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MXR Custom Shop 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 effect is available once again as the 1974 Vintage Phas... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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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MXR Custom ShopCSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Performances (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Maybe the best

Pro: it's just like the original. Con: It's JUST like the original. This is the best phaser I've ever tried, and I like it more and more everyday. It has the sweetest...Read complete review

Pro: it's just like the original. Con: It's JUST like the original. This is the best phaser I've ever tried, and I like it more and more everyday. It has the sweetest tone; warm and classic phasing sound, a reminder of what we've heard on those '70s vinyl LPs. Even though is not TBP, it doens't add any color to your tone. It's built like a tank, it'll last a long time. Only a "Speed" knob, just like the original. There's a but: it only works with a 9V battery (I assume that in 1974 there was no 9V power supply) and there's no LED to show you that the effect is on. The latter is not a problem, the former is. My pedal tech added a 9V jack and it works just fine. But I wouldn't go to a gig using batteries on any of my pedals, no way. Keep that in mind. That's why I don't give it 5 stars.

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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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5.0

THE REAL DEAL!!

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

If you a REAL MXR Phase 90 this is the one to get - CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal. All the other MXR Phase 90 don't even come close to the tone of this one!

 
4.0

Great pedal, totally old school vibe.

By mike

from Pinole, Ca

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

    Wish they'd not made it quite so authentic....right down to having to take the back plate off to change the battery. Not sure if this aspect of the original pedal was important to the sound!

     
    4.0

    Vintage Sound, Can easily be modded for AC use.

    By Darin

    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 Custom Shop 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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty Chewy , Ya......Its Better.

      By LANCE DOUGLAS

      from Grande Portage Minnesota

      Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

      Like it more than the ZW Phase 90 and regular Block Logo. Not crazy better , but to me maybe about 30 percent better. Very comparable to the 1970s phase 100 I have also. I know one is a 4 stage and one is a six stage phaser , but tonewise , definitely similar. This one has a more pronounced and tastefully appropropriate flavour. Sound does not drop out of existence in the middle of the sweep and its depth keeps me out of seasick territory. Battery snap and leaving one screw out solved the barrel inlet power supply issue and the LoopMaster controls the on or off light indication (not entirely necessary). I like the Less Is More design approach. Pedal Month at guitar Center knocked it down to around $100 so the little extra was not enough to be concerned about. Money not important , only TONE important. I will be enjoying this long after the money is forgotten. Besides , the M--g 6 and 12 stage phaser is probably triple the price. Which is the only other phaser I would even think of considering. No tone sucking to my ears when not engaged , even though it is not true hardwire bypassed. This style MXR box would Never have me questioning reliability and I believe this to be the reason why MXR has built their company to where it is today.

      (1 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Mine didn't work?

      By Jeff Lafreniere

      from RI

      About Me Experienced

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        Cons

        • Not Responsive

        Best Uses

          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

          I bought this version Phase 90 because it's suppose to be hand wired and actually have a lush suttle phase sound as oppose to the others that seem to be a little over the top.

          I owned the EVH phase 90 and always thought it was a little to much phase despite using the script button.

          The day this one arrived I took it out of the box installed a NEW battery and noticed mine didn't work...I tried changing the battery twice to make sure the batterys (date expiration 2016) I was using were ok, it didn't matter the unit refused to sound like a phase.
          It did boost the channel a bit but that was about it, no phase signal at all.

          I contacted MF let them know mine didn't work and asked for a replacement. Of course I had to print up a return lable (my paper) drive to the nearest UPs to drop it off (my gas).
          Now I am waiting for a replacement for the hand wired unit that someone didn't hand wire correctly.

          I am in the belief that hand wired vs printed circut (PSB) are an over priced selling point.
          If the replacement dosen't work I will send that one back and expect a 100% refund.
          I should get creddit for gas travel I have had to use returning a broken pedal sent to me but that's a life lesson learned.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          '74 Vinatge Phase 90

          By XMAN

          from Australia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about MXR Custom Shop 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 :)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By Unnamed User-n9jpt

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about MXR Custom Shop 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

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            don't phase me, bro!

            By Scott Smith

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about MXR Custom Shop 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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By Nick McMullen

            from Albion, NY

            Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal:

            If you are complaining about the lack of LED and DC power input, look on Musician's Friend. I don't know why Guitar Center doesn't have it, but MXR released a version of this pedal with both of those, and for $20 less. So before buying this, look around for that other version. I have it, and love it.

            (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            NO POWER ???

            By Zap Diddle

            from Florida

            Comments about MXR Custom Shop 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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