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So many varied ways to phase for days.

Sweet, distinct phase voice. Resonance, mix, range, and volume controls expand tone-shaping possibilities significantly. High quality.

Expensive.

$279

Spaceman Explorer
spacemaneffects.com

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Spaceman effects tend to be cherished, treasured, and, in some cases, driven to insane resale market prices because they reliably sound fantastic. But Spaceman pedals are also rare creatures. And even its most popular pedals tend to come and go—often disappearing before real players can beat collectors to the punch. The analog, 6-stage optical Explorer phaser, however, is the unusual Spaceman pedal that is reappearing in the wild after a hiatus. It returns in a more compact enclosure. But this time out the Explorer offers access to six additional waveforms that build on an already expansive modulation vocabulary.

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Need big-time tones without the heft? Here's a good place to start.

It's no longer necessary to break your back lugging around a huge, heavy amp just to get your high-gain fix. This collection features lunchbox-sized heads that offer a wealth of big-time features in handy and portable packages.

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Harmonic tremolo that swims in traditional and trippy directions.

Fat, liquid harmonic tremolo tones that range from vintage to bizarre. Huge range in controls. Interactive controls mean lots of tone variation.

Frequency and resonance controls can feel elusive.

$229

Spaceman Delta II
spacemaneffects.com

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More than seven decades on, tremolo remains one of the most mesmerizingly delicious and mysterious textures in music. And while it's now a familiar part of the popular music lexicon, it has lost none of its power to evoke mystery, oceanic depths, faraway lands, and deep space.

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