MXR owners club

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by Hollandcaster, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I liked mine very much--when I was playing a Humbucker-loaded guitar. With single coils and P-90 pickups, it didn't do.as much for me. Since only one of my guitars has humbuckers, it made sense for me to free up the real estate, and I sold the pedal to a friend of my daughter, trying to help him get started on a pedalboard...he's very happy with it.

    This is just my opinion and experience--try it for yourself, you might like it more.

    Sonically, there's some nice ZZ Top-esque grind and classic rock dirt in there. Really good for 70s-style rock and roll.
     
  2. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've got a dyna Como and a script LED phase 90. Love them both.
     
  3. Hippieway

    Hippieway Tele-Holic

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    Phase 90
     
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  5. johnnyha

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    I gotta CC Delay and a Custom Shop Phaser 90 Script should be here in a couple days.
     
  6. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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    Micro Chorus and Dyna Comp for me.
     
  7. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    My first MXR pedal was a Phase 90. I bought it at a pawnshop in Cleburne, Texas (home of the mighty Yellowjackets...and not much else)...I paid $20, out the door...and it still had the original box and booklet!

    I bought it because it was cheap and it sounded good; it made my Waylon Jennings and "Some Girls"-era Keef excursions a bit easier to manage as well. :cool::cool::cool:
    Only later did I find out what I really had...

    I knew it was older, from the first era of MXR (pre-Dunlop). There was no LED indicator, no external power capabilities (battery powered only) and the book was obviously written in the late 70's. The rich, creamy, whoosh-y wobble sounded different from the then-newly-revived MXR offerings (Dunlop reissues). It also sounded different from an acquaintance's similarly-aged Phase 90 unit...not significantly different, but enough to notice even if a person doesn't have Eric Johnson-like aural sensory.


    I found out there was a period of time that the original MXR was putting old script-logo circuit boards in their new block-logo enclosures...when I compared my vintage block-logo unit to a vintage script-logo model, they sounded exactly alike...so I have one of these transition models--an early block logo enclosure with a script-logo.

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    I marked some of my favorite settings:
    "P" is for a song I wrote called "Pain"...it's a long, dirgey, vibey drone-blues song that needed a creepingly slow swirl on the lead guitar line.
    "£3“ is the correct speed for a song written by my drummer (lyrics) and me (music). The song is called "Three Pounds in My Pocket", and it refers to the time he found himself walking in London with three one-pound coins in his pocket.
    "L" is exactly the right speed for a faux-Leslie rotary sound...its a decent-but-not-great low-rent Vibratone simulation.
    I also modified the enclosure so I could plug it in into the power source of my Furman SPB-8 pedalboard.
    The Armadillos are from my band's logo...since Dunlop doesn't think I'm famous to get my own signature Phase 90 model, I added those for a bit of a personal touch...I also signed the inside of the bottom plate.
     
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  8. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Tele-Meister

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    Phase 100 - so many great sounds from 2 simple controls.

    Carbon Copy - loved it, but currently languishing in bits while I get round to either replacing the switching FETs or modding to true bypass.

    Custom Comp - fat, dirty and noisy, but hasn't had a look-in since I got my Cali76...

    EDIT: Just realised I posted in this thread about the same 3 pedals 2 years ago!
     
  9. Jordan306

    Jordan306 TDPRI Member

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    I just own the Carbon Copy. It's a great delay!
     
  10. yeatzee

    yeatzee Tele-Meister

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    My MXR 10 band eq is my favorite drive pedal yet. Its versatility is unprecedented, for ~$70 they are a steal on the used market and I'd definitely suggest giving them a go especially if you run your amps on the edge of breakup.
     
  11. Tel E Twister

    Tel E Twister Tele-Meister

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    I agree with Storm, the Badass Distortion is very versatile, my favorite disto, ever!
    Kinda like a OD-Distortion-Metal, all in one box.
    Here's mine, parked right next to my P/C '79 Phase 90, and P/C '80 Flanger;

    MXR.jpg

    Yeah, I know...the decals came off with the duct tape, about 35 years ago.

    I had a CC, but couldn't bond with it, just too dark.
     
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  12. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

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    count me in here. got my first MXRpedal, a zakk wylde bezerker od for christmas. i like it very much, not so much drive but a very good stacker booster. its wat i use to boost the OCD
     
  13. Hollandcaster

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    5 MXR's
     
  14. MisterZ

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    Dyna-Comp here.
     
  15. Tazz3

    Tazz3 Friend of Leo's

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    Im thinking about geting phaser 90"
     
  16. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

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    I have one of these

     
  17. Hollandcaster

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    Bump!
     
  18. mannequin

    mannequin TDPRI Member

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    I just got an MXR Analog Chorus

    it's insane how amazing this sounds for like... $50 used.
     
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  19. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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    Love the MXR modulation stuff - it's so rich and wobbly.
     
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  20. crossroader

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    FYI - looks like the "Il Torino" pedals area being blown out at $69.99.
    Must be some new models coming.

    In any case, I ordered my Il Torino from Amazon (Sweetwater, Musicians Friend, etc. are all offering the same prices).
    Looking forward to checking it out.
     
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