This unit virtually launched the phase craze.
The MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal gives you classic phasing with variable speed control. Add shimmer to lead passages or jet-plane resonance to muted strumming. Not just for guitars; it works well with bas...
In this video, titled "Tom Morello Guitars & Home Studio," Tom Morello is in his home studio and shows off some of his gear (mostly guitars). He doesn't talk about it specifically, but you can see a quick shot of his pedalboard at 3:32. The first pedal on the left is the MXR Phase 90.more
In the video, it is shown that Billy used two Phase 90s, labelled "2" and "3". "MXR Phase 90s I've used for years to kind of get more movement during solos... like for example, on the 'Oceania' solo, I use the Phase 90 and the [Fulltone] catalyst, so you get some movement in the lead," he said in this Premier Guitar interview at (5:20).more
Aaron says, "I keep it pretty simple - stomp boxes. I have a Dunlop Cry Baby. MXR Phase 90. The new Digitech delay pedal, the Digidelay. It has seven settings. I have this old and pretty rare - there used to be this company called Way Huge - it was an all hand-built overdrive. Sounds great, works great. Like I said, I try to keep it simple," in [this interview](http://guitar.com/articles/if-its-broke-aaron-fink-breaking-benjamin).more
"For effects I use a Peterson tuner, either a Chandler Digital Echo or an MXR Carbon Copy, an MXR Phase 90, a Boss OC-3 Super Octave Pedal, a Morley Bad Horsie Wah-Wah pedal and a Morley Optical Volume Pedal. I’ve also just started using an MXR Micro Flanger which Joe Bonamassa recently gave me."more
"I love MXR’s Carbon Copy Delay, plus their Phase 90, Bass Octave Deluxe, Bass Envelope, and one of my favorite delays that Way Huge makes called the Aqua Puss," Michael League says, in [this interview](http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2014/02/13/from-the-ground-up-an-interview-with-michael-league/) with No Treble.more
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This unit virtually launched the phase craze.
The MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal gives you classic phasing with variable speed control. Add shimmer to lead passages or jet-plane resonance to muted strumming. Not just for guitars; it works well with bass, keyboards, and even vocals. Vary the speed from a subtle, long cycle to a fast, watery warble with endless vintage vibrations in between. The MXR M-101 is powered by single 9V battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC Adapter
This is an incredibly simple pedal, obviously, with the single knob controlling primarily speed, though I suspect it changes something about the resonance or feedback or something along those lines. I notice the tone of the phaser changing as the speed increases and decreases (in a good way, I mean). The only issue I've ever had with it is the volume boost that happens as soon as you turn the phaser on. I've fixed that with my pedal-switching controller now, so the output is the same when bypassed and when on. It also distorts a little with higher output guitars, but I kind of like the grit it adds to the guitar tone.
Tagline just about says it. Great for solos or adding ambiance to sustained chords. Goes from slight warble to controlled chaos. The enclosure is super rugged. LED and 9V jack are great additions. Not much more to say.
My oldest pedal. I really love that this is really straight forward. Only one knob to dial your phase rate. From a slow sweep at it's lowest setting, to a middle setting sound Incubus-like and a full turn that sounds kind of a Leslie speaker. This is one of the most simpler yet most complete pedals I've ever tried. A must if you are looking to dial some Einziger tones. :)
A very cool effect! The pro is the quality, the possibility to change the level of phaser easily just using the foot, the cons the price for just one function and the boost to volume when the effect is turned on.
this is an amazing sounding classic phase pedal. From some Youtube comparisons I've seen, the script is a bit smoother, more subtle and less harsh than this one so I may spring for that one at some point.
Got one of these used for 40 bucks. My child, basically. It's really great for a Leslie effect if you jack it up on high, but it's also really good for slow almost wah type sounds when you put it lower.