MXR Phase 90

Other than the Cry-Baby, there may be no more classic pedal on the planet. As the industry standard for phase pedals, this is something everyone should experience. Its beautiful simplicity and gorgeous sound make anyone who uses it understand why it is so popular. The greatest guitar players of all time used this pedal, so why shouldn’t you?

External Control: None
Cost: $

HornFX Review

Interface:  5/5
An easier pedal does not exist.

Versatility: 1/5
The phase 90 does one thing, albeit very well

Clarity of Effect: 3.5/5
Although the phase does not charge through the speakers, it is always perceptible and pretty. The one real shortfall is its inability to change the intensity of the effect. That could potentially add to the effect’s ability to be heard. That being said, you should buy this pedal and put it on your board.

Complexity: Simple

Complexity: Simple

Live application: 5/5
Great for any live setup. This will give you the perfect phase with an easy one-knob speed altering mechanism. You can even use it to a slight edge and fatness to your sound.

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Product Information

  • Foot accessible speed control knob

  • LED on/off indicator

  • Powered by the Dunlop ECB-03 AC Adapter and/or 9 volt battery.

  • Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 1-1/4"

  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.

  • Color: Orange


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