For decades MXR has produced some of the most popular phaser pedals ever, including the MXR Phase 90 and then the EVH version of the Phase 90. In this table, you can compare all seven of the current MXR phaser pedals, side by side.
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What is the best phaser pedal from this list?
The MXR Phase 90, technically titled the M101, is the most popular and best-selling phaser from this list. Most of the other options are more vintage, or more flexible and technical. The M101 only has a aingle speed knob. Since it's the most popular, we'll include its pricing info here:
M101 (Phase 90) Pricing from Multiple Vendors
Price Alert Tool (based on Sweetwater retail)
Pricing History (based on Sweetwater retail)
Price History for MXR M101 Phase 90 Phaser Pedal
|Current Price||$99.99||June 2, 2023|
|Highest Price||$99.99||March 3, 2023|
|Lowest Price||$89.99||July 28, 2022|
Last price changes
|$99.99||March 3, 2023|
|$89.99||July 28, 2022|
Is it enough to have only a speed knob?
A phaser is a type of modulation effect, which is usually best controlled by rate and depth. Though if rate (or speed) is the only control you have, the MXR pedals sound good enough that you can get away without having additional controls outside of the speed knob.
Are MXR phaser pedals analog?
Yes, almost all MXR phaser pedals run off an analog circuit.
Are the MXR analog phasers better than other digital options?
Digital phaser pedals have gotten a lot better over the years, especially with newer brands like Strymon and Walrus Audio. Digital phasers also just offer a lot more control and versatility, something analog phaser pedals clearly lack. But if it's just an issue of finding a phaser pedal that's cheap with a great tone, the smaller MXR lineup should do the job just as well as the digital options.
MXR Phaser Pedals Pros and Cons
This is a list of pros and cons for the MXR phaser pedals in general.
- Analog circuits
- Extremely popular, especially among the pros
- Easy and simple to use
- Small pedalboard footprint
- They don't provide a lot of control or flexibility
- Sometimes the tone from pedal to pedal can sound the same/redundant
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