Mxr Phaser differences

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  1. retrobob

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    Wondering what the difference is between the Phase 100 and the phase 90. It seems the phase 90 is the more popular one for some reason.

    I have an old script Phase 45. dont know where that one fits into the picture either, but I like it.
     
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    Phase 100 is a better pedal in my book. I just purchased a H.B.E. and the Phase 100 knowing I would be sending one back. It was a tough decision.

    The 100 is a 90 with another knob called intensity which provides 4 different wave shapes. It sounded great. MXR web site has sound samples.

    I went with the HBE though. I think the fancy paint job sold me:)


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  3. retrobob

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    IOWs the phase 100 does everything the 90 does plus more.
    Is that what I'm hearing?

    Now, where does the phase 45 fit in?
     
  4. KBN

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    My understanding is that the Phase 90 has a 90 degree phase shift while the Phase 45 has a 45 degree phase shift. The 45 is a more subtle effect than the 90.
     
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    Ahhh. New info everyday. I love this forum!!!!'


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  6. retrobob

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    So does the 100 have 100 degrees of phase shift?
    10 more radical degrees plus 4 different wave forms to choose from.
    I'll have to check one out.
     
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    I used to have both a 90 and a 100. In retrospect, I wish I had kept the 90, even though it was noisier. I never felt that the 100 could be set like the 90. ymmv

    They have a different number of shift stages -- 4 vs. 10. The 90 uses JFets and the 100 uses Vactrols for shift stages.
     
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    The Script Phase 90 w/o the LED is my favorite.

    Less noise - more phase :worried


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  9. retrobob

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    So then the 90 is still king? In the MXR realm that is.
     
  10. Bill Brasky

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    I read that the Phase 100 is the sound you hear on the Stone's song 'Shattered'.
     
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    Yep, the '100 is the Some Girls phaser.
     
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    So, which boutique phaser's gonna make me sound like Keef?

    How's Dunlop P100 RI?
     
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    A TGPer (thanks Brian) is putting together a GGG P100 kit for me, and I can't wait. I know the Phase 90 is more popular, but back in the '70's I had both, and I kept the Phase 100. Wish I knew where that one was today.

    I'll let you know how it goes... I'm hoping the GGG P100 will recapture what I liked about the original.
     

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