Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by JonathanD, Apr 17, 2008.
That's it, plain and simple. I'm looking for a good phaser. What have you guys had luck with?
What kind of phase?
I've had good luck with The Shannon Uniphase and Phaser but both are out of production. Moog makes a great one. I had fun with the Redwitch Moon Phaser but I prefered my Shannon and it was cheaper... I liked a Boss PH3 for a while but I mostly used 4 stage phasing... there's always the Phase 90 it just depends what you want man.
MXR Phase 90 or a clone of it.
MXR Phase 90 or Mutron Phasor. Both are excellent.
This is the Edge
H.B.E. Psilocybe ... everything you could want in a solid bread and butter phaser.
I love my BYOC phase 90 clone. I haven't heard anything that comes close to it in tone.
I'd also say the MXR phase 90. The "new" "customshop" '74 handwired reissue is worth checking out.
Also, I'd look into the new Mad Professor phaser, but it's a bit pricey...
I'm a big fan of the original 70's MXR phasers, and I've got a script logo Phase 45 and very early block logo Phase 90 and Phase 100. They're beautiful, but they suck their fair share of tone in bypass. Of the pedals I've found that I would replace them with, the Retro-Sonic Phaser and the Option 5 Destination Phase would be at the top of my list. The Retro-Sonic does the Phase 90 beautifully, and the Option 5 seems to be somewhere between a Phase 90 and a Small Stone. For the sake of having something with its own distinctive take on the classic phaser sounds, I'd be leaning toward the Option 5. Reasonably priced, too.
Bold and fat tone from the 70's: nothing touches the EHX Small stone. And it's cheap. I'm talking funk, Headhunters, Bob Marley phaser tone, not van halen, led zeppelin (those are more the Phase 90 tone).
I've got the Retro-Sonic Phaser and I think it dose a great job of the Phase 90 tone.
Not boutique, but I do like my Boss PH-2 Super Phaser. I may have to check out the Small Stone though, based on the above recommendation. Does it matter which one? Do I need a vintage model, or are the new ones fine?
I'll +2 that (the HBE), with additional bananas...
How do you like your phasing? Good suggestions here, check out the SubDecay Quasar while you're at it...lots of flexibility with that one. The Psilocybe while having a simple control layout has some great sounds too...have fun!
What they said, the monkey stole my extra bananas though.
I see A LOT of members suggest the Psiloclybe. A LOT.
I've personally tried the following:
· Ross Phaser (copy of MXR Phase 100 or Phase 90 with an added depth control from what I understand)
· Ross Phase R1 (copy of MXR Phase 45)
· MIJ Boss Phaser (PH1 or something I think)
· EHX Nano Small Stone (I'm on my second)
· DOD Stereo Phasor FX20B
Of those, the Nano Small Stone is an excellent pedal, and True Bypass from what I understand. It doesn't have the volume drop issue that the vintage Small Stones do, and the smaller footprint of the pedal is ideal for smaller boards. You can normally pick them up used for around $50 bucks.
The Ross Phaser was a very warm phaser, one I kind of regret selling. The Ross Phase R1 was a very mellow phaser...subtle and somewhat limited, but very good at what it did.
Maxon Rotary Phaser or MXR Phase 90
I'm picking up an old KORG Mr. Mullti wah/phaser after work and will report
I had a Mutron, it was the best. I use an old Ibanez PT-9 now and while subtle its very organic and smooth.