MXR Phase 90 Review

The MXR Phase 90 Guitar Effects Pedal is one of MXR’s most popular and well-loved products. Offering a variety of features, speeds and sounds, the MXR Phase 90 comes at a reasonable price for any beginner musician or even the professional guitarist. Below is some information regarding this Guitar Effects Pedal, meant to inform potential buyers of its uses and where it falls short.


The MXR Phase 90 Guitar Effects Pedal comes in a uniquely orange color, at a size of about 4 by 2 by 1 inch, making it small, compact and easy to travel with for any musician. It offers continuous variable speed control and a fixed regeneration level. In addition to working well with guitars, it is versatile, being able to hook-up to many different kinds of keyboards. Additionally, the range of options when it comes to sound is impressive, as it can go so far as to add velocity and power to lead instruments, or it can add more subtle “swooshes” to background strumming.

MXR Phase 90 Pros and Cons

One pro of the MXR Phase 90 is its price. Though around one hundred dollars, the MXR Phase 90 is still relatively lower in price than many guitar effects pedals. At its low price, this pedal is pretty bare bones; however, while that might bother some, I personally think it is a positive. Despite having additional accessories, it 90 works well in adding to guitar sound without overdoing it, something that many other guitar effects pedals have fallen short at accomplishing.

Customer Thoughts

Customers have mostly agreed across the board when it comes to the MXR Phase 90′s sound quality, stating that it works seamlessly with distortions and overdrives. Additionally, though this Pedal is small in size. It seems to be nearly impossible to break, making it a worth-while and long-lasting buy. However, though the box itself appears indestructible. Some customers have complained about the foam on the back of the pedal, saying that it is easy to peel off and can break up pretty quickly.

Comparisons MXR Phase 90

This Pedal is popular amongst musical pedals of all sorts. Even having been used by Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Brian May Dave Grohl and Slash in many of their recordings. Additionally, this pedal is easier to use than many other guitar effects pedals. Having only one knob and a fairly intuitive function for musicians. In addition to its reputation and ease of use, the MXR Phase 90 has a timeless and sought after sound. Offering musicians the chance at producing a more vintage feel than most other guitar effects pedals if desired.

When it comes down to it, it is a great buy for anyone wanting to play at home, record in a studio or perform live. Along with being easy to use, compact and durable. It offers top of the line sound quality and an unrivaled history when it comes to the music industry.

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