Ted B wrote:garbeaj wrote:Good Guest wrote:Ed did say that his flanger was modded for keeping gain levels the same...
I know he said his MXR pedals were modded by Jose Arredondo for "treble boost", but most agree that is bullshit. ...
The Phase 90 references in question appear Jas Obrecht's 1978 interviews, where Ed makes the following comments:
"It (Phase 90) doesn't really phase; it just kind of gives you treble boost, which I like. Cuts through for solos."
"And I use an MXR Phase 90 phase shifter that gives me treble boost for solos, too."
Realize that what you're reading is a 21-22 year-old Ed explaining something a bit technical to a journalist in his own terms, and that being filtered and repeated in a manner that makes sense to Obrecht. In other words, Ed appears to be describing the purpose of the Phase 90 being to make his solos stand out a bit, not for the phasing effect itself (which is why the knob is set on full slow). Of course, we're talking about this years later, so evidently it worked.
The only reference I recall where he specifically points to Arredondo modding any effects concerns the Univox having a "different motor" that allows it to go slower. Whether that means different motor, or, a mod that makes it behave as if it had a different motor, the end result is the same. Ed's appears to be explaining a technical mod that isn't his own to a journalist in a manner that makes sense in layman's terms.
In the first Jas Obrecht interview I see where he gives the same old story about the "different motor" in the EC-80A, but he does not mention that the person that did the work was Arredondo. Is there some other interview where he specifically mentions that Arredondo was the guy that did this work?