Which Phaser pedal can get closest to a Vibe?

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  1. GASaholic

    GASaholic Member

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    I know they are different sounds but which phaser can get me closest?

    For a player that doesn't seriously need one for authentic Trower-like performances but would like to sometimes get as near the sound as possible for home playing?

    Is there such a pedal?
     
  2. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    mxr phase 45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    even an old, cheap, block-logo one. . .
     
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    Red Witch Moon Phaser
     
  4. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I use the discontinued TC Electronics XII phaser, set at "12"filter setting w/ the bass tone plug. Definitely does the vibe thing. The XIIBK version even does vibe better. The filter is key to the vibe sound.
     
  5. GASaholic

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    So really the key is the more stages on a phaser, the closer to a vibe 'throb'?
     
  6. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Agreed. Find a used Mojo Hand Nebula for a great take on this.
     
  7. Martyk

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    Dano Chicken Salad is marvelous and cheap cheap cheap. Do the mod or not, but I'm liking mine a lot. Puts the lie to some higher priced toys.
     
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    i dig the cool cat vibe more than the chicken salad, as it gets way faster, and the "mix" control is external. such a useful modulation pedal.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is correct. I can get close to a vibe sound with my Empress Phaser on the 2 stage setting. The 3 and 4 stage settings sound more phasey then vibey to me, but I am no Vibe expert.
     
  10. Fitzer

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    A 2 stage phaser is your best bet, of which there is a big gaping hole in the market. There are only a few choices: MXR Phase 45, Mojo Hand Nebula, DOD 201, and that's about it. I think the VFE Phaser switches to a 2 stage mode, and I think the Red Witch has a 2 stage mode. The Red Witch is pricey though. I own a 45 and enjoy it.
     
  11. wolfpack

    wolfpack Supporting Member

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    I've tried that & prefer the opposite.
    Lowering the intensity on my Mojovibe gives me all the phase :love: I need.
     
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    The Blackout Effectors Whetstone has a switch to do either 2 or 4 stage. It's also on the pricey however (mainly because it can do just about everything...).
     
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    tonefactor/mojohand nebula.. had a cs phase 45 and the nebula knocked it off the board.
     
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    The CS Phase 45 and Nebula are very good vibe impersonators.

    The 2 stage phaser in my Modfactor is pretty comparable when set up right too!
     
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    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Doesn't a vibe also have an asymmetrical waveform? I know there's a switch on my Toneczar phaser to turn it into a vib...
     
  16. papersoul

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    Of the Phase 45s....the old, vintage block logo models are the best.

    Regarding MXR, I much prefer their block logo phasers because they are thicker, warmer and cut better than the script models.
     
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    Excellent necrobump?!? o_O
     
  18. bratch

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    What's a vibe
     
  19. inuitdream

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    DOD 201 Phasor or any 2-stage phaser.
     
  20. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Silver Supporting Member

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    Wombtone mkii in 2-stage mode gets really close. Triangle wave on front and sine on the back w the shape control at about 9:00 to mimic the vibe wave shape. It's close enough to fool someone.
     

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