MXR Phasers and stages

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I'm not certain which is which (MXR makes a number of phasers at this point, with various amount of stages), but I was curious how many stages the 100, 90 and 45 use? 10, 8 and 4 respectively?
 

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The 100 is a 6 stage phaser, the 90 is a 4 stage, and the 45 is a 2 stage. The more fixed points (stages) means a more syrupy flow of the phase; less stages mean more throb. That's why a Phase 45 can get those throbby UniVibe sounds and a Moog 12 stage phaser sounds as thick as molasses.
 

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The 100 is a 6 stage phaser, the 90 is a 4 stage, and the 45 is a 2 stage. The more fixed points (stages) means a more syrupy flow of the phase; less stages mean more throb. That's why a Phase 45 can get those throbby UniVibe sounds and a Moog 12 stage phaser sounds as thick as molasses.
Thanks. Unfortunately the Boss PH-3 doesn't do 2 stage phasing, but oh well. I figured the Phase 90 was 8, not 4.
 

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Thanks. Unfortunately the Boss PH-3 doesn't do 2 stage phasing, but oh well. I figured the Phase 90 was 8, not 4.

Its weird, right? It would make more sense, but companies often make weird name choices - like Leo calling his guitar's vibrato unit a tremolo and his amp's tremolo circuit a vibrato.
 

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Its weird, right? It would make more sense, but companies often make weird name choices - like Leo calling his guitar's vibrato unit a tremolo and his amp's tremolo circuit a vibrato.
That is a tad strange. My reasoning is that I wasn't aware there was two stage phasing.
 


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