i got what i am guessing is a MXR phase 90 that had all the paint removed from it. The guy claimed it was homemade (hee hee) it was early 1980s i was a kid. This guy was a druggy that had a tongue like a lizard and was a wicked player. I used to sit outside his house and listen to him wail. Later that year i got a MXR distortion+ Later on i got an MXR env. follower, (still have that!) and a compressor (i didn't even know what that one did) and a TS9 Tube screamer and a HUGE flanger that i had to like jump on with 2 feet and it would make crazy swooshing noises. I used it to play the opening to 'Spirit of the Radio' by Rush (blah! I always hated them!) in the school gym when i was like 17... everyone was like 'wow' ... but my amp was a Baldwin! (i also had a champ) and i had a fender musicmaster.
of all them cool old pedals i only have the TS 9 and the env. follower. I wish i had the Distortion+.... That was *THE* pedal to have back then....