Any love for the DOD Phasor 201???

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  1. E5RSY

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    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,
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    I have one and like it a lot. It is simple to use and sounds nice.
     
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    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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    Don't have the 250. I do have the 280, though.
     
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    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.
     
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    It's 2-stage like the Phase 45, correct?
     
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    You're asking the wrong guy. I don't even know what 2 stage means!
     
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    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/
     
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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.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    Anyone have any experience with both the DOD 201 and the Small Stone??? Wondering how they stack up against each other.

    Thanks,
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    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.
     
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    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/
     
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    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:)
     
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    Totally agree that’s what I have on my board.
     
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    How about a Phase 95? It's small, and does 2 & 4 stage w/ and w/o feedback.
     
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    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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