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Good ol Phase 90... it just works

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by armybass, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Last night my trio got a request to due Purple Rain. It is a tune we do and we always get a great response from it but it is a song with lots of open space for colorization. I normally play it clean with no effects but last night I just decided to kick on the Phase 90 and had it set to about 4 o'clock and it was perfect. It just gave that lovely thick swoosh that really made the effect sound like it was on everything, not just the bass. I find that of all of my effects the phase 90 is one of the more effective and really adding to the texture of the entirety of the song.
  2. I agree. I went through many phasers, I rented a Phase 90 and was pleasantly surprised. Sold all my phasers and went with the 90 for my board.
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  3. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Recently got the Phase 99 - man, one 90 is great; two are extra excellent!!
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  4. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I love the Phase90. It's probably my all time favorite effect to use. I really like the script version on bass, which is contrary to TB lore, but I just feel it has more depth in both directions. Coincidentally, I use one on Purple Rain as well when playing it with one of my bands!
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  5. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    IMHO it's the perfect effect pedal. One switch. One knob. Can't really make it sound bad.
  6. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    I went with an 80s EHX Small Stone Classic but it was either going to be that or the Phase 90. I use the Small Stone with the color switch off but both are really great pedals.

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