Craziest,wildest Phaser out there?

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  1. EXP

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    im becoming a phaser junkie, i have a red witch moon phaser but its very subtle and mellow. id like to try something w/ lots of warble and wobbling;swirly and swooshy. im looking at the Subdecay Quasar phaser, the EH USA Small Stone ri, or a Mutron.
     
  2. BmoreTele

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    Having tried a whole lotta phasers may I make a few suggestiions -

    The Moog 12 stage is the DEEPEST phaser and it will go faster or slower than every other one out there. With input from foot pedals or the Moog CP-251 you can get some very cool extra stuff from shifting speed to sample & hold patterns. Cool and big and expensive.

    The Studio Electronics ModMax Phasor will do envelope controlled speed, depth and frequency center. It will go very fast into ring mod territory. Also cool and big and expensive. But fewer real time controls than the Moog.

    The MuTron is deep and smooth and rich and all but not relly that weird. It just sounds great.

    The BiPhase is rich and thick and wild. Huge and rare and very expensive.

    The Vermona PH-16 is a stereo analog rack unit phaser that can come pretty close to the Bi Phase wildness. Rack unit and $320.

    Relatively cheap wild phasers - Ibanez PM7, Boss PH3, Digitech HyperPhase - but they all have that digital edge.

    Maybe you could get a delay with a loop and run a phaser in the loop for ever-increasing phasing. I have a Keeley modded DD3 coming soon and I'm looking forward to trying it out with all my modulation pedals.

    Have fun!!
     
  3. WorkingClassDan

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    If i was buying a phaser today, I'd go for the Quasar. Still might get one.

    I have an Infinitphase too, which is hard to come by, but certainly wild. It's based on the BiPhase.

    Quasar seems to have a good mix of analog 4 stage 'normalness' and crazier stuff.
     
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    I found the Quasar to be subtler than the clips might lead you to beleive. A good sound, but nowhere near as chewy as a Phase 90 or Maxon Phase Tone. The one I had ticked, so I took it back.
     
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    Depends on the day.
    There was a phaser thread earlier that had a lot of good info.

    My two cents, the HomeBrew Phaser gets nice and thick and still sounds very musical. I love it and its a steal for under $150.
     
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    fully grown men can sit for hours making very strange sounds with these.....................................................................................
    mushroom things:eek:
     
  8. jokerjkny

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    i love my SIB Fazeldelic.

    has a "wild" end of the knob which does get really nutso. highly recommended. :cool:
     
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    +1 for the HBE Psilocybe. Big fun!
     
  10. EXP

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    can the Carl Martin Two Faze get crazy at higher settings?
     
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    +1 for the moog....wildest, deepest...most tweekable I've found....:dude
     
  12. EXP

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    70's Small Stone, Subdecay Quasar, or Carl Martin two faze?
     
  13. dinrodef

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    Deepest thickest phase is the eddie van halen MXR reissue

    Sorry it's not a boutique and sorry it's not expensive... but' it's thick as hell... and can sound warbly like a helicopter

    The "boutique" phasers I've owned have all been absolutely beautiful and transparent... but always too subtle... leaving me wanting more...

    Phase is one of those efx thats supposed to be huge... not necessarily tasteful :dude
     
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    If you're not finicky about it being analog vs. digital and/or having a sample/hold-type waveform, the Yamaha UB99 Magicstomp is a decent option. With the UB99, you have the option of using anywhere from 2 to 16 stages of phasing and can even select an envelope/triggered phase mode.
     
  15. drbob1

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    Most out there: Infinitephase-way too many modes and techniques to even summarize.

    Simplest really good sounding phase: Phase 90 (the original one)

    Some cool ideas that never made it to the big time:
    Roland Phase 5-great sounding phase with "touch" mode
    Roland Jet Phaser-phase and distortion
    Flying Pan-Phase, distortion, panning-mushroom city
     
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    im looking at a few phasers:

    Mutron Bi Phase
    A/DA Final Phase
    70's Small Stones
    MXR Phase 100
     
  18. drbob1

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    I had one of these, and in the end wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be. The construction is by a consortium of guys and perhaps not the most impressive I've seen (using duct tape as insulation?). Mine was a bit noisy, although it had some cool features.
     
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    thanks dr bob, i guess i wont be getting one of those after all. i heard that the guy or guys that make the 3ms pedals will repair it for life though if that makes a diff. sounds like i will have to try out one of those HBE phasers... hey what about the small stone i used to use it, but i guess it isn't WILD and CRAZY :)
     

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