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    MXR '74 Reissue Phase 90 Custom Shop

    I discovered this Phase 90 re-issue while stalking the outernet for a present for myself today.

    This is as close as you can probably get to the phase 90 Ed has used all of these years. It is great to see Jimmy at Jim Dunlop coming up with all of this great gear for us VH tone fans.

    Has anyone heard this unit yet? I have the VH model and it sounds really nice. I would like to check this version out because it looks like some major time went into it's development and construction.

    MXR '74 Reissue Phase 90

    Coveted by both players and collectors—the MXR Phase 90 set the benchmark for phasers, with its thick and rich tone. Our in-house work horse, purchased in 1974 by Dunlop Senior Engineer Bob Cedro, was meticulously spec'd and recreated as the '74 Vintage Phase 90 . The hand-wired board features select resistors paired with hand-matched FETs to achieve the same smooth and warm modulation as the original. The '74 Vintage Phase 90 comes housed in the classic orange finished box and is adorned with the unmistakable Script logo. Available only from the MXR Custom Shop.

    Hand-wired circuit board built with original-spec 1974 components
    Hand-selected FETs, matched to produce deep and rich phasing
    Original high-quality Switchcraft Input/Output Jacks and Carling bypass switch
    Original Script logo and smooth orange finish
    Vintage circuit design provides high headroom
    Runs on a 9v Battery
    Looks, sounds, and wired like it was 1974!
    No LED
    No power adaptor jack
    Flying leads (wires go from the circuit board to all jacks, pots and switches)
    Original design with 6 individual Operational amplifiers
    No pre or post noise compensation circuitry
    Vintage graphics on PCB
    Foam insert protecting the circuit board


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    i tried one and a/b'd it against my original script. pretty close and not as noisy as the original. that being said, i personally think the EVH model sounds better than either of them though.

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    i'm going to be investing in a flange and a phase pedal very soon...the EVH models are tops on my list to check out...are there better/other options I definitely need to check out? I'm looking for that 70's darker tone, thus the interest in the EVH models...

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    I played this one, the EVH model is much nicer IMO.
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    Thats great to hear guys as I own the EVH model. One thing about the re-issue is the straight switching. I hated hearing the phase sound when the unit was switched off on my old MXR. The phase 90 really needs true bypasss switching.

    Could someone post some sound comparisons of the vintage and the new EVH unit? Thats great to hear that the new one is as good as a vintage unit plus it sports true bypass.

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    I have the EVH phaser too. What pisses me off about it is that it doesnt have true bypass! It kills the life in the tone when its not on. For the price, it should have a true bypass.

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    Gonna move this one to the Guitar Room fellas.
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