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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by telereissue, Jan 26, 2021.
Which effect do you use more on your pedalboard, and why?
Phaser gets my vote.
I have two amps with nice bias vary tremolos. I keep it on a little all the time as part of my basic clean tone. It provides a little bit of motion in the mix and just sounds beautiful. I only recently picked up a phaser, still figuring out when I might actually use it.
Phaser because the Trem/Vibrato on my SRRI didn't work when I bought it...not that I would you it that often anyways. Phaser all the way.
I'm looking at the Phase 45.
Put the speed around 9:30 on a clock face, then go listen to Ol' Waylon's stuff...or stuff about Ol' Waylon
Get the Phase 95. It has two phase 45's and two phase 90's. It's probably the best bang for your buck.
Or if you prefer, get the Phase 90 script and set it really really slow. It's a lot more suptle that one would think. Although the Phase 45 is just as good, it's to subtle for my tastes.
Phaser. I actually use it. If I’m being truthful, I think trem is a way cooler effect. But I haven’t used it on a gig or rehearsal in forever. I use the phaser at least once a night.
I second the opinion above about the Phase 95. I have one. Killer pedal. It’s got script and block setting for both the 45 and the 90. And you can mix and match. It’s the best phaser I’ve had.
It was my first pedal. I now own both a Block Phase 90, and that one. I think the Block version in the 95 is a little more harsh than that of the regular current production 90. They are both equally good in my opinion.
I only play for my own amusement, so my thoughts on the matter are irrelevant, but I've owned a phase shifter since 1982-ish, and rarely used it (except for the manual setting, it's a Bad Stone). I've tried, but it just wasn't "me." Tremolo, on the other hand, I use a lot. Like probably too much. I don't see them as either/or, though.
I don't use my bad stone nearly as much as my Phase 90, which is almost always on.
I bought a phaser....then I haven't much to do with it and sold it....life brought me a Joyo tremolo from a trade that I really wasn't need but I kept it....so now I can play nicely some CCR... That's all
Script 90 , set it to 9 o’clock
I've used the same phaser for 25 years and use it somewhat frequently. I've recently removed my tremelo pedal from my board for the 4th time. I want to like and use a tremelo pedal but in the end I don't like it all that much and seldom use it. To make it playable for me, I need to turn the effect down so much, that I find there's no reason to suck up space and loss.
I got one of these so I don't have to choose.
I use Tremolo a lot, Phaser, a little.
I only use a phase shifter when I want to impersonate Waylon.
I love Tremolo, I like phase shifting.
I like subtle phaser, but I LOVE tremolo.
Tremolo has been on my pedalboards for 30 years.... phasors come and go as required.
There is no sinister plot... I simply play more material that requires tremolo than I do that requires phase... and I do have a preference of tremolo over phase.
For gigs, I used to use amp Tremolo when I was in a few different blues bands. And even then just for a few songs. ( I used the amp trem on a '67 Pro Reverb or '68 DR, or BJ+Boss Trem)
- I've owned phase shifters when younger, but never really played music using them
Today, I actually use a Boss Chorus Ensemble, set to a 'fast Leslie'/ organ kind of sound, for that funky Jimmie Vaughan " Wrap it Up" or " Hillbillies from Outer Space" - sound - just here and there, when I want to 'play organ' on a song or three.