MXR Phase 45

The Gilmour Phaser

The Pedal which started it all for MXR was the famous Phase 90 (1974) waaaaaay before Jim Dunlop bought the company out (1987).
The Phase 90 was obnoxious, sweet, Harsh and delicate all at the same time. Later use by EVH later in the decade made it one of the most famous pedals of all time however back in ’74 a model called the Phase 45 which was somewhat more subtle meant everyone could have a phaser which suited them.

We urge you to compare this with the other vintage phasers on TonePedia as they all have their own specific flavours, many people find they prefer something different than the one the first expected to like!

MXR Phase 45 technical specifications

Manufacturer MXR
Made In USA
Year 1976
FX Phaser
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.38
Famous Users David Gilmour
Width (in cm) 11.4
Height (in cm) 6.4
Depth (in cm) 14

MXR Phase 45 reviews & comparison videos

Phase 45 reviews & comparison

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