I recently bought a pair of new/reissue MXR Custom Shop script phasers through AnalogMan: a CSP 026/handwired Phase 45 and CSP 105/hasndwired phase 90. Both were modified for true bypass, 9vdc power jack and an LED indicator. They're nice
The problem I have is that the phasers don’t work properly within the OBEL loop. Inside the loop, they sound very quiet and tinny, like the input signal was massively attenuated. Outisde the loop (i.e., in the cable run between the guitar and the amp) they sound fine. The signal also sounds fine when bypassed in the OBEL.
I have other phasers that sound fine within this loop: a vintage (script) MXR Phase 100, and a new EH Small Stone Nano. And no, I am not using all of these at once - they are for different projects.
Does anyone have any idea why the MXR Custom Shop phasers sound tinny and quiet when used within the OBEL, but fine when used outside of the OBEL?