The long-time standard among phasers, the MXR Phase 90 is on the list of many players and even more collectors. Carefully recreated, this famous effect is available once again as the 1974 Vintage Phase 90. Hand wiring and hand selected matching tr...
"At that point King was living up to his already well-established legend with the help of an MXR Phase 90 phase shifter pedal (hey, it was the ’70s!) and either a Roland JC-120 or an Acoustic 270 head with an Acoustic 2x12 cabinet," reads [this article](http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ProductSpotlight/Tone-Tips/albert-king-his-10-best-422/).more
If I had to choose one effect that MXR is best at, I’d probably say the phaser. I love the Phase 100 and the Phase 45 pedals—I own both—but for me, the quintessential phase box is the 90. The 45 is a two-stage phaser, while the 90 is a four-stage unit. Some might claim the 45 is milder, making it more musical, but I like how much phase you can dial in with the 90. It can be subtle and svelte, or it can be a whooshing monster. It sounds solid across the knob’s entire sweep. Plus, I kind of like the unintended affect it has to my tone, since it adds gain and volume. You can hear it getting a workout on our cover of the Bad Brains song “Leaving Babylon.”"more
The long-time standard among phasers, the MXR Phase 90 is on the list of many players and even more collectors. Carefully recreated, this famous effect is available once again as the 1974 Vintage Phase 90. Hand wiring and hand selected matching transistors work together to bring back the same mesmerizing, smooth modulation as the original. You'll even find the same classic orange painted metal housing with the script logo.
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Just a great phaser. Really lush phase tones. It only has one knob, but that's all you need. Mine is powered by my Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus, via the 9-volt battery adapter cable, fed through a small hole [drilled] in the bottom plate. My only other mod for this pedal would be an LED indicator light. I can never remember if the default setting is "on" or "off" when I power-up my board.
MXR's premier pedals were the Dynacomp, Blue Box, Distortion + and the Phase 90. In 1974, David was introduced to the simple Phase 90 by Phil Taylor. From that point on, the Phase 90 has been a staple to getting that Gilmour sound. There have been reincarnations of this pedal, but the one you'd want to have is the script logo '74-'77 version before changing internals as well as the now recognized box logo. The new reissue script is a faithful recreation of its father.
I use it to add additional movement to synthesizer sounds. It performs very well with monophonic analog synths. The phase effect thickens the sound. Good for basses, leads and pads. Could have a power port and an LED to show the power on state...