Whirlwind Rochester Series Orange Box Phaser

Vintage-styled Handwired Phaser Effects Pedal with 9-volt Power Adapter Input and True Bypass
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Whirlwind Rochester Series Orange Box Phaser image 1
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Get Ready For Famous Phaser Tones!

Plug into vintage tone! The Orange Box from Whirlwind is a dead-on revival of the handwired classic from the 1970s, only this one's got a 9-volt AC adapter input and features hardwire bypass. It's the swirling, edgy phaser that started a wild trend. Get ready for loads of thick, rich tone — you've heard tone like The Orange Box on countless hit albums, without question. Michael Laiacona, president of Whirlwind, has been crafting amazing effects boxes for years — in fact, he was the cofounder of MXR. You've got to hear The Orange Box.

Whirlwind The Orange Box Handwired Phaser Effects Pedal at a Glance:
  • Vintage phaser tones from this handwired orange box
  • Rochester Series, designed by Michael Laiacona — cofounder of MXR

Vintage phaser tones from this handwired orange box
You've heard classic phaser sounds on tons of hit albums, and now you can put them into your own guitar rig — for not a lot of cash. The Orange Box is the epitome of an awesome, no-fuss phaser. Expect totally warm modulation, with smooth tone. It's handwired with hand-matched components.

Rochester Series, designed by Michael Laiacona — cofounder of MXR
Life-long gear tinkerer Michael Laicona was the cofounder of MXR — so he certainly knows effects pedals. Here, you've got the brain behind a series of classic, near-legendary pedals, now available at a really great value. The difference between these pedals and their vintage counterparts is that the Whirlwind Rochester Series, including The Orange Box, features a 9-volt AC adapter input and is 100% true bypass.

Whirlwind The Orange Box Handwired Phaser Effects Pedal Features:
  • Handwired Phaser Effects Pedal
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Features a 9-volt AC Adapter Input
  • 100% True Bypass
  • Designed by Michael Laicona, Co-founder of MXR
  • Part of the Whirlwind Rochester Series
The Orange Box from Whirlwind brings you the sound of a handwired classic phaser — at an amazing value!

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 FXORNP

Customer Reviews

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Exactly what I was looking for

I love this little guy. Throughout the years many other pedals have come and gone on my board but I never consider selling the "Orange Box". I tried the block phase 90 with multiple mods and the Phase 45. This sounds much more natural and is one of the the few phase effects I've heard that does not sound inherently cheesy. I will never sell it.
Music background: Music, audio engineer

It has THAT sound

I've owned MXR and EXH Phasers and this one has that tone and sound I've been trying to find.
Music background: Professional musician


Simply put, the best single knob phaser out there! MXR Phase 90...The Whirlwind Orange Box completely kills it! 0% tone suck and true bypass! Rich, organic, chewy and quiet! Hand made in Rochester, NY! What more could you ask for!
Music background: Retired Pro

Replaced script MXR 90

I play in a worship band at church and have used the MXR phase 90 for years. After reading reviews on this pedal I ordered one. I run both for a few times then finally moved the Script 90 to the closet. Absolutely fantastic sounds from this pedal, especially in the slow area from 7:00 to 9:00.

vintage, yet modern

This pedal is simple to operate (one knob), yet it is a top notch phase effect. It outputs a beautiful, warm sound that pretty much duplicates the 70's phasing that so many artists used. I have now added a successful phase element to my own sound and couldn't be happier. This pedal is handmade and handwired with zero harsh digital aftereffects.
Music background: guitar hobbyist, semi-retired local gigger, music creator
See also: Phasers, Whirlwind, Whirlwind Phaser Pedals