What phaser to upgrade to?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Maxfenderbass, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Ehx Bad Stone

    10 vote(s)
  2. SolidGoldFX Apollo II

    6 vote(s)
  3. Moog 12 stage

    7 vote(s)
  1. Plain and simple, sick of my mooer and I need a change. The choices vary in price, this is the last piece of the puzzle for my board so I want to make sure I get it right. I have narrowed it down to 3. I will be playing it in my hard/stoner rock band.
  2. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    If you want the best, go for the Spaceman Explorer.

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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Nice - I see a sine wave LFO! Should be mandatory, imho, yet most use the cheaper (and nastier) triangle...
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  4. 2010P

    2010P Inactive

    May 13, 2017
    Apollo II has exp control which is very cool but I'd caution the op about spending too much. Phasing on bass can get old very quickly. I'd stick with your mooer or a phase 90 to be honest.
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  5. the only thing with the spaceman is that it is a little out of my comfort zone $$ wise, they run around the $600 range up here in Canada, and for a pedal that I may use for a total of 1 min of music in our entire set, it’s hard to justify. It is a great sounding pedal though. The moog I can justify because they have just been discontinued and will skyrocket in price shortly. They sell for about $200 less as well.
  6. The mooer seems to have a bit of volume suck, which I hate.
  7. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
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  8. Frodolicious


    May 29, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    My fave is the MXR Phase 100. The base tone works well for my needs, and sounds awesome with fuzz. The different wave shapes that others offer feel unnecessary in my mind. MXR gives you good value IMO

    EDIT: Oops, I didnt read very closely. My bad. Get the Moog and let that be your be all end all phaser. That thing is rad.
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  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Sad but thanks for the heads up.
  10. superheavyfunk


    Mar 11, 2013
    The Apollo 2 is a monster of versatility. If you're looking for a creative tool, I highly recommend trying it out.

    My personal favorite phaser though is the Pigtronix EP-2. It's super syrupy and chewy and unmistakable.
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  11. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Just wish it had a sine LFO...
  12. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    TC Helix. Unlimited options and great sound in a single pedal.

    Edit: Sorry! No experience with the three on the list. The closest for me is a vintage Small Stone. Based on that I'd go Bad Stone.
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  13. ficelles

    ficelles Inactive

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    Drolo Moon Rabbit. There may be one on Reverb.
  14. I've heard great things about the bad stone BUT the footswitch apparently emits a loud pop when pressed.

    I really really loved the Mr Black Gilamondo 8-stage phaser. Insanely thick and chewy.
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  15. Why not the Small Stone?
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  16. 4 stage, not as deep, you could say the same about the Apollo, but it has variety.
  17. RedJag


    Mar 2, 2016
    San Jose, CA
    EQD Grand Orbiter is my fav, but I bet the moog is killer
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  18. RedJag


    Mar 2, 2016
    San Jose, CA
    Holy poopie
  19. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    I have a seasick green boss
    PH-1r, but if I was going new it would be the seasick green Keeley.
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  20. RissKippery


    Mar 3, 2016
    I love my Mr. Black Gilamondo phaser. Simple, effective. That bonus knob is the star.
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