Maxon PT999 Phase Tone Reissue
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Maxon PT999 Phase Tone Reissue

PT999 Phase Tone Reissue, Phaser para Guitarra from Maxon in the Reissue series.

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LordRiffenstein 01/04/2011

Maxon PT999 Phase Tone Reissue : la opinión de LordRiffenstein (content in English)

"Small box, big sounding phaser"
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The PT999 is an oldschool type phaser, basically like the old orange box from the seventies. I really dig the look of this pedal, nice color :-)

It is a simple pedal although there are some tricks under the bonnet. Basically, you have just the rate control for the phaser but on the inside there are 2 little controls you can turn with a small screwdriver. You can set the Q and depth of the phaser. I checked them out but left them in the original position after trying to tweak it a bit. The little controls are set at the factory, not sure how they do it but the pedal sounds at its best with their suggested setting.

UTILIZATION

1 control, how hard can it be? Set the range and play away. It will get you a darker phase sound that is close to the orange phaser from the seventies. It's a fun pedal to play with. Although there are 2 small dials on the inside, I don't think the manual mentions them, I wonder why...

SOUND QUALITY

The phaser sounds great, I a/b-ed it with a bunch of others and really liked the sound. I was using it in my rack system, work just fine except for 1 thing. Switching the pedal on, or the loop in my case, I was losing a bit of volume. I tried rectifying it with the internal controls but that didn't work out. I could make the pedal sound brighter and then it would cut through a bit better but the sound wasn't as nice. I think there's a mod available for this volume issue but in the end I swapped mine for another phaser.

OVERALL OPINION

Small box, good rice, great sound. What's not to like? Well, the volume drop is annoying. If you can deal with that, this is highly recommended