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Nathan Guilford


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Post  Posted 27 Dec 2018 7:23 pm    
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Trying to do a little Waylon-esque stuff with the steel but my MXR phase 90 distorts with the hot pickups. Anybody know of other (cheap) pedals that’ll take that signal from the steel without breaking up?
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Gordon Hartin

 

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Post  Posted 28 Dec 2018 6:30 am    
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http://pedalprojects.blogspot.com/2013/07/phase-90-mods.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBYUNdlJUZQ

I've heard the r28 mod helps get rid of the distortion.

Gordon


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Jack Stanton

 

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Post  Posted 28 Dec 2018 6:30 am    
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Nathan, I had the same problem with both the MXR mini and the Mooer as well. Bought a $24 Joyo and it works fine. I run mine in front of the volume pedal
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Gordon Hartin

 

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Post  Posted 28 Dec 2018 7:14 am    
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Just cut the resister out of mine...gets rids of the volume boost, but when playing multiple notes at the same time, still a bit of distortion.

Gordon
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Brad Sarno


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Post  Posted 31 Dec 2018 2:20 pm     Re: What phaser?
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Nathan Guilford wrote:
Trying to do a little Waylon-esque stuff with the steel but my MXR phase 90 distorts with the hot pickups. Anybody know of other (cheap) pedals that’ll take that signal from the steel without breaking up?


Have you tried it AFTER the volume pedal? That level should be plenty attenuated so as to not overdrive the pedal.

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Bobby Snell


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Austin, Texas
Post  Posted 31 Dec 2018 4:30 pm    
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MXR 90 distorted for me even after placing in line after volume pedal. EHX Small Stone seems to work ok.
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 1 Jan 2019 3:58 am    
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I use a D.P. phaser made in Switzerland. All kinds of controls no distortion.
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Jim Palenscar

 

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Post  Posted 1 Jan 2019 8:40 am    
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Garage Tone Oil Can is what Greg Leisz uses.
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Jeremy Reeves


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Chatham, IL, USA
Post  Posted 1 Jan 2019 12:55 pm    
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just fyi the phase 90 is known for it's slightly distorted sound, among phasers
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Asa Brosius

 

Post  Posted 1 Jan 2019 5:59 pm    
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I use the garage tone oil can as well- cheap, simple and dependable, definitely does the trick with steel's traditionally high output pickups.
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George Redmon


Post  Posted 1 Jan 2019 6:28 pm    
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I'm currently using the "Big Joe" phaser.

https://bigjoestompbox.com/products/r-408-phaser

Never had a problem with too hot of a signal. I've said this before, but i will repeat it. These types of "modulation" effects, operate best in a loop. Or at best, ran through a loop creator before the front of your amp. That's exactly why you fella's are getting an over driven distorted signal out of these. Besides the fact as brad mentioned, your pup signal is too hot.

It's the green pedal with the picture of Delta Blues player "Big Joe" Williams on it.


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steinar

 

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Post  Posted 30 Dec 2020 1:09 pm     Which phaser?
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Did Hank DeVito use a phaser while with Emmy Lou?
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John Talbott


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Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 30 Dec 2020 3:24 pm     Which phaser?
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I still use an old EH Small Stone
Recently picked up a Small Stone Nano ..
You can find any number of demos on youtube
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Mike Wilson

 

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Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 5:12 am    
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I still use an old Systech Phase shifter fro the 70's. Best phase shifter I've ever used, kind of on the large side, though. Finding one is another thing.
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Michael Brebes

 

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Northridge CA
Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 7:39 am    
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They aren't cheap but the Mutron Phaser and Phase 2 will take a line level signal without distorting so they should be able to handle a pedal steel.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 8:10 am    
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There is a clone of the Mutron called the Nutron by Luck Duck.
It is considerably cheaper:

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Brad Sarno


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St. Louis, MO USA
Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 11:29 am    
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I believe it's the EH Small Stone circuit that was licensed for use in some Peavey amp's in the 70's and was part of that country phaser sound we recognize.

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Jeff Porter


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Stumptown, OR, USA
Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 1:20 pm    
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I went through a bunch looking for something that approxamated Waylon's tone. If you're handy with a soldering iron this is reasonable and works great:
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/effects-projects/phase-shifters/mxr-phase-45/
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