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Open-Box DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal Condition 1 - Mint

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One of the first phaser effect pedals ever made, the original DOD Phasor 201, blazed the trail for all phaser pedals after it. The new DOD Phasor 201...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) The latest incarnation of one of the first phasers to ever hit the market.

One of the first phaser effect pedals ever made, the original DOD Phasor 201, blazed the trail for all phaser pedals after it. The new DOD Phasor 201 (2013) brings the classic analog phaser effect driven by 40+ years of tone-creating experience. The new 2013 DOD Phasor 201 is better than ever before, with true bypass, a crisp blue LED indicator, and modern 9V DC power supply input. Redesigned with a lighter aluminum chassis, sleek blue metallic flake and flat black matte bottom paint job, the 2013 DOD Phasor 201 pedal is a refined take on classic phasing effects, with an incredible new look.

The operation of the 2013 DOD Phasor 201 is pure simplicity. Like the original, the Speed knob controls the depth and speed of the phasing effect, with great tone at any range. True bypass allows your guitar tone to remain pristine even when the DOD Phasor 201 (2013) is off. This is a big difference from the original which would color your bypassed tone. The modern 9V DC power supply input make the pedal more pedal board friendly.

FEATURES
Legendary analog phaser tone
True-bypass
9V DC power supply input
Crisp blue status LED
Lighter aluminum chassis

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DODPhasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (26)
  • Compact (15)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (6)
  • Not responsive (3)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (25)
  • Home studio (19)
  • Amateur recording (13)
  • Professional recording (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (12), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I recommend this to anyone and everyone! Fantastic!

I bought this last week when it was on the Stupid Deal of the Day, so needless to say it was very convenient. Since there isn't a volume knob, the phaser perfectly balances...Read complete review

I bought this last week when it was on the Stupid Deal of the Day, so needless to say it was very convenient. Since there isn't a volume knob, the phaser perfectly balances out with the amp's volume. The effect is very subtle but also very noticeable at the same and I absolutely love it. I play a lot Incubus, which consists of a lot of phaser, flanger, distortion, etc so I am very much in love with this pedal as well as DOD in general. With that said, I bought myself a DOD Overdrive pedal. Back on the subject, I strongly recommend this pedal and if you have the money for it, then you should purchase it, but if Musician's Friend puts it back as the Stupid Deal of the Day, it's a no-brainer. Also delivered to me within 2-3 business days. Great transaction from both DOD and Musician's Friend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good sounding phasor, poor quality jacks

Pros:
- This phasor sounds quite good. It produces nice chewy phasey goodness, but is still warm and mellow enough that it never wears out its welcome. It also pairs well with...Read complete review

Pros:
- This phasor sounds quite good. It produces nice chewy phasey goodness, but is still warm and mellow enough that it never wears out its welcome. It also pairs well with fuzz and overdrive, and has a perfectly set level. A lot of phasors tend to really take over your sound when you switch them on, and can sound fake, or just not really integrated into your core guitar sound. This one melds nicely with the sound you already have.

- The range of the speed knob is good enough for most applications, although I sometimes wish it could go a little bit slower.

- For a one knob pedal, the depth is set nicely. You definitely will know it's there, but it does not get out of hand.

Cons:
- The enclosure is bigger than you expect. It is not MXR box sized, but about 1/4"-1/2" larger on all sides (and is also deeper/higher).

- Within a week of buying this, the output jack nut fell off. A quick inspections shows that the nut is plastic, and had already stripped. It is clear from the build quality that this will break again soon even if I got a replacement. I can jam it back on and it will still work, but all in all this is extremely lame. For the price I could definitely find a better quality phasor (e.g. the several options from EHX).

Bottom line: Unless you absolutely have to have the DOD 201 sound, I would look elsewhere.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice subtle phasing!

By Bdotson

from Charlotte NC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Its sweep is very nice, the rate is perfect from slowest to fast as all points are usable. Overall sits well in a mix though might be a bit subtle for some. Its just what i was looking for as i ditched a block logo MXR Phase 90 a while back for being too bleh. This instead is just the right intensity and resonance. Best phaser ive used and ive had a good couple including Small Stone original from 1980.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not too shabby!!

    By Don Spisak

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poor Paint Job

    Best Uses

      Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The first thing I noticed when I handled this pedal was paint smear blemishes on the top and sides. Kind of a bummer, but that obviously has no impact on the functionality. The phasing on this pedal is bit more subtle compared to some of the others that I've tried. Because of this, I find it to be very useable anywhere between minimal and maximum speed settings. This pedal also darkens my tone a bit, but plays well with my other pedals, especially distortion. I give it 4 out of 5 stars due to the shoddy paint finish.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Smooth and Subtle, Try It!

      By Lex Luthier

      from Atlanta, Georgia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

        The DOD Phasor 201 Reissue offers a GREAT alternative for those players who find the Regeneration sound of most phasors to be too much (that "keeooww" aspect of the sound). The DOD 201 has lower fixed Regen. and provides a smoother, more subtle sound that is much more usable overall than say a Phase 90. It also does a pretty darn good rotating speaker sound when the speed is near maxed. I bought one on sale, got it, then went back and bought a second one! If you want a phasor that will add smoother textures to your sound, this one is hard to beat. True bypass is offered. BTW - the pedal when in phasor mode, does darken your signal just a little but I found this to be within an acceptable range. I certainly recommend this pedal to anyone seeking a simple, versatile, somewhat different phase shifter - especially those looking for texture rather than "wacka-wacka" - type sounds.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simple & Useful

        By garus

        from Fort Smith, AR

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal works well in most country songs and ballads. A good addition to any pedal board with room for creative ideas.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Descent

          By Billy

          from Nashville, th

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects
          • Not Responsive

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

          It's kind of a one trick pony. The tone is cool and usable though.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          well-voiced, won't get you extreme sounds

          By Phil

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I like this. It sounds nice and with one knob, it's pretty easy to dial up something pretty quickly. It's not going to get crazy, but I knew that before I bought it. There are always tradeoffs with pedals, but I knew this was not going to get way out there before I bought it. It appears to be built well, which is also a plus. I had an old E-H Small Stone from the 80s that was pretty danged amazing, but I think I was lucky. When I decided to try a phaser again after all these many years, I decided on this one instead of a new E-H reissue on account of reviews citing the no nonsense voicing and perceived durability, and I agree.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great at any setting

              By andrewmac

              from Indiana

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I have owned 3 different phasers and this by far is the best sounding one. It simply sounds right no matter where the dial is, so to me they have optimized the depth/rate ratio perfectly. Nob to extreme right is kinda Leslie-like, usable. But my favorite settings are lowest to about 11:00- great for rhythm or lead. I am happy they reissued this effect with all the modern features. I play a G&L bluesboy to a peavey classic 30, this pedal runs before a keeley fuzz head and a dirty little secret.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Analog rocks!

                By Grumpy

                from Oregon

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Old School

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Simple is best and it's quiet. For me that's huge. The tone is spot-on.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A GREAT PEDAL, LOVE THE SOUND!

                    By Rob the Great

                    from Montana

                    About Me Novice

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Use for home practice and worship in church setting

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      MIght buy again

                      By Jay

                      from Atco, NJ

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Simplicity of operation

                      Cons

                      • Slight signal loss when engaged

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      This pedal really is a one-trick pony. It delivers a classic, subtle phasing to the instrument, perfect for background coloration. The effect is more evident when strumming, rather than on leads. However, when the effect is on, there IS a slight loss of signal volume and a slight cut in bass. And the LED is almost birght enough to read by, making this pedal a good choice for outdoor gigs.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Simple is as simple does

                      By Don

                      from Parker, CO

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        I use only a Phasor or Chorus (and the amp reverb) most of the time in my signal chain. I will use a boost for my few solos. This pedal is simple but elegant, and the single dial helps keep it subtle. The more I use it, the less I use the chorus. As the Stupid Deal of the Day it was an absolute steal....it would have been worth it at the usual 2x this price.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        One trick pony? American Pharoah style!

                        By andrewmac

                        from Indiana

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances

                          Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          I do not like modulation effects very much, with the exception of phasers. And this one kicks butt. I agree with the other reviewer that called this a "one trick pony". I would rather have a great organic sounding phaser with one knob than some nasty multi effect that does 20 sounds horribly. There is really no bad setting on this, it has a magical way of blending into your part no matter where the dial is. Extreme pan to the right has a Leslie-ish vibe. Sounds great after overdrives for modern stuff as well as before for more old school vibe. I have mine between od's for this reason. Great for bass, too.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          VERY Subtle

                          By Phaser Junkie

                          from Montana

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            I play a stereo, dual amp rig that I currently have an MXR Script Phase 90 being run in the direct line to one of the heads. It provides a super rich stereo sound when run with the other amp dry. The Script Phase 90 is a great phaser - my only complaint with it is that it literally flips the phase of your signal 180 and you lose cutting power when playing a live gig.

                            I saw this pedal as a SDOTD. I loved what I heard on a YouTube review of the pedal and for the SDOTD price I figured it was a no brainer to get it. It arrived and I replaced the pedal in the signal to one of my stereo heads. I was pretty disappointed...the effect was so subtle I could barely tell it was there. But then I rethought my setup and put the effect directly into my input signal before splitting to stereo. Bam!...great sound...an awesome phaser! It steals zero signal direction on clean, dirty, or distorted channels, yet sounds nearly as plush as the split stereo signal. I love the fact that the setting with the dial turned all the way down still puts the sizzle of a phaser in your signal without stealing tone.

                            This pedal has found a permanent place in my board.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Good sounding phasor, poor quality jacks

                            By David

                            from Madison WI

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound Quality

                            Cons

                            • Breaks Easily

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Pros:
                            - This phasor sounds quite good. It produces nice chewy phasey goodness, but is still warm and mellow enough that it never wears out its welcome. It also pairs well with fuzz and overdrive, and has a perfectly set level. A lot of phasors tend to really take over your sound when you switch them on, and can sound fake, or just not really integrated into your core guitar sound. This one melds nicely with the sound you already have.

                            - The range of the speed knob is good enough for most applications, although I sometimes wish it could go a little bit slower.

                            - For a one knob pedal, the depth is set nicely. You definitely will know it's there, but it does not get out of hand.

                            Cons:
                            - The enclosure is bigger than you expect. It is not MXR box sized, but about 1/4"-1/2" larger on all sides (and is also deeper/higher).

                            - Within a week of buying this, the output jack nut fell off. A quick inspections shows that the nut is plastic, and had already stripped. It is clear from the build quality that this will break again soon even if I got a replacement. I can jam it back on and it will still work, but all in all this is extremely lame. For the price I could definitely find a better quality phasor (e.g. the several options from EHX).

                            Bottom line: Unless you absolutely have to have the DOD 201 sound, I would look elsewhere.

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Subtle Shimmer

                            By StillMakinMusic

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              This provided a fairly subtle effect that is exactly what I wanted. I mostly use it in the 9 o'clock setting, plus or minus an hour or two. Can't go wrong at the SDOTD price.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              What I was looking for

                              By Devo68135

                              from Omaha,NE

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy to use
                              • Flexible For My Needs

                              Cons

                              • None Noted

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              Easy to use unit with enough versatility for my needs. Good phaser sound.

                               
                              4.0

                              Phaser for Guys Who Hate Phasers

                              By Mandude

                              from Oklahoma

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Excellent Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                I don't like phasers, but this is different. It's subtle like a rotating speaker on a Leslie. Go listen to Bridge of Signs by Robin Trower. It's a lot like that. Trower isn't using this pedal but that is what this pedal sounds like.

                                 
                                4.0

                                I now have my Phasor

                                By Headtrip

                                from Gravel Ridge, AR

                                About Me Experienced

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Excellent Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                  This is my favorite phaser. It sounds natural. My search is finally over! Worth the price. If you get it on sale it's a steal.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great pedal

                                  By kidmoose

                                  from coconut creek, fl

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                    great pedal for this price. good effects and tough built.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Simple good sound

                                    By Jetfamily

                                    from Richmond, Vancouver, Canada

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                                    • Responsive

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser/Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                      Simple good sounding, easy to use

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