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MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal

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The long-time standard among phasers, the MXR Phase 90 is on the list of many players and even more collectors. Carefully recreated, this famous effe...Click To Read More About This Product

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A meticulous re-creation of the benchmark phaser.

The long-time standard among phasers, the MXR Phase 90 is on the list of many players and even more collectors. Carefully recreated, this famous effect is available once again as the 1974 Vintage Phase 90. Hand wiring and hand selected matching transistors work together to bring back the same mesmerizing, smooth modulation as the original. You'll even find the same classic orange painted metal housing with the script logo.

MXR effects have set the standard for tone and durability for more than 25 years. From time-honored classics to new cutting edge designs, MXR has your sound.

FEATURES
Hand-wired circuit board built
1974 spec components
Switchcraft input/output jacks
Carling bypass switch
Hand-selected transistors matched to produce warm, deep phasing
Original Script logo
Orange finish

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MXR Custom ShopCSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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67%

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Vintage Sound, Can easily be modded for AC use.

This pedal is pretty darn close to the original. I love the lushness and the not "in your face" effect of it. What I did to add AC to this...Read complete review

This pedal is pretty darn close to the original. I love the lushness and the not "in your face" effect of it. What I did to add AC to this was to use my 1 spot AC daisy chain, available here:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/visual-sound-1-spot-combo-pack?rNtt=1%20spot&index=2

It comes with a couple nine volt attachable adapters. You just need to make a notch, or a drilled hole in the bottom side of the box for the wire to come out. Works like a charm. LED would be nice, but you can tell when it's on. I know it's a little bit of a pain to do the mod, but not too bad and it does sound better than the one that has the LED.

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NO POWER ???

To sell a pedal these days and not offer an AC/ 9v power option is beyond me. I still bought this pedal because I'm 53 and still crave the (true analog) sound....Read complete review

To sell a pedal these days and not offer an AC/ 9v power option is beyond me. I still bought this pedal because I'm 53 and still crave the (true analog) sound. It's older guys like me that remember the days before digital, and yes, there is a huge sound difference between the two. I play keyboards (yes, mainly analog) in a well known 70s band and had the sound tech wire my MXR 90 to accept the AC power that I need for my regular touring since changing batteries on the road is just a pain.Buy the pedal and either remember to unplug it between use or just re wire it if you want, It's not hard. I remember when a pedal like this would have cost much more in the 70s so it's still a good bargan in comparison.

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(3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

NO POWER ???

By Zap Diddle

from Florida

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

To sell a pedal these days and not offer an AC/ 9v power option is beyond me. I still bought this pedal because I'm 53 and still crave the (true analog) sound. It's older guys like me that remember the days before digital, and yes, there is a huge sound difference between the two. I play keyboards (yes, mainly analog) in a well known 70s band and had the sound tech wire my MXR 90 to accept the AC power that I need for my regular touring since changing batteries on the road is just a pain.Buy the pedal and either remember to unplug it between use or just re wire it if you want, It's not hard. I remember when a pedal like this would have cost much more in the 70s so it's still a good bargan in comparison.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

74 Reissue Phase 90

By Karl-CmzV5

from So Cal

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Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

I listened to alot of phasers and this one nailed it for true vintage tone. An exact remake of the cherished original phaser used by greats such as EVH and Jimmy Page. What more can i say. It gets that Pink Floyd sound too. An LED and AC jack would be nice, but the battery lasts for a long time is you unplug it after using. You can also get a power plate or send it to Analogman to have these mods added. No regrets. MXR micro chorus is a gem also.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Phase

By phaseshifter

from Vermont

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Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

Let me start out by saying that this pedal sounds better to me than the block logo phase 90 and the script logo phase 90 w/LED. I didn't mind shelling out the extra cash for a warmer more vintage sounding phase (although side by side with an original the original stills sounds better it doesn't sound $400 better), that being said I will probably end up shelling out even more to add a power jack and why not throw in the LED and true bypass although the bypass on this pedal does not sound bad to me... This pedal definitely sounds good enough to offset its lack of features but the one problem I had was with the 9v battery. It doesn't come with one so you have to take off the back plate and put one in, no problem right? The battery wouldn't fit completely inside the pedal even after I cut out some of the gray foam protecting the circuit board so until I get the power jack added the back-plate remains halfway screwed on. All in all the lush, warm phase sounds are worth the money and minor inconveniences

(1 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Mine didn't work?

By Just J

from RI

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      Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

      I bought this version Phase 90 because it's suppose to be hand wired and actually have a lush suttle phase sound as oppose to the others that seem to be a little over the top.

      I owned the EVH phase 90 and always thought it was a little to much phase despite using the script button.

      The day this one arrived I took it out of the box installed a NEW battery and noticed mine didn't work...I tried changing the battery twice to make sure the batterys (date expiration 2016) I was using were ok, it didn't matter the unit refused to sound like a phase.
      It did boost the channel a bit but that was about it, no phase signal at all.

      I contacted MF let them know mine didn't work and asked for a replacement. Of course I had to print up a return lable (my paper) drive to the nearest UPs to drop it off (my gas).
      Now I am waiting for a replacement for the hand wired unit that someone didn't hand wire correctly.

      I am in the belief that hand wired vs printed circut (PSB) are an over priced selling point.
      If the replacement dosen't work I will send that one back and expect a 100% refund.
      I should get creddit for gas travel I have had to use returning a broken pedal sent to me but that's a life lesson learned.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The perfect phaser!!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

      I agree, true by-pass is over rated. If you don't believe me read up on what Pete Cornish thinks about true by-pass. Pete Cornish makes pedals and pedalboards for such artists as David Gilmour. Need I say more?Anyways, this pedal is great. I used to own the current block logo Phase 90 and even did the R28 mod, it was alright nothing special. This has a much deeper, and lush tone. I love how its not intrusive on your tone but adds to it. Turning the speed all the way down adds just enough to make your solos sound more full. Many uses for this bad boy.

       
      5.0

      THE REAL DEAL!!

      By Mark

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

      If you a REAL MXR Phase 90 this is the one to get - CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal. All the other MXR Phase 90 don't even come close to the tone of this one!

       
      4.0

      Vintage Sound, Can easily be modded for AC use.

      By TexAxe Slinger

      from Dallas, TX

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      • Excellent Sound Quality
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        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

        This pedal is pretty darn close to the original. I love the lushness and the not "in your face" effect of it. What I did to add AC to this was to use my 1 spot AC daisy chain, available here:

        http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/visual-sound-1-spot-combo-pack?rNtt=1%20spot&index=2

        It comes with a couple nine volt attachable adapters. You just need to make a notch, or a drilled hole in the bottom side of the box for the wire to come out. Works like a charm. LED would be nice, but you can tell when it's on. I know it's a little bit of a pain to do the mod, but not too bad and it does sound better than the one that has the LED.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        '74 Vinatge Phase 90

        By XMAN

        from Australia

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        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

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          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          The Handwired '74 Phase 90 is simply a great sounding pedal. I use it for replicating famous Phase 90 sounds on various songs old and new.
          If you are simply after one of the best Phase 90 sounds without dialing in then this pedal cant be beat.
          I only use it for three to four songs a gig, but if you plan to use it as your main sound then the battery only option may be a problem.
          This is definately THE phaser sound :)

           
          5.0

          Very nice recreation of a classic Phaser

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          Ok, so its not perfect, but it is a good attempt at a recreation of the original. I can't believe the folks whining about the lack of a LED or true bypass. If thats what you want, just get one of the other Dunlop MXR Phaser offerings. This product is not for you.Think about this, EVH used an original Phase 90 and no one is complaining about his tone for lack of true bypass.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          don't phase me, bro!

          By Scott Smith

          from Chicago

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          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          If you're looking to copy somebody else's tone, this is a great pedal. If you want your own sound, find something with more shaping options.
          great, classic sound

          some quality issues (had to return the 1st, because i could hear the switch on/off)

          limited options

          Battery barely fits inside

           
          5.0

          MY FAVORITE PEDAL!

          By LRK5150

          from Luverne, Alabama

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          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          i got this in the mail the other day and ever since ive been in love. when i first plugged it in it sounded incredible. the pedal itself looks really cool and vintage. some people are mad cause it doesnt have a led or a power supply jack but it doesnt bother me cause i use batteries anyways. the only bad thing about this pedal is when your use heavy overdrive/distortion its less noticable. overall this is a incredible pedal for the money and it was worth every penny. thanks mxr and musicians friend.

           
          5.0

          Great

          By JoeB

          from New York

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          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          This is a true "effects" pedal it does a specific job and does it great I will always cherish

           
          5.0

          Smooth and rich, amazing phase sound

          By Bro Bro

          from Houston (lived in San Diego and Austin)

          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          I love this pedal. I bought it here at Musician's Friend. It's a great pedal, the best Phaser I've ever heard. I'm very picky about sound, and I own a few Keeley mods and have 13 pedals. This pedal is a highlight. It nails Pink Floyd and Van Halen exactly. Sweet, detailed. About the indicator light, if you can't tell that this pedal is on, then you might be tone deaf. It's pretty obvious.I do wish that they would put an indicator light on it and a dc out on the side.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Don't get me wrong

          By Jaguar 62 Athens Greece

          from Athens, Greece

          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          I find this effect to be absolutely great when it comes to the sound. However, I do feel they should have added an input for power supply. I understand they wanted to recreate the old vintage pedal, with it's extraordinary sound and simple one knob use (which is why I bought it), but they could have the extra option, keeping faithful to this vintage sound. LED is also handy but not the end of the world.Terrific sound but unlike with studio work, there is inconvenience with live performances when it comes to providing power (batteries just don't do it; what if you have the pedal fixed to a pedal board, screws etc.)

           
          5.0

          good after two tries

          By firebird1608

          from mississippi

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          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          Got one in and it messed up the second day but customer service was great and I got another one. Has great tone and sound the led is no big deal if you can't tell its on why have it. My only problem is having to peel it off my pedal board and take out four screws to change the battery but I'll go through it for that sound.

           
          5.0

          Delicious

          By Stratisfied-xClQ.

          from San Francisco

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          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          I give this 5 stars, despite the fact that the first one I received was defective. Musician's Friend, your customer service rules. Thank you for replacing this fantastic pedal.I compare this to a sweet spot on the Mu-Tron Phasor II. Given speed adjustment, that's all you need. This Phase 90's depth and color are nicely set to my taste. I appreciate its emphasis on the midrange, too. I have never played through any other Phase 90s, if that's valuable to readers. I play clean (for the most part), and this pedal is a must henceforth on my board. Thank you MF and MXR.

           
          5.0

          LED?

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          This is an awesome pedal, amazing tone, and an incredible price. The ONLY gripe i have is the lack of LED to show on/off. Im probably going to put in my own soon

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