Mxr Phase 95 / M290

4.8/5, 4.8 from 1 review
Phase 45 + Phase 90

Recent Reviews

  1. Miles_ONeal
    Great tone, great value
    4.75/5, 4.75 out of 5, reviewed Oct 1, 2020
    Build Quality:
    • + Four awesome phasers in one!
    • + Still orange
    • + Built like a tank
    • + Great price
    • - Tiny form factor
    The original Phase 90 drove many a song, but Rob Grange used it to make Nugent's "Stranglehold" one of THE phase bass rock and roll tracks. The Phase 45 was the 90's little sibling, with less delay stages. Combining them, and the capability to choose vintage or modern style, into one pedal for the price of a Script Phase 90 is a brilliant gift to musicians.

    It's not specifically a bass pedal, but in use, you'd never guess. With highs rolled off at the bass or earlier in the effects chain, the phasing will be much more subtle. But pull the highs back in and the swirl gets deep and glorious. With RS66s on my Thunderbird Vintage Pro, it can make me almost weep with joy.

    I'm not a fan of tiny, skinny pedals. My big feet need a bit of room. That and the eye-searing on/off LED (probably useful outdoors) are my only complaint.
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Item Details

  1. Batteries:
    1x9V or DC adapter
    EQ / Controls:
    Speed, 45/90 selector, Script (vintage)/modern style selector, pedal bypass
    Two classic phasers in one box. Old and new style MXR phasing. LED pulses to display speed.
    ``The Phase 95 combines the Phase 45 and Phase 90 circuits—toggled by the 45/90 switch—in a mini housing, featuring a Script switch to toggle between modern and vintage style phasing.
    ``This pedal can be powered by a Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies (not included).''
    -Dunlop / MXR

    ``The Phase 95 combines the Phase 45 and Phase 90 circuits in a mini housing with about half the footprint of a standard MXR pedal. The 45/90 switch toggles between the Phase 45 mode’s subtle two-stage phasing and the Phase 90 mode’s more pronounced four-stage phasing, while the “Script” switch toggles between two phasing styles. The Phase 95 is set to modern style phasing by default, which relies on feedback to create light harmonic distortion and gives the effect a more accentuated swoosh. Engaging the Script switch removes feedback for a lusher, more subdued sound with higher headroom and greater clarity. The familiar Speed control sets the rate of the effect.''
    -Guitar center
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