#110426  by seniorpesca
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:56 am
I need some views on this. I am tempted to just dish out the extra 50-100 dollars and get a vintage script logo. is it worth it??? experiences???
 #110427  by hippieguy1954
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:21 pm
It's worth it. Otherwise you will end up wanting to do the mods for script and spending almost the same and have to do the work too. :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #110428  by seniorpesca
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:25 pm
i really want to get that nice phased out jgb tone

i recently purchased a 76 silverface too :-)

i play a Godin Montreal right now but it is not doing it for me
 #110430  by Smolder
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:33 pm
Just picked up 100 yesterday. My first phase shift. Very much like the crunchiness when the box is on. Great versatility. I honestly didn't know there was a script version. What is different?
 #110431  by hippieguy1954
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:37 pm
The difference is complicated (to me) changes in the electronics when Dunlop bought the company. Do a google search. It is also discussed in detail on The Gear Page. The original owner of mxr has a company called Rochester Electronics, I believe, and is putting out some pedals under the brand name Whirlwind with his original electronics circuits too.
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 #110434  by SarnoMusicSolutions
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:21 pm
I've been under the impression that the early Block logo versions were essentially the same as Script logo.

The new Dunlop versions have an unusually forward brightness to them. Same basic phase characteristic, but the pedal tone is different.

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 #110436  by hippieguy1954
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:32 pm
Yes Brad, your right about the early block logos. I'm not sure up to what year, though. The information is vague. I have a '79 block logo phase 100 and a new dunlop mxr reissue script logo phase 90. When I A/B them, the script logo phase 90 sounds "phasier" than the block logo phase 100. Not a direct comparison, but close.
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 #110450  by TI4-1009
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:08 pm
Does the BYOC Phase Royal get the script 100 sound?
 #110453  by Smolder
 Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:36 pm
hippieguy1954 wrote:Yes Brad, your right about the early block logos. I'm not sure up to what year, though. The information is vague. I have a '79 block logo phase 100 and a new dunlop mxr reissue script logo phase 90. When I A/B them, the script logo phase 90 sounds "phasier" than the block logo phase 100. Not a direct comparison, but close.
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This source reports 74-77

http://www.thegigrig.com/acatalog/MXR_Phase_100.html
 #110464  by hippieguy1954
 Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:19 am
Smolder wrote:
hippieguy1954 wrote:Yes Brad, your right about the early block logos. I'm not sure up to what year, though. The information is vague. I have a '79 block logo phase 100 and a new dunlop mxr reissue script logo phase 90. When I A/B them, the script logo phase 90 sounds "phasier" than the block logo phase 100. Not a direct comparison, but close.
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This source reports 74-77

http://www.thegigrig.com/acatalog/MXR_Phase_100.html
There ya go! :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #110478  by Jon S.
 Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:42 am
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).
 #110481  by hippieguy1954
 Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:55 am
Jon S., It's probably a combination of what you are discribing and the fact that dunlop has made several changes to the circuits as far as types of components used. The brand new reissue mxr script logo phase 90 (if they are still putting them out) sounds very different than a brand new mxr phase 90. Big $ difference too.
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 #110484  by Smolder
 Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:37 am
The square logo 100 I just grabbed from CL sounds neither bright or dark. It seems to pass the tone transparently. The boost (slightly hotter) is noticeable though.

Quick signal chain question... Phase before or after reverb?
 #110870  by wolftigerrosebud
 Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:40 am
i got a box logo phase 100 before i knew the difference, and it really does sound too bright. the brightness makes it sound almost tinny. i gotta get me an older one. first on my list, though, is an old dist+...