A rare Schulte Compact Phasing 'A' in perfect working order and excellent cosmetic condition (see detailed photos). Made in...
A rare Schulte Compact Phasing ‘A’ in perfect working order and excellent cosmetic condition (see detailed photos).
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 years of hunting to find one of these for our 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 sell 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.
This unit has been modified with a small on/off toggle switch for studio/keyboard use.
Output is via a stereo jack.
We can supply a custom dual footswitch (not included in the sale – available separately – see below) which unlocks all the control/switching options.
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 with gear of this quality and can supply high quality UK-made transformers if required.
Check out this YouTube demo (not the unit for sale – the phaser comes in at about 4 minutes):
This below is the custom control footswitch we have available separately (please contact us if you need one): with switches for LFO start/stop and fast/slow and rotary pots for the manual control (centre frequency) and fast speed setting. It allows access to the full functionality of the Compact Phasing:
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