FX20 Stereo Phaser review by DOD

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.7 (6 votes)
DOD: FX20 Stereo Phaser

Price paid: $ 40

Purchased from: Zzound

Sound — 10
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.

Overall Impression — 10
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.

Reliability & Durability — 10
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.

Ease of Use — 10
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.

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