MXR EVH Phase 90 Eddie Van Halen Phaser Pedal

Designed with Mr. Van Halen and dressed in stripes, the MXR EVH Phase 90 lets you toggle between vintage and modern MXR phaser sounds with the Script switch.

MXR has taken their Phase 90 pedal design and brought a little EVH flavor to the table with the hypnotic-sounding EVH90 Van Halen Phase 90 pedal. Unchain your signal for a whirlwind of mind-spinning phase modulation via one simple speed control knob. A script switch allows you to toggle between a vintage "Script Logo" phase tone and a more modern "Block Logo" phase effect. A secure outer chassis keeps your signal ready to rock stomp after stomp, and it's dressed to kill in Van Halen's iconic striped "Frankenstein" graphics. This simple effects pedal will spin your tone at mesmerizing velocities, captivating listeners in assured Van Halen style.

Instantly Recognizable Graphic Design

You know you've seen it before. It's that immediately recognizable striped graphic design that was all over Eddie Van Halen's infamous Frankenstrat axe. The EVH Phase 90 pedal is dressed in the same threads that tore up stages for thousands of fans over the years. With one glance at your pedalboard, VH fans will know you're stomping on a pedal designed with the ingenuity and unparalleled playing style of a guitar legend.

Control Your Phase Velocity with a Single Knob

This classic phaser pedal offers a control layout that's as simple as it gets: one knob. You can get a wide dynamic range of velocities, from a mesmerizing slow setting with the speed control all the way to the left, to a neck-breaking lightning-fast setting with it cranked all the way to the right. Play around with this control read more to see which setting fits your personal playing style -- or dial in the phaser tone you've heard on "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "On Fire," "Atomic Punk," and more classic VH tracks.

Script Switch for Two Settings

A sweet bonus feature on this special Phase 90 is its script switch on the top left. This awesome control allows you to toggle between two different types of phase effects. The "Script Logo" phase tone has more of a vintage tinge to it, while the "Block Logo" setting keeps things more modern-sounding. A blue LED light shines when your pedal is engaged, giving off an interesting color against this baby's awesome threads.

Get an overview of the MXR EVH90 Van Halen Phase 90 Pedal in this video demo:


- Speed control determines phase effect pacing
- Script switch toggles between "Script Logo" phase tone and more modern "Block Logo" phaser
- Blue LED light indicates when pedal is engaged
- Powered via 9 volt battery or external power source -- sold separately
- One 1/4" input
- One 1/4" output
- Rugged outer chassis featuring EVH's iconic striped graphics
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- Power Supply Included - No
- Batteries - 9V
- Height - 2.5"
- Depth - 5.5"
- Width - 4.5"
- Weight - 0.84 lbs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EVH90

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 707-745-2722

MXR EVH Phase 90 Eddie Van Halen Phaser

Edward Van Halen earned his spot in the guitar tone hall of fame with the first note on his debut album in 1978. The guitar work on that album still boggles minds more than 25 years later. The tones that EVH got on that classic record are among the greatest ever, and a huge part of Eddie's guitar sound has always been the MXR Phase 90. The Phase 90 contributed to the unbelievable tones on "Eruption," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "On Fire," and "Atomic Punk," plus many other timeless Van Halen tracks.

Now you can grab a piece of Eddie's magic with the MXR EVH 90 -- a collaboration between Eddie Van Halen and Dunlop Manufacturing that represents a totally redesigned, updated version of the legendary Phase 90. The EVH 90 will give you the same great spacey swirls and hypnotic warbles that made the Phase 90 famous. But the EVH 90 also features the Script switch that lets you instantly toggle between a vintage, "Script Logo" phase tone and a more modern, in-your-face "Block Logo" phaser. Plus, the EVH 90 sports the greatest graphics in the history of rock: the Red, White, and Black stripes from Eddie's legendary Frankenstein guitar.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (35 ratings)
Submitted October 17, 2007 by a customer from

"Great Pedal"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Very good product.

I'm not much into pedals, but this is a real stunner. Works equally well for lead and rhythm. Warm, luscious and pulsating washes of sound and with interesting pulses of extra overdi=rive/feedback sounds on occasion. Once you have one you will notice all those songs where one has been used too - and you may not have noticed it before. It fattens up rhythms not unlike a chorus pedal and adds interest to lead work. It sounds very good with your amp on full overdrive or when clean. I have to say I never use it with the knob turned more than halfway up and usually only a quarter turn up or less. You get the van Halen sound with a throbbing Marshall or a more typical 70s sound (Skynyrd, Tull, Thin Lizzy) when coupled with more moderate distortion. There is a very subtle difference + and - the script switch but not a great deal to my ears. Perhaps it means you need only get the regular MXR90? I have to say I almost always engage the script for the "vintage" sound, but this is only because I assumed it woudl sound better.

Its got a knob and script switch. The knob turned up past halfway gets into uncontrollable territory - might be effective for weird sounds once in a while - but I've not used it there yet. The blue diode is so bright it positively dazzles. I guess that's good should thelights go out and you need to see...

Ease of Use
Its so easy it hurts! read more Simplicity is its virtue!

Outstandingly tough.

Its very good. With this good a sound it is definitely worth it - which is not the case with most pedals in my experience.

Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed any yet.

The Wow Factor
Get one now! Actually don't, because then you'll sound as good as me!

Musical Background:
Active musician/hobbyist

Musical Style:
Rock and Blues
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