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Post by dkcg » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:52 am

Just ordered the Whetstone phaser.

black friday sales, gotta love them. Also a Catalinbread Echorec pedal. :love:

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Post by construct09 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:25 am

Awesome!
Was gonna ask here about the catalinbread
I eagerly await your thoughts :tu:

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Post by markjamesriver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:10 am

I have a Whetstone. Great phaser but requires a lot of dialing in to get the sound just right. Sounds fantastic on guitars. It's more subtle with synths I have found.

Also have a flanger hoax, which is a nutty pedal and somewhat noisy. I can't bring myself to sell it though. I run a lot of pad sounds through it. Has a nice quirky mojo.

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Post by dumaisaudio » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:49 am

+1 on the Moogerfooger Phaser, blows my Boss one out of the water! They also get extra points for adding Stun and Kill on the LFO amount knob.

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Post by causticlogic » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:44 am

Popski wrote:just got this for $40. beat to hell Ace Tone Phasor. It's pretty subtle but still usable for guitar or strings/pads. not very metallic and not very fast.

built like a panzer tank though, and it looks like it's seen action.
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Action? It looks like whoever used it wore cleats all the time...
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Post by causticlogic » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:03 am

Love phasers!
It's not coincidence that my first (and still favorite) euro oscillator was a Malekko Unkle. That phase knob caught my eye right away.
Apart from effects units like the MX200, Mangler, etc which I tend to use for other things anyway, I have the following:
Vermona PH-16
Frequency Central Sonic Death Ray (coming in trade) :hyper:

I also hope to grab the Strymon Mobius to complement my Timeline at some point.
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Post by thevegasnerve » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:21 am

dumaisaudio wrote:+1 on the Moogerfooger Phaser, blows my Boss one out of the water! They also get extra points for adding Stun and Kill on the LFO amount knob.
Mooger phaser is terrific and was the reason I let my Small Stone finally go (much better headroom). Will be fun to see how it measures up to my Strymon Mobius arriving today!

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Post by deltaphoenix » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:49 pm

Anybody checked out the Loud Button Electronics Morphine Dream, it is a Jet Phaser clone!

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/I ... Pedal.aspx

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Post by dkcg » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:24 pm

I went through this thread again and ended up guying a subdecay quasar. I haven't tried it with the synth, but its a hell of a lot of fun with the guitar and sounds lush. Nice n resonant in the low end for some nice filter thumps in the bass frequencies.

Not a phaser, but I also picked up a Jack Deville ModZero. It's not as crazy as the Frostbite, but more pedalboard friendly and does chorus to boot. Just not at the same time. :( Disappointed about that...might return it, but I'll give it a go for the weekend. On vacation time, so I got time to finally play with my toys. :bananaguitar:

That JH Phaser sounds fucking fantastic! I'd love to get one, but I gotta start saving for an easel and it looks more expensive than a pedal.

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Post by kragg » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:45 pm

I recently bought a retro Grant Phaser 55, and i'm very pleasantly surprised by its sound.
It's gorgeous on an electric piano.

By the way, i have another old phaser stompbox, and i recently noticed that the Lfo clock tick was audible in the audio path : would anyone know a solution to get rid of it ?
Thank you

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Post by tuj » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:48 pm

I'm more into mild phase sounds. Two that I like are the Malekko Phase pedal and the Mooer Phase 90 (very classic sounding).

BTW, I have an extra Malekko phase for sale/trade in the FS/FT section...

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Post by dkcg » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:05 pm

kragg wrote:By the way, i have another old phaser stompbox, and i recently noticed that the Lfo clock tick was audible in the audio path : would anyone know a solution to get rid of it ?
Thank you
Try putting it on it's own power supply. I had a LFO clock tick I could hear coming from my Empress Tremolo when it was on a daisy chained power supply with some other pedals. The tick went away when I got an isolated power supply. If that doesn't help, you might get a true bypass effects loop pedal to only turn on the phaser when it's being used, but you might still hear the clock between notes.

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Post by kragg » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:12 pm

Thank you for the tip. Unfortunately, it is an old pedal which is only battery-powered.

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Post by bcitral » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:04 pm

first post here for a while but Ive nearly completed a pair of Chinese small stone clones.
Anyone know if I can get rid of the stomp switch and and mix the clean and phased signal to give me an FX amount pot?

Im gonna fit them both with two basic pt2399 analog delay pedal guts intoa 19 rack with a oakley filtrex, all patchable from the front panel.

Any advice on impedance changes on the inputs to give them more head room (guitar to line) would be welcome.

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Post by dkcg » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:35 pm

bcitral wrote:first post here for a while but Ive nearly completed a pair of Chinese small stone clones.
Anyone know if I can get rid of the stomp switch and and mix the clean and phased signal to give me an FX amount pot?

Im gonna fit them both with two basic pt2399 analog delay pedal guts intoa 19 rack with a oakley filtrex, all patchable from the front panel.

Any advice on impedance changes on the inputs to give them more head room (guitar to line) would be welcome.

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Give the DIY section a try, I think someone who frequents that section of Muff's would know.

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Post by bcitral » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:48 pm

Thx dkcg. Ill post in there.
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Post by Jarno » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:11 pm

kragg wrote:Thank you for the tip. Unfortunately, it is an old pedal which is only battery-powered.
If there are any electrolytic caps providing supply filtering, they might have gone bad and need replacing. If there aren't any, well, then it might make sense to tack some onto the board.

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Post by kragg » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:40 pm

Hi, Jarno
Thank you for your answer.
Yes, it makes sense.
Is it easy to spot ?
(and should i start a new thread about trying to fix that phaser, or is it ok to post it here ?)

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Post by slovo » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:55 pm

I don't know much about these things but I know bad caps are often spotted when they begin to bulge out of shape. Really bad ones can leak some goo, too.

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Post by kragg » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:48 am

Thank you for the link !
I'll open it and check the pedal guts ;)

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Post by southphillysynths » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:16 pm

only phaser to have, the MUTRON :zen:

or the ludwig phase II...

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Post by Aluaris » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:40 pm

I have about 20 phazers. Many of them are optical. Here is one of an interesting examples
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Post by southphillysynths » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:49 pm

Aluaris

what a collection!! that phaser sounds awesome, very wide open. I'd love to see more of your collection.

I also just added a mutron phasor ii to my collection...

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Post by tarotsync » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:36 pm

Oh do I ever feel your pain. I've been addicted to phasers for a bit now. Currently have a Musitronics Phasor MK1, Maestro PS1A, MXR Phase 90, Moog MF-103, and a Small Stone Black Russian. The new Bad Stone Nano keeps calling my name and I'm likely to give in soon. Same with the Gerd Schulte Compact Phasing A.
I'm starting to think I need more VCAs

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:26 pm

I've always been pretty happy with Boss PH1r.

I tried a friend's Vermona PH-16 and was underwhelmed.
It sounded kinda 'dry.'

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