Looking for a staple Phase90 alternative

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  1. 30secs

    30secs Member

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    i have a phse90 i like to improvise on.. usually i have it around 9 oclock for a nice slow phase.. but it's time to move on to something a little better (does the 90 have true bypass?) .. what phase90 alternatives do you recommend?
     
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    Whirlwind orange box
     
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    Retro sonic is a phase 90 clone, has true bypass + depth and level controls
    But it is not necessarily 'better' than the Phase 90 since it has these other features. Some prefer the simplicity and buffered bypass of the P90
    My 2c
     
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    I prefer vibes than proper sounding phasers. You owe yourself to at least try a good quality one.
     
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    If you have the money to spare the Tiny Orange Phaser is a great pedal for basic phaser and vibe sounds. For much lesser money you can find a used Retrosonic phaser which is an excellent higher fidelity phase 90 clone with true bypass switching.
     
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    Whirlwind Orange Box is great
     
  7. 30secs

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    Can someone explain to me the difference between the buffered bypass and true bypass?
     
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    TONS and TONS of other threads on this. Search function is your friend!
     
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    I've emailed Dunlop, and the LATEST revision of the Phase90, block Logo, is in fact their "True Hardwire Bypass", which works great.

    The older but recent MXR versions are not buffered. They have a hardwire bypass. No buffer.

    They can really suck some tone if you DONT have a quality buffer before them. If you do, you can barely tell.
     
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    I have a tonefactor nebula for sale...
     
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    Look into the new Mojo Hand Nebula IV...sounds like it could be right up your alley. It adds Depth and Level knobs to adjust the phase sound along with the normal Rate knob.
     
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    This is the Phase 90 I own, I did the much recommended '' R28" mod, and this $75 phaser works great!- sounds classic (I use for '70's rock and country, etc.) and no tone suck. I use it between few other TB or buffered pedals (but I use 4-5 pedals, max)
     
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    How do you tell if you are looking at "the new version"?

     

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