MXR Custom Shop CSP105 Vintage 75 Phase 45
The MXR Custom Shop CSP105 Vintage ’75 Phase 45 phase shifter pedal was built to perfectly replicate the sound of the original model, which was praised for its subtle phasing effect. Like the original, the reissue has two stages of phasing and hand-wired circuitry that emulates the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s and ’70s. Powered by just a single 9V battery, the pedal’s compact size makes it a welcome addition to the guitarist with an already-crowded pedalboard. Other vintage enhancements on the Phase 45 include hand-stuffed supporting foam, and a lack of an LED indicator light which really gives this pedal a truly classic feel. What’s particularly notable about this phase shifter effect is that even when it is cranked to its utmost power, your guitar’s notes will never become overwrought with the watery, atmospheric effect that can sometimes cloud the original idea that you’re trying to push forward.