MXR Phase 90

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About MXR Phase 90

The MXR Phase 90 is usually the first word when it comes to Phase pedals. The small orange box has found it's way frequently on to recordings since it's release in the early 1970's. Since then it can be found in studios, and on pedalboards across the world thanks to it's signature tone. Thick, nuanced, expressive, and satisfying are all words frequently used to describe this iconic pedal. If it's the subtle shimmer or fast frequency swooshing tones you're looking for, the MXR Phase 90 is where you should start.

Always built in a sturdy metal chassis there are a few variations to choose from each with their own unique nuances, but all feature high quality electronics and build quality.

Why Should I Choose an MXR Phase 90?

  • The most recognizable Phase sound
  • Multiple variations for vintage and modern Phase tones
  • Rugged, high quality design

Frequently Asked Questions about MXR Phase 90

Question: What does an MXR Phase 90 do?
The MXR Phase 90 gives a wooshing, swirling sound with a variable speed control that sounds as if the frequencies of the guitar are fading in and out. Artists such as Eddie Van Halen made great use of the pedal and it can be heard on songs such as "Ain't talkin' 'Bout Love''.
Question: Which artists use an MXR Phase 90?
The MXR Phase 90 has been used by artists such as Eddie Van Halen, John Mayer, Slash, Paul Gilbert, and many more.
Question: Is there a sonic difference between the regular Phase 90 and the 'Script' version?
Yes, the 'Script' version has a mellower, less aggressive sound. You can actually get both varieties in one box if you buy the MXR EVH Phase 90. It has a button to switch in the 'script' sound.