Retro-Sonic Phaser

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  1. Priestunes

    Priestunes Member

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    Brand new from Tim at Retro-Sonic. You're looking at one professional piece. Wow! Super nice tones in there. The depth knob allows the player to back off the overall effect, adding just a modicum of phase or fully drenching the signal as needed. The depth knob is invaluable for running this in series with other effects. I tried this and a vibe, a chorus, a wah.... twas a dream.

    At first I wasn't sure what to do with the level; I just left it fully ON. But after a while, especially with a big fuzz signal or OD, I found that cutting the level provided a nice break. It took the solo down to a nice reflective moment, while keeping it interesting via the phased signal. Great addition!

    The speed is sensitive and provides a usable range. The faster speeds are tremolo-esque, but not entirely. The oscillations still retain the phase effect. There are other phasers of this size that stop shy of a cozy, zippy speed. Not this one.

    Lastly, there's no loss of volume when turning it on. In fact, it may even become a wee-bit louder with the level pegged, but I haven't experimented enough to say for certain.

    This is truly a remarkably clean, tone-producing tool. A great addition to the Retro-Sonic line.

    (I hear there's an echo coming, too....)
     
  2. TheGrooveking

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    Look's like another pedal to be added to the "Must Get" list.

    TheGrooveking
     
  3. Priestunes

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    Put it high up in the queue!!!
    :)
     
  4. JohnLutz

    JohnLutz Supporting Member

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    What kind of power adapter does it use?

    Do you know what circuit it's based on? EHX, MXR, BOSS?
     
  5. Retro-Sonic

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    Hi,

    The phaser is built to script phase 90 specs with the addition of depth and level controls. It's true bypass of course, and uses standard 9 volt supply.

    The depth control simply affects the intensity of the effect (think of it as going from a phase 20 to phase 90). I had read several comments about volume boost from the circuit and decided the level control would be usefull to some folks ( the level was a well-liked feature on the chorus).

    I have some sample prototypes made and I'm looking to have a production run started shortly as soon as I figure out my pricing.
    If you have specific questions you can email me at: info@retro-sonic.com

    Cheers,
    Tim
    Retro-Sonic
     
  6. Ron K

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    Wow Tim, that sounds great!

    P.S. My Chorus Ensemble arrives tomorrow -- WOO HOO!!!
     
  7. The Gainster

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    Can I have it? :confused:








    :D
     
  8. Priestunes

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    It just keeps getting oozier and oozier every time I play it. F. What a sound. I can't decide if it's radical or mellow, soporific or concupiscent.
    :dude
     
  9. Ted Witcher

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    This is excellent news.
     
  10. Gearhead

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    Grack, that sounds just like what I been looking for. When will it be available?
     
  11. Retro-Sonic

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    Hi,

    The production run is underway. They should be available in a couple of weeks.

    In the mean time I have another unit built out of the protype run (unit#4) and is available for sale $200CAD. Drop me an email if interested to tlarwill@retro-sonic.com, or you can buy it through paypal using sales@retro-sonic.com.

    Cheers,
    Tim
     
  12. moderndrummer

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    thats a sharp looking pedal
     

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