- Optical Phase Shifter ala’ Mu-Tron Phaser II/Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe
- Wet, drippy, 3-dimensional phasing sound
- 18-volt operation for more headroom and wider frequency response
- Works well pre- or post-distortion for increased tonal options
- Works in FX loop or front-end of amp
- Rate LED displays oscillator speed
- True Bypass Switching
- Works great on Bass!
The original 1980’s PT-9 Phaser was a great pedal, but a little known fact is that Maxon also offered a different version of that model that was only sold in Japan under the Maxon brand – dubbed the PT-9 Pro, this silver-boxed rarity featured optical circuitry for a lush, drippy, 3D phasing effect similar to vintage units such as the Mu-Tron Phaser II and the Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe.
The PT-9 Pro+ Phaser takes this ultra-rare version of the PT-9 and adds a voltage-doubling IC to offer massive headroom and an improved frequency response, yielding fat, full-bodied phasing with incredible clarity and transparency.
Gone are the wispy, distorted sweeps of FET phasers; replaced instead by a rich, throaty phasing that’s incredibly lush and dramatic yet still retains your original guitar tone in all its resplendent glory.
The PT-9’s wide-range LFO offers up everything from lethargic climbs to Rotary Speaker shimmers. At low Width/Feedback settings the Pro+ can imitate the classic Small Stones and Phase 90’s with ease. Crank the Width for a chewy, vocal filtering that accentuates note harmonics and breathes life into solo passages. Blend in the Feedback to add subtle yet sublime character or dime it for radical chirps, whistles and clangs bordering on ring-modulation.
The wide operational range of the PT-9 allows it to work in an effects loop or with extended range instruments such as Bass Guitar. The Pro+ also works equally well pre- or post-distortion, opening up an entirely new range of tonal possibilities that are unattainable with a traditional phaser.