Totally Gnarly: Five Modern Effect Pedals That Recreate Gritty '80s Sounds
From chorus to crunch, here are five effect pedals that recreate gnarly '80s sounds.
MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90
Van Halen may have burst onto the scene in 1978, but make no mistake, Eddie Van Halen defined the sound of '80s rock guitar. King Edward was perhaps as influential for his choice of gear as he was for his playing, inspiring countless guitarists to throw a phaser in their rig right next to that extra can of hairspray.
As for getting that classic phase tone, it's always best to go straight to the source. The EVH Phase 90 from MXR is the result of a collaboration between Dunlop and Eddie Van Halen and is tailored by the man himself to be able to handle everything from "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" to "Eruption."
On top of its single knob for speed, the Phase 90 also features a discreet little button that lets you switch from between "Script Logo" and "Block Logo" phase tones, the latter being perfect for putting a harder edge on your phase sounds.
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