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 #24074  by kenneybonz
 Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:12 pm
hi.,.. go in to get an MXR phase so i don't have to keep using the modeled one on podxt ( birthday ) and their are , like 4 choices at the same price
blcok lettering
script lettering
and script lettering with an LED light.. and this is, of course, backordered..

the commissioned salesperson tells me they are all the same but that is how i ended up having to return a boss envelope synth for an electro harmonix env.
so my question to the crowd???
what IS the difference?
I bought the script without the LED which i can ship back after the script with LED gets in..
some say they are the same, some say the one with the script is better..
thoughts?????? :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail:

 #24082  by strumminsix
 Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:43 pm
Which phaser? 90?
 #24083  by kenneybonz
 Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:48 pm
i know jerry used the old 100 but they say the 90 script logo "custom shop" is the way to go
do you agree? am i right to get the 90 over the 100?

 #24094  by myoung6923
 Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:47 pm
Well, I got a new phase 100 recently and hated it. I just could not get the thing to sound real good - it was just kinda thin. I don't know, maybe it was just the onne that I got.

So, I went with a phase 90. I had heard about an easy mod that makes it equivalent to the script model. I did the mod and LOVE the sound of it. It's that rich lush watery phase sound that I was looking for. Just beatiful - with no clipping like it originally had.

Here's a site with some simple and not so simple instructions. It starts off with instructions for the R28 mod (which is only a matter of clipping off a resistor) and also the C11 and C12 mod - which are capacitors that can be clipped off.

Further down the page they expand on that mod with other mods - like a switch to go between the original config and the modded config and a couple of other things. But the first paragraph is all you need to know to turn it into a "script" model.

 #24131  by waldo041
 Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:27 am
you can't go wrong with a good old Script MXR Phase 100!


 #24132  by strumminsix
 Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:30 am
Maxon PH350 is the only way to go for a phaser, IMO.
 #24753  by kenneybonz
 Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:01 am
i put it after the 0c-3 but before the ts-9... it sounds a bit weak in there.. does it work out better after the tube screamer? i tried it but wasn't sure.. tom
 #24754  by kenneybonz
 Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:11 am
Telecaster >
Boss compressor>
tube screamer>
Twin reverb

Most envelopes like to be first
Running a dirt into a phaser is cool
Delays are always last (with reverb and tremolo)