What are the Best Budget Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals?

best budget guitar phaseIf you are searching for a new Guitar Phase Shifter Pedal, this list can get you started.

The Phaser, or Phase Shifter, is an often overlooked effect that sounds very similar to a Flanger. The Phaser can be heard on many historic recordings by Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Waylon Jennings, Jimi Hendrix, and many others. It is a very useful effect that can sound like an airplane landing, but can also add just a touch of movement to a clean guitar sound, help it blend better with other instruments, or make it stand out depending on how you set it. It is most often associated with the guitar, but it is a very effective tool for keyboards, vocals, and many other instruments.

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Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase

Joyo JF-06 Vintage PhaseDesigned to match the phase tones of the Classic MXR Phase 90, the Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase pedal uses a single knob for perfect tone, phase effect, and speaker type speeds.

The Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase pedal is designed to emulate the phase tones of the Classic MXR Phase 90 Phaser. This Phaser pedal also keeps the very simple control scheme of using a single knob to get your perfect tone, just as the Phase 90 does. Continue reading “Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase”

What are the Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals?

best guitar analog delayWe’re taking a closer look at some well-crafted bucket brigade-style analog delay pedals to see which one is the best for you

Analog delay, using the bucket brigade chip, is a staple effect in many players’ pedalboards. Analog delay works by splitting the signal at the input into two parts and sending one part of the signal right to the output; this is the “dry” signal. The other part — the “wet signal” — gets sent through a circuit designed for that signal to take some time passing through it. Once the signal passes through the circuit it is mixed back in with the “dry” signal and you have a delay, or echo.

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Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay PedalAmong the Vapor Trail’s features is an Analog delay that runs from 15 ms to 600 ms, and a Modulation section that can be used as a mild chorus.

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail – Details

Seymour Duncan is a name that usually brings to mind high-quality pickups, but the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal proves that they also do some other things very well. The Vapor Trail is an analog bucket-brigade delay that also incorporates a chorus-like modulation section. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal”

TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect Pedal

TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect PedalAn analog pedal designed for classic 1970s Phaser Tones, the TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser features True Bypass switching and Rate, Depth, and Feedback controls.

The TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect Pedal is an analog that is designed to give you all of the classic 1970s Phaser Tones that you can ask for. This pedal features a four-stage filter that is capable of producing nice, thick Phaser tones. Continue reading “TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect Pedal”

What are the Best Guitar Digital Delay Pedals?

best guitar digital delayLet’s take a look at a few modern Digital Delay pedals and see if one of them is right for your needs.

The Delay effect can be used to enhance a mix or create a fuller sound. It can even allow ‘looping,’ in which solos can be played over backing chords, all created by a single musician. Delay is also the foundation for several other effects, including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and the all-powerful Reverb. Boss was the first to bring digital delay to the stomp box with the DD-2, in 1984. Unlike many other digital effects, especially in the mid ’80s, delay was something that the new digital medium did very well, and continues to do so today.

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Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal

Providence DLY-4 The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact but fully featured. The Chrono Delay includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 milliseconds, and should be more than suitable for almost any need.

The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact but fully featured. The Chrono Delay includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 milliseconds, and should be more than suitable for almost any need. The Bright LED display lets you see the delay time easily in milliseconds or BPM. Continue reading “Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal”

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay PedalAdding a few new features, the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal now has an extended delay time and a tap division with four different subdivisions.

The MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal adds a few new features that fine-tune the warm, organic sound that has made the original one of the best-selling analog delays in the world. The Deluxe extends its delay time from 600 ms to 1.2 seconds. It also features a tap division feature with four different subdivisions: dotted 8th, 8th, triplet, and 16th. Continue reading “MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal”

Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter PedalA faithful reproduction of the original, this current Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal offers a few unique updates for today’s guitarists.

The Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal is the second pedal on this list that is made by the Electro-Harmonix company. This pedal is designed to be a faithful reproduction of the ’70s original, but with a few updates for modern guitar players. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal”

Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay

strymon digThe Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay is two delays in one pedal. The two delays can be run together as a master and companion delay or independently.

The DIG Dual Digital Delay a three-way modulation switch to toggle between Off, Light, and Deep modulations, giving this pedal chorus properties. There is also a three-way Type switch that allows you to choose from different kinds of delays. The 24/96 mode is a high-resolution modern delay, the ADM mode is an emulation designed to sound like early ’80s delay units, and the 12-BIT is an emulation of the 12-bit pulse code modulation mode of mid ’80s units. Both delays share the Repeat knob, which acts like the feedback control on most other units. Continue reading “Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay”