eteam_sammy4him
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Join date: Oct 2008
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#1
Ok, so here's the quick rundown:

I am doing some upgrades to my pedal board, and in doing so I am looking to add a phaser to my board. I have done some looking at various phasers, and am not sold on anything quite yet. I am leaning towards a couple in particular, but nothing is set in stone.

What phasers would you all recommend that I check out? Preferably under $150. Basically I am going to use it to 1. Add depth and tonal variety to a solo 2. Use to deepen some chords 3. Play Van Halen

Those are the only requirements!

Thanks for any input!
-Evan
Main Setup:
Charvel So-Cal

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Ibanez TS9 30th Anniv
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Hardwire Supernatural
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zero
UG Veteran
Join date: Mar 2002
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#3
Quote by Trivium7
to be honest...MXR EVH Phase 90...nuff said


Pretty much, especially for EVH tones its going to be the best bet...

Joyo vintage phase is a sweet little pedal for the price (I believe its a standard phase 90 clone).
deadsmileyface
jesse's dead
Join date: Dec 2011
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#4
MXR Phase 90 or Phase 100.

also the Visual Sound GarageTone Series Oil Can Phaser.
madh4ttr
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#5
phase 90. nice, inexpensive phaser
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NakedInTheRain
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Join date: Jul 2007
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#6
homebrew psilocybe. it has a regen knob that you can use to help it poke out more at slower speeds.

or if you want cheaper, look around for a MIJ boss PH-1r. they're great. only thing is it has a bit of a volume boost.
Last edited by NakedInTheRain at Apr 24, 2012,
eteam_sammy4him
SavedByGrace
Join date: Oct 2008
821 IQ
#7
Ok. I appreciate the responses.

I have heard that the EVH Phase 90 and the Script with LED from MXR are pretty much the same phaser. Any more infor on that?
Main Setup:
Charvel So-Cal

Dunlop Volume
Digitech Tuner
Custom Compressor
VFE Blues King
Ibanez TS9 30th Anniv
Boss DD20
Boss NS2
MXR 10 Band EQ
Hardwire Supernatural
Loop-Master 2 Channel Looper

Mesa Single Rec
NakedInTheRain
Registered Muser
Join date: Jul 2007
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#8
the script is subtler and 'sweeter' than the block which has more presence. i had a script 90 clone before, the retrosonic phaser. however at slower speeds, it tended to disappear when playing into a mix. hence me going for phasers with a regen knob.
madh4ttr
What the .....
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#9
^hes right, the homebrew is an awsome pedal
R.I.P. Randy Rhoads
monwobobbo
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2009
608 IQ
#10
take a look at the Deltalab Phaser. it has far more control than Phase 90 style pedals. you have to work at it to set it to sound like a P90 but it can be done and gives you far more sound options.