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Tap tempo phaser

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Somnambulance, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Somnambulance

    Somnambulance Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    What are some examples of tap tempo phasers?
  2. Keeley six stage phaser (out of production) and Chase Bliss Audio Wombtone (mk II soon to be released) comes to mind. Both are expensive and I have no personal experience with either one.
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  3. Have you ever thought about the Zoom CDR? It has a phaser or 2 I think and tap tempo and a bunch of interesting looking delays, choruses and reverbs too. And it's relatively inexpensive.
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  4. Somnambulance

    Somnambulance Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    I was just looking at the Hardwire Sp7. Tap tempo and relatively cheap.
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  5. Only $70 at Guitar Center! That seems worth a shot.
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  6. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Source Audio Orbital and Empress Phaser are two more options.
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    At the more expensive end: Empress Phaser, Subdecay Quasar, SolidGoldFX Apollo, Cusack Tap-A-Phase ... and more; Strymon, Eventide, Moog ...
  8. +2 to FretNoMore... Empress SGFX

    Don't mess around Somn, get something decent. ;)

  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I do own the Empress though and don't really recommend it ... "in the mix" I actually prefer the lowly EHX Small Stone (nano) ... but no tap tempo of course on that one. :)
  10. What about that Solid Gold Apollo?

    I confess I am a sucker for dirt, philters and fasers!
  11. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Apr 16, 2001
    Why do you not recommend it? Just curious...it looks really nice.
  12. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Because of the sound; it's kind of dark, almost bumps the low end a little, and therefor the effect is a bit lost when you play with a band. Somewhat like the Earthquaker Devices Grand Orbiter which also sounds great on its own but not so much in the mix. I'd say both are better for guitar than they are for bass because of this. Unless you like a subtler effect.

    My impression could have something to do with my basses which have a quite bottom end heavy sound (from the J Retro preamps), others may have a different opinion depending on how the effects sound with their particular basses and amps.
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  13. stambroker


    Aug 12, 2011
    Source Audio Pro Bass Envelope Filter can do this pretty easily too!
  14. johnbegone

    johnbegone Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Subdecay Quasar DLX is pretty unique and has tap.
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  15. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    To be honest I don't think I have ever found a phaser that isn't a little weird in the mix. They cut through great on guitar but on bass...less.
  16. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I have an Empress and I love it, more than my beloved Phase 90. With all of the knobs and switches I can make it do anything I want. I don't usually recommend it though because it's so damn expensive and a Phase 90 is so much less and still a great phaser.

    When I have the space on my board the Empress gets the nod. When I have less space the Phase 90 gets on.
  17. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    The phasers are one of the weakest effects in the current Zoom range IMHO.
  18. i have the empress and holy crap is it amazing. cannot recommend enough.

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