SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:The new Dunlop versions have an unusually forward brightness to them. Same basic phase characteristic, but the pedal tone is different.
Just a thought but is it possible the original phaser, when new
, was also brighter and that the old ones we hear today just sound darker because they've aged? This theory would be shot if the old ones sound darker also on the original recordings but the reason I ask is the possible tape delays analogy. Today, almost all of the new digital delay builders darken up their delays in an effort to emulate the "old tape delays" but when you listen to the original '50's rockabilly recordings, you can hear instantly that originally when they were in perfect condition with new tape, those delays didn't sound dark or ratty whatsoever - they sounded bright and sharp and, I think, gorgeous (of course, caps and resistor, etc. would age differently from tape and capstans).