Phasers can add a lot of depth and tone to the sound of your guitar. Whether you’re playing some funky jazz or an intense solo, the sound of a phaser can be the perfect complement to your music. But finding a phasing effect that’s easy to operate and doesn’t overpower the rest of the sound can be difficult. Is the Ibanez Phaser Mini the perfect solution?
The Ibanez Phaser Mini is a basic phasing effect. It has three knobs – depth, speed, and F.back – and two modes. The four-stage mode is a classic phasing sound that won’t conflict too much with your other effects while the six-stage is a more distinctive phaser effect. The six-stage won’t be applicable to all situations but it’s great for when you’re looking for a more intense phasing sound.
The Phaser Mini retails for around $90-100. That’s not cheap but it’s reasonable when compared with some other premium pedals. For example, the Boss PH-3 will cost you closer to $150 and provide virtually the same quality of effect. On the other hand, a pedal like the Behringer FX600 will give you a phaser, a flanger, a chorus and more for around $25.
The problem with the Behringer is that by trying to do everything at once, the effects are not only difficult to control but also fail to provide a decent quality sound.
At the end of the day, the Ibanez Phaser Mini is the perfect compromise between price and quality. Even better, it only takes up a small space on your effects board. It’s not a complicated effect, but as with all the other pedals in Ibanez’s Mini range, it does everything it needs to do.
Don’t believe us? Check out the Phaser Mini here on Tonepedia and see for yourself!