Classic 70-80's rock sound with lot's of aire.
Where Obtained: friend
One knob sweep control and color switch. AC or Batt powered.
I love the swooshy sound this thing can make. Aside from being able to create great classic effects, plug in a bass, turn up the speed and walah - Pink Floyd's "One of these days".
One knob, one switch - can't get any better.
This is where Electro Harmonix failed! The case is made bent metal and to replace bad batteries is not fun. The box to is bulky for one board but that is signature EH effects.
It's a great unit, and can sweep very slowly. I wouldn't use any other phaser.
Where Obtained: Over the internet
It has one control for rate and a two way "color" switch. The rate is the more common feature. It allows you to have a phase-repeat range from anywhere from 30 seconds to several times per second. Its long range phase (20-30 seconds) is the best I've ever heard. You don't know its phasing until you pay attention for about a minute.
As for the color, that is hard to describe. It is kind of like a depth control combined with brightness. I like the deeper setting myself.
It is ac powered, mono and has no tubes.
This effect works well with a strat style guitar and both a Fender champ and Marshall JCM 800 amps.
I've found it works best with rock style music, especially heavier sounds (Metallica) and more psycheldelic styles (ala Pink Floyd).
It isn't very noisy. I would rate it above Boss and Soundtank, and on par with the original MXR phasers.
There isn't much to fiddle with just two controls. Its easy to set up, use and "tweek".
Its durable, but its not made of steel. With care, it could hold up under live use. My unit is 20 years old, and shows little wear and tear.
besides the fact that this pedal greatly reduces your overall volume,it is a great sounding pedal. Because of this fact it fits into a studio situation better than my stage rig.
Price: $60.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
running this pedal in my board I soon realized when it was on it would degrade my signal so much that I would have to turn my amp up just to use it
the color switch and the rate controls seem vey fragile the.(box it comes in is in order)