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What's your favorite analog phaser?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Grapevine921, Jan 4, 2018.


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  1. I've been bit by the phaser bug and would like to stay analog. What's your favorite at the moment? Thanks!
     
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  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Toss up between an MXR Phase 90 and a Hotone Phaze.

    I was shopping for a phase shifter awhile ago. I tried a number of them in all price ranges. I ended up getting both the Hotone and the MXR.
     
  3. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    MXR Phase 90 (block logo)
     
  4. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Moog.
     
  5. stambroker

    stambroker

    Aug 12, 2011
    NoVA
    I've tried a ton of phasers, and my current favorite is the Subdecay Quasar DLX v1. It just sounds perfect and has an absurd amount of control for an analog phaser, and switchable between 4, 6, and 8 stages. I love it soooo and pretty much the only pedal I can foresee myself liking more is the Moog 12-Stage Phaser - I'll get one eventually, probably, but I'd have to get a bigger board to fit it on there anyways.
     
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  6. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto

    Jan 11, 2016
    Germany
    EQD Grand Orbiter
     
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  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The mighty and mighty rare MuTron Bi-Phase. Been GASing for one for 45+ years finally scored one off ebay last year. Currently available, I'd say the Moog MoogerFooger MF-103.
     
  8. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    ^^^This.
     
  9. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    The impossible to find Maestro phaser, or the classic block logo Phase 90. Tried a few boutique phasers but always came back to the simple orange one-knobber!
     
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  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Another great old blast from the past! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Script logo! :)

    Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference between a vintage Block, and a new Script, but think they’re both right for bass. The addition of the LED in the modern versions is a great add.
     
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  12. crguti

    crguti

    Feb 14, 2011
    Scandinavia
    The HBE Psilocybe Phaser. It works for guitar and bass. A bit dark for my taste but it's cool.
     
  13. Scootbass1

    Scootbass1 Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Chillicothe, Illinois
    Script Logo Phase 90 for its simplicity and its sound. My second favorite is the Akai Intelliphase in normal mode. Never had a need for the touch (envelope) modes in it. I also have Prophesy Sound Bi Phase clone. I'm probably going to part with it since it is to hifi sounding to me. I'm basically after the Rob Grange tone anyway when it comes to phasing, it is the tone I like on fretted and fretless.
     
  14. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    Digital - EBS DPhaser. Analog - Subdecay Quasar Deluxe v.1 (not v.2!).
     
  15. General Guitar Gadgets "P-45" MXR Phase 45 clone/kit.

    The MXR Phase 90 always sounded to "70's porno" to me- too swirly and incoherent.

    The 45 is a lot more subtle in ways that I like- just enough to give the notes a little "movement" without blurring, IMHO.

    Plus, I love DIY and kits, so this was a no brainer!
     
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  16. MXR Script Phase 90. I think it is an older one of those.
     
  17. Scootbass1

    Scootbass1 Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Chillicothe, Illinois
    I also forgot the specialty phaser I own. It is a Roland AP7 Jet Phaser. I only use it for special effect on certain songs. It does do a good clean phase, but the jet mode is a whole different level all together. I still have to make a bipolar 9 volt power supply for it. I can't recommend it for best analog phase shifter since it is quite pricey these days.
     
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  18. haystack55

    haystack55 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I've got a pre-Dunlop Phase 90 that is about the most perfect phaser for bass I've ever used. Only drawback is the lack of an LED.

    Phase 90 (1978) - 01.
     
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  19. "Only drawback is the lack of an LED."

    Phase 90 (1978) - 01. [/QUOTE]
    Or true bypass, IIRC...

    Still a great sounding pedal!
     
  20. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    MXR Phase 90 does it for me.
     

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