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MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90  

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A collaboration between Dunlop and Edward Van Valen.

The MXR EVH Phase 90 Shifter is a limited-edition version of the legendary MXR Phase 90. The Phase 90 was instrumental in creating the guitar tones on the early Van Halen records; the swirling, spacey sound on such songs as "Eruption," "Atomic Punk," and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love." The EVH 90 captures the warm, hypnotic tone of the vintage "script logo" Phase 90, and with the flip of a switch also delivers an intense, edgier phase tone. It features rock-solid internal construction and an indestructible enclosure to ensure years of flawless performance. Add to this the Van Halen-approved striped graphics from the guitar that changed the world and you have a truly unique piece of rock history.


Van Halen is your man, and this is your pedal. Order it today.

 
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MXREVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90
 
4.6

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My board couldn't live without it.

    If you do your MXR homework, you will find that this pedal is the 'Best of Both Worlds.' With the 'script' button out you get the modern (block MXR logo)...Read complete review

    If you do your MXR homework, you will find that this pedal is the 'Best of Both Worlds.' With the 'script' button out you get the modern (block MXR logo) phasing. With the 'script' button in, you get the classic 'script MXR logo' sound. The 'block' sound is a more enhanced, full-range phase, while the 'script' sound is a more subtle phase.

    It's really like two phasers in one.

    I really only use this to play early VH, with the script button in and the knob between 9 and 10. It VERY accurately replicates that early VH sound. I also use it to play Paul Gilbert's 'Fuzz Universe' with the knob at about noon.

    I found it better to use this pre-amp vs. FX loop as the phasing was VERY IN YOUR FACE and enhanced in the loop. Placed preamp this gives you a nice subtle phase: You know it's on, but it's not overpowering.
    I've tried my fair share of phasers and this one really knocks out the competition. Great bang for your buck and a phenomenal sound.!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not much luck with this one......

    My wife bought me the EVH Phase 90 for Christmas at a local music store since she knows what a fan I am. I was really excited until I plugged it into my rig. ...Read complete review

    My wife bought me the EVH Phase 90 for Christmas at a local music store since she knows what a fan I am. I was really excited until I plugged it into my rig. Nothing! The effect could be bypassed, but when you kicked it on, no blue light, no sound, nothing. I took it back to the store, and they had to order me another to replace it. Well, my wife picked it up for me when it came in 3 weeks later. I hooked it up, kicked it on, and the bright blue LED came on. Great......except all that I could hear was just a step above white noise. Nothing but static came out, making it sound more like a bad fuzz than a phaser. So, back to the music store. They had another EVH in the display that came when they ordered my replacement. I tried that one out also, and there was the same problem I had with the first: no sound at all, and the thing wouldn't even come on. So, there's 3 EVH Phase 90s in a row, each fresh out of a factory sealed box, never played in a store, that were all non-functional. This tells me that Dunlop has some quality control issues in the factory that need hammered out. I chose not to re-order another since three was the charm for me and got my refund. This is the most painful part of it all: my wife bought this thing for the smokin' hot price of $58!!!! So, I blew it on strings and cables and decided that I had enough pedals in my board already.

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    5.0

    The Real Deal

    By RRFatboy68

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Built like a tank
    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Great Phasing Sound
    • No Limitations To Your Cr
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • There Are No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Sound Like Eddie

    Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

    I have have had both the block logo and the script. While it doen't exactly match the script, it is pretty darn close. I am in love with the sound in both script and block stages on this pedal. I am not a huge pedal user but can't stop myself from using it. It is a compliment to a lot of different things I play. I am completely satisfied. It met and exceded my expectations. Very simple and complex at the same time. If you like experimentation, this simple pedal is a "must have" for anyone who likes new and old sounds.

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    5.0

    Excellent phase

    By BlackBelt

    from Memphis

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

      The MXR EVH phase 90 is a really well made, versatile phase effect. I was a little concerned before I bought it because I had read so many people saying they were experiencing volume drops when they engaged the effect. I had the same experience, but realized that the reason for that volume loss was the placement after a buffer on my pedalboard. Once I realized that I changed the EVH phase 90's position on the board so that it came before the buffer. This positioning allowed the phase to maintain the same volume level either engaged or not engaged. I know experienced guitarists usually already know this, but just in case someone had that problem there is the fix. The unit itself is extremely well made and has a good range of phase effect sounds. Honestly, I didn't care if my sound was "script" or "block" sound because I wasn't trying to sound like Eddie on the first record, or anybody else...I just wanted a 'great' sound for me and my band. I was able to build several good useful phase effects with this unit to add some flavor and texture to different songs in the setlist. I would recommend this phase for anyone that just wants to buy a phase effect one time in their lifetime and not have to worry about "is it good/professional enough" for a lifetime of making music.

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      5.0

      Best Phase shifter on the market PERIOD!

      By Brandon Howell

      from Paden City WV

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Simple To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

      This is the best phaser on the market. I absolulty love it and I find it inspiring to play with. I am a huge Van Halen fan but the reason I bought this pedal was for the script switch. You can say Van Halen 1 in a box this gives you the best of both worlds with the script sound and the block sound. I would recomend this pedal to anyone who is looking for a quality phase shifter. MXR is the best of the best... Accept no substitutes

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      3.0

      Van Halen NOT Van Hagar

      By Guitaro Montalban

      from Jacksonville, Fl

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

          I got this and it sounds nothing like the Phase 90--I don't like it it's harsh, brittle and fake sounding.I prefer the original watery sound of the Phase 90. Also, to all of you out there that complain in EVERY post about ease/difficulty of changing batteries--WHY are you using batteries??? Get a power pack I wouldn't waste a dime on a stupid battery.

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          5.0

          EVH Phase 90

          By SirSmasher

          from Chicago

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

            1 word Perfect

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            3.0

            EVH let me down a "little"!

            By BoogieBob

            from Rockwell, NC

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Drops Vol When Engaged
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • I Use This For Live Work

            Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

            There is a little drop in the volume when I switch this unit on. Not sure if that is normal for a Phaser. Had an MXR 90 years ago and don't remember that. Maybe it's just with an acoustic guitar? Haven't hooked it up to an electric rig yet!

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            5.0

            My board couldn't live without it.

            By eruption77

            from Irwin, PA

            About Me Experienced

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              Cons

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                  Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

                  If you do your MXR homework, you will find that this pedal is the 'Best of Both Worlds.' With the 'script' button out you get the modern (block MXR logo) phasing. With the 'script' button in, you get the classic 'script MXR logo' sound. The 'block' sound is a more enhanced, full-range phase, while the 'script' sound is a more subtle phase.

                  It's really like two phasers in one.

                  I really only use this to play early VH, with the script button in and the knob between 9 and 10. It VERY accurately replicates that early VH sound. I also use it to play Paul Gilbert's 'Fuzz Universe' with the knob at about noon.

                  I found it better to use this pre-amp vs. FX loop as the phasing was VERY IN YOUR FACE and enhanced in the loop. Placed preamp this gives you a nice subtle phase: You know it's on, but it's not overpowering.
                  I've tried my fair share of phasers and this one really knocks out the competition. Great bang for your buck and a phenomenal sound.!

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                  5.0

                  A must have

                  By KLAX

                  from Tulsa, OK

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

                    What can I say? Ive been tying to emulate the sound of EVH for years but it never hit me to buy this phaser and it would push me over the top. I think the paint job makes me a better player also... well, maybe just makes me think Im a better player. I like this pedal a lot.

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                    5.0

                    Love this thing

                    By Michael Stahl

                    from Minneapolis

                    Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

                    See my above comments, spells it out.
                    Not much to this pedal but you don't need much though a level knob might be usefull. I tried it in my effects loop and it didn't sound quite right for what I wanted (that EVH style phase sound.) So I moved it to in front of my crunch channel and that made all the difference in the world, exactly that Atomic Punk\EVH sound. If you want a more in you face phase sound in the loop would be good, in front of your distortion channel kind of blends it into your sound more. The script switch does change the tonal quality of the phase but it's isn't drastic.
                    Looks and feels like a rock solid pedal, can't hurt the thing though the LED light is insanely bright.
                    You are paying extra for a little switch (that does slightly change the tonal quality) and the EVH paint job. Seems excessive but the pedal is good and I've seen many pro's with this exact pedal so I have no complaints on the price.

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                    5.0

                    Something so basic, yet so cool. Very impressed!

                    By Worthy

                    from North Little Rock

                    Comments about MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90:

                    This is definately a MAJOR part of the puzzle in getting the hard to find "brown sound". This pedal is NOT going to make you Eddie Van Halen. It will get you some great tones and improve what you already sound like. I've added a DD3 delay and TS9DX to get some really great classic sounds out of my Peavey Classic 30. In my opinion, it was definately worth the $130.00 and has opened my ears to a whole new pallete of sounds.
                    How simple is 1 knob and 1 button? I swear the blue LED on/off light could be used to assist in landing airplanes or finding lost boats at sea. The script button allows a little more variety as compared to other phasers. Simplicity at its finest.
                    The thing is a tank unlike other cheaper brands of pedals and stomp boxes. You could probably throw this thing through a glass window without a scratch but why would you want to do that?
                    I rated this a 5 simply because of $130.00 cost. Having an expendable budget, I had no issues in considering price. For the average teenage guitar player or someone on a budget, it might be a little too pricey as compared to other phasers. However, you get what you pay for in sound and quality.

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