Seems to be the way it is with Phaser/Flanger effects for me too. I can use mine to do fairly convincing covers where that sound is key but for original stuff it needs to fit. I’ve got one original where my Phase 90 fits quite nicely. It’s a really funky rhythm and with a really slow speed it works really nicely. I’ve got to see how mine sounds between overdrive/distortion and the amp. I’ve always had mine before the dirt pedals.