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MXR 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...Read More

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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 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.

A meticulous re-creation of the benchmark phaser.

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

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MXRCSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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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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4.0

Vintage Sound, Can easily be modded for AC use.

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from Dallas TX

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 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.

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    4.0

    '74 Vinatge Phase 90

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    from Australia

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about MXR 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 :)

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      5.0

      Great

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      from New York

      Comments about MXR 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

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      don't phase me, bro!

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      from Chicago

      Comments about MXR 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

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      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      NO POWER ???

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      from Florida

      Comments about MXR 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.

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      74 Reissue Phase 90

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      from So Cal

      Comments about MXR 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.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sounding Phase

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      from Vermont

      Comments about MXR 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

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      5.0

      Smooth and rich, amazing phase sound

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      from Houston (lived in San Diego and Austin)

      Comments about MXR 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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      5.0

      Delicious

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      from San Francisco

      Comments about MXR 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.

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      5.0

      MY FAVORITE PEDAL!

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      from Luverne, Alabama

      Comments about MXR 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.

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