Who's Making The Best Phaser?

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  1. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    I haven't used a phase pedal since the late 70s when I had an original Mutron Phaser II. These can be had today for the whopping price of $500!:messedup

    I'm wondering what modern boutique alternatives are out there for less $$.
     
  2. TheWarmth

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    Hard to get/expensive: Toneczar Halophaze
    Easy to get/reasonably priced: Maxon PH-350 (seriously my favorite after the Halo)
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep. The Maxon PH350 is the stuff.
     
  4. Ben C.

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    PH350 is a very good phaser for sure...
    Additionally, check out the Sobbat Phase Breaker 2 and Red Witch Moon Phase. Personally, I liked the both of those more than the PH350, with the Red Witch sounding closest to the PH350 (in 4 & 6 stage modes, not 10 obviously!). The Sobbat is sonically a bit different and fantastic in it's own way... adding more whooshweeaaaooww and less bubbleshimmer.

    -Ben
     
  5. Franktone

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    mxr 74-Phase 90 reissue, or the Retrosonic phase shifter.
     
  6. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    I still like the phase90 script logo (or reissue) tone best, so simple.
     
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    for a little more money the Mad Professor Tiny orange phaser is amazing.
     
  8. Passenger84

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    Thus far, my favorite has been the Moog phaser. I've also been impressed with the Subdecay Quasar, although still not Moog territory, IMHO.
     
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    I just got my Analogman Small Stone about a week ago and I love it. I've had a Red Witch Moon Phaser and a Script MXR Phase 90, but the Small Stone is a better sound for my music. I'm really digging it.
     
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    Tiny Orange Phaser
     
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    I really like the Nebula. It really cops the "breathe" tone well and sounds great at all settings.
     
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    Yep, for a great 2-stage you have to go with the Nebula (ToneFactor/Mojo Hand).
     
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    I hope it's the Toneczar Halophaze because mine is coming very soon. I was quite fond of the Red Witch Moon Phaser I had for a long while previously great watery sounds in that pedal.
     
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    Moog 12-stage Phaser for sheer sound quality, irrespective of footprint size.

    Followed by Mad Professor Tiny Orange Phaser for sheer sound quality, small footprint.
     
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    HBE Psilocybe!!!!! I haven't tried any of the other phasers in this thread simply because once I dialed in my Psilocybe for the first time it blew me away and killed any gas for trying other phasers.
     
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    I like the 70s Maestro PS-1a personally. Not very board friendly, but it gives me the phase sounds I really love. PH350 does some cool stuff too.
     
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    exactly. the retro has the edge due to depth and volume control.
     
  18. Derelict King

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    The Mu-tron Phaser II going for $500? No way. I saw a minty one sell for $280 recently, and that was kind of high.

    DK
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Everyone is looking for different things, but I had a Moog and my Maxon at the same time and was prepared to rearrange my board for the Moog. I ended up liking the Maxon better, regardless of footprint. I sold the Moog and am still happy with the Maxon.
     
  20. DWB1960

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    Well these are from the original designers private stash.


    http://www.mu-tron.org/list2.html

    Where'd you see the one go for $280??
     

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