Well, for the recording I posted, the Phase 90 is all that was in between my guitar and the clean mixer. Not clipping on the mixer.
Situation is the same for all my guitars. All guitars need some roll off to not distort this pedal. My main axe these days is my Gibson 195. But they all need a roll off to not clip this pedal.
Yes, it sounded like the input was clipped - and not in a good way to my ear. With the mod and guitar rolled off to 8 it is acceptable.
I am learning something here. I really wanted the Grant Geissman 'Feels so good tone'. It appears that to get that you have to have a different phasor pedal than the one I have?!?
Oh man. This music stuff can be endless sometimes.
I mean I read that Grant used a Phase 90. But now I realize there are lots of these pedals.
Thanks for confirming. I have a modern Phase 90 and it doesn't clip like that with any of my own guitars (including some fairly output humbuckers). It did add a boost which is why I did the same R28 mod. After that it is rather chewy as you'd expect - which is a good thing!
So, I suspect that sadly yours has some issue causing it to clip the input gain. Two choices here, either send it off to someone who can check it over for you or buy a replacement.
There are various iterations of the Phase 90, Grant apparently used a classic Script logo so my suggestion would be to try a clone rather than either risk another 2ndhand unit or spend £££ buying the MXR reissue, unless you want too of course
A Mooer Ninety Orange has a vintage mode which supposedly copes this sound, usually Mooer stuff is actually very good at replicating classic gear so worth a punt for the price. Their Yelliw Comp is a very nice replication of a Diamond Compressor too.