MXR Phase 90 Shifter Pedal
If you’re looking for a strong advocate for the MXR Phase 90 pedal, look no further than one Eddie Van Halen. The veritable guitar god used this phase shifter pedal all over the first Van Halen record. It’s not hard to understand why this little orange device would find such favor in the great guitarist’s rig. Taking a cue from the more expansive MXR-M107 Phase 100 pedal, the Phase 90 consolidates big time, offering a pedal that features but one knob which is used to dial in the speed at which you want phasing to affect your signal.
If you’re looking to really customize your signal, this pedal may not be the best bet as it pretty much does most of the work for you. However, if you’re looking for a strong and instantly recognizable tone (particularly if you are trying to nail some of the classic Van Halen sounds with one phase shifter pedal), then this is what you need in your life. It’s very responsive, doesn’t muck with the tone of your guitar at all, and it’s an ideal choice you’re looking for a powerful addition that won’t take up much real estate on an otherwise crowded pedal rig.