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Any love for the DOD Phasor 201???

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by E5RSY, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    Starting to feel like my block logo Phase 90 from the early '90s is just a bit too much. Looking for a tad more subtlety. So, the DOD 201 has popped up on my radar as a one-knob alternative.

    Like? Love? Hate? Would love to hear your thoughts and experiences with it.

    I've heard it kinda has its own thing going, sound-wise. But, is it more of a Small Stone? A Phase 45? A Phase 90?

    Thanks,
    Scott
     

  2. sammy123

    sammy123 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Jul 25, 2011
    MKE
    I have one and like it a lot. It is simple to use and sounds nice.
     
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  3. the tool

    the tool Tele-Holic

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    Apr 12, 2016
    Sweden
    Like it. Yes, it has Its own thing going on.
    The 250 and 201 is a nice pair beside eachother imo. Looks and sounds great.
     
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  4. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Don't have the 250. I do have the 280, though.
     

  5. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    has its own sound. more useable in a mix for me. does something without being as attention grabbing/domineering as others. retains a lot more bass and dynamics than others have tried. remarkable value really.
     

  6. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    It's 2-stage like the Phase 45, correct?
     

  7. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    You're asking the wrong guy. I don't even know what 2 stage means!
     

  8. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    Sonic example: Phase 45 is a 2-stage, Phase 90 is a 4-stage.

    More than you'll ever want to know (but a pretty good read): https://www.guitarchalk.com/best-phaser-pedal/
     

  9. tonyv77

    tonyv77 Tele-Meister

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    I believe it is 2 stage. I have my eye on a Phase 45. For $100 I'd love some subtle modulation. I had a Roland AP2 that was amazing, but sold it for cash flow reasons.
     

  10. Chester Burnett

    Chester Burnett Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Aug 14, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN
    I had a 201 and have no reservations recommending it. Simple and sits well in a mix. I moved it on after using a friends Big Joe Phaser though. The Big Joe has ended my phaser search.
     
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  11. blille

    blille Tele-Holic

    Yes, two stage. Great if you want subtle. Used to own an original one that I loved but the lack of LED drove me crazy live so I sold it and now I'm hoping to get the reissue.
     

  12. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    Anyone have any experience with both the DOD 201 and the Small Stone??? Wondering how they stack up against each other.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     

  13. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    To me the 201 is unique and beautiful for a phaser in it's subtlety, frequency response and dynamics, while still doing something significant and audible.

    The MXR boxes are cool but much more overt and effecty (to me).

    Same with the Small Stone, but in a different way.

    All great, just different. You'd really have to play through all of them to see what suits you. The differences are both obvious and subtle. Which sounds inconsistent, but I stand by the statement.
     

  14. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    I just noticed on the DOD site that it says the Phasor 201 is "SOLD OUT". Wonder if that means they're concluding production. Hmmm...

    https://dod.com/en/
     

  15. Lostinsound

    Lostinsound TDPRI Member

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    Jul 13, 2015
    Brisbane
    Had the new reissue, didn't really like it. But I'm not a big phasor/flanger fan so my opinion may not be worth much:)
     

  16. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    Totally agree that’s what I have on my board.
     

  17. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Tele-Holic

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    Apr 30, 2016
    Crawfordville, FL
    How about a Phase 95? It's small, and does 2 & 4 stage w/ and w/o feedback.
     
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  18. RustleFuzz

    RustleFuzz Tele-Meister

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    Dec 12, 2007
    Nashville TN
    The 201 is nice, like others have said it's tame sounding compared to the Phase 90. I have both, and prefer the chewy pronounced sound of the MXR for guitar. I found the 201 sounds great on bass, nails the "Stranglehold" bass sound and Roger Waters "Animals"-era sounds.
     

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