70s MXR Phase 90

MXR Phase 90 original 70s model serial number 118271

Some time in the mid 70s I went to a Perth music store that I used to frequent and they had these new guitar pedals, MXR. There was a Phase 45, Phase 90 and a Phase 100, I liked the Phase 90. I recognised the sound from hearing songs on the Top 40 radio of the time. 

I didn’t have enough money to buy it for cash so the shop offered me a HP (hire purchase) agreement, which my Dad went guarantor for – it cost $99. 

Sometime in the early 80s a tech friend of mine added an led light so you could tell when it was on or off, now a commonplace feature.

I still have this pedal along with the original orange coloured box.

It doesn’t get much use these days but it’s still a great sounding pedal to have.