Still our favourite phaser. Still brings us back again and again. See below for new demos of the actual unit for sale.
[Note: temporary photo of the actual unit – please get in touch if you need to see more shots.]
Serviced and in excellent working order. Has more grit and drive than many of these we’ve had – hear it for yourself in the demos below. Cosmetic condition is good – some dings to the edges of the casing and other minor signs of age.
Made in Germany in the early 70s by Gerd Schulte Audio, these stereo analogue phasers found favour with some of the most iconic artists of the seventies, including Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, JM Jarre, and Rainbow’s John Lord and Ritchie Blackmore. Its use by many of the early seventies’ most influential German groups has lead to it becoming known as the ‘Krautrock Phaser’.
It took me years of hunting to find one of these for the studio – not many were made, and they don’t come up for sale very often as people tend to hang on to them. I’ll certainly not be selling mine in a hurry – the thick filter-sweep style stereo phasing is unlike any other phaser we’ve had – utterly addictive and inspiring to play through – a mix essential for me.
Though it’s capable of some very subtle and lush effects, it’s when you really crank it up that things get interesting: this is unlike any other phaser – it has a sound (and a life) all of its own and at extreme settings is almost filter-like. It’s not the most intuitive phaser to use when you first get started – the controls interact in unusual ways – but it rewards perseverance with some amazing sounds.
We can supply a custom dual footswitch which unlocks all the control/switching options. It’s not included and the unit will work without as we supply a blanked off plug to go into the socket. Available separately via this link – see below for a demo and picture.
It’s a UK/EU 240v model, but can be jumpered internally to operate at 110v – otherwise a step-up transformer can be used – we do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply high quality UK-made transformers if required.
Two demos below of the actual unit for sale – the second shows the custom controller in action as well.
Below is one of the custom control footswitches made exclusively for us by Coopersonic (not included in sale – available separately). It has two footswitches for LFO start/stop and fast/slow speed selection, and twin rotary pots for the manual control (centre frequency) and fast speed setting. It allows access to the full functionality of the Compact Phasing and is highly-recommended.
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PUBLISHED: 24th Apr 2019
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