09-19-2008 12:00 AM
09-15-2008 12:00 AM
Subtlety! Subtlety! Subtlety! Need I say more? So many phaser pedals I've tried are so over the top, even at some of the lowest settings, that they are completely unusable musically. I would dismiss the lot of them as "gimmicky" at best. There are really only a handful of good ones, and the phaseur fleur captures most of them.
The Phaseur Fleur has the Phase 45, Doppelganger, Univibe, and Mutron down cold. But having the ability to blend between the transistor and photocell modes gives it an additional edge over them. The only other phaser pedal that is still in it's own category is the Small Stone, due to the fact it is IC based and therefore, is a completely different animal.
Fender MIJ jazz master (Curtis Novack PUs)
1990's Fender Telecaster (Alnico II pro humbucker in bridge)
1969 Fender Silverface Twin Reverb
With the exception of a TU-2 tuner and an EH Holy Grail Plus, I'm using 7 other pedals that were made by myself. These include a maestro fsh clone, dod250 clone, pt-delay, big muff triangle clone, pulsar clone, bronx cheer, and an orange squeezer clone.
The Positives are:
A) Wonderful organic sound! It goes from Phase 45 land to Love Tone Doppelganger world to univibe universe.
B)It is very lush, yet subtle (if that makes sense). This pedal excels in it's subtlety.
C)It plays nicely with others. I can use a multitude of effects, pre or post, and it still sounds nice and swishy.
A) there is a perceived volume difference between the Opto and Transistor modes I wasn't able to hash out, even with resistor changes.
B)It is a tad noisy on the transistor side, but that is to be expected with transistors.
11-05-2006 12:00 AM
02-13-2005 12:00 AM
I use both les paul and strat style guitars. This pedal sounds great both in this setup and direct into the front end of a clean amp. Dann extended the range of the Blend knob so I can go from no effect at all to 100% out of phase vibrato and anything in between (normal phase is when the knob is set to 50%) I can get that van halen style phase as well as just about any other style possible. Most importantly, I can get a uniqe phase sound unlike any other depending on she settings of the unit. Dann also added a couple of output volume knobs, so I can match output levels as needed. If I turn them up all of the way, they can be noisy. The noise is a result of the noise already in the system being boosted. When run at reasonable levels this unit is not noisy at all. All electronic devices introduce some noise, but this unit is much less noisy than other Phasers on the market. This pedal does what it is designed to do and does it well.
11-17-2001 12:00 AM
I run this line of gear currently: alternatly tuned guitars - Arion stage tuner - ElectroHarmonix Frequency Analyzer (ri) - 3MS Phaseur Fleur - ElectroHarmonix Big Muff (ri) - Digitech PDS20/20 Delay pedal - Ampeg R12R Reverberocket 1x12 tube (50watt) combo. (looking to trade this amp for a reverb/tremolo all tube amp, like a Fender SF Deluxe Reverb, email me!)
This pedal gives some great Sonic Youth and Radiohead type sounds. Although it is not as chewy as a Small Stone with the color on, it have a very subtile enevlope quality on some settings without the volume drop. Speaking of volume, if you turn the phasing to zero, you can use the self oscillation control as a gain booster! Good for adding that little edge when needed!
Give it some time, and you can find everything and more!
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04-02-1997 12:00 AM
or you may have read something about them on the newsgroups. custom handmade effects bu dan green at unbelievable prices. well, i decided to take the plunge and order a few of the interesting units, and here's my full report. i have used the pedals on both studio sessions and live doing gigs with my band down here in good ol' florida.
first impressions: they are quite unusual looking, i always have people coming up to ask "what the heck are those things?". dan has housed his effects in electric junction boxes, and they plain look weird at first. i have mixed emotions about these, but i know they keep the prices down to the end user. they are painted in various colors. the parts used are of high quality, but the stomp switches seem a bit delicate. i haven't broken one yet though.
i have tested and used the duo distortor, the tremelus lune, the fuzz jade, and the phaser fleur so far. my fave is the duo distortor pedal, it combines the fuzz jade and the distortion granite into one pedal. it's kind of like having a tube screamer and a fuzzface in one pedal, pretty cool. i REALLY like the fuzz, it reminds me of how fat and dynamic my FOXX tone machine is-and that's no small compliment! i can leave my precious tone machine at home and take the duo to gigs now instead and not have to worry about my drunken bass player stomping on it or someone spilling beer on it from the dancefloor. YES! the distortion granite side of the duo (both pedals are avaliable as separate units) is very much like a tube csreamer, but with a LOT more gain, and a bit more "bite", or top end. i really like using mine with a "real" tube screamer, the combination is really cool. i love having both pedals in one box, and for only $95, it's pretty cool. dan has also recently added a "rectifer" control, that adds a bit of "sag" to the signal like a tube recitifer does, and i use a little of that too. both of these pedals, or the combo, are winners!
the tremelus lune is wonderful! mine has five knobs, you can control all sorts of stuff. i like mine VERY much, it does a great chop, or it can be as smooth as silk. there are two speed controls, rough and fine, and these can go from achingly slow to hyperactively fast. and the cool little green light pulses in tempo with the tremelo, nice touch! this is only a $50 pedal, and worth every penny. this one is becoming part of my "rig" for sure!
the phaseur fleur is a great pedal, dan even put in a few extra mods for me, like a "ring" control to add in some ring modulation effects...but my partner saw this when i opened the box, and he TOOK IT! i will report on this pedal as soon as i can pry it from his hands, he always steals all my cool effects pedals so he can process drum loops, voices, ambient sounds, etc. i'm not sure if the phaser fleur will replace my vintage small stone, but it has five knobs of control as compared to the lone "rate" knob on my small stone, and that's a plus for a control freak like me!
all in all, you owe it to yourself to check out these pedals. they are nothing like factory made BOSS or DOD pedals, so don't expect fancy packaging all all that nonsense...but they do indeed sound GOOD, and are different. i know that there won't be 10 other guitarists around here with the same pedals i use, getting the same tones. support your custom effects makers out there, they can make a big difference in your sound! :-) bobby devito----LVX NOVA http://www.sar.usf.edu/~devito
02-19-1997 12:00 AM
The phase can sound really good or kind of cheesy, depending on the settings.
But it does have more flexibility than most phasers I've seen. Has more control over the amount of phase shifting (it can sweep up to 1080 degrees according to the specs at the web site) and has the added bonus of a pseudo-vibrato that no other phaser has (that I know of).
It does have a noticeable thump when switching in and out. This may be a symptom of the DPDT true bypass switch (which is an available option which does not cost extra). Additionally, even with the effect switched out with the true bypass, there is a very very low level clicking in time with the phasers speed (this might be much worse without the true bypass).
Another strange fact about this pedal...when using it with my Marshall JCM 800 the signal level seems to drop a bit when the Phaseur is on, bu when using it with my Carvin SX200 the signal seems to be boosted! It must be a symptom of the frequency response of the different amps reacting differently to the output of the pedal. But this really isn't much of a problem...just an interesting fact.
The construction seems relatively solid, though it is obviously handmade and has the inconsistencies that come with the territory,
Additionally, the knobs don't work in the way you would expect. You turn them left to turn UP the settings (the opposite of most boxes).