FX20 Stereo Phaser Review

manufacturer: DOD date: 03/10/2006 category: Guitar Effects
DOD: FX20 Stereo Phaser
The FX20 is our unique stereo phaser pedal. The rich phasing gives you that classic phaser sound, but also provides the option of adding regeneration to the effect. This breaths new life into your sound by putting a modern twist on an irreplaceable effect.
 Sound: 9.5
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Ease of Use: 10
 Overall rating:
 8.8 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.9 
 Users rating:
 7.7 
 Votes:
 6 
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overall: 9.8
FX20 Stereo Phaser Reviewed by: unregistered, on march 10, 2006
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 29.99

Purchased from: Music123

Ease of Use: Very easy to use like most DOD pedals. Plug in and turn knobs, not too hard. The manual is pretty simple and tells of three different kinds of simulations you can do with it (to help you on your way). // 10

Sound: I'm using a dunky little Dean Baby V and a Roland 15 and it doesn't sound too bad with it. I can get a great Mike Einziger sound (Incubus) out of this pedal. One this is that when I wasn't playing and the phaser was on it sounded like wind was blowing through my amp, but that may be because of the way I had my distortion set up with it too. There is a volume boost when you use this pedal so be careful, I was playing through a PA and I had the phaser on and then when I kicked in the dist. It almost blew a speaker. But it's not too bad unless it's really loud. // 9

Reliability & Durability: Rambo couldn't hurt this thing. It's pure metal. I would use this without a back up at any time. // 10

Overall Impression: I play mostly alternative rock and this thing really helps fill in some gaps. It's great if you have a good bass line and you want to give it a new arpeggio style, get this. I love this pedal, its durable cheap, and it doesn't sound to computerized like some of the other phasers out there. // 10

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overall: 10
FX20 Stereo Phaser Reviewed by: Dyuha, on january 13, 2005
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 40

Purchased from: Zzound

Ease of Use: This is a great pedal. It has great sound, you can get leslie emulation but the only thing is that the speed doesn't get as fast as I would like to, so it's almost a leslie emulator. It is very versatile, you have three knobs: speed, depth and regen, what else could you ask for? Very nice phaser! Very easy to use, takes less than a minute to find your favourite spot in the pedal. // 10

Sound: The sound was worth the switch trouble. Thick, rich, smooth, and organic. With a great range from subtle to jittery. Its set pretty low but gets a nie slow thick sweep, subtle enough that it just brings certain parts of a song to life. Makes things a little muddy, but thats better than the MXR Phase 90 or the Boss Ph-3 which makes your signal louder/softer and distorted. It adds alot to solos and it really adds alot to high pitched notes, and make pinch harmonics really scream. // 10

Reliability & Durability: Looks like it will last a while. Very heavy for a pedal. Is a huge volume surge and the highs struggle a bit. Best if used on slow speeds for picking styles. // 10

Overall Impression: Like most DOD stuff, this pedal sounds phenominal, and is half the price of competetors still. If your lookin for a great sounding phaser, the DOD is the right choice. if you are considering dropping big bucks for a phase shifter, give this one a try first. It's a high-impact effect that you're not going to use all the time, but when you need it, there is no substitute. // 10

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