Phaser with booty

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Means2nEnd, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

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    I have always wanted a good phaser tone and bought a phase 100 and although it sounds pretty good it loses almost all the low end and sounds thin to me. What's the popular opinion from guys here that dig on a phaser that won't lose bottom? Great analog tone not too complicated. New EBS?

    Did some searching didn't find specific answers..
  2. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    My Psilocybe has a switch that allows for low end retention. Obviously some parts of the phase shift will highlight some areas of the frequency curve more than others, however...
  3. RoeyHaviv

    RoeyHaviv

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    I use the Pigtronix EP2.
    Not too simple but not too complicated and has tons of booty until you hit the invert switch - then it does a cool "Talking" effect.
    I used it on this song for Michael Tracy:
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  4. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    I also own the EP-2, and I think it loses a touch of low end on the LFO setting personally. YMMV of course.
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  6. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

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    Thanks so far guys is there different versions of the Psilocybe Phaser I should look out for?
  7. pantherairsoft

    pantherairsoft

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    The Moog 12-Stage is wall crumbling. Seriously good phaser with bass. Yum!
  8. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    There are different colors that they used through different production runs, but AFAIK they're all the same internally.
  9. fleizenkruz

    fleizenkruz

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    I would suggest Wave Logic by GFI System http://www.gfisystem.com/home/

    Here's a video I made with bass, comparing Wave Logic with Boss PH-2. I went with Wave Logic and sold my Boss PH-2 after I bought it :D

  10. Bassist96

    Bassist96

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    I have only used one, but the subdecay quaser Dlx, works extremely well, all my low end was kept, and it sounded amazing.
  11. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

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    + 1. This is the mother (or father) of all phaser!
    Once you own it you cannot upgrade. The evolutionary road stops there. An epic piece of hardward.
  12. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

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    Check out the Earthquaker Devices Grand Orbiter.... plenty of low end there.
  13. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    i'm pretty happy with my ancient Musitronics PhasorII. to me, it has plenty of low end. here's a quick clip of it with a p bass:

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  14. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk

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    Akai P1 Intelliphase
  15. XXL

    XXL Custom User Title Supporting Member

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    +2 for the Psilocybe! Though I'd like to try the Orbiter, FayeSing, and Quasar Deluxe.
  16. chaosmic

    chaosmic Supporting Member

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    +1 on the Grand Orbiter. Been using one for several years & I'm still very happy. It retains all low end, has wet/dry mix & offers critical control of the phaser effect.
  17. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    Moog Phasor. Funk in a box. Lots of knobs and they all do cool stuff!
  18. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06

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    I was a big fan of the Grand Orbiter when owned it but my Fav is my modded Boss PH-2 (has a phase inversion mod switch and LFO disable).

    Lots of low end here esp with the phase invert: actually ADDS some lows!
  19. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

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    Perhaps my ears deceive me, but I don't think my bass loses any bottom end with the HardWire SP-7 stereo phaser. Hear it here and judge for yourself.
  20. Flymo Wang

    Flymo Wang

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    I looove my old boss PH1-r. really seems to boost the lows, and slightly boost the volume. great little pedal if you can get one...
  21. sledz

    sledz

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    I'd get favourite phase and use outer blend pedal which allows mixing phase with dry sound. I also like MXR 100 very much and probably won't get anything else.

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