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A. D. Fairhurst
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A. D. Fairhurst
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Boss Ph-1 Phaser

4/5, 4 from 1 review
Vintage analogue phaser
PH1 Top.JPG PH1 Back.JPG PH1 Closeup.JPG PH1 Front.JPG PH1 Inside.JPG PH1 Left.JPG PH1 Right.JPG PH1 Screw.JPG PH1 Serial.JPG
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Overall Rating:
4/5,
Build Quality:
5/5,
Features:
4/5,
Value:
4/5,
  1. A. D. Fairhurst
    Little green box of delights
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jan 17, 2018
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros
    • + -Warm, very musical phasing -Legendary nuclear bomb-proof Boss build quality -Depth knob makes it very versatile -Looks pretty nice
    Cons
    • - -A little on the expensive side (but easy to resell for the same price, if not more) -No feedback knob, which prevents insane sweeping and ray-gun effects -Some low-end drop off at one point in the cycle
    I initially bought one of these pedals around June, but it was defective and I had to send it back. In the meantime I bought a CE-2 before I finally acquired another PH-1, and I sure am happy for doing so! This small green box is a very warm, musical sounding phaser, not unlike the MXR Phase 90, which I feel it beats thanks to its inclusion of a depth knob, allowing for varying intensities of phasing. Some of my favourite settings are (rate and depth) 2:00/5:00, which gives a nice shimmer to the sound, 9:00/5:00, which gives a long, Van Halen-like sweep, and 5:00/1:00, which gives a leslie-esque wobble to the sound without going over the top.
    One thing I will say is that you will benefit from putting this pedal through a clean blend, as at one point in the cycle (more noticeable the lower you set the rate and the higher you set the depth) the low-end drops out a little. However, I generally use the 2:00/5:00 setting, in which the low-end dropoff is very quick and barely noticeable, so I don't bother. As a bonus it also sounds incredible on guitar!
    Overall: Good if you don't mind a little low-end drop off here and there and you want some gentle bubbly phasing. Not so good if you want space-age madness!
    Price Paid:
    £150
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