What Phaser for Maestro PS-1 Sounds...

muffinman

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As ubiquitous as this thing used to be, I find it odd no one has yet stepped forward and made a clone/kit of this already AFAIK. The ramping and the tone is to die for (just go listen to 'No Quarter' or any early Rush, many many other early/mid-70s tunes), the only thing lacking by today's conventions is true bypass and foot control. There are several phasers that cover some things the PS-1A/B did like ramping, but yet I still smell opportunity.

Plea to any up-and-coming builders looking to carve out a niche: quit dinking around with yet another fuzz/OD/Phase90 the market doesn't need and get on this already! ;) otherwise if someone has nailed it please enlighten me.
 

66Park

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It has foot control...:)

Wow! I sure wish I'd known about that footswitch when I had mine years ago. I used to just step on the plastic switches as carefully as I could, and, of course, I eventually broke it. They are lovely sounding units.
 

WoodyStrat

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I think the Keeley takes elements from the meastro and the mutron according to it's literature. At least it is nice to play something other than a phase 90 clone!

Last thing the world needs is yet another phase 90!!
 

rwe333

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The new Empress phaser can cop just about any phase sound, IMHO.

The old tc electronic phaser was also great.
 

muffinman

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It has foot control...:)

I've only seen it in photos, almost always I see them for sale with no footswitch in sight! But yes good call, I kind of realized I wasn't accurate after I posted, if you can find one then you're set, plus I think someone can custom-build a footswitch for your old Maestro if you need one (trying to remember who-- oh yeah!), Ronsound can make one.
 

stratguy23

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What's the difference between the PS-1 and the PS-1A? I own the PS-1A and I would agree it is the coolest phaser ever, just SO massive and it sucks a lot of treble when in the signal chain.
 




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