Which Phaser? MXR Phase 90 or EHX Small Stone...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassGod, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. MXR Phase 90

  2. Electro-Harmonix Small Stone

  1. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I have two questions for you guys...

    Well, I'm in the market for a phaser, and I am trying to decide which one to buy. I was wondering if anyone could list the pros and cons of both the MXR Phase 90 and the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone. Maybe a rating out of ten for each? Thanks guys.

    Once I get a phaser, I'm gonna need to know which order to put my effects in. I have:

    Morley Pro Series II Wah
    Electro-Harmonix Big Muff USA (thank you for the info tplyons)
    DigiTech BP50 Multi-FX (which I use for compression, EQ, and noise gate)
    And one of those two phasers

    Thanks for the help guys, sorry for all the questions :)

    Graeme :bassist:
  2. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
  3. I currently own a new USA made EH Small Stone.
    I use it with a custom Warmoth Jazz Bass w/ EMG vintage style Jazz pickups. I play through a Sunn 300T with (2) 4x10 cabs and (1) 2x15 cab. I also own an Electro-Harmonix Bass Balls pedal that I love!
    One issue with the Small Stone is the popping noise I get when I switch it on and off.
    Second issue, I don't like how the sound flows. (MXR was better)
    Another issue is the color switch... it's overkill, it seems over done and too much!

    I tried both the MXR Phase 90 and Phase 100.
    I dug both of them... great for that Ted Nugent "Stanglehold" bass sound!
    My guitarist wants my Small Stone... sounds better with guitar. I'll go buy a Phase 90 when he buys it off me.

    Good Luck... Hope it helped!