Footswitch toggles effect on/bypass (red LED indicates on)
Speed knob varies rate of phase sweep
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What Jim Dunlop say....
This device has found its way into many of Eddie Van Halen's recordings, adding a shimmery velocity to lead passages or a more dramatic swoosh to muted strumming. Not just for guitars; it works well with bass, keyboards and even vocals. Vary the speed from a subtle, long cycle to a fast, watery warble...and myriad vintage vibrations in between.
While the Phase 90's presence on some of the Van Halen records is significant, a huge number of artists have been using it, including: Josh Homme, Jerry Cantrell, Lenny Kravitz and Bullet For My Valentine.
What Reidys think:
The Phase 90 has been a favourite on many players' boards for decades and it's no wonder; it produces a rich, warm analogue tone and its range encompasses subtle and extreme phase sounds. Like all of the MXR pedals, it is sturdy in construction and reliable.
How to use the MXR Phase 90:
To set up the Phase 90, plug your instrument into the Input jack and your amplifier into the
Output jack. Turn it on with the footswitch toggle, making sure the red LED is ON to indicate that
the effect is active. For lead guitar, the Phase 90’s sound is most effective when it’s used
sparingly. Playing “clean” through most of a tune, then popping it on for a solo, makes the effect
especially noticeable by contrast. You can try adjusting the speed to synchronize with the tempo
of the song, but most players find that it’s more interesting let the phase effect have a unique
tempo all its own. Experiment with tempos and see how they affect the emotional impact of your
For rhythm guitar, the Phase 90 works best with slower speed rates, giving an “undulating”
character to chord strumming or arpeggios.
Phase 90’s are prized in the recording studio because of their high tone quality and reliability.
One great studio trick is to record your track clean, then patch the Phase 90 in between the clean,
pre-recorded track and a new scratch track. You can then adjust the Speed knob in post-production,
varying the rate for different parts of the song, and add interest and depth
to the effect.
Our chosen couriers are currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
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Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.