The BOSS PH-3 Phase Shifter pedal provides a wealth of vintage and modern phasing effects, including new "Rise" and "Fall" modes for unique, unidirectional phasing. Syncing these phasing effects is as simple as tapping the pedal to the desired tem...
Boss pedals: DM-2 Delay, BF-2 Flanger, PH-3 Phase Shifter, NS-2 Noise Suppressor, TU-3 Tuner, DD-3 Digital Delay x2 “I’ve always used them. I like them – they always work. Well, I’ve always used them, apart from one period where I got a couple of rack-mounted Korg delays, and I had like a rack-mounted guitar system for a while. I really like it, but it’s a little bit complex, and the way we work now, we do some fly-in gigs, and me being able to control it all from the floor is pretty bombproof.”more
Dan Steinhardt (from That Pedal Show) posted a picture of that pedal on a board on instagram, mentioning it was build for Graham: "A few tweaks but finished this #pedalboard and delivered it to its new home with none other than #grahamcoxon huge thanks to Joe@thegigrig for being a superstar and helping me get this done"more
On his web site Bortnick details the collection of foot pedals that he uses for his guitar, such as the Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer ring modulator, Univox Super Fuzz, Boss DD5 Digital Delay, DOD FX17 wah pedal, Boss Phase Shifter, Boss Blues Driver, and Ibanez AF9 Autofilter.more
Aaron North on the Boss PH-3 phase-shifter pedal, on a post made December 07, 2009.... "I used this pedal on songs such as "The Wretched", "Please", and "We're In This Together". I also used it quite a bit in The Icarus Line on songs including "Feed A Cat To Your Cobra", "You Make Me Nervous, "Spit On It", and "Caviar". "more
“I use the PH-3 on Still YDG’N and also Product Of A Murderer. Then I have a stereo phaser, a DigiTech HardWire SP-7, which I like to run [simultaneously] with my other phaser, so they make crazy noises. “I think the phaser fell off for a bit and, being a fan of nu-metal, where the phaser is used a lot, I feel like it needs to make a comeback. That’s why I’ve got two of them!”more
The switcher controls a Fuchs Royal Plush compressor, a Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah, a Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic, a Marion Henry Electric Fuzz Bucket, a Moogerfooger MF-104M analog delay, a BBE MB-2 Mind Bender vibrato/chorus, Boss PS-5 Super Shifter and PH-3 Phase Shifter pedals, a Source Audio Soundblox 2 Orbital Modulator, a Malekko Omicron Fuzz, a Guyatone MD2 Micro Digital Delay, and a Banzai Cold Fusion Overdrive that he compares to a Klon Centaur and says is key to his sound.more
This for my spacey weird stuff
The BOSS PH-3 Phase Shifter pedal provides a wealth of vintage and modern phasing effects, including new "Rise" and "Fall" modes for unique, unidirectional phasing. Syncing these phasing effects is as simple as tapping the pedal to the desired tempo, while an optional expression pedal provides realtime control of the PH-3's Rate, Filter and Tempo.
I tend to keep it on the 4-stage phaser setting, to get something similar to the MXR Phase 90 except with a bit more control on the sound. I'll rarely use this with heavy distortion, mainly just with clean or slightly overdriven stuff.
This was an impulse buy, but it's really awesome! In all honesty I don't think I've truly mastered it; it can be tough to use without overpowering your sound, but that's really not a failing of the pedal!
The tap tempo is a nice touch, and I love how many options it has. Overall, really fun to play with.
La guitarra psicodelica de los 70 es uno de los sonidos que más trato de asimilar al momento de crear y este pedal es ideal para eso. La posibilidad de jugar entre la profundidad y la expansión de las ondas es adictivo y siempre dan ganas de buscar más opciones al momento de improvisar. La opción de indicar el tiempo con las pulsaciones hacen que sea muy adaptable cuando se esta creando con la banda.
a friend's younger brother hipped me to the PH3 when it first came out...I mean, who uses a Boss phaser? they released a new phaser and I didn't even know it! turns out that the super phaser differentiates itself from the pack with all these useful modes... you can do 4, 8, 10, 12 stage phasing and you can set the LFO to be a ramp, a saw or 'steps'. Let your imagination do the work here!. So you're getting a cool tempo effect that's not trem or delay here in addition to the phasing. Your dad's orange phaser can't touch thata nd it costs more. Everyone needs a PH3 in their pedal drawer. Really fun with synths too.
I know that this green box is all-digital, so sure - there might be fatter and warmer sounding analog phasers but I believe it is high time to let digitals do their things. However if you want kind of entry-level phaser, cheap and reliable PH-3 is way to go - 7 modes (4,8,10,12 stages plus three experimental, synth-a-like), full tone control (rate, depth and resonance) and really decent sound quality. I find it to work best in front of a dirty amp (not in fx loop). Also, volume drop was reported on countless threads, but my PH-3 (from 2014) is volume-drop free, works perfect!
This is a phase pedal and not a great one at that, a lot of the faster rate settings on this just sounds like a bird chirp underwater. and the slower settings aren't good enough to make up for that. Get an MXR Phase 90 instead.