Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser

Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser

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PH-2 SUPER Phaser, Phaser for Guitar from Boss.

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Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: PH-2 SUPER Phaser
  • Category: Phasers for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/19/2004

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Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
 6 reviews60 %
 3 reviews30 %
 1 user review10 %
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MGR/Anonymous's review"Boss Super Phaser PH-2"

Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser
Ebay - 41$ (worth every penny)

There is no other phaser like it in it's mode 2 setting

... I've actually thought this through and through... nothing... and hey, it's an old pedal no matter where u get it. Boss. Nuff said.

Dicast just like any other pedal. Quality - exquisite.

Ok... This IS my favorite phaser, because you will NEVER ever get the same IN YOUR FUKING FACE phase like this puppy does in mode 2. Mode 1 is a 10-step phase whereas mode 2 is a 12-step. Even if you only want a thick phase, the mode 1 still shows its worth its weight in gold. Generally, I use the mode 1 for a respectively fast phase, and mode 2 on a really slow phase so it hits every step in detail and it just sets a great mood. Mike Einziger of Incubus has 2 of these in his rig plus a MXR phase 90. Talk about proffesional. He asked himself, "I wonder what it would sound like if I crossed a phased signal into a second phased signal." Listen to The Warmth by Incubus, and wait for the break down. When the drums and bass come in, he turns the second phaser on. You may think to yourself, thats just overly produced. Ught uh. You will hear the same exact thing in person with two PH-2's in mode 2. Fucking 1337.

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MGR/Jonathan Jones12/22/2001

MGR/Jonathan Jones's review"Boss PH-2"

Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser
I got this pedal from AMS (AMERICAN MUSICAL SUPPLY)for 79.95 plus tax.I live in memphis but they just charge more here than they do for mail order.

Well the reason I got this is b/c I wanted an outboard phaser to use instead of just using my GT-3's.This pedal is pretty damn cool.I like the thin rotary speaker sounds it makes and the way it sounds when it's set up for light chord work.But really I guess thats all I like about it.

Well the pedal would be worth it in my opinion,but it has got a few flaws.Like the second mode is just to bassy and it just muddies up the sound.And also if your gonna use batteries you better have some good ones b/c it seems like they fuck up the signal no matter what.Also I hear they might be taking it off the market ,(BUT THATS KINDA GOOD IF YOU OWN ONE B/C I'M SURE IT WILL BE AN ITEM TO LOOK FOR LATER).

Well of course BOSS pedals are built like tanks anybody who plays knows that.And the quality is pretty good too ,I had a couple of questions to ask the makers of it , and they were pretty straight.

All in all it's pretty cool its not something you'll need to use all the time ,but when you do need it its good to have one.And maybe it could be something everybodies looking for in a few years.Never know on something like this, it's totally a personal decision.

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heads on fire11/04/2011

heads on fire's review"A must for early Incubus tones."

Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser
Controls: Rate, Depth, Res, 2-way Mode switch
Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 20mA (DC 9V)
Weight: 410 g (.90 lbs)
Input Impedance: 1Mohm (FET Input)
Residual Noise Level: -80dBm (IHF-A)
Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
LFO Speed: 100 ms ~ 14 s
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


Very easy to use - plug in, stomp, and play. The pedal is simple to get a good tone out of, if you like swooshy, swirly sounds.

Durability-wise, Boss is a clear winner. The stompboxes come in a super durable housing, with a top-grade switch. I've dropped a Boss pedal onto concrete from 5 feet up, and it worked just fine afterward, so I have no reservations with how it will hold up during live use.


This is a niche sound, for sure. But wow, is it a cool one! This pedal nails all the early Incubus tones, like on the S.C.I.E.N.C.E. album from 1997. (You stare at me like I'm a vitamin!) It gets a nice depth to it, yet sounds "milky". It can achieve some interesting nasal timbres, as well as huge swooshing water-churning sounds. The sounds of this pedal can really only be achieved by this pedal, or the PH-3 Phaser model.


For wacky sci-fi tones, this is impossible to beat. It can really nail the Star Trek "phasor" gun type of vibe, interestingly enough. This is a very cool phaser pedal, for sure, and there is a lot of different modulation tones in this box. One thing I could not get it to do was mimic a Univibe convincingly, which was a bit disappointing, but it does its own thing so well that this point didn't change my opinion of its magic. I highly recommend this pedal for any tone rangers that want to get a little weird with their swoosh tones.

iamqman's review"The Hulk"

Boss PH-2 SUPER Phaser
Boss set out to top its accomplishments of the PH-1 and the Boss Ph-1R. This adds a rate control knob and a switch for two different phasing modes. You have all of the same features and tone as the original and the PH-1r but the added rate knob and mode switch allows the user to get even more tonal options and possibilities of your guitar signal.



* Controls: Rate, Depth, Res, 2-way Mode switch
* Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
* Current Draw: 20mA (DC 9V)
* Weight: 410 g (.90 lbs)
* Input Impedance: 1Mohm (FET Input)
* Residual Noise Level: -80dBm (IHF-A)
* Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
* LFO Speed: 100 ms ~ 14 s
* Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


The tone of this phaser is a pretty good one. You get more of the feel of the MXR flanger in this pedal. You have the rate, depth, and res, with the added mode switch which is very similar to the MXR flanger. The tone of this is all analog and you can really hear that feel in the tone.

You can really hear the difference in the two mode selections. The first section as a more milder tone phase. The sound is not as thick and is cutting less in the signal. The second mode is more in your face. You hear the effect pedal a lot more and there is less of a dry signal in the guitar circuit. Both modes are very easy and usable in almost any application. It just comes down to which one you prefer over the other in any give situation.


These pedals were made from 1984 to 2001, so the used market is the only way to go. I have seen them on the classifieds for right around $65 or so. The used ones from Japan are easily identified as they have a black label and sometimes fetch more money than the made in Taiwan ones do. I would recommend his pedal to anyone who loves the sound of an analog phase circuit and wants ones of the most perfect sounding pedals that has ever been created to do that.

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