I Heart Guitar: Comparing The BOSS Phaser Family
Contributed by I Heart Guitar BOSS released its first 3 compact foot pedals in 1977. These were the OD-1 OverDrive, the SP-1 Spectrum (a parametric equaliser) and the PH-1 Phaser. The OD-1 is, of course, an enduring classic which paved the way for the OD-2 (1985-1994) and the current OD-3 (1997-present). The SP-1 found more favour with keyboard players than guitarists. It’s highly sought after today. But BOSS’s phaser offerings have grown and evolved over the years – along with the evolution of what phasers are expected to do. Let’s take a look at this evolution of the BOSS Phaser, through the now-discontinued PH-1, PH-1R and PH-2 and the current PH-3 Phase Shifter.
If you’ve ever played a guitar amplifier, you could be forgiven for not paying close attention to the back of it. Really, why would you?