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
"The noisemakers include a ProCo Rat, MXR Micro Amp, EQD Organizer, Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter, EQD Avalanche Run, TC Electronic Nova Delay, Boomergang III Phrase Sampler, and a Strymon Big Sky. His tuning is kept in check with a Boss TU-2 and everything comes alive thanks to a Voodoo Lab MONDO." Source: [Premier Guitar](https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27745-rig-rundown-pelican)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.
We did not turn out to be besties with Boss pedals somehow, I might as well be an Ibanez guy, but I've always found a better option to Bosses. Maybe because of their boxy 80's design, or too digital look and feel. Having owned a few analog phasers, and read the reviews, I did not expect too much from this guy, apart from a bit more versatility, but I could not resist a good second hand price, and it well worth the money. Firstly, this thing sings. To me the 4 stage mode sounds just as good as an analog phaser. To be honest, a bit better in case of the MXR, and a bit less "organic" than the small stone, but the differences are minimal, and maybe appear at playing dynamics, but I could hardly pass a blind test comparison. To my ears the 4 and 10 stage mode sounds a bit more natural than the 8 and 12, I guess the latter may be more beneficial at studio application than live. I tend to keep it on 4 stage for by now, and use the fun modes for solos, especially "fall" which gives a very unique edgy decay for the solo licks. I've also found the step mode usable with appropriate rate settings. And here comes the real fun: an option to synch the rate with the song tempo! This is a feature that all phasers should have! At first I was playing it with an expression pedal, that turns the pedal into a very sensitive wah pedal. It is fun for some songs, but I rather pump it than adjust, as it's not easy to find the sweet spot, but the tap tempo mode does the job very well. If I could ask for more, I'd prefer to have double tap mode too but i you are patient, the pedal is capable to handle very slow taps just as well. This really shows the beauty of phasing. I'm considering to get an exterior switch to tap tempo with it while still having the option to bypass the pedal, but it's not really a necessity, since when I use a phaser I tend to keep it on for the whole length of the song. For the same reason the slight volume drop does not bother me at all. What could be really cool is an option to switch modes with an exterior switch. Might as well be a doable mod. Anyways, this pedal is much recommended, very versatile, and sounds just as good as the classics.
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.