No Whirlwind Orange Box vs Mxr '74 Phase 90 demos

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  1. vintage66

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    I'd give a virtual e-beer to anyone who did a demo. I'm have a h*ll of a time deciding between these two (probably Analogman modded '74). I can't find either locally, much less both in the same store, even though I've played through both at different times. I really want to try the Whirlwind again since my first impression wasn't that great-so many people recommend it that I'm wondering if the amp wasn't set right-might have been a Fender, can't remember, so that could have been the problem-that wouldn't give me the sound I want anyway.
     
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    I'll give my impressions of the two I tried-the Mxr had kind of a gritty slightly distorted thing going in the midrange, which I think is what gives it the classic '70's sound-not to be mistaken for the overblown current block label ones that are too syrupy imo. It did have some hiss-much like an overdrive. I don't know if I'd get tired of the grittyness, but for overdriven sounds it did sound righteous.

    The Whirlwind seemed more polite and clear ifrc. I don't know if the sweep was more dramatic-this is one of the things I'd like a comparison of, and the amount of midrange grit.

    I'd love someone to rip off some Van Halen licks with both, maybe some Floyd, Zeppelin-The Rover. These are the sounds I'm looking for. Are the Mxr's generally hissy or was this one not a great example? It's most noticable with some od on the amp-it's just like turning on a tube screamer in the white noise department.
     

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