I only have the new one myself, Brad, but I like it.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Phase 100 is a six-stage phaser, right? I've seen it referenced as both a six and a ten. The Phase 45 was a two-stage, the Phase 90 is a four-stage, so I assume the Phase 100 is a six-stage.
I have never understood what the four settings on it mean or correspond to in real life, other than different interations of a sine wave, and which one was the one Jerry favored. My 100's knob actually broke right out of the box, it has eight settings instead of four ... LOL ... so while I think there are only four distinct ones on its path of travel past eight stops, I'll be damned if I know which is which.
But, if I am guessing right, the sounds Jerry used on it were probably two different settings ... there is the very fast warbling almost Leslie-like tone that he would use on, for example, Waiting for a Miracle, or Candyman. Then there was the somewhat slower one he would use in conjunction with the Distortion Plus, on Far From Me, Victim or the Crime, etc. I think it's more than just the rate knob, which he controlled with a pedal. It sounded more "phase-ier" to me, almost like a four-stage Phase 90.
I have been able to dial in the former, but not so much the latter, which makes me wonder which of the four settings he might have used for each sound, and whether the Distortion Plus was in front of or behind the Phase 100 in the chain.
The Phase 100 sounds best, to me, behind the OD-2R, but I can't make up my mind on the Distortion Plus.
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