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MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

Phase in the sound of the past and change your tone's future. Call us or click now to order.

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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%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

THE REAL DEAL!!

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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 TexAxeSlinger

from Dallas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 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.

    (1 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Mine didn't work?

    By Just J

    from RI

    About Me Experienced

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      Cons

      • Not Responsive

      Best Uses

        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.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        '74 Vinatge Phase 90

        By XMAN

        from Australia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 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

          Great

          By JoeB

          from New York

          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

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          don't phase me, bro!

          By Scott Smith

          from Chicago

          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

          (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

          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 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sounding Phase

          By phaseshifter

          from Vermont

          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

           
          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.

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