounds like my PH-1r. According to Bossarea.com, it's a 4 stage phaser, so a little more 'phasey' than the Phase 45 I believe. For me, the Rate knob likes to live a little above 12:00. Just set the Depth to taste; 12:00 is just fine.

    Let's talk PH-1 vs PH-1r. As we all the know, the PH-1r is the same as the PH-1, but with the addition of a Resonance knob. I always preferred the Resonance knob off. When I compared the two pedals, I really didn't notice much of a difference, if any, between the two. I think it's safe to snag either one.

    In conclusion, the PH-1 is a classic Phaser. In company with the OD-1 and the SP-1, it's one of the first three compact Boss pedals ever produced. I doubt you can really do much better.

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  2. triviani

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    Thanks for the review. I have been looking for a ph-1 and I may get one today. I hope it also works with bass, without lossing bass frequencies.
     
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    The Phase 90 is still king for me but when I want a little less I go to the Boss PH1-1r before the Phase 45. Thanks for the review.
     
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