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Gear Reviews – MXR Phase 90 – Phase Shifter – Phaser – September 26, 2011 – 0 Comments
MXR Phase 90
This bright orange pedal practically defined the classic phase shifter sound. This one-knobbed orange wonder has played its part in nearly every genre’s effect happy moments. The Phase 90 has been stomped and swirled through 70s jazz fusion, 80′s hard rock, 90s grunge and full adopted by all types of music throughout the 2000s. Most notably used by Eddie Van Halen on the early Van Halen records, this pedal will go down in history as one of the most recognizable FX sounds. The Phase 90′s effect is very pronounced and always ready to sweep your signal into action. The newer models are remarkably close to older models in terms of overall sound and durability. There are some advantages and disadvantages to buying new or buying vintage. For example, the older units are a little smoother but tend to be a noisy while the newer units add a tinge of distortion on faster settings but adds LED status and AC power. Take this into consideration when shopping around but all in all, you really can’t go wrong with all the various versions of the Phase 90.