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Post by onrust nv » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:23 pm

I've got me a mars instuments warm current tube phaser, waiting for it's arrival. But, hey a phaser on tubes....
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Post by kragg » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:10 pm

monstrinho wrote:Morley Pro Phaser:

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...mine is old, beat and fugly, but sounds absolutely gorgeous. The sweep is controlled with that weird "falling blanket" and a simple light bulb, so modding it to accept a CV should not be too difficult. I'd actually like to have two of these and hook them up like a Mutron BiPhase !!![/img]
A friend of mine only swears by this big Morley phaser.

I like the MaM RS-3, which is a Vactrol Resonator, and makes beautiful phase shifts.

Does anyone have any experience with the MXR Phase45 ?

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Post by Norman_Phay » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:41 am

Does anyone know anything about this I wonder? It appears to be a PCB to make a BiPhase clone?

http://m.bareille.free.fr/sales.htm

Also i saw some boutique pedal that claimed to be somewhat like a Compact Phasing A, but without the LDRs. I forgot to bookmark it though, any leads on that?

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Post by flo » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:43 am

Love phasers. I got:
  • MXR Phase 90, probably somewhere between '78-'81 (no LED, block logo)
  • Roland Phase5 AP5
  • Ibanez PT3
Phase 90 is classic. Enough said, I think we all know how it sounds...

The Roland is definitely the most subtle one. It has "touch control" as an option instead of the LFO, it is kind of funny but not too useable. Otherwise I love the sound of it, it's great for hihats, rides and stuff like that.

The Ibanez has the most features and is the least subtle. It's nice for drums and noises, but also cool for instruments.

Apart from that, I give extra :tu: for phasers after spring verbs on send / return loops :yay:

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Post by onrust nv » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:18 am

MAM RS3 is a very different kind op phaser, but I realy like the sound. great for soundscape things.
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Post by slovo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:59 am

I have to chime in and say YAY for PHASERS. They're the best effect. I used to hate them when I played guitar because the stupid resonant sweep sound gets so old so fast. But SYNTHS synths taught me all about phase. Nothing better than stacking six phasers with microscopic offsets and modulation :9~ to me, it's the very definition of FAT.
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Post by analoglsd » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:02 am

I love phasers as well, but I recently had a bit of a phaser let-down.
Purchased the A/DA Final Phase re-issue and it was too cold for my taste.
Also, I was hoping that the built-in overdrive would be able boost the phase into taking over the signal, but it's more like they're running along side each other instead of the overdrive boosting the phase.
I've been stuck on a modded Maestro PS-1, because it's the warmest, most chewy phaser I've come across so far, and was hoping the Final Phase would up-end it, but no dice.
The PS-1 retains the throne.

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Post by namon » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:34 pm

PHASOR! I have tried all the brand name stuff, and a bunch of software, but I found that this one is my fav!
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Post by ChrisR » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:37 am

Any love for the Akai Intelliphase? I bought one few days ago just because i could get it cheap. Hasn't arrived yet. Thoughts?

I'm currently in the process of building a tricked out Ross Phaser Clone, and have a Multivox/Hillwood Full Rotor. It's an analog Leslie Simulator, has two different LFO speeds and when switching between them it ramps to the new speed.
Not very tweakable, though.

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Post by namon » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:44 am

I really like that multivox. Its so "organy" looking. Hows the leslie emulation on it? It looks like it gets the job done.

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Post by ChrisR » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:45 pm

namon wrote:I really like that multivox. Its so "organy" looking. Hows the leslie emulation on it? It looks like it gets the job done.
Yeah, it's designed to sit on top of an organ.
However, i've only used it on guitar so far. It's basically a Phase Shifter with up/down ramping LFO (which is nice in itself). Can't really comment on how good it emulates a real Leslie, i suspect it's somewhat in the ballpark but not quite there. There are a couple of so-so videos on Youtube demoing it.
But really, i just use it as a(nother) phaser and i like the sound.
Though i wouldn't pay the 300$ some people demand for this.
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Post by Liddlepud » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:29 am

MAM PS3 - very gloopy and likes CV's from the modular
Compact Faye Sing (Thanks to Indexofmetals) sounds very hi-fi on everything it put through it.
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Post by Guitar1821 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:16 am

I've got a Soundblox Tri-Phase which is pretty good, biggest issue is some nosie but mine is one of the earlier ones and they supposedly changed the power supply section later on. There are a lot of different setting on it to give you a ton of sounds, I wish it could go really slow, but you can also change it between an envelope and a lfo, as well as using thier hot hand to control it.

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Post by Morley » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:34 am

I have this countryman unit with the LFO module.

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Post by Danotranto » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:45 pm

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sg systems with built in maestro phase shifter!
looks like a stove!
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Post by Luka » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:02 pm

wow dave - i love the look of that phaser

i finished my tau phaser recently

i really love how rich it is - it is a lot more metalic than the compact clone (krautrock) phaser

this was the first test before i tuned it to 1v/0 and replaced a bad pot

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Post by construct09 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:15 am

Sounds great Luka

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Post by odecahedron » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:03 am

I have a Mutron Phasor II which is lovely and a brilliant sounding Ibanez FL305 that i retro-fitted to 5U - would love a bi-phase one day but the boutique prices they pop up for are well out of my reach for now...

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Minimoog56 wrote:...although ben fulton stiffed me on a repair on an empress chorus..
care to elaborate? Ben is one of the most legit humans ive ever met. :hmm:

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Post by scozbor » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:31 am

ok luka you just convinced me to build one :woah:

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Post by onrust nv » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:40 am

ChrisR wrote: and have a Multivox/Hillwood Full Rotor. It's an analog Leslie Simulator, has two different LFO speeds and when switching between them it ramps to the new speed.
Not very tweakable, though.

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We got that hillwood too, it has some hiss innit to. But switched between the speeds is great. Like a merrygoround. With us the speed switch is on the right and depth om the left.
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Post by Peik » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:13 am

Here's mine. It's a Pigtronix EP-1 envelope phaser.
The phasing can be controlled by an envelope follower or a trigger input.
I broke it by feeding it DC power instead of AC but my friend fixed it and gave it a new look.

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Post by namon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:26 pm

haha. darth phaser for the win

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Post by askthedust » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:42 pm

I have the Marc Bareille Mu-tron biphase clone built in a 19" rack and it sounds awesome. If you have DIY skills you guys should definitely try and build one!

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Post by Popski » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:16 pm

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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Post by Popski » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:17 pm

Luka wrote:wow dave - i love the look of that phaser

i finished my tau phaser recently

i really love how rich it is - it is a lot more metalic than the compact clone (krautrock) phaser

this was the first test before i tuned it to 1v/0 and replaced a bad pot

[video][/video]
man, that sounds amazing!

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