How To Use a Phase Shifter Pedal When Playing Guitar

A phase shifter pedal makes an ordinary electric guitar spit out incredible sound variations.  Phase shifter pedals, or phasers for short, transform audio signals coming from the guitar into specific types of sounds according to a program.  Here is how to use a phase shifter pedal when playing your electric guitar.

  1. Know the function of a phase shifter pedal.  A phase shifter pedal is one of many guitar pedals that produce special kinds of guitar music.  A phase shifter pedal creates a rippling effect to the chords and notes that are produced by the electric guitar.  It amplifies some sections of the tone while diminishing others, and the amplified and diminished parts vary according to a pattern and a tempo.  This has the effect of capturing the listener’s attention as the ears tune in to the transformations of the sounds. 
  2. Connect the phase shifter pedal.  A phase shifter pedal is plugged into an electric guitar and a phase amplifier.  Look for a wire labeled ‘input’ on your phase shifter pedal.  Attach this wire into the appropriate slot on the guitar.  Look for a wire labeled ‘output’ on your phase shifter pedal.  Attach this wire to your
  3. Power up the phase shifter pedal.  Look for an electrical outlet or an electrical extension cord.  Plug the phase shifter pedal into one of these.  Some phase shifter pedals use batteries to work.  Get batteries that are the right size for your phase shifter pedal.
  4. Switch the phase shifter pedal on.  Activate the phase shifter pedal by stepping on the button.  If the phase shifter doesn’t activate after doing this, check whether the pedal’s light is on.  If the light is on, this means that the pedal is receiving electricity but there’s something wrong with its button or its parts.  If the light is off, check the electricity.
  5. Determine the baseline sounds of the guitar.  Turn off the phase shifter pedal.  Play a few chords on your electric guitar to hear how it normally sounds without the phase shifter pedal.  Remember the sounds to give you an idea of how to modify it.
  6. Test the phase shifter pedal.  Check whether the handles on the phase shifter are working.  Adjust the volume level shifter, the bass and treble balance, and the tone modifier.  Test these features one by one to know whether these are all working properly.  Compare the original guitar sounds with the modified sounds.   
  7. Control the settings.  After testing whether the features are functioning properly, modify the settings until you achieve your desired result.  You may use more phase shifter pedals to enhance the sound effects.  If you are using several phase shifter pedals, test them individually before using them together.
  8. 8.    Position the phase shifter pedal.  Place the phase shifter pedal or pedals in a place that’s comfortable and accessible for you.  Make sure that the pedals have access to electricity.  Organize phase shifter pedals according to how you are going to use them to prevent messing them up.

These are the steps in using a phase shifter pedal.  Know how to take care of a phase shifter pedal to ensure that it works well during guitar playing.  To use a phase shifter pedal more effectively, research about its parts and processes.  Things to research are phase calculation, frequency phase, and phase circuit.


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