Dating mxr distortion pedal
Either way, the level of background noise is pretty low.Think 'Breathe' by Pink Floyd and you get the picture.Once again, the switch is wired to give a true hard bypass, though the review unit had a faulty switch that wouldn't allow it to be turned off.For me, most of the interesting sounds are to be found down near the low end of the gain control.A single knob controls the phase rate, from a very slow and languid tonal shift to a fast and bubbly effect that sits somewhere between rotary speaker and auto‑wah.With the tone switch in the up position, the effect sounds a bit more pronounced and resonant, but I preferred it in the down position, where slow phasing can be added to the guitar without radically changing its basic tone.First out of the box was the VP1 Phaser pedal, which can run from a 9V battery or a standard centre‑negative 9V PSU; the battery compartment is accessed by means of a plastic cover in the base.
The tone control works best somewhere around the centre, but if you want creamy distortion you can back it off to really smooth out the sound.While I can't think of many uses for the faster settings, the slow and medium phase‑rates sound as warm and fluid as you could wish for, so the VP1 gets both thumbs up from me — especially when you consider the retail price ( The VT911 Tube Overdrive comes with its own power adaptor, as the on‑board 12AX7 valve drains too much current to make battery operation practical — even though the valve is run at well below its normal operating voltage (which makes it difficult to gauge its actual contribution to the overall sound! As with the other pedals, the VT911 has a mechanical hard‑bypass footswitch.There's also an excruciatingly bright blue status LED, and just three controls for drive, tone and level.I bought the Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 from Analogman with these mods/additions: True bypass, buffer, orange LED, internal volume pot. I use the Phase 90 first in the chain, and Analogman's buffer has really made a huge impact on my overall sound. mxr evh, small stone w/analogman mods, sub decay, and a load of others, none of them gave me what i was looking for. Ended up preferring the MXR over pedals costing much more. 2006, bought the block letter one, it never gave me that 'wow' feeling like the vintage. Read reviews of the Script, bought one, plugged it next to the Block & made it sound like a joke. Got it from analogman modded BOSS style power jack and green LED.I've had several phasers, but this is hands down the best sounding phaser pedal I've ever heard. I use nine pedals, so I guess a buffer was long overdue. The buffer has basically made my whole sound come alive. This one does, i have the boss style power and true bypass mods with a led. Since I desired a 9v power option, buying from Analogman was a no-brainer. I noticed the Block has more overdrive, less transparent. You can leave on for long periods without compromise of tone. When you start stacking effects you can end up with a mess that sounds nothing like original tone, esp. I'd have a decent tone w/ my DOD250 Mojo, & then step on the Block and it sounded crappy. Get it with true bypass, I think makes a difference, & green LED so bright, burns my eyes, LUV IT! I play mostly with a fair amount of distortion--hard rock/metal, and when in the 9 to 10 O'clock position, this sing is amazing.