MXR CSP026 '74 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal

Custom Shop Hand-wired Vintage Reissue of 1974 Phase Shifter Pedal CSP026
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MXR CSP026 '74 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal
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Reissue of a classic!

The MXR Phase 90 is one of the most famous phase shifters ever created and found its way into the rigs of countless guitar legends over the last four decades. Aside from its classic orange casing, the Phase 90 is instantly recognizable thanks to the unmistakable script logo. The '74 Vintage Phase 90 is a re-creation of a Phase 90 purchased in 1974 by Dunlop Senior Engineer Bob Cedro and constructed from a hand-wired board and hand-matched FETs to match the tone of the original. Get classic tone from the '74 Vintage Phase 90.

MXR '74 Vintage Phase 90 Features:
  • Hand wired
  • Select resistors paired with hand-matched FETs
  • Recreated from a vintage '74 Phase 90
  • Adorned with script logo
  • Simple one-knob operation
MXR's '74 Vintage Phase 90 is loaded with classic tone!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Phaser
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Power Supply Included No
Height 2.5"
Width 4.5"
Depth 5.5"
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CSP026

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 9 reviews
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5/5

Good Pedal

I originally tried out the EVH90 Phaser and thought it was a good pedal that worked well and had a really cool paint job, but I returned it as I was intrigued to know how the '74 would sound and I dug the retro thing as well. I've been using my '74 Vintage Phase 90 for a little while now. First off, it's not really difficult to get the battery in like some people have commented. Putting the battery in with the wide side facing out - YES, then it'd be tough to get it in, but sideways, it fits snug with a little finessing of the foam. The sound of this Phaser is really, really good and I like that it has a hand-wired circuit board. I'll give it some time to consider if it's worth modifying to handle AC power which is an option should unplugging the cords to save the battery become a pain over time. This pedal is different then the EVH90 - better, not necessarily, but different in a warmer and subtle way, especially when turning up the effect - it has more of a Leslie speaker vibe to it. Sweetwater = Awesome Service!
Music background: Hobby
5/5

'74 Vintage Phase 90

I almost passed on getting this one, because it doesn't have the LED or the AC adapter....However, I am really glad I got this one. I know when it's on, so the LED is not a big deal. As for the connection, well my voodoo pedal power came with a battery connection cable, and that works just fine. I did use a small file to make a notch in the lid for the cord to pass thru when the unit is closed, but it was no big deal to do this, the metal is pretty soft This Phaser is just really nice and smooth, without being too much effect...it's really great!
Music background: Recording Engineer, Musician.
5/5

MXR '74 Vintage Phase 90

The reviews you read here and elsewhere on the internet are true about this pedal. It is that great and it is the sound you've heard on albums. This is what Eddie Van Halen was using on those first iconic albums. It is very subtle, but magical. I bought a Hammond orange case and notched a hole out of it's base and it fit perfectly on the bottom of this pedal. I did this to avoid ruining the Phase 90's base plate. I run the battery adapter by 1 Spot out of the hole and power it with the 1 Spot adapter, so I don't have to worry about changing batteries. I tried it with both a battery and powered by the 1 Spot and didn't hear a difference. I'm running this through the EVH 50 watt 5150iii and a Marshall 1960A cab. If you are looking for that vintage phase 90 from the 70s, this is the one to buy. I love it!
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Sweet!!!

Well worth the money. I use this 90 for guitar, mandolin, bass and keyboards when applicable. It's just got that sound I hear in my head that transfers to live and recorded situations. I own a few different MXR Phase 90's, but this one is smoother than the rest. I don't have this in my pedalboard rigs because it doesn't have an external power supply (it's to much to pull it off of the Velcro and unscrew the back to replace the battery etc.) So that's when the other 90's come in handy. But, when recording or playing that special live gig... this is the one to have.
Music background: Pro Musician and Recording Engineer
5/5

MXR "74 Vintage Phase 90

Awesome vintage tone and warmth! Everything that I hoped it would be. It's hard to find true "vintage" sounding NEW gear these days. One usually has to just buy the old to get that tone and feel. Not in this case. Search "Gary Rossington" Phaser tone on youtube and you will hear a great demo of this pedal that is spot on IMO. Geat job MXR at bringing back a legend. Thanks!
Music background: Gigging Hobbyist musician
See also: Phasers, MXR, MXR Phaser Pedals