Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser
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Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser

PH-2 SUPER Phaser, Phaser per chitarra from Boss.

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heads on fire 05/11/2011

Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser : Recensione di heads on fire (content in English)

"A must for early Incubus tones."
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Controls: Rate, Depth, Res, 2-way Mode switch
Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 20mA (DC 9V)
Weight: 410 g (.90 lbs)
Input Impedance: 1Mohm (FET Input)
Residual Noise Level: -80dBm (IHF-A)
Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
LFO Speed: 100 ms ~ 14 s
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use - plug in, stomp, and play. The pedal is simple to get a good tone out of, if you like swooshy, swirly sounds.

Durability-wise, Boss is a clear winner. The stompboxes come in a super durable housing, with a top-grade switch. I've dropped a Boss pedal onto concrete from 5 feet up, and it worked just fine afterward, so I have no reservations with how it will hold up during live use.

SOUND QUALITY

This is a niche sound, for sure. But wow, is it a cool one! This pedal nails all the early Incubus tones, like on the S.C.I.E.N.C.E. album from 1997. (You stare at me like I'm a vitamin!) It gets a nice depth to it, yet sounds "milky". It can achieve some interesting nasal timbres, as well as huge swooshing water-churning sounds. The sounds of this pedal can really only be achieved by this pedal, or the PH-3 Phaser model.

OVERALL OPINION

For wacky sci-fi tones, this is impossible to beat. It can really nail the Star Trek "phasor" gun type of vibe, interestingly enough. This is a very cool phaser pedal, for sure, and there is a lot of different modulation tones in this box. One thing I could not get it to do was mimic a Univibe convincingly, which was a bit disappointing, but it does its own thing so well that this point didn't change my opinion of its magic. I highly recommend this pedal for any tone rangers that want to get a little weird with their swoosh tones.