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lucky wilbury
11-25-2004, 12:21 AM
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/151121/

A collaboration between Dunlop and Edward Van Valen.

The EVH 90 Phase 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.

Seshmeister
11-25-2004, 12:26 AM
Our only hope, Eddie is short of money.

I have the standard issue Dunlop MXR Phase 90 and it sounds just fine to me.

sambo
11-25-2004, 12:38 AM
I have an original 70's script logo MXR (bought in 1984) and I still see no need to get another.

Fck... what's next? Striped bottles of Heineken?

Eyes of the Night
11-25-2004, 07:29 AM
It would be cool just to have ...

Matt White
11-25-2004, 11:27 AM
EVH pedal.......would have been a great idea in 1984, not 2004!!!

Mr Grimsdale
11-25-2004, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Seshmeister
Our only hope, Eddie is short of money.

I have the standard issue Dunlop MXR Phase 90 and it sounds just fine to me.

it's the same as the standard mxr90 but it's got the R28 modification, i.e. it's got a resistor removed, and a blue LED

...and costs about 80% more than the standard pedal

seems like a deal to me

Don Corleone
11-25-2004, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Mr Grimsdale
...and costs about 80% more than the standard pedal


Sound Control (a UK Music Shop) are selling these things for £20 cheaper than the standard MXR Phase 90 pedal's at the minute.

Mr Grimsdale
11-25-2004, 04:39 PM
jaysus!

in that case it is a deal, it's supposed to be about 160 quid

i bought my mxr90 from them and it cost me 90 quid

Don Corleone
11-25-2004, 04:45 PM
I was surprised by that myself Grimsdale, but the guys showed me there price list and there it was in black and white, £20 cheaper. Apparently alot of people over here are put off by the paint job on the EVH one, so they've had to lower the price to help shift it.

Mr Grimsdale
11-26-2004, 05:15 AM
is that in the London store or everywhere?

Don Corleone
11-26-2004, 05:51 AM
As far as I know it should be every where.

ELVIS
11-26-2004, 06:56 AM
I hate that paint job...

Paint it orange and it will sound better...


:elvis:

Panamark
11-26-2004, 08:04 AM
I want one ! Does it sound exactly like his original MXR ??

ELVIS
11-26-2004, 09:01 AM
I've heard it sounds good...

Don Corleone
11-26-2004, 12:25 PM
I've heard they sound very much like the ones from the 70's (Ed's original one).

Panamark
11-27-2004, 06:07 AM
Cool !


If they are throwing em out cos nobody wants the stripes, I might
grab one....

Brett
11-27-2004, 02:59 PM
They're very nice. They have both the vinatge 70's Ed sound (script logo) and the later "block" logo sound. Either/or. Of course if you just do the R28 yourself on your own block logo Phase 90, you have Ed's sound.

Nobody wants the stripes? Cool where? Are they cheap?

Seshmeister
11-27-2004, 09:17 PM
So does removing this resistor make a big difference?

ELVIS
11-28-2004, 01:57 AM
I've read that it does...

Suposedly what removing the resistor does is it lessens the overall effect making it more subtle...

That makes sense to me, as most phasers are loud and crazy...

DLRdelight!
11-28-2004, 03:59 AM
Would like to get my hands on one just to have, i have the original phase 90, got it a couple a months back

Panamark
11-28-2004, 05:17 AM
How do we know its R28 ???

Is this published somewhere ???

ELVIS
11-28-2004, 06:30 AM
Yes...

Panamark
11-28-2004, 07:09 AM
Linkage ?

Panamark
11-28-2004, 07:11 AM
might be fun to put a switch or trimpot in its place :)

ELVIS
11-28-2004, 07:49 AM
I read that the mod gets rid of a cretain midrange feedback and distortion...

I had a good link and now I can't find it...

I will...

ELVIS
11-28-2004, 07:51 AM
One thing I would be willing to bet, is that no two sound exactly the same, as is usually the case with most Dunlop products...

This is not a bad thing...

I would try two or three of the same pedal in a store...

They look at my funny when I do that...:)

ELVIS
11-28-2004, 07:55 AM
BTW...

Check out this (http://www.xs4all.nl/~engelen/pedalboard.htm) guy's pedalboard...:D

ELVIS
11-28-2004, 08:21 AM
This link (http://www.eddievanhalen.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=forum&board=edbrownsound&op=display&num=667366&start=30) is cool...


:elvis:

lucky wilbury
11-28-2004, 02:07 PM
heres a whole page on building effects. it even covers the phase 90:

http://www.geofex.com/

Cathedral
11-28-2004, 05:13 PM
I got my Phase 90 brand new fro $79.00 and the mod was done by our tech at SSI for free.
I don't need no stinkin blue light, lol.

At $130.00, that things is one ugly rippoff.

This is basically a marketing ploy to sell the one's that started getting dusty in inventory when they didn't take off after re-issuing.

Hell, Buddy Roger sent a bunch of the orange one's back just to get the EVH one's and they aren't selling either.

Also, even with the mod i can't tell much difference in an old one and this one.
The re-issues were noisier though, that much is true.

Mr Grimsdale
11-28-2004, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by ELVIS
I've read that it does...

Suposedly what removing the resistor does is it lessens the overall effect making it more subtle...

That makes sense to me, as most phasers are loud and crazy...

i read the exact same thing

personally i like the sound of my standard mxr90 WITH the resistor in place
it's gorgeous and very subtle

and the peddle's not too bad either
oh the comedať

Reverberator
11-28-2004, 07:53 PM
SMASHING !