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Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Highly adjustable phase shift effect
  • Rate control
  • Color switch
Description & Specs
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    $94.79
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    - $23.69
  • Your Price:
    $7110

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Somehow this little rock manages to roll itself around nearly every musical style.

The Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter is everything you love about the original Small Stone in a smaller, die-cast package! It's an effects pedal that delivers full-bodied, three dimensional phasing to add a special swirl to every musical style. Blues boys and babes dig its rapidly rotating speaker effect while Country players use it to add seasoning to their chicken' pickin'. Metal-heads and Industrialists dig the Stone's jet plane woosh. No matter what your musical pleasure, the Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter is guaranteed to increase it!

The rate control adjusts the speed of the phasing sweep (clockwise rotation for a faster rate). Snapping the color switch up carves into the frequency spectrum, hollowing out the sound. Fundamentals and harmonics glide in and out for an extremely pronounced shifting effect. Return the color switch to the down position and the fullness returns. In the non-color position, with the sweep speed at minimum, the effect is not as strong and if the slowest sweep is desired the color switch should be in the up position.

Features

  • Highly adjustable phase shift effect
  • Rate control
  • Color switch
  • Die cast casing with rounded corners

Change your sound for the better with high-quality EH effects. Order now!

 

Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • US96DC-200BI 9VDC power supply optional.
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Electro-HarmonixNano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      • Experienced (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Much Better Than Expected

    Great pedal.
    I was a long time user of the "traditional chassis" Small Stone. Unfortunately, the old workhorse had to be put out to stud. After briefly dabbling in...Read complete review

    Great pedal.
    I was a long time user of the "traditional chassis" Small Stone. Unfortunately, the old workhorse had to be put out to stud. After briefly dabbling in other phasers (MXR Phase 100, Boss PH-2) I remembered why I loved my Small Stone so much in the first place. It is, quite simply, the best phaser out there. Not only do you get great traditional phase sounds when the color switch is "down," you have an unbelievably thick phase option when the switch is "up." I have never used another phaser (including stuff I've borrowed and played in stores but never owned) that is cabaple of the thickness of "up" position small stone phasing.
    I was really, really skeptical of buying something from the EHX Nano line. I am huge proponent of EHX and I own a lot of there stuff. But I had yet to have an experience with any of the Nano pedals that even came close to the high standard of quality that I expect from EHX. The Nano Small Stone is sole exception to the rule for the Nano line. It sounds exactly like the original and it is solidly built. I actually like the smaller casing.
    It only does phasing, but dang, it does phasing well. As mentioned again, you get great traditional phase sounds plus the soupy "up" position sounds that you can only get with a Small Stone. The pedal isn't "cheap" per se, but it is definitely comeptively priced. My last Small Stone lasted for ten years without a single problem, before becoming the victim of a freak electrical accident. All of my EHX gear is dang-near bullet proof. So you're definitley making a one-time investment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good sound, Poorly built

    OK...third review....I like the sound of this unit...simple and straight forward. But my 1st unit died...broken switch....EHX wanted to charge me shipping to...Read complete review

    OK...third review....I like the sound of this unit...simple and straight forward. But my 1st unit died...broken switch....EHX wanted to charge me shipping to repair it...but MF saved the day and just sent me a new one. So the current unit (2nd one) lasts 11 months and now has a phasing hiss, even with no input signal!! EHX wants 12 buckaroos upfront to ship back to me after i send it to them at my expense...another 10?? So for 22 on a cheap item, I am done. Not worth the bother. These guys have no warranty if it costs 30% of the price of the item to get it replaced.....gonna find another phaser that has some staying power! and keeps on working!

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    1.0

    good sound, Poorly built

    By BC 123

    from NY NY

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Phase Fx

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Poorly Built

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

    OK...third review....I like the sound of this unit...simple and straight forward. But my 1st unit died...broken switch....EHX wanted to charge me shipping to repair it...but MF saved the day and just sent me a new one. So the current unit (2nd one) lasts 11 months and now has a phasing hiss, even with no input signal!! EHX wants 12 buckaroos upfront to ship back to me after i send it to them at my expense...another 10?? So for 22 on a cheap item, I am done. Not worth the bother. These guys have no warranty if it costs 30% of the price of the item to get it replaced.....gonna find another phaser that has some staying power! and keeps on working!

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    4.0

    Phantastic Phaser!

    By Doctor Distortion

    from Sidney, NE

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I originally wanted to get an MXR Phase 90, but had heard good things about Electro-Harmonix, so I decided to take a gamble and ordered the Small Stone. I like having the "Color" switch on the unit as well because it adds another sound option which the Phase 90 doesn't have. Additionally, it's compact so it fits well on any board without taking up too much room.

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      5.0

      the most epic natural sounding phaser

      By musicman101

      from anderson, In

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Analog Easy To Operate
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Alot Of Genres
        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This was voted one of the top pedals in the world and for just over 70 its better to get than a cheaper or more expensive pedal
        It has one switch and one knob that its thats all you need to effectiveness and hypnotic magic it actually brings out alot of my mult effects tones even more

        use in sublime combo with wah sounds
        add to chorus or all 3
        overdrive/distort if you wish

        compression even better

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        5.0

        Great Phaser

        By Vinnie

        from Jacksonville, Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Heavy Duty Built To Last
        • Responsive
        • True bypass
        • Versatile
        • Very easy to use

        Cons

        • Can't Think Of One

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

        My duo partner and band mate has had the original small stone for years and years and it finally started to have some intermittent problems so he bought a nano small stone. I was so impressed I had to get one for myself. So easy to use. One knob! Extreme example of using the KISS principle.

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        5.0

        Smaller than original but not on sound

        By bred2bbroken

        from Upstate New York

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Like its older bigger brother from way back when. I am thrilled with its sound, which is exactly as expected. I had the original about 25 years ago, not sure how I lost it. The nicest thing is that this one takes the regular power adapter rather than the old 1/8th phono plug.

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          4.0

          good sound, weak build quality

          By BC 123

          from NY NY

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good sound

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Limited Selection Of Effects

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I wrote about this a few months ago...my comments about the sound still stand: easy to use, good phase effect, would be nice to have a level pot...but overall good. Well 3 months later, the switch broke; when i looked inside, the screws to remove the bottom plate stripped...had to engage in some technical wizardry to get the thing open. The interior sturdiness does not inspire much confidence. Anyway, called EH, they said I needed to send it to them (ten) and then there was a 2 week turnaround, then they would send back (charge me twelve for return shipping). So, seems pricey to get a pedal under warranty that costs around seventy . As always MF comes to the rescue...the morale is the pedal sounds good, build quality..meh..MF a great company...I'm pleased.

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            4.0

            very nice....basic solid sound

            By BC 123

            from NY NY

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Needs More Tweak Knobs

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Replaced a lousy Akai phaser....this phaser is quiet, nice unprocessed sound, easy to get the sound you like. might need a level and wet/dry adjuster, but for the price it is very good. def fine for gigs in noisy bars!!

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            5.0

            Stone Cold Tone!

            By Tubehed

            from Westminster, CA

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I wasn't sure if EH could cram all of the sonic goodness of the regular Small Stone into that little Nano Series enclosure, but they did! I have an MXR "script logo" Phase 90. It is a great sounding phaser, but the Small Stone has always sounded more smooth, liquid and musical to my ears. Plus, the toggle switch in the "up" position gives you really funky auto wah-like tones; a feature you don't get with the Phase 90. Both pedals are well made, the same compact size and within the same price range (although, the "script" reissue is going to run you more than the regular Phase 90). The MXR is more robust with its thicker, heavier case. On the other hand, the Small Stone is true bypass. A tough call! But if you can only buy one, my vote goes to the Small Stone.

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              5.0

              Perfect for the Price

              By TonyBologna

              from Denver, CO

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Great Pedal for the money. It's simple to use and sounds great. The color switch helps get those deep phaser tones. For a simple, good quality, compact phaser this one does the trick.

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                4.0

                Good, simple phasing.

                By SavageShaggy

                from Illinois

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Simple
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Very Specific Tone

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Overall, a very fun little pedal to add another flavor to your sound. Quiet switching, simple set up and sounds amazing with single coils and clean tones. Very defined sweep. The one and only downside I've found has been with the color switch engaged while using moderately hot pickups, parts of the sweep sound very vocal, more like an auto wah. Which, don't get me wrong is pretty cool, but it strays away from phase tones. It sounded very watery in a demo I watched which I liked. I'll continue trying it with different guitars and overdrives to find a good tone.

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