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MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal  

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Overview

  • 2-3/8"W x 4-3/8"H x 1-1/4"D
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $114.28
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    - $34.29
  • Your Price:
    $7999

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This unit virtually launched the phase craze.

The MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal gives you classic phasing with variable speed control. Add shimmer to lead passages or jet-plane resonance to muted strumming. Not just for guitars; it works well with bass, keyboards, and even vocals. Vary the speed from a subtle, long cycle to a fast, watery warble with endless vintage vibrations in between. The MXR M-101 is powered by single 9V battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC Adapter

Features

  • 2-3/8"W x 4-3/8"H x 1-1/4"D

There's no better unit for classic phase effects. Order it this very moment--just put it in the cart!

 
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MXRM-101 Phase 90 Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One of the Best

    MXR really lived up to its name on this one. All the MXR products I own are awesome. They hardly ever break (mostly because they're made of the hardest metal you'll ever...Read complete review

    MXR really lived up to its name on this one. All the MXR products I own are awesome. They hardly ever break (mostly because they're made of the hardest metal you'll ever find), they're simple to use, and they give you exactly what you were looking for in the first place. I'm one of those guys who really doesn't give if there's a volume knob on the pedal itself. Many times, a pedal volume knob just distorts the sound into a scratchy feedback mess, that sounds like you just hooked up 5 distortion pedals to one amp. My amp has enough volume as it is, and if you play in a band, you definitely don't want to blast your sound. Also, on some effects pedals, the feature knobs are just a bunch of wasted space and "mullah" because you can't even hear the difference. The phase 90 solves all these problems by only having one "speed" knob. It controls how fast your sound phases. It sounds great, but really digital. There's also a phase 90 offered with script letters. Supposedly, the sound is a little bit different, and sounds more classic, like when Eddie Van Halen used to use these things. By the way, I would not recommend the Eddie Van Halen version phase 90. I've played it before and it's like MXR tried a little bit too hard and got a completely different sound, plus it looks corny up on stage if you're not Edward. Anyway, the phase 90 is great overall. MXR really does a good job.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beware of your Clean Tone

    I love this pedal. The only reason why it gets a 5 for overall rating is because of an issue that this pedal has. I bought one of these a month ago and thought...Read complete review

    I love this pedal. The only reason why it gets a 5 for overall rating is because of an issue that this pedal has. I bought one of these a month ago and thought something was wrong with it so I sold it and bought another one about 2 weeks ago and it still has the same problem. If you use this pedal in a clean tone with Humbuckers it sounds distorted. If you run the pedal through overdirve or fuzz it sounds fantastic. The only way to get this pedal to sound good in a clean channel is to use Single Coil Pickups. Thankfully my guitar has Coil-Splitting so I waws unable to avoid the distortion. After doing some reserch I found out that this re-issue has a Low Input Threshold and because of that if you use Humbuckers the pedal sounds distorted. So beware of this if you are planning on purchasing this pedal and you only have humbuckers. But other than that flaw, I love this pedal. Sounds very organic and rich.
    Only one knob. You only need one knob, thats the beauty of this pedal. It adjusts the speed only. This pedal does not need any other knobs, it is that easy.
    I don't think that regular use as a studio musician or giging musician will break this pedal unless you abuse it. Built like a tank.
    it is a great deal considering Boss pedals are more and they are not analog like this pedal it.

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    5.0

    Awesome pedal

    By Han

    from Nashville

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

      I got this pedal to add texture to my sound. Now this isnt something you would want to use all the time...but it's surprising how often, at a low setting, you will use it. It adds flavor to a lead, and it adds "shimmy" to a rhythm. It's very similar to a flanger, but I find it to be more subtle, and useable. You can get that similar feel without it sounding so over the top. I highly reccomend this little pedal.

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      5.0

      very good product

      By peas

      from Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

          I have always been very well pleased with all the things I have purchased from Musicians Friend.
          Always been treated very kindly & Fair.
          peas

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Dead Simple, Classic Sound

          By Zeev

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

          The Phase 90 has a classic sound, giving you a little bit of crunch along with the phaser effect; however, it is certainly a one trick pony. You can't adjust the balance of the phased sound with the original input signal, nor can you change the range of the frequency sweep. You get what you get and your only parameter to change is the speed sweep. Versatile? Not at all. But if you like the sound, this pedal is great. Want more options? Get the Phase 100!

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          4.0

          Great organic sound!!!

          By DANNYBOY

          from Bogotá, Colombia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

            This pedal has a great, organic sound. You can use it for lots of genres; you can get leslie sound out of it, or classic Rock tones. Best of all is just extremely easy to use and dial in.

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            4.0

            Nice pedal

            By a7marshal

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

              Just getting familiar with this pedal. Does what I want it to do, fits on the pedalboard, and feels well-built. I have MXR pedals and they are good.

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              5.0

              absolute classic

              By BlackStacheGuitarist

              from Jacksonville, FL

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Limited Selection Of Effects

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

              The Phase 90 is a classic, plain and simple. I use mine on it's own, with distortion, with reverb, with chorus, everything. It is a very versatile pedal with excellent sound that mixes well with other effects. It is also durable. The thing feels like it was carved out of stone. I also love the simplicity of effects. 1 knob, that's all you need if you know what you're doing. I would suggest this pedal to anybody from pros to novices.

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              5.0

              Useful, fun pedal

              By Big Guy 75

              from Troy, AL

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

              Solid design, and very easy to use. Its extremely versatile in that you can go from a very subtle phase to flying through outer space with the turn of 1 knob. EVH was on to something when he added this back in the 80s!!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              MXR Phase 90

              By CreepingSeth

              from Northwest PA

              Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

              I'd suggest a "classic script" version over this one, especially if you use high gain or active pickups. The "classic script" phase shifter pedals from MXR sound a lot smoother. It can sound harsh at times depending on where you put it in your signal chain and also can add extra distortion to your signal, which my I run it through it through my loop.
              Not much
              It's built like a tank.
              IMO you're not getting much for the price.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              M-101 Phase 90

              By Dan Andrade

              from Columbia MO

              Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

              All in all a must have for the performing/recording guitarist.
              Great effect! Very useful from subtle application to full on saturation!
              Typical solid MXR construction and reliability.
              Great pro sounding effect for the money!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Beware of your Clean Tone

              Comments about MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal:

              I love this pedal. The only reason why it gets a 5 for overall rating is because of an issue that this pedal has. I bought one of these a month ago and thought something was wrong with it so I sold it and bought another one about 2 weeks ago and it still has the same problem. If you use this pedal in a clean tone with Humbuckers it sounds distorted. If you run the pedal through overdirve or fuzz it sounds fantastic. The only way to get this pedal to sound good in a clean channel is to use Single Coil Pickups. Thankfully my guitar has Coil-Splitting so I waws unable to avoid the distortion. After doing some reserch I found out that this re-issue has a Low Input Threshold and because of that if you use Humbuckers the pedal sounds distorted. So beware of this if you are planning on purchasing this pedal and you only have humbuckers. But other than that flaw, I love this pedal. Sounds very organic and rich.
              Only one knob. You only need one knob, thats the beauty of this pedal. It adjusts the speed only. This pedal does not need any other knobs, it is that easy.
              I don't think that regular use as a studio musician or giging musician will break this pedal unless you abuse it. Built like a tank.
              it is a great deal considering Boss pedals are more and they are not analog like this pedal it.

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